Meet Our Staff

Our family team at The Dental Touch must be dedicated to the practice philosophy in all its facets. We are people who are excited about what we do, are outstanding at what we do for our current level of excellence, and are motivated to achieve results through teamwork.

We possess high standards of quality and integrity. We are professional, yet friendly, at all times, in both our technical and communication skills. An individual’s responsibility always exceeds a specific job assignment – we work as a TEAM! All efforts and achievements are recognized, not only by tangible compensation, but more importantly, by a higher degree of self-esteem and self-worth, because of continuous professional and personal growth.

Each member of our family team is a good listener, learner, in control, confident, motivating, positive and consistent. Only the best will do from our family team!

Our team includes:

Taylor O. – Registered Dental Hygienist

Taylor.jpgTaylor has been with our office for more than three years. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist who earned her Associate of Science degree from Pasco-Hernando Community College. Taylor loves how our team and patients are like one big family, and she enjoys spending what little “spare” time she gets with her husband, daughter, Pug,  two cats, three goats and several chickens.

Melissa D. - C.R.D.H.

Melissa is a Florida native, growing up in Clermont. Melissa started in dentistry nearly 20 years ago as a Dental Assistant. After graduating from Daytona State College in 2013, Melissa pursued her dreams of becoming a Hygienist. Melissa’s favorite part about her job is helping patients achieve a healthier smile. Melissa has plenty to keep her busy when she isn’t improving her patients’ oral health.  Melissa is a wife and mother who loves a mix of relaxing at home and outdoor family fun. Melissa’s guilty pleasure is napping on a rainy day… or really any day she can fit one in. 😊


Kimberly S. – Clinical Assistant

Kimberly.jpgKimberly has been working with Dr. Dhanani for over a decade! She is a graduate of Polk Community College and Tampa College, and is certified in expanded functions dental assisting. Kimberly loves the family atmosphere and teamwork of our office, and in her spare time, enjoys reading, gardening, woodworking, fishing, and spending time with her son, Clinton, and her dog, Jasper.


Marygayle M. – Patient Coordinator


Marygale has been our smiling sunshine at the front desk for five years! She has attended both Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida, and has both an Associate’s Degree and Dental Assisting Certificate. Marygayle’s favorite part about her job is the look that patients get when they realize that coming to the dentist isn’t as scary as they thought it would be! When she isn’t in the office, Marygayle loves to spend time curling up with a good book and hanging out with her family. Rumor has it, she is also a big fan of all things Disney, especially The Haunted Mansion.

Latoya L. – Front Office Staff


Latoya comes to The Dental Touch with more than 20 years of

customer service and dental field experience. Latoya has a passion for people – her favorite part of her job is helping patients and making them smile. When Latoya isn’t busy making our patients’ days at the front desk, she enjoys spending time with her blended family of six, including chasing after her twins! Latoya also holds a B.A. in Interior Design, so if you’re not sure about your next curtain pattern, you know who to ask!


Rose - Treatment & Financial Coordinator


Growing up in a military family, Rose has traveled the world meeting

people from all walks of life. Rose’s experience with all sorts of personalities and her decades of experience in customer service make her a fantastic addition to our team. Rose said she loves everything about her job and strives to make the patients satisfied with every visit. When Rose isn’t helping patients at The Dental Touch, you can find her spending time with her two children, reading poetry and telling everyone about the best place for coffee and bagels – her hometown, New York City!

Daisy – Dental Assistant

Daisy is as bright and bubbly as her name implies. Always smiling and full of positivity, Daisy is a graduate of the AAA School of Dental Assisting. Daisy loves helping people gain more confidence in their smile and she said there isn’t another field she could imagine being in. When she’s not smiling around our office, Daisy enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, usually at the beach.

Taryn - Dental Assistant