Meet Our Team
Dr. Stuart Dropkin
Dr Stuart Dropkin, D.M.D. graduated with Honors from The University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1978 and was accepted for a one year General Dentistry residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, now Carolinas Medical Center.
“I was invited to join the dental practice of Dr Alvin Savage, Chairman of the Florida State Board of Dental Examiners after he graded me on my state license exam. He was one of the world’s best restorative dentists and it was a privilege learning from him. Over my many years in private practice it has been both gratifying and exciting for me to build on this foundation, following advances in technology, techniques, and materials to restore the smiles and health of my patients.”
Dr Dropkin is passionate about having an impact on his patient’s appearance, wellbeing and function. Dentistry fulfills an artistic bent and allows for creativity. Dr Dropkin’s Psychology background aids him to successfully treat patients that may have become fearful from previous experiences.
A loyal Gator, Dr Dropkin loves treating sports fans of every stripe and color combination. He is a past President of the Central Florida Gator Club, Orlando Touchdown Club and on the Selection Committee of the Florida Citrus Sports Association. Dr Dropkin is an amateur chef and serves up delicious vegan meals and he plays golf poorly.
- Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantology
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Central District Fental Association
- Dental Society of Greater Orlando
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantology
Terri Zickefoose, RDH
Terri likes to ride tandem on her Harley with her husband when she is not performing dental hygiene. She was Dr Dropkin’s chair side dental assistant before she returned to school for dental hygiene.
Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts and has over 20 years experience in dentistry. She enjoys working with a great doctor and staff and has found that here in this office. On a personal note, she has a black belt in karate, and enjoys working out in the gym. The thing she enjoys most is spending time with her family.
Megan Warlow prides herself on her accomplishments on the golf course where her handicap is in the single digits. She has also hunted all types of game and is a great shot.
Bernadette is the expanded functions dental assistant with over 30 years of experience in the dental field including Orthodontics and Dental Hygiene. Originally from and educated in New Jersey, Bernadette now thoroughly enjoys working with Dr Dropkin and being a part of his wonderful team. She strives to make our patients feel comfortable and happy with their personal dental experiences. She is an avid ultra marathoner and routinely runs distances over 26.2 miles.
Jackie Burt McDonough, RDH, BASDH
Jackie’s passion for dental hygiene is unwavering. She strives for perfection while maintaining the comfort of her patients, many of whom have been with her so many years, they feel like family. “I love what I do. I work with patients to successfully implement resolutions to challenging preventative oral cavity issues and I enjoy the interaction I have with my patients and co-workers.” Jackie teaches at Valencia College’s Dental Hygiene program and is working on a Master’s in Dental Hygiene. A leader in her field, Jackie served two terms on the Florida State Board of Dentistry, is a past President of the Florida Dental Hygiene Association, and the Florida Allied Dental Educators Dental Hygiene Section, and the Orlando Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, and Clinical Director of the Special Olympics. Jackie accomplishes all this with the help of her amazingly supportive husband, Dan.