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Staff

Fara Bender – DMD

Dr. Bender received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and continued on to complete a General Practice Residency in Dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Dr. Bender received her training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital Gainesville. This two-year training program included one-year clinical rotation at Miami Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bender remains a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry.

Dr Bender is trained and certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) demonstrating her commitment to treating children in the safest manner possible. She is board certified by American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) since 2009. She is an active member of the Palm Beach County Pediatric Society,American Academy of Pediatric DentistryThe Florida Academy of Pediatric DentistryThe Florida Dental Association , the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) and The American Dental Association

Lorna Rodriguez – Front Desk

Lorna has been a part of our dental family since April of 2008. She is professional, respectful, warm, friendly, and a great team player. You will now see her only two days per week as she works part time so she can spend more time with her family.

Nicole Oritz – Front Desk

Nicole joined our family in August of 2015. She is our main check out person. Her positive energy and professionalism allow her to quickly connect with our patients and their parents.

Cherie Savino – Clinical Supervisor

Cherie joined our dental family in January, 2008 at the front desk, but we soon realized she would be an outstanding member of our clinical team. Since her transition she has become Dr. Bender’s right hand person. Cherie will bring you and your child back to the clinical area and introduce you to one of our dental assistants that will be with you and your child during that particular visit. Her communication skills and knowledge are excellent, which allows her thrive at her current position.

Lynn Markle – Dental Assistant

Lynn joined our dental family in August, 2010. Her experience and professionalism have truly been an asset to our organization. She is always ready to help out when needed and will treat you and your child or children with respect and professionalism.

Stephen Bender – Practice Administrator