West Broward Dental Associates Staff

Gloria Shibuya

Gloria Shibuya,

Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

I attended the University of Hawaii for my dental hygiene education and graduated in 1983. I recently received certification to administer local anesthesia. Being able to share the knowledge I have gained over my years of dental hygiene practice brings me great pleasure.

I was born on the Big Island of Hawaii, raised in Southern California and also lived in New Jersey, Maryland, Guam, Micronesia and Florida. I love to travel and learn about different cultures and enjoy their cuisines.

I have over 15 years of martial arts training and have completed 3 half marathons while raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Both my son and I are cancer survivors. I have two children and two grandsons. I am an avid animal lover and share my home with 2 cats and 2 dogs.


Ruth Anchieta,

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field for 8 years and I truly enjoy it.  Helping and educating patients to reach and maintain their oral health is important to me.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends.  My favorite hobbies include painting, crafting and cooking.



Debbie Tebben

Patient Coordinator

I have been in the dental field for 10 years.  The ability to watch our patients leave our office smiling is the reason I love my career!

I lived on Long Island most of my life and moved to South Florida to be near my family.  I have two wonderful daughters and we love spending time at the beach.

My dream is to be able to travel all over the world someday!  For now I get the most enjoyment from spending time with my three beautiful granddaughters!

Jenn Gradwell

Jenn Gradwell,

Patient Coordinator

I was born in Queens, NY and raised here in South Florida. I am a single mom of two beautiful boys, Austin and Mason. I have an identical twin sister, Rachel and a younger sister named Samantha. You can find me doing a lot of outdoor activities with my children, especially going to the pool! I love all desserts but my favorite would be anything with dark chocolate!

Melanie Barto

Melanie Barto,

Certified Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for a little over 6 years and love making sure my patients feel comfortable and leave the office happy! I strive to build relationships with my patients and I enjoy their trust as it is important and rewarding to me. I have lived in Florida my entire life. One of my favorite hobbies is horseback riding (dressage) and I’ve been riding since I was 5 years old. I also enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my family and friends!