Our Staff

Staff Picture Aug. 2018

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.

Dr. Aylmer

Dr. John Aylmer is a Florida native and enjoys surfing, fishing, and diving in his free time. He obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Central Florida and graduated with numerous awards from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. His dedication the dental profession is made apparent through hundreds of hours of continuing education in all aspects of general dentistry. Furthermore, he currently serves his colleagues as Secretary of the South Broward Dental Association. Overall, Dr. Aylmer is passionate about dentistry and is here to serve you with the highest quality of dentistry.

“Ultimately, my goal is to partner with you to improve your oral health. Together we can achieve optimal results!”

Zoila

Dental Assistant

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

Luly

Dental Assistant

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.

Leigh Anne D’Avanzo

Leigh Anne D’Avanzo was born in Washington DC. and was raised in Maryland where I married my husband, Dennis in 1989. In 1995 we took a chance and moved to Florida for the beach and the weather. My husband and I raised three wonderful children together who have been a joy to our lives!

Dr. Alan Markowitz and I met in 1996, and we have worked together since.

My passion for the dental field has been a long and rewarding one. I strive to make a difference in patients oral health by securing their trust and treating them with the highest quality of care. I aim to educate my patients so they can each achieve a healthy mouth, a bright white smile and feel confident in their overall health.

Looking forward to meeting you at Great Boca Smiles.

Nick

Bio: Coming Soon!

Erin Sill

Erin grew up in the beautiful Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Although she has a great love for the quiet country lifestyle, she decided to take a break from the long cold winters and relocated to sunny South Florida in 2005.

Erin joined the Great Boca Smiles team in 2017. She has a combined 10 years experience in Orthodontics and General Dentistry. She enjoys the smiling patients and loves the fun atmosphere with the Great Boca Smiles family!

Erin currently resides in Boca Raton with her amazing husband, beautiful daughter, and one of a kind french bulldog Noah! She loves spending quality time with her lovely family. She also loves the church, traveling, cooking, crafts, gardening, and relaxing on the beach!

Holly

We are happy to welcome Holly to Great Boca Smiles!  Holly graduated from Palm Beach State College as a Certified Dental Assistant, and then transferred to Broward State College where she earned her Dental Hygiene degree.

Holly has been enjoying the dental field for over 18 years now. She is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendship with each patient. Her easy going and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. When not at work, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, friends, and family. 

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”. 

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