Meet our Team

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Dr. Alex Ghazal

Dr. Ghazal graduated dental school with honors in 1994. He received both the Achievement Award in Endodontics from the AAE and the Academy of General Dentistry's Outstanding Student Achievement Award.

Upon completion of dental school, Alex practiced as a successful General Dentist in private practice for six years. His interest in root canals promoted him to pursue a specialty degree in Endodontics (root canal specialty).


Following six years of private practice, Dr.Ghazal attended The University of Florida Department of Endodontics where he graduated in 2002. Dr.Ghazal completed a research project on the "Cleaning Efficacy of two Endodontic Systems" and was fortunate enough to present his findings at the FNDC. Alex's training at the University of Florida Department of Endodontics was exceptional using state of the art equipment, techniques and being microscope trained.


Dr. Ghazal is currently a member of the American Association of Endodontics, The Florida Association of Endodontics, The American Dental Association and The Lake County Dental Association.


As an Endodontist, he is very detail oriented and works efficiently and professionally. His compassion and excellent communication skills will make you feel quickly at ease and in good hands.


Alex is the proud father of three boys. On his days out of the office, he enjoys spending quality time with his kids. He also enjoys playing tennis, racquetball, riding his motorcycle and traveling to discover new experiences, new foods and cultures. Alex had also the pleasure to travel and volunteer as a dentist with his son Liam to serve underprivileged areas. 

Front Office Coordinator

Sue was born and raised in Ohio, She has been working in the dental profession since 1994. She moved to The Villages in 2006 and joined our dental team in 2011. Sue is very calm and patient and will always welcome you with a nice smile. Thanks to her efficiency, she keeps our office well organized and is always willing to help.


In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid reader, loves to travel and discover new places. When she is looking for a little bit of tranquility, you will find her with a great read. 

Endodontic Assistant

Tara is originally from Pennsylvania before moving to Florida in 2004 with her family. She graduated from Pittsburgh Technical Institute - BOYD in 2002 with a degree in Travel and Tourism. She worked for CVS pharmacy and the US Airways Express before falling in love with dentistry in 2005. Tara has now been working with us since 2007. Tara is very efficient and professional in her work. She is respectful and very well-liked by our patients.

In her activities outside of work, Tara enjoys baking, crafting and rock painting. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Tara is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan and especially enjoys football. Go Steelers!!

Endodontic Assistant

Angie graduated from the CFCC Ocala Dental Assisting Program in 2004. She was born and raised in Illinois before her family moved to Florida in 1989. She has been working at our office since 2011. Angie is hard working and has excellent work ethics. Both patients and staff appreciate her kind and friendly approach.


In her free time, Angie enjoys spending and investing time with her family and friends.  Angie also loves video games, reading, working out at the gym and watching a good football game. 

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Emily was born and raised in Lake County, Florida. She Joined our office right after completing her Expanded Dental Assisting Certificate in 2018. She is loyal, a team player and has great work ethics. She brings a great energy to the office. She is caring and has an excellent bedside manner with all our patients. Patients enjoy her calm and kind personality. 

When not at work she enjoys painting, watching her favorite shows and most of all sleeping. She also is a great teacher at her part-time job as an instructor for Dental Assisting students. Above all, Emily loves spending time with her friends and family.

Endodontic Assistant

Autumn was born and raised in Ocala. She pursued her interest in Dentistry by completing her Dental Assisting Certificate in 2019, after which she joined our team. She is a fast learner and a great fit in our office. Patients love her personality and caring demeanor.  She is dedicated to provide the best care to our patients.

Outside the office, Autumn enjoys spending time with her husband and her 2 dogs. She loves doing DIY projects and going to the beach.