Our Staff

  • Dr. Fred Troxel
    Dr. Fred Troxel was born in Allentown PA, to a Pennsylvania Dutch sea captain and an army nurse from Memphis (they met during the invasion of N. Africa). He attributes...
  • Bonnie Ripin, RDH, BASDH
    As treatment facilitator, Bonnie is the advocate for all patients that come through our doors. Bonnie has been working with patients on improving their periodontal health since 2004, after attending...
  • Teri Neary, Patient Coordinator
    Teri is one of the first voices when a patient calls and as well as the first team member you will meet when walking in the door. She is highly...
  • Dawn Fernandes
    Dawn has been a dental assistant since 1985. She spent 16 years in a pediatric dental office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Four years ago she moved to the the Florida...
  • Michele Franke
    Michele is originally from New Jersey and started in the dental field in 1997. She moved to South Florida in 2003 and then down to the Keys in 2014. Michele...
  • Yari Alpizar, RDH, BS
    Yari graduated from Florida State University with a major in Biology in 2012. She then pursued a career in dental hygiene at Miami Dade College where she graduated in 2015....
  • Janelle Connolly, RDH, BS
    Janelle graduated from Florida State University with a Major in Biology in 2008 and went on to get her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from State College of Florida in...
  • Michelle Leach, Hygiene Assistant
    After spending fourteen years in pre-school teaching and childcare, Michelle made the switch to fueling her passion for dentistry.  She moved to the Florida Keys in 2010 and joined our...

 What Makes Us So Special?

officen1Beautifully landscaped gardens with a large window view from each treatment room. Extensive clinical experience, coupled with the extensive training process, creates a special understanding of the functional and esthetic requirements for creating a natural smile, replacing missing teeth and preserving a healthy mouth. Absolute dedication to staying abreast of the changing dental landscape through continuing education. The cumulative hours we spend in continuing education yearly exceeds the state requirement by six times. We are proud members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, charter members of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (Dr. Troxel is past president), we are the only office in the Keys to use a phase contrast microscope in the diagnosis and monitoring of periodontal disease. This valuable instrument lets us know the quantity and quality of the bacterial load under the gums where the action is. We believe itessential to enabling our patients control their periodontal disease progress. Support from some of the best dental lab technicians in the world.
Collaboration… We strive to establish a lasting relationship as partners with our clients where we work together to create a lifetime of oral health. This kind of relationship is based on mutual understanding, effective communication and trust.
Individuality… We believe that only you know what is right for you. We are here to help you understand what your current status is, the possible choices for the future and the consequences of those choices. We prefer to create an individualized treatment plan based on each clients long-term personal goals.

Technical excellence… We use only the very best materials on the market and the most up to date methods for providing the most beautiful lasting product possible. Our liaison with some of the best specialists in South Florida and some of the best laboratory technicians in the world provide essential support in creating a stellar outcome.