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.

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 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.”

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!

Susan Torney

Practice Manager

A recent transplant from New York Susan was looking for another “home away from home” after being with the same Manhattan practice for 16 years.  She loves working with patients: helping them to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.  

Susan, along with her Doctor, was a guest lecturer at Columbia University School of Dentistry on Practice Management.  She was also the operations manager for a company that specializes in continuing education for dentists. 

The next chapter is with Dr. Markowitz and Susan is pleased to report that “I got lucky twice, I cannot be happier with my choice to join Dr. Markowitz and his amazing team”. 

  • OUR LOCATION

  • 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.


  • CEREC

  • Dental Implants

  • 3D Cat Scan for
    Implant Dentistry

  • L-PRF