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Meet The Dental Team

Hollywood, FL

Alfredo at Canela Dental

Dental Hygienist

Alfredo comes to us with highly-skilled, hands-on training from practicing dentistry in Venezuela. We’re so glad he chose to come to the United States to pursue his dream of earning his doctorate of dental surgery here. He has over a decade of experience and has been working as part of the Canela Dental family for about two years. Alfredo is here to help you. He’s especially good at providing comprehensive gum care and treatments to patients of all ages. Alfredo said he was always drawn to working in dentistry because of his deep-rooted love for helping people. If he wasn’t working as a valuable part of our team, Alfredo says he would still be working somewhere else in the dental field. He’s full of faith, hope, humility, and honesty. Outside of the office, Alfredo loves to travel, play soccer, and go swimming. He’s also active each weekend with his local church.

Carol at Canela Dental

Dental Hygienist

Carol came to us as a former dentist from Columbia, before completing her dental hygiene training here in Florida. She’s been working in dentistry for nearly 30 years and has been with our office for almost a decade of that time. As one of our busy dental hygienists, Carol is responsible for completing dental cleanings, reviewing patient oral health for improvements, taking x-rays, and providing top-notch sterilization for all tools post-treatment. One of the things she loves hearing most from patients is when they’re surprised at how easy and pain-free their cleaning was with Carol. She has a very gentle touch that patients like you will appreciate and love! Carol says being a part of the Canela Dental team feels more like you’re working with family, and it makes her job even more rewarding and special each day. You’ll find that Carol is always responsible, kind, trustworthy, dependable, and a good listener when you need someone to talk to. When she’s not taking care of teeth at the office, you’ll probably find Carol sharing time with her close family and friends or playing a game of tennis.

Elisa at Canela Dental

Dental Assistant - Lead

Elisa received her dental training at Broward College and has been with our office for nearly 20 years. She says she chose a career in dentistry because she simply loves teeth. Elisa also enjoys assisting Dr. Canela, working alongside her fellow team members, and watching smiles as they’re totally transformed. When you meet Elisa, you’ll find out that she’s a sports fan, a hard worker, and an honest friend at the office whom you can always trust. She says being at Canela Dental is a unique experience for not just everyone who works at the office, but also everyone who visits us each day. We go out of our way to treat every person who walks into our office like a member of our own family. When Elisa has some free time outside of work, she enjoys going to the park with her daughter and grandson to play both softball and baseball.

Jaynee at Canela Dental

Front Desk

Jaynnee is a graduate of Queensland Vocational Technical High School. She’s nearing almost three decades in the dental field. When you call the office in need of help with scheduling an appointment or navigating your dental insurance, Jaynnee is here to help. When we asked her what she loves most about her job, Jaynnee simply said, “everything.” She loves being able to accommodate our patients and figure out the best way to make sure they’re well cared for. Jaynnee also says working for Dr. Canela is truly special because she’s a fantastic doctor. Jaynnee says Dr. Canela always treats every patient like a person, not just a number, and it makes for a positive work environment and an exceptional patient experience. Jaynnee also says it’s been incredible to watch how the dental industry has grown and become so innovative over the years. She enjoys being a part of it all and sharing it with our patients. Jaynnee says she’s loving, caring, proactive, helpful, grateful, and blessed. Jaynnee volunteers with her daughters’ schools. She has a small family that she loves spending time with, like sharing a trail ride or a good laugh. Jaynnee also mentors with the Paso Fino Horse Association.

Lariza at Canela Dental

Dental Assistant

Lariza is a graduate of Broward Dental Assisting School. She stays busy each day at the office, assisting Dr. Canela and her fellow team members to ensure every treatment is a success. It’s also Lariza’s job to make sure patients like you feel comfortable and cared for during your time with us, no matter why you’re in the office. Lariza says she was first drawn to the idea of working in dentistry because she had a love for all things teeth. She thought a career as a dental assistant was a perfect choice. Lariza is even considering learning even more about taking care of smiles as a dental hygienist. She enjoys helping patients achieve the healthy, balanced smile we all deserve to have in our life. Lariza says working at Canela Dental is fun and gratifying because of how genuine everyone in the office is, making it feel like they just part of your extended family. Lariza describes herself as a homebody, dog-lover, who is also detail-oriented. Outside of work, Lariza is usually spending free time with family and friends or watching the latest releases on Netflix.