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. Zachariah was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. She and her family moved to Orlando, FL where she spent the remainder of her childhood. She attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL where she received her Bachelors degree. Dr. Zachariah then graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry with her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
During her years in dental school she served and led mission trips in Guatemala as part of the Christian Dental Society. She also participated in organized dentistry and volunteered with Mission of Mercy. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, she returned to Orlando and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at the Orlando VA Medical Center. Here she served our honored veterans, expanded her skillsets and became chief resident. Dr. Zachariah focused on surgery, implant dentistry, endodontics, and prosthodontics while in residency. After her AEGD she went into private practice in Orlando. In 2019 Dr. Zachariah moved to South Florida and continues to practice as an associate dentist.
Dr. Zachariah is a family oriented person and enjoys being with her family and husband. She is devoted to her faith and enjoys volunteering during leisure. During her free time, Dr. Zachariah also loves to fashion illustrate, paint with acrylics, cook/bake, and read.
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.
Born in Cuba, Yohandra Alorda always had a strong desire to come to America to be free. Being the brave young woman she is, she and 6 others left in the middle of the night on an inflatable raft with oars, rowing for 4 days and 3 nights before being rescued by the U. S. Coast Guard. She thanks God every day that she is still alive.
Yohandra graduated Palm Beach State College, and became a certified medical assistant. She soon learned she preferred the dental field, and she received her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant degree from the Dental Academy of the Palm Beaches.
In her free time, Yohandra spends time with her husband, son, family and friends, exercising, singing and cooking. She says she is blessed to be a part of the “Kuhl team”, finding the way we treat people refreshing. She finds joy in comforting others and has a very soft, gently way about her.
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!
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.
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!”
Michelle Ebanks was born in Costa Rica, raised in New York and moved to West Palm Beach in 2013. She has always been interested in the beauty business and worked in retail. When she noticed how much difference a beautiful smile can make, she became a certified dental assistant. She enjoys all phases of a dental practice, and has strong IT skills.
These attributes have led her to be a great fit for our office, as she can assist in the back or help manage the office. With her persistent quest for knowledge, she likes to spend her free time reading, and spend time with her children and dog.
Sheila Sabatino was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a teenager, her family moved to Miami where she graduated from high school. She received an early childhood education degree from the Fortis institute in Pennsylvania and found the health field was her area of interest.
In 2011 Sheila received her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting degree, from Future Dental Assistants of America. After working in a dental office for a short time, she realized the administrative side of private practice was where she excelled. She moved into office administration, and has been continuously learning ever since, and has a thorough knowledge of dental insurance. Understanding how and why specific dental procedures are necessary, as well as knowing the financial aspect of dentistry makes her a valuable asset to our team.
Having previously worked in a corporate setting, Sheila appreciates the honesty and integrity our office displays. In her free time Sheila enjoys activities with her young daughter and family. She has a calming demeanor to her that comforts patients, and she will always greet you with a smile on her face!