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Our Dental Hygienists


Laurie Paxinos


A vitally important part of Tarantola Dentistry is a having Registered Dental Hygienist that believes and practices the holistic, health-oriented, person-centered philosophy of our practice. As you know, our practice is not about selling, and/or rushing patient appointments. It’s doing only what is appropriate for that individual.


Laurie has 10+ years of experience and was with the same practice in New Jersey for 10 years before relocating to Florida. That in itself says a lot! Just as important she believes and lives the holistic philosophy. We look forward to you meeting her.


Elyse Van Zile


We are very fortunate to have Elyse join our practice. She is 100% in step with our holistic approach to dentistry and will be a great addition to our team.


Elyse has over 10 years of experience as a dental hygienist.  After serving in US Air Force she went on to pursue a career in the dental field and has since been dedicated to maintaining the oral health and wellness of her patients.  Elyse grew up in NY/NJ and moved to Florida with her husband, two boys and their dog in 2020.  She is an enthusiastic advocate for family and health. She believes that healthy families make for healthy communities, and that a holistic lifestyle is essential to overall well-being. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends, family, shopping, exercise, and the beach.

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