Meet Our Boca Raton, Florida Dental Team
Samantha Giarratana, Front Desk/Administration
With more than a decade of dental experience, Samantha joined our team in 2012. She loves working with her skilled coworkers to help patients get the dental care they need, and enjoys getting to know patients developing lifelong friendships. Samantha studied at Palm Beach State College earning an associates of science. Samantha was raised in a tight knit Italian family, and she was married in 2015. A self-proclaimed green thumb, Samantha loves working in her garden and tending her orchids. She is also an animal lover, and has had a 7 foot Columbian red tail boa for 22 years.
Jennifer Brand, Front Desk/Administration
Jennifer is new to our team but she brings years of experience in dentistry to our practice. She enjoys working together with our team to help patient achieve their healthiest, most beautiful smiles every day. Jennifer is licensed medical esthetician, and her greatest joy in dental care is helping patients fall in love with their smiles. She grew up in a small family, but is very close to her large extended family and loves spending time with them. When Samantha has an opportunity, she enjoys being outside, participating in sports, and traveling and exploring new and different places.
Tammy Kalter, Insurance Coordinator
Tammy entered the dental field and joined our staff in 2014, and she is passionate about working with our team to help patients maximize their insurance benefits and get the care they need. Tammy studied at the American University in Washington, DC and earned a BA in elementary education from Nova Southeastern University. Originally from Munster, IN, Tammy is happily married to Maurice, and they have two sets of twins Abby and Alex and Jordan and Max. They also have a family dog, Bono. When she has time, Tammy enjoys running, doing yoga, reading, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Lea Goldstein, Certified Dental Assistant/Clinical Coordinator
With more than thirty years of dental experience, Lea joined our team in 1988! Patients look forward to seeing Lea whenever they visit, and she loves building lifelong relationships with patients based on trust and respect. Born is Russia, Lea spent some time living in Poland, and is fluent in the Polish language. Lea grew up in New York where she studied dental assisting at Queens College. She has two wonderful children, Adam and Alyssa, and enjoys spending time biking, gardening, being outdoors especially in the water, and cruising.
Katherine Danias, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katherine received a BA from the University of Florida, and studied dental hygiene at Palm Beach Community College. Katherine has been in the dental field since 1996 and joined our team in 2001. She works diligently to help patients develop a complete hygiene program to ensure optimal oral health. Her favorite part of working as a hygienist is offering patients education and demonstrations about caring for dental health and achieving smile goals. She married her husband Bill in 1996 and they have two sons, Zachary and Chris. When she’s away from the office, Katherine enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Katie Bacon, Dental Hygienist
Katie loves helping patients improve their oral health, and with nearly a decade of dentistry experience, she offers our patients skilled care that makes them look forward to visiting us twice year. Katie studied at Florida State University and the Sanford Brown Institute. Katie grew up in a small family with one sibling, and outside the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. As an FSU alum, Katie loves watching FSU football, and when she has time, Katie likes going to the beach and playing tennis.
Victoria Jacobs, Certified Dental Assistant
Victoria has more than thirty years of experience in dentistry, and joined our practice in 2010 offering patients a friendly smile, skilled care, and a reassuring word so every visit to our office is great. Victoria studied at Indian River State College, and is certified in CPR and dental assisting. Victoria loves spending time with her two sons and daughter, working out, doing yoga, traveling, and eating great foods.