If you are searching for a caring and friendly dental team with the skill, experience, and knowledge necessary to help you achieve a lifetime of healthy, and beautiful smiles, look no further than Dr. Kuhl Dentistry. Keep reading to learn more about each valuable member of our dental team. We can’t wait to meet you!
We are always researching new technologies with the interest of the patient in mind- things that make their treatment better, easier, or more enjoyable. That’s why we use air abrasion for cavity preparation without the need for anesthetic or use of the drill, or the drill, and 3-D computer scanners for all crowns, veneers and Invisalign cases. The scan is easier for patients than taking impressions, and they are more accurate.
We are blessed with a staff that is eager to learn, and we strive to educate and empower them not just to learn their job, but to fully understand how the doctors are handling each patient’s case and why.
Our practice has two full time general dentists. The advantage to this is every patient has an extra set of eyes on them, and they can get an instant 2nd opinion.
Dr. Kuhl was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. After receiving his Bachelors degree at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, he returned to his hometown and graduated from the University of Louisville Dental School in 1985. That same year he formed a group private practice in West Palm Beach. Over the next several years he also worked in public health and was a charter member of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
In 2000 Dr. Kuhl opened his Juno Beach practice and has focused on cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry, as well as orthodontics. He has served as an expert witness for the Florida Board of Dentistry, and the Medicaid quality integrity program. Dr. Kuhl says “Integrating cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic principles is key to dental-facial harmony and gives patients the options they need for optimal smile design.”
Dr. Kuhl has been a member of several dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and American Orthodontic Society, and has published articles on crown and bridge and orthodontics.
Dr. Kuhl is devoted to his family, faith, and service to the community. He has been married to his beautiful wife Pam, a registered nurse, for over 30 years. Together they serve in multiple ways both locally and internationally. One of their favorite places to serve is an orphanage in Kenya, http://www.kenyarelief.org. They have two children, Warner and Rachel. Rachel is married to Micah Smith, and they have three beautiful children, who love their “Kuhl-Pops!”. The family enjoys traveling together, and serving on missions.
Dr. Silva was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She graduated Dental School in 1998, and practiced in Sao Paulo for 3 years. In 2001, she married her husband Rodrigo, a software programmer for IBM. Shortly thereafter he was transferred to Massachusetts, where their two children Lucca, who is now 16 years old and Julia, who is 12 years old, were born.
Dr. Silva practiced dentistry in a non-profit Community Health Center in Massachusetts from 2003 to 2011.
Wanting a warmer climate and to be closer to their families in Brazil, they moved to Florida in 2011. Dr. Silva was focused on her children and family but eventually missed dentistry too much, and entered the Internationally Educated Dentists two-year graduate program at the University of Florida and graduated in 2018.
We can see from Dr. Silva’s genuine kindness and gentle approach, why she thrived in a non-profit setting for eight years. She is an empathetic and compassionate listener, who enjoys working with a team who has the patients’ needs as their top priority, and she is free to give her patients the individualized attention they deserve.
She enjoys traveling, cooking, playing tennis with her husband and loves the beach. Dr. Silva is a member of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association.
Her goal in private practice is to ensure patients are comfortable and receive the very best of care. She feels very fortunate that her profession allows her to have such a beneficial effect on people’s lives.
Diana moved from New Jersey to Palm Beach County as a teenager. She earned her Dental Assisting Degree from Lincoln College, and is a mother of three beautiful children. She has worked with us part-time since 2012, and decided to join us full time in 2014. She has added great value to our team in a seamless transition.
Diana’s expertise in complicated oral reconstruction cases comes with extensive experience assisting in the surgical placement of dental implants, as well as their restoration, and the rehabilitation of oral cancer patients.
Outside the office she loves yoga, gardening and spending time with her family, especially doing anything and everything that has to do with the beach.
Lisa quite possible has more dental experience than anyone else her age. Growing up in the Bronx, her house was also home to her father’s oral surgery practice. This exposed her to dentistry since childhood. By the time she was 14 years old, she was assisting her father in all facets of oral surgery. She received her formal training at Columbia University. She moved to North Palm Beach in 1987 and has 20 years experience in general dentistry. We are privileged to have her on our team over the last 13 years.
Lisa is an early riser and enjoys boot camp style fitness training and reads the Palm Beach Post cover to cover. She keeps the office staff up to date on current events. She feels her greatest asset is being able to put the patients at ease, which comes from the confidence she has drawn on her vast knowledge and clinical experience. She lives with her husband Bill and daughter Caroline.
Spending time with her family is very important to her and she truly enjoys helping people, traveling and skiing.
Ana was born in Jamaica and moved to Fort Lauderdale when she was three years old. She has lived most of her life in Mount Vernon, New York, attending Mount Vernon High School and then Lehman College in Bronx, New York. She has always loved children and dentistry. Ana began her career working with children with special needs in New York for five years, then got her Dental Assisting Degree in Westchester.
She worked for Dr. Joseph Manzi in Eastchester, New York, where he loved her administrative skills so much he placed her in the role of Office Administrator. During this time she received her Dentrix Masters Specialist Certification https://www.dentrix.com/articles/show/4741. Dentrix is the leading dental software company.
We are so blessed that her dentist retired and Ana decided to move back to Florida to be near her family. Dr. Manzi told us,” New York’s loss is Florida’s gain!”
Katelynn is very excited to be joining Dr. Kuhl’s team. Her hygiene journey started when she was 13 years old. Undergoing numerous phases of orthodontic treatment, she was inspired by the passion and commitment the profession brought. After years of extensive treatment, the Orthodontist revealed her “new smile” for the first time. At that moment she realized that she wanted to help others achieve the same feeling of joy and excitement of a beautiful smile. “A smile is the best accessory,” she like to say.
Katelynn was born on Long Island, New York and moved to South Florida when she was ten years old. She is the oldest of three girls. She graduated from Palm Beach State College where she obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene. Currently she serves as Secretary for the Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association. Katelynn plans to continue her hygiene career and at some point become a clinical instructor.
Out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her nephew Christian, baking, going to the beach, traveling and practicing special effects make-up.
Rina received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in the Philippines, and has been practicing as a dental Hygienist in the U.S. for over 10 years. Working her way around the globe, Rina lived in Hawaii and California before moving to Florida in 2005 and marrying her husband Bret who is a local firefighter/paramedic. She has been working with us since 2013 and brings a lot of joy and laughter to the office with her great sense of humor.
Patient education is very important to Rina as well as utilizing her clinical skills. She enjoys cooking and watching action movies, and exercising with her co-workers, and singing for us!
Terri Brutto is a Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Port Saint Lucie. With her warm smile and calm demeanor, it’s obvious she loves helping people. Terri has been an office administrator for seven years, and comes to us from a large multi-doctor specialty practice. She loves the intimate “family” setting of our office, and says seeing patients smile makes her heart ” pitter-patter”.
Terri’s greatest joy in life has been raising three wonderful sons. She loves cooking with them, playing board gamesand cards, especially Uno, where she is the reigning champion. She’s the second child of four and has two brothers, one sister, five nephews and one niece, all Floridians. Terri is also the adventurous type and enjoys skydiving ,white water rafting, rock climbing and deep sea fishing!