Dr. Michael Rodriguez
Dr. Michael earned his BS degree at the University of Florida, and in 2011, graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine. The following year he completed a one-year residency in general dentistry at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, NY. There he learned about many advanced dental procedures and emergency dental care. With a thirst for knowledge and desire to provide optimal care, Dr. Michael didn’t stop there. He trained at the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute and Clinic Mastery Series for dental implants, cosmetic treatments, and advanced dentistry.
About Our Team
Along with his team, Dr. Michael is ready to help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. As soon as you enter our comfortable office, we will work with you to address your concerns and develop a treatment plan – one that is tailored to your needs and vision. At Ocean Dental Studio, you can put your trust in our friendly, compassionate team to unleash your dazzling smile’s full potential … with gentle care, advanced technologies, and comprehensive treatments.
Treatment Coordinator/Front Desk
When you arrive at Ocean Dental Studio, Monica is one of the friendly faces who will greet you and help you fully understand your treatment options. She is a certified dental assistant with training in expanded functions, including polishing crowns, applying dental sealants, and clinical charting.
For Monica, it’s all about getting to know you better and helping you feel like family. She cares about establishing long-term relationships with every patient. She considers herself fortunate to work with a supportive team, and learn new things and grow daily.
A true Floridian, Monica currently lives in Boynton Beach. She moved here to be closer to work (it’s so awesome!) and experience a new environment. She’s an outgoing soul who loves working out, doing makeup, and kayaking. She spends as much of her free time as possible with her dog, Bronx. She wants to own her home and one day start a family.
Sofia is one of two dental assistants at our practice. She earned her Dental Assistant diploma with expanded duties, e.g. ability to take x-rays, polish crowns, etc, at Keiser University.
Her mission is to provide you excellent care, help you feel part of a welcoming family, and offer you the best dental experience you’ve ever had. And she will definitely educate you about your dental health so you can keep your beautiful smile – forever! She soaks up the positive energy at the office and finds that everyone is a team player.
Sofia is married to her husband John and together they have three kids, Talia, Lindsay, and Michael. They enjoy going for bike rides and chillin’ at home. Her claim to fame is raising her beautiful kids. She also loves spending quality time with her two grandkids and her fur babies, a dog named Quila and cat named Voodoo. During the holidays, she donates homemade food to those in need in her community. Sofia grew up in Coral Springs, FL and has lived in the “Sunshine State” since 1973. Her dream plan is to live on an island.
Certified Dental Hygienist
Taylor joined our team in the summer of 2018, and she’s been a positive force at our practice ever since. When she was in the seventh grade, she knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist – and she stuck to her plan! She achieved her Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA.
When it comes to her skills, Taylor is very detail-oriented and thorough. The highlight of working at Ocean Dental Studio is meeting people like you and having the opportunity to create genuine, long-lasting relationship. She treats each person with the same level of care she would provide her own family. It brings her great joy to work with a team that treats others as they themselves would want to be treated.
During her off-hours, Taylor spends time at the beach, doing yoga, hitting the gym, and listening to music. She grew up in The Berkshires, MA but relocated to south Florida for the sunshine, lifestyle, and of course, her incredible career opportunity.