Dental Staff in Coconut Creek, FL
All our professionals at Candace R. Colella DMD, PA maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Candace Colella DMD, PA
Cosmetic Dentist in Coconut Creek, FLCandace Colella DMD, PA
Growing up in New Castle, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I enjoyed a loving home that nurtured my talents and lead me to begin my formal education at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where in 1991 I graduated with a B.S. in Biology. My interests soon became focused on Dentistry and I was delighted to discover that my application to the prestigious University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry had been accepted on early admission. I studied hard and was very active as a leader of several important organizations. Enthusiastically, I served as the President of the Women's Student Dental Association and Vice-President of the American Student Dental Association as well as Treasurer of the American Society of Dentistry for Children. In my senior year I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to present research that I had done for the University's Orthodontic Department in Seattle and was recognized as the Outstanding Senior of the Year by the American Association of Orthodontics.
In 1994 I proudly graduated with a D.M.D. Upon graduation I moved to Hartford, Connecticut to complete my general practice residency and later became an associate in a dental office in Moodus, Connecticut until 1998. The following year I joined the rest of my family in beautiful South Florida and began building Colella Family Dentistry hoping to provide the best, most caring, gentle, and professional dental care available. In March of 1999 I opened my own dental practice with hopes that I could bring to my patients the kind of care and confidence that come with being part of a good family. I never imagined that in three short years that I would be honored in a Sun-Sentinel newspaper poll as the best dentist in Broward County! I now continue my affiliation with many dental organizations such as the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and The Atlantic Coast Dental Association to increase my knowledge of new and improved dental techniques to make your visit with us a more pleasant experience.
Tina Brown Practice Manager
Tina, a native of Pittsburgh Pa. , but has lived in South Florida since the 80's. She has been in dental practice management since 1995 and has worked in our office since 2008. She is married to her childhood sweetheart and they share one son who is recently married. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, bike riding, and is heavily involved in fundraising to find a cure for the ALS Association.
Patty - Front Desk Coordinator
Patty is Dr. Colella's mother. She was married to the late Anthony Colella for 39 years. She was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and resides in South Florida since 1991. Patty enjoys assisting our patients on a daily basis as our front desk coordinator. Patty's past experience with floral design keeps the added touch that everyone admires in our office.
Sylvie - Dental Hygienist
Sylvie a native of Haiti, graduated from Palm Beach Community College as a certified dental assistant, and then with a degree in dental hygiene. Sylvie has been working in this office for the past seven years originally working for Dr. Colella as a certified dental assistant. She fell in love working with the patients so much she decided to further her career and become a dental hygienist.
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Jessica- Dental Hygienist
Jessica, a native of South Florida, started her dental career in 2006 with a certificate in Dental Assisting from Palm Beach State College. She then furthered her career in 2009 at Broward College, graduating with an A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys making healthy smiles and educating her patients on the importance of oral health. Her hobbies include being a devoted wife and mother to husband Kevin, and daughter Ellie.
Gail - Dental Assistant
Gail, a native of Jamaica, has been a dental assistant for thirteen years and has been with Dr. Colella for two years. She is very proficient in all aspects of general dentistry. She is a true asset to our office. The patients love her gentle and caring manner when they are in our office.
Sabina- Dental Assistant
Sabina, a native of Poland lived in Boston Ma. for 10 years until she moved to South Florida in 2008. She has been in the dental field for over eight years and loves helping patients with any questions and concerns they may have about their dental treatment. She is fluent in English, Polish, and Portuguese. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.