Meet Our Team

Mark Dawoud, DMD

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Mark Dawoud, known as “Dr. Mark” to all his patients, grew up in the New York Tri-State area. He received his DMD from Tufts School of Dental Medicine, following up with a dental residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center working as a general dentist. Dr. Dawoud then completed an advanced certification in Pediatric Dentistry Specialty residency through NYU Lutheran Medical Center (now renamed NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn) where he served as the chief resident and enjoyed treating patients from all over the world. Dr. Dawoud is a board-certified pediatric dentist who is licensed by the State of Florida to administer in-office sedation to his patients.

Dr. Dawoud became a board-certified pediatric dentist to provide the most exceptional service possible to every child in his care but has a special affinity for working with patients with autism, Downs syndrome, and cleft lip and palate. He has extensive training in laser dentistry, sedation dentistry, and hospital dentistry. Dr. Dawoud has been named one of the 2019 “40 Under 40” by Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine, which recognizes America’s finest young practitioners for their achievements in dentistry. An expansion of the magazine’s signature awards this year will include categories for General Dentists and Dental Specialists.

In his spare time, Dr. Dawoud enjoys actively serving at his church, spending time with his wife, exploring the Florida landscape, running, swimming, and tossing a football around.

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member
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Josh Samuel, DMD

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  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member
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Huong Phan, DMD

Dr. Huong Phan is a native to the Tampa Bay area. She attended the University of South Florida to receive her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences, then went on to get her DMD license from LECOM School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, FL. There she served a mission trip to San Juan, Nicaragua, providing free dental health care to children of all ages.

Dr. Phan continued to follow her passion for children by attending The Ohio State University for her pediatric dental fellowship. (Go Buckeyes!) She then completed her pediatric dental residency at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Phan is thrilled to be back in her hometown in sunny Florida! In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and two boys, along with traveling and exploring different cuisines!

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member
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Jay St. Charles, DDS

Dr. Jay St. Charles was born and raised locally here in Tampa Bay. He is an active alumnus of Tampa Jesuit High School and a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a degree in biology.  He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University located in Omaha, Nebraska.  

Dr. St. Charles’ philosophy of practice is to treat people like family and to encourage the prevention of dental diseases and associated problems. He strives to make dentistry a painless and comfortable experience for all of his patients while focusing on a comprehensive personalized dental care plan.  

Dr. St. Charles recognizes the importance of continuing dental education as an integral part of his ongoing professional development; therefore, he regularly attends seminars and courses that benefit the way he is able to treat his patients. He is also an active member of the Tampa Bay community, and regularly participates in philanthropic and volunteer efforts around the region. 

In his free time, Dr. St Charles enjoys soccer, basketball and spending time with family. He also enjoys drawing and painting. Recently, he has competed in a few obstacle course distance runs, like the Reebok Spartan Race, and has thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member
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Erika Siemiet, DDS

Dr. Erika Siemiet was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she first graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro dental school in 1994. Right after graduating, her love for children drove her to pursue a specialty degree in pediatric dentistry from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. After moving to the USA, she attended University of the Pacific dental school where she received her DDS degree with honors in 2003. Dr. Erika has been working as a family dentist with practice limited to children in the Tampa Bay Area since then.

Dr. Erika is committed to provide the highest quality pediatric dental care in a friendly, kind and compassionate setting where children are always a priority, can feel comfortable and are happy to come back!

When she is not in one of our offices, Dr. Erika enjoys spending quality time with her son, daughter and husband outdoors, listening to good music, going to the beach and traveling to discover and learn about new places and cultures.

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member
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Aldo Del Sol, DMD

Dr. Aldo Del Sol was originally born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky, with his family when he was 20 years old. Dr. Del Sol graduated Cum Laude from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in biology. After graduation, he pursued his dental degree at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. 

After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Del Sol moved to the city of Tampa to complete his pediatric residency training through the NYU Langone Medical Center program. His main training site was located at Suncoast Community Health Centers in Brandon, where he provided comprehensive oral health to underserved children and children with special health care needs. He also gained clinical experience in hospital-based dental care in an operating room setting and provided emergency dental care at two major hospitals in the area: Tampa General Hospital and South Florida Baptist Hospital. 

Dr. Del Sol loves the beach and being outdoors when there is warm weather. He also enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures and languages. Dr. Del Sol is excited to stay in the Tampa Bay area and looks forward to helping improve the oral health and quality of life of the children in town.

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member
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Melissa Jaramillo, DMD

Bio Coming Soon!

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member
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Robert Krachenfels, DMD

Bio Coming Soon!

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry – Member

Johana

Administrative Team

Johana is of Dominican descent, but she was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has lived in Florida since 2015. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in Dental Assisting and Business Administration from York Technical Institute of PA. She is also OSHA and Safe Start certified with additional training in Radiation Health and Safety. Johana loves making a difference in the lives of patients. 

Outside of the office, Johana enjoys the outdoors and traveling.

Katie

Dental Assistant

Katie is originally from Dade City FL and has lived in the St. Petersburg area since grade school. She graduated as an ambassador from Ultimate Medical Academy with her Dental Assistant Certificate and she is currently working on an AS degree at St. Petersburg College. Katie genuinely loves dentistry and she has so much fun working with the kids, she finds it very rewarding!

In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her two young boys and anything outdoor related, whether that means going to the park or heading to the beach.

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