Lifestyle Dental Group - Dentist-RX
At Lifestyle Dental Group, we are proud of our family dentistry team. We have carefully selected each member to provide the highest level of patient care possible.
From our experienced, gentle, and skilled dentists to each member of our support team, we believe in promoting the health and well-being of our patients.
Please take a moment to browse a few facts about us. We look forward to meeting you in person so we can provide you with an outstanding dental experience.
Dr. Tatiana Herzog, DDS
Dr. Herzog is everything a dentist ought to be: disciplined, dedicated, and detail-oriented. Her willingness to actually listen to her patients really sets her apart. Instead of limiting their options and ignoring their concerns, she encourages them to speak their minds. (It doesn’t matter whether it’s in English or Spanish: Dr. Herzog is fluent in both languages.) By learning what her patients’ expectations are, she can help them choose the treatment that best meets their needs. Dr. Herzog studied biology at Florida International University before attending the College of Dentistry at Howard University in Washington, D.C., the fifth-oldest dental school in the country. She received additional training in implant dentistry from the Misch International Implant Institute.
Dr. Herzog is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics, The Academy of General Dentistry, and a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
She also donates her time and talents to a variety of worthy causes, including a local program to provide free dental checkups for uninsured children. Outside of the office, you can often find Dr. Herzog on the water; she enjoys fishing and going boating with her family.
Dr. Jonathan Chouraqui, DMD
Dr. Chouraqui grew up in Paris, France, and now resides in Aventura, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Biology from Nova Southeastern University, his Masters of Biomedical Sciences from Barry University, and his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
He enjoys every aspect of dentistry and the interaction with patients. He especially enjoys getting to know them and learning about them. The best part of his job is the smile on his patients’ faces when he completes a procedure.
When he is not helping to keep our patients healthy, he enjoys playing piano, working out, soccer, watching movies, and spending time with his friends and family.
Dr. Douglas Pyser, DMD
One of our most experienced team members, Dr. Pyser has been a member of Lifestyle Dental Group for thirty-three years. He received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees at the University of South Florida and attended dental school at the University of Florida as a 1981 graduate.
Dr. Pyser recognizes that no two situations are alike. Like a snowflake, each of our patients are completely unique and require different approaches to treatment. He enjoys using his artistic experience to help patients achieve their dental goals.
Originally from Queens, New York, now that Dr. Pyser calls Florida home, he likes to stay athletically active, in addition to spending time with his wife and children.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Stephen Mangan, DDS - Endodontist
Dr Stephen Mangan graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Degree in Dental Medicine. He decided to continue on and take the speciality route. After continuing his studies at NOVA, Dr Mangan was awarded an additional Degree in Endodontics. Prior to attending any Dental Schools, Dr Mangan received a Bachelors Degree from Rollins College. Dr Mangan is known for his chairside acumen. Its not unusual that the most afraid patient comes out smiling after treatment with him. He is originally from Atlanta, GA and loves the South Florida weather and lifestyle.
Dr. Alvaro Betancur, DDS
Dr. Betancur graduated as an oral maxilofacial surgeon in Colombia in 1985. He then continued on to obtained his United States dental degree and Florida license in 1992. Dr. Betancur also has advanced training in bone grafts and implants at the University of Miami. He received his fellowship in TMJ craniofacial pain and chronic headache from the University of Florida and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is also a Fellow of UF TMJ and Craniofacial Pain Center, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Alvaro Betancur has been with our dental practice for 23 years. He loves helping people by rehabilitating their health and smiles. He is originally from Columbia and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys squash and fishing.
Hygienist Claudia Santamarra, RDH
Claudia is originally from Columbia and attended the University of Antioquia in Columbia for her hygiene degree. She has worked with Lifestyle Dental Group for twelve years, and her favorite part of her job is people’s smiles when they see improvement in their oral hygiene. She also enjoys getting to know new people.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her sons.
Hygienist Penny Caliento, RDH
When Penny is not cleaning your teeth and teaching you all about oral hygiene, you might find her running to stay fit or just running her kids to their soccer games. She is a dental hygienist and graduated with honors from Santa Fe College. She started with Lifestyle Dental Group over a year ago and enjoys chatting with her patients while helping them maintain optimum oral health.
Dental Assistant Noelia Cortez
Noelia is from Lima, Peru, and attended the Inca Garcilaso De La Vega University for Dental Medicine. She has worked with Lifestyle Dental for five years. Her favorite part of her job is helping patients, and she enjoys all aspects of dentistry.
When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Dental Assistant Erika Gomez
Erika is a Fort Lauderdale native and has been with Lifestyle Dental for six months. She loves seeing how happy patients are when they get their teeth fixed.
In her spare time, Erika is a body builder.
Office Manager Alina Estrada
Anna is from Cali, Columbia, and attended the Universidad Autónoma De Occidente for graphic design. She has worked with our dental practice for eight years, and she enjoys working with all of her coworkers and helping patients.
When she is at home, she enjoys reading and family time.
Receptionist Wendy Oseguera
Wendy is originally from Ecuador and attended Aurora Estrada de Ramirez. While she is new to Lifestyle Dental Group, she looks forward to learning more, getting to know our patients, and the opportunity for growth.
When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Dental Asst/Engineer Scott Lane
Scott Lane is our Dental Assistant/ Engineer. Scott performs a variety of tasks, including dental assisting, lead sterilizing technician, and he is also instrumental in scheduling. He has been with us for three years. Scott gets a lot of satifsfaction in seeing patients get a brand new smile. He is originally from Warren, Michigan.
In his spare time he is an active person, he enjoys sports and outdoor activities.