Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Meet the Team at Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

With all of the choices for your dental care in Royal Palm Beach, finding the right one for you can be overwhelming.

At Affordable Dental Center of Wellington, we provide exceptional dentistry, but it is really our team that sets us apart. Unlike the corporate practices in our area, you can expect personal care and a friendly, professional team that is invested in your smile and your health. You will always see the same dentist, and smiling faces will greet you when you come in the door.

Take a moment to get to know us by reading below. We look forward to meeting you in person!


Dr. Bussell | Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Steven J. Bussell, DMD

You could say that for Dr. Steven Bussell, dentistry runs in the family. His father is a dentist, and his uncle and grandfather on his mother’s side were also dentists. He developed an interest in dentistry early and enjoys making patients happy and working with his hands to make their smiles beautiful. As a South Florida native, Dr. Bussell enjoys being able to do what he loves in his home state. 


Dr. Bussell earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1998 and went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in 2003. His passion for learning also led him to seek additional training in orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and dental implants.

Dental Groups

He is a current member of:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry 
  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry 
  • The International Dental Implant Association 

He is married to Silvia and enjoys time with her and their three children – Nicholas, Sammy, and Zachary. He enjoys golf, fishing, and cheering for the Miami Dolphins.

Office Coordinator | Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Loriel Valdez

Office Coordinator

Loriel is a Florida native and has been in the dental field since 1993. She began working with Dr. Bussell in 2016.

“I love the personal relationship I develop with patients and seeing how a beautiful smile transforms their lives. I cannot imagine working for a better dental practice and I am grateful to work with such caring people.”

In her free time, Loriel enjoys being on the water. You will often find her on her boat with her husband and children or exploring the sea by scuba diving.

Royal Palm Beach Dental Assistant Kirsten Browne

Kirsten Browne

Dental Assistant & Front Desk

Kirsten is a Florida native and went to The Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches. She started in pediatric dentistry before joining Dr. Bussell's office. 

"I love the interactions with our patient's and seeing their smiles transformed."

When she is away from the dental office, you can find Kirsten fishing, enjoying the beach, traveling and spending time with her family.

Dental Hygienist | Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Yohanka Correa

Dental Hygienist

Originally from Cuba, Yohanka graduated from Palm Beach State with her dental assisting certificate in 1990 before continuing on to earn her Dental Hygiene Degree in 1998. 

“I love being social with patients and working with such a great team.”

When she’s away from the dental office, you can find Yohanka dancing, enjoying the beach, and traveling.

Dental Hygienist | Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Tania Franco

Dental Hygienist

Tania is originally from Cartagena, Columbia. She completed her dental degree from Bosque University in 1998. She moved to Florida in 2006. While she is new to Affordable Dental Center, she has been a practicing dental hygienist for over ten years. 

“I love the fact that I get to enjoy interacting with our patients and help them improve their oral health.”

When she’s away from the dental practice, you can often find Tania traveling with her family learning about new cultures.

Dental Assistant | Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Tania Rivero

Dental Assistant

Tania is originally from Cuba and spent three years in dental school there before moving to Miami and earning her dental assisting degree. Tania has been working in the dental field for over 24 years. She started working with Dr. Bussell over five years ago. 

“I have a unique love of dental assisting. My goal is to improve the experience for our patients and to build lasting professional relationships.”

In her spare time, you will often find Tania cooking and trying out new recipes. She also enjoys decorating her house and spending time with her husband and family.

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