Our Staff

Dr. Markowitz

Dr. Markowitz evaluates your overall health, your risk factors and the personal goals you have for your smile. Then, he outlines exactly what he’s going to do ahead of time and uses only the most advanced tools and techniques available in dentistry to achieve wonderful results! There’s no guessing at Great Boca Smiles—Dr. Markowitz has a vision for what your smile will look like and implements the most advanced technologies to get your smile to where it needs to be on schedule!

Dr. Markowitz attended Dental School at The Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his post dental training and surgical residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY. He received his implant surgical training at the University of Miami’s Implant Dentistry Program. He has continued his dental education at the prestigious Rosenthal Institute and Aesthetic Advantage, Inc.

Marcie Ivanik


Marcie went to Broward College and earned her RDH degree in 1998 and has been practicing since her graduation.
She is a new member of Great Boca Smiles and has found the comradery and team spirit at Great Boca Smiles to be exceptional.

She enjoys connecting with her patients and gently guiding them to maintain a healthy smile.

Marcie is a native South Floridian. She and her two sons and enjoy boating, fishing and camping.

Office Manager: Fran

“My job is to listen to our patients; to listen to their concerns, their wants and their needs.”

When you’re with Fran this is your time to talk it all out.
Dr. Markowitz will provide Fran with notes from his examination; you and she will turn this into a treatment plan, a schedule of care that will best meet all of your needs. Fran is our “go to” person at Great Boca Smiles.

Boca dentist Dr. Markowitz offers a variety of financially creative solutions to affordable dental care. Just ask Fran! Fran has been the Operations manager for our team since 2000.

Fran brings 25 years of dental experience to the front office. Fran attended Queens College in New York and has done many of the continuing education classes with Dr. Markowitz. Fran’s knowledge of finance, insurance and treatment planning makes beautiful smiles happen for many of our patients.

Sue Lara

Dental Assistant

Susana Lara grew up in Madrid, Spain and attended the University of Castilla — La Mancha at Ciudad Real where she received a Bachelor degree of Arts. She then attended the prestigious Castilla — La Mancha University College where she obtained her Masters on Comparative Studies in 1998. At the same time she studied at the Official Language School where she studied English, French and German.
She moved to the US in 1998. She lived in Atlanta, Georgia where she practiced as a Head Dental Assistant in the same practice for 15 years. She attended to the Hinman Dental Convention.
Susana moved to Florida in 2014 with her family. She has two children Axel and Lara Amanda. She believes in the power of Dentistry to change people’s lives. She is caring and takes time to listen to our patients’ concerns. She is committed to attending dental conventions, seminars, and meetings year round.
Susana has been working in private practice since 1998. She received her Dental Assistant Radiology and her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certifications.
Susana likes to run and she enjoys Qi Gong. She and her two children, Axel and Lara Amanda, love to travel, enjoy boating, scuba diving and snorkeling.

Assistant: Zoila

Boca Raton Team Member

Zoila has been with the Great Boca Smiles team for almost a year and enjoys the happy, friendly smiles from the staff  and all her patients.

Zoila graduated from Lindsey Hopkins Technical Institute and brings over 20 years of experience. One of the main reasons she loves her job is being able to see the smile on her patients face after their dental needs have been met. Zoila loves her patients and their well being is her only priority.

Zoila has been living in Coral Springs, Florida for over 10 years. In her free time, she loves to cook, read and spend quality time with her husband and two daughters.

The Great Boca Smiles Staff  & Dentist Dr. Alan Markowitz are Dedicated to Excellent Service – Proudly Serving Boca Raton, Parkland & West Boca

Dental Assistant: Luly

Boca Raton Team Member

A part of the Boca dental team, Luly has been in the field for 29 years.

As a teenager her father trained her in his lab as a Lab Technician. Inspired by this experience, Luly continued with dentistry and graduated as a Dental Assistant from Lindsay Hopkins Technical Institute in 1982.

She began working with Dr. Markowitz in March 2009, and enjoys the fun atmosphere. “We have a great team and great patients” she says, “and Dr. Markowitz  treats all of us as if we were family, we all love working for him.”

When asked why she does what’s she does she replies, “I enjoy seeing people’s smile and the confidence their beautiful smile gives them.”

Receptionist: Shannon

Boca Raton Team Member

Born and raised in California, Shannon graduated from UCLA, and moved to Florida with her family in 1994.

Although this is her first job in the dentistry field, she brings a wide range of knowledge through her varied work experiences that contribute to the success of this office, including outside sales, marketing, human resources and most recently corporate real estate.

She has made friends with the people she works with and is also friendly with our patients as well. She states, “Our office truly has a great camaraderie and our patients pick up on this”.

Shannon thoroughly enjoys working at this Boca Raton dentist office. She says, “The sound I mostly hear emanating from the operator rooms is laughter! Great Boca Smiles really does put a smile on people’s faces.”

Elizabeth Hyatt

Elizabeth Hyatt comes to Great Boca Smiles with over 16 years of experience in the dental field working as an Assistant and Office Manager for an Endodontist.

She is now working at Great Boca Smiles as our Insurance Coordinator with many additional responsibilities with our Front Office Staff.

Due to her vast experience, she has been able to contribute greatly to the operation of our office. Elizabeth has proven to be a valuable asset to Great Boca Smiles.

Leighanne D’Avanzo

Bio: Coming Soon!


Dental Assistant

Elaine has just joined the Great Boca Smiles team recently as a Dental Assistant. She was born in Connecticut and grew up in South Florida. She has 12 years of experience as an assistant in oral surgery and periodontics. She received her dental assistant diploma at Penn Foster and her expanded functions certificate at Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches. She also has her license in X-ray and CPR certification. She enjoys contributing to the success of a perfect healthy smile.



Office manager

We are very excited to announce our newest team member, Marcela Montoya, as our new office manager. 

Marcela graduated from University of Massachusetts Worcester in 2000 with BA in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing & Spanish.

She has over 10 years of experience as a dental assistant and over the years she slowly transitioned into an administrative roll.

Marcela loves helping patients achieve the smile they want & she enjoys helping the patients navigate through all insurance benefits and financing that might be available to the patient, thus making their dental wishes for a healthy and beautiful smile achievable!

Marcela states that, “I couldn’t see myself working in any other type of environment.  I am honored to be part of such a spectacular team and look forward to growing with the office & patients”.

Marcela recently moved here from Boston and looks forward to her new beginnings in Florida. 



  • 9325 Glades Road #102
  • Boca Raton, FL 33434

advanced technology

When it comes to utilizing the most advanced technologies available in the field of dentistry, Dr. Markowitz and the staff at Great Boca Smiles take pride in being at the leading edge. Our goal is to provide the best treatments to you and ultimately give you the smile of your dreams. With all the options we have available, we can give you the optimum treatment plan. We offer CEREC One Day Crowns, Dental Implants, 3D Cat Scans, L-PRF, New Teeth Today-New Teeth Tomorrow, Non-Surgical Gum Therapy, and Sleep Apnea Treatments.


  • Dental Implants

  • 3D Cat Scan for
    Implant Dentistry

  • L-PRF