Meet Our Staff

Our team at The Dental Touch must be dedicated to the practice philosophy in all its facets. We 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 dental team is a good listener, learner, in control, confident, motivating, positive and consistent. Only the best will do from our team!

Our team includes:

Taylor O. – Registered Dental Hygienist

Taylor.jpgTaylor has been with our office for more than six 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.

Ami – Registered Dental Hygienist

AmiAmi is a great addition to our team and an excellent and thorough hygienist. Ami is a graduate of Lake Sumter State College and Valencia College. She is passionate about empowering patients with education. When she isn’t busy educating our patients about their oral health, Ami spends time cuddling with her two cats, watching documentaries, and visiting our beautiful Florida springs. Amy also loves to read fiction and spend time with her friends and family.

Kimberly S. – Clinical Assistant

KimKimberly 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. – Front Office Team

Marygayle.jpgMarygayle 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 Team

68798369_415451195983158_4535843742157897728_n.jpgLatoya 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

Marygayle.jpgGrowing 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!

Taryn - Clinical Assistant

Marygayle.jpgOne laugh with Taryn and you are sure to be put at ease. Taryn has been with The Dental Touch for nearly two years now and really makes our patients feel at home in her care. Taryn has more than 30 years of dental experience and when she's not busy tending to our patients, she enjoys lounging at one of the many pools in The Villages.

Sarah - Clinical Assistant

SarahOriginally of Cap May, New Jersey, Sarah loves welcoming patients and making them feel at ease. A certified expanded-functions dental assistant with her radiology certificate, Sarah has always had a passion for dentistry and meeting new people. Growing up, Sarah loved going to the dentist. She always knew she would work in this field someday and has for more than 15 years. Sarah said one of the best parts of her job is that she gets to learn something new every day. When not at The Dental Touch, Sarah enjoys spending time with her two children, running, hiking, singing with her worship team at Church.

Jennifer Dean – Front Office Team

Jennifer DeanWhen you come to our office, you will likely see Jennifer running around all over the place! In addition to working at the front desk, Jennifer is Dr. Dhanani’s personal assistant. Her favorite parts about working at The Dental Touch are watching patients leave with a smile and learning from Dr. Dhanani. Jennifer loves to work chairside and help in any way she can. When she is not running around the Dental Touch, she is chasing her two boys. She loves soccer, boating and bird watching.

Ashlea – Dental Assistant

AshleaAshlea has been working as a dental assistant for 7 years and just graduated from Dental Hygiene School at Daytona State College. One of Ashlea’s favorite parts of her career is meeting and conversing with patients and making them feel comfortable. When not with her patients, Ashlea can be found somewhere lounging on the beach.

Milly – Front Office Team

MillyMilly is the newest addition to our team- rejoining the dental field after several years as a full-time momma! Milly is thrilled to be back in the heart of a dental office and thrives off the excitement and loves meeting new people. At home, Milly is happy to snuggle up with her kids and read a good book.