Galt Family Dentistry
At Towncare Dental of Boca Raton and Galt Family Dentistry, 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.
Hygienist Lauren Gultz, RDH
Lauren Gultz, Dental Hygienist. She started with Lifestyle Dental Group over a year ago. She graduated from NYC Technical College in Brooklyn, NY. She is licensed in NY and Florida. Her career has taken her to many different aspects of Dentistry. She was formerly a Certified Dental Assistant who graduated the first Expanded Function program at NYU College of Dentistry. She then became a 4-Handed Dental Instructor at NYU College of Dentistry, Clinical Supervisor of Dentistry at North Shore University Hospital in NY, where she served on the Infection Control Committee Board. She was a Dental Hygienist for the Handicap and Special Needs patients at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY, she designed STM programs in practices and worked as a Clinical Dental Hygienist. She taught 6 Dental Assisting Courses with Labs at High Tech Institute in Orlando, wrote Lesson Plans, Curriculum and Taught Dental Assisting at Sanford Brown Institute in Orlando. She was the Clinical Product Specialist and top salesperson for DentalVibe, the 3-In-1 Comfortable Injection System.
Lauren was also formerly employed as a traveling Nursing Home Dental Hygienist, servicing patients from South Florida to North Florida.
She had her own Karaoke and DJ Company, 2 Ice Cream Trucks, designed Medical Alert Charms for her Online Italian Charm Store on eBay and she is a Power Seller with 26,000 Feedbacks.
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 Andres Moreno
You can expect excellent care when you work with Andres. Andres is a dentist in his native country, Columbia, and is now working towards his dental degree here in the states. He loves being a team player in the office and on the soccer field; in fact, he's even received a special award for his teamwork! A graduate of Santiago Universidad de Cali, Lifestyle Dental Group is pleased to welcome him to our dental team.
Receptionist Elizabeth Place
Elizabeth works in our reception area and still attends school. She is the newest member of the team, having just started in mid-March. She is a Hollywood, Florida, native and enjoys the beach, reading, writing, and being outdoors in nature. Her love of animals makes her want to become a private practice veterinarian.
Her favorite thing about working at Lifestyle Dental Group is the atmosphere and the people she works with.
Front Desk Miguel Alvarado
Miguel combines his leadership skills and his interest in science at Lifestyle Dental Group. Miguel will typically be the one who welcomes you to the office and makes sure you are comfortable. He is the scheduling coordinator and practice management assistant. He received his BA in Liberal Arts from Florida International University. Prior to joining our team, Miguel was a History teacher for High School students. Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, he started with our practice last year and enjoys interacting with the patients at our office.
On his spare time, Miguel enjoys diving, paddle boarding and reading.
Office Manager Heide Rodriguez
Heidi Rodriguez serves as the office manager for our Fort Lauderdale office. Before becoming the office manager Heide had a career as a expanded functions dental assistant. She is originally from Hoboken, New Jersey. Heide has been with the practice for 15 years. A quote from Heide "What I really love about my job is helping patients be happy with their smile and overall dental health." In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family.
Dental Assistant Janet Stelmach
Janet has been an anchor at Galt Family Dentistry for the past 18 years. She came into the dental field through Broward Community College and has been Dr. Pyser’s left hand ever since. She loves everything about her job. Our patients love Janet because of the way she listens to their concerns and her efforts to make sure that they are comfortable. When she’s not working with the patients, you may often find Janet in the lab sculpting your crowns and smiles away to perfection. When she’s not at work, Janet loves to spend her time doing research in health and nutrition, cooking and spending time with her grandkids.
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.