MEET THE TEAM
The Dedicated Team at New Image Dentistry in Port St. Lucie, FL
We know that a family dental office is only as effective and welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members that have helped make New Image Dentistry the wonderful place it is today! As a team, we are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home when they come in to visit their local Port St. Lucie dentist, Dr. Kamini Talati.
Kamini Talati, DMD
Honored as a U.S. Presidential Scholar upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Talati earned her degree in dentistry from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Dental Medicine in 2002. She has been in private practice for nine years and has also completed advanced training programs in esthetic dentistry, implants and other subjects to better meet her patients’ needs.
A member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists and the MUSC Alumni Association, Dr. Talati was honored as a Residential Scholar by the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Talati is married to Raja Talati, a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve and family physician in Port Saint Lucie. They have two sons, who both play travel soccer as goalkeepers. Away from the practice, Dr. Talati serves on the Board of the Sun Grove Montessori School and enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, watching her boys play soccer and spending time with her family.
“All of my patients are unique, so I develop a treatment plan based on their individual needs,”she says. “I educate them on how to attain their personal goals, always with one common goal in mind—good oral health.”
Cindy Cooper, Dental Assistant
Cindy completed the Pensacola Junior College Dental Assisting Program in 1985. Certified in dental assisting and radiography, she has been with Dr. Talati for more than nine years.
“I love what I do as a dental assistant,” she says. “I care about my patients and try to make them as comfortable as possible.”
Married with two grown children, Cindy enjoys horseback riding, tending to her horses and other animals, creating mosaics and kayaking.
Missy Gately, Office Manager
Certified in dental assisting and radiology, Missy now keeps our practice running smoothly in her capacity as office manager.
“Working here since 2006,” Missy says, “I think of our patients as family. I do whatever I can to make them feel welcome here.”
Missy is married and has four children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hanging out at the beach and watching her children play sports.
Tawnya Medlin, Dental Assistant
Born in Massachusetts, Tawnya moved to Florida in her late teens and quickly fell in love with the area.
Married with two children she enjoys her free time by spending time with her family and participating in the local beach volleyball and softball teams. With a passion for providing a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, she aims to provide a comfortable experience for our patients. She received her expanded functions and radiology certification from Indian River Community College in 1998.
Tawnya has been a dental assistant in various dental specialties for over 18 years and is one of New Image Dentistry’s newest members.
Elena Malham, Dental Hygienist
Born in Michigan, Elena moved to Florida as a child and grew up locally. She is married with one young son and is avid about spending time outdoors. She spends most of her time enjoying the beach with her son.
Physical activity is also an important aspect of her life, she practices aerial yoga and other weight based exercise programs. She is a graduate of Indian River State College and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2006.
With 10 years of experience, she strives to improve the smiles of the local community. New Image Dentistry is excited to welcome Elena as part of our team.
Angie, Dental Assistant
Angie graduated as a Dental Assistant from Indian River State college in 2013. Ahe chose the dental field because it makes her feel good knowing she is a part of making someone smile with confidence.
Angie enjois working with Dr. Talati because she takes the time to listen to each of her patient's questions, concerns and is very passionate about what she does. On her free time she enjoies spending time with her husband and daughter, shopping and going to the beach.
Contact Our Port St. Lucie Dental Office!
The first step in achieving and maintaining good oral health for you and your family is finding the right local family dentist. At New Image Dentistry, we’ve helped patients of all ages build a lifetime of radiant, healthy smiles through our various general and cosmetic treatments. Stop by our local office to meet our Dr. Talati and her wonderful staff. We proudly serve families and individuals throughout Port St. Lucie, FL and the surrounding communities. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!.