Plantation Dentistry - Team

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Dr. Lital Kathein DDS

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Dr. Kathein is a family and cosmetic dentist focused on restorative dentistry as well as facial aesthetics. She graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2005. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and International Dental Implant Association. She is also a Faculty Member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and enjoys educating others and sharing her passion for total facial esthetics. Through her unique blend of artistic and technical skills and her frequent participation at continuing education courses, Dr. Kathein ensures that her patients always receive the latest, most effective treatments possible. During her free time, Dr. Kathein loves spending time with her husband and three children, jogging, reading, movies and travel.

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Dr. Elizabeth Kossak DDS

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Dr. Kossak is a general and cosmetic dentist who enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She comes from a family of dentists, including her father (an oral surgeon), her sister (a general dentist), and her brother (an oral surgery resident). Originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Dr. Kossak attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies and pursued her doctoral dental degree at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Kossak is an expert injector of Botox and fillers and follows a conservative approach. She continually enhances her education by attending courses focusing on cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics, Invisalign, implant placement, sleep solutions, and more. She is recently married and has an adorable puppy.

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Dr. Jack W. Behn DDS

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Dr. Behn is a reconstructive and cosmetic dentist with 40 years of experience. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and obtained his dental degree from Medical College of Virginia. While at MCV, he was selected as one of only seven students to receive additional training in treating and rehabilitating periodontally involved patients. Dr. Behn is one of the most experienced dentists in South Florida and has been involved with cosmetic dentistry for many years. His hundreds of stellar online reviews attest to his commitment to excellence in dentistry. He's affiliated with a great team of specialists in the Fort Lauderdale area to help assure a great cosmetic result. He's proud to work with some of the country's finest cosmetic technicians. Dr. Behn grew up in Houston, Texas and has lived in Fort Lauderdale for over 50 years. He has been married to his wife, Carol, for over thirty years and has three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter. Dr. Behn is an avid fisherman and loves to travel and spend time with his children.

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Neide, Clinical Assistant 

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Neide has been a dental assistant for over 25 years. She genuinely enjoys helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. A true professional with a warm, nurturing nature, she helps our patients feel completely at ease. She loves her job and it shows! Neide is happily married and has one son. She's originally from Brazil and loves the beach, cooking, and bicycling.

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Kathy, Patient Coordinator

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Kathy has worked with Dr. Behn at Plantation Smiles for 22 years. She brings her years of experience and kind personality to Elite Dental and Aesthetics. She is happy to assist our patients with scheduling, financial arrangements, insurance filing, or to answer any questions regarding treatment.

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Mary, Patient Coordinator

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Mary has been working in the dental field for over 23 years. As our patients enter the office, they are greeted by her welcoming smile. Even among the frenzy of activities going on at the front desk, she always keeps a positive attitude and a warm demeanor. Mary grew up in the Virgin Islands and is happily married with three beautiful children. Her passion is cooking.

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Mary, Dental Assistant

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Mary recently celebrated her 24th year working alongside Dr Behn. She is happy to have spent these years with such a personable, competent doctor. The second half of her employment focused more on the cosmetic aspect of dentistry, and more recently, she's fortunate to work alongside Dr. Kossak. Her goal is to make sure your every visit is efficient and comfortable. Mary has one beautiful daughter who is in her second year at Florida State University.

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Vanessa, Dental Hygienist

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Vanessa has been in the dental field for more than ten years and loves helping patients with their oral health. She graduated from Miami Dade College with an A.S. in dental hygiene in 2009. Her kindness, gentle touch, and a thorough approach has been appreciated by her patients and colleagues. She was born in New Jersey and is of Colombian, Mexican and Moroccan decent. She loves all animals, especially dogs, and enjoys staying active. She has a very cute English bulldog named Mia.

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Michel, Dental Hygienist

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Having a background in the medical profession as an EMT lead Michel to the dental profession and specifically to hygiene. She finds educating her patients about good oral hygiene and how it effects their overall health and well being extremely rewarding. She has worked with Dr. Behn for the past eight years. She is happily married and has two beautiful children.

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Jacquilyn, Clinical Assistant

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Jacqui is our Facial Aesthetic assistant and works alongside Dr. Kathein and Dr. Kossak during Botox and Filler procedures. She makes sure our patients are comfortable and understand all aspects of treatment. She is a great team player and is always enthusiastic to help and support her colleagues and patients.

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Sandy, Bookkeeper and Dental Assistant

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Sandy has been working in the field of dentistry for over 30 years. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is one of eight siblings. She attended the University of Pittsburgh. Sandy’s decades of experience, attention to detail, and enthusiastic attitude make her a valuable team player in our practice. Sandy loves math and we can always count on her to figure out the most complex financial matters. She’s married with three children and enjoy long walks with her best friend, her husband.

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131 NW 100th Avenue
Plantation FL 33324

Phone: 954.4SMILES (954.476.4537)
Fax: 954.476.7734

Email: info@plantationdentist.com

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