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Meet Your Gainesville Dental Team

Below, you’ll find all of the friendly faces you’ll meet here at our practice! Each member of our staff has years of experience, extensive training, and a genuine love for helping Gainesville smile. They’ll be there from check-in to checkout to make sure you have the smoothest and most stress-free dental experience possible. If you ever have a question about your treatments or your insurance, they’ll always have the answers you need. Read on below to get to know our fantastic team!

Terri Beach - Certified Dental Assistant

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Terri enjoys helping people keep their mouths healthy. She has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Santa Fe Community College with her Dental Assistant Degree. She also has studied at the L. D. Pankey Institute and is CPR certified.

Terri was born and raised in Gainesville. She loves to spend time outdoors. Enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with her family. She is married to Kenny, they have a daughter named Taylor and a shih tzu named Gracie. Surprisingly, she wakes up at 3:30 every morning without an alarm!

Hayley Gaitanis

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Hayley, the newest member to our team has been working in the dental field for five in a half years. She's enjoyed getting to know our patients and is eager to meet everyone. She attended Chiefland High School and is currently enrolled at Santa Fe College working on her Bachelor's degree in Health Administration. Hayley completed her AA degree and is certified as a dental assistant. She grew up in Chiefland and got married on April 6th, 2019 to her husband, Chris. Congratulations to the newlyweds! They own two spoiled dogs, named Hardy and Sofi. Hayley loves to run, cook, bake and hang out with friends and family. 


Janette Nossa - Office Manager & Receptionist

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Janette has worked in dentistry for 4 years and is committed to creating relationships with every patient. She attended Santa Fe College and received her degree as a Registered Nurse. Originally from Miami, she is a Cuban coffee fanatic and loves pastelitos.

Outside of the office, she loves to spend time with her family, travel and watch her daughters play volleyball. She is married to Dr. Nossa and has two daughters (Ale and Nohe), two dogs (Lulu and Simba) and 2 beta fish.

Claire Rafanan - Dental Hygienist

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Claire graduated from Santa Fe College in 1996 and has been practicing dental hygiene for 21 years. She credits her childhood orthodontist for sparking her interest in dentistry.

Claire strives to build comfortable and trusting relationships with all her patients. She is certified in Basic Life Support and has also received training at the L. D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. A favorite part of her job is helping patients get healthier, all while doing something she enjoys.

As a navy brat, she lived in eight different cities by the age of 14. Her hobbies include cooking, butterfly gardening, spending time at the beach and riding motorcycles. She has been with her fiance, Will, for 14 years and they have a much loved cat named Kumar.

Lauren Thomas - Dental Hygienist

Lauren joined our team and has been working in dentistry for a year and a half. Her goal is to help patients have their best smile and the confidence to go with it. She graduated from Santa Fe High School and completed her specialty at Santa Fe College and is certified to perform local anesthesia. Lauren recently had a baby boy in July named Preston and is married to her loving husband, Jake. She enjoys arts and crafts, cooking and quality time with her husband and son. Lauren is 24 years old and has never had a cavity!

Alejandra Nossa - Front Desk

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Alejandra (Ale) is currently a sophomore at the University of Florida majoring in Nutritional Sciences. She loves to socialize and create meaningful relationships with every patient. In addition to dentistry, she also has her Coaching Certification.

She has grown up in Gainesville and is a dedicated Gator fan. During her free time, she likes to spend time outdoors and eat avocado. One of her favorite dishes is hot chocolate with mozzarella cheese!

Lauren Baxley - Front Desk

Lauren recently joined the dental field and has been a great addition to our team. The best part of her job is being able to share the same vision of prioitizing patient care and the family environment she feels at the office. She graduated from Gainesville High School and is attending Santa Fe College pursuing a major in Health Administration. Lauren is the oldest of three sisters and enjoys spending time with friends and family, and watching Gator football on Saturday's!