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So glad you want to know more about me!

As a dentist, I don’t just fix and clean teeth; I like to think that I change people’s lives, one smile at a time. There’s nothing better than talking with patients about their backgrounds and families, and hearing about their experiences. Every patient is unique, and I love taking the time to get to know people. That might be a different style than you see in other dental offices. Truly, I enjoy working with each patient and creating a treatment plan that helps you achieve the smile you have always wanted. 

I love changing people’s lives through their smile and I love helping them feel confident about their oral health! I truly do take pride in helping my patients keep their smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime, and I so very much care about you as one of the people I serve.

Education

I received my Bachelor of Science from Barry University in Miami. While I was at Barry, I excelled on the baseball field and was named a GTE Academic All-American. I attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine, from which I graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

After graduation, I was honored to serve as an Army dentist in Vicenza, Italy. During my service, I gained valuable experience in all areas of dentistry while taking care of the dental needs of our troops and their families. I am grateful for the lessons from each of these institutions. And as a life-long learner, I am always looking to continue my dental education with courses and seminars that focus on advanced methods to help my patients.

In order to provide my patients with the latest technologies, I continuously strive to advance my knowledge and skills. I am a member of the Shark Tooth Study Club, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club: a collaborative group of local dentists who meet regularly to share ideas on advanced dental treatments.

I even have great guidance and wonderful coaching behind the scenes to help my team members and me keep our heads in the game, engage as a strong team, and provide the best care possible. Pride Institute offered a strong foundation for me and now Dr. Wayne Pernell keeps the vision and focus alive with his DynamicLeader® programs. Patients love our vision and can feel how we live into it every day, guiding us to deliver the best in patient care.

I love it here. And you are why I’m here!

Family Life

I am originally from Syracuse, New York, and now live in Venice. I have three children: Douglas, Allison, and Brian. Outside the office, I enjoy running, boating, fishing, and spectator sports. I also love volunteering for our community, and have been active in the Community Health Action Team (CHAT) and the Early Bird Kiwanis.

Community Involvement

  • Dentist to the Tampa Bay Rays and Atlanta Braves baseball teams
  • Health fair participant
  • Member of CHAT (Community Health Action Team)
  • Science Fair judge for local schools
  • Featured speaker in the community
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month educator