Dental Staff

Meet our other Doctors!!!

Meet our friendly, experienced general dentists limited to pediatric dentistry and staff at Children's Dental Place! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. We are proud to be members of the Boca Raton, East Boca Raton, and Wellington communities and serve the dental needs of their children.

Dr. Michelle Handel

Founder of Children’s Dental Place in 1998

Since 1994, Dr. Michelle Handel-Herman has been practicing dentistry on children and adolescents. Graduating from Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Michelle practiced dentistry with a well renowned Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in  Philadelphia for 4 years before she relocated to the South Florida area. She opened her first office in Plantation, Florida. After that, she and her husband, Dr. Joe Herman, continued to open offices in Broward and Palm Beach County. She presently practices in her east Boca and Wellington offices. As a dentist for children, she is able to implement many methods to help your child feel comfortable and at ease. These involve  coaching, distraction and parent participation. Dr. Michelle participates in and sponsors many school events.  She works closely with the daycare centers and schools in the area. Dr. Michelle lives in Deerfield Beach with her husband/business partner and two French Bulldogs.They have 4 grown sons and a beautiful baby grand daughter. She enjoys Bikram yoga, the gym, traveling and spending time with family and friends. The culmination of all her experience as a children's dentist and a parent of four has allowed her to create a dental environment that is filled with comfort and fun.


Dr. Joe Herman

Dr. Joseph L. Herman who is also a general dentist who is limited to pediatric dentistry is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. He has many hours of continuing education and has been treating patients of all ages since 1990. Dr. Joseph L. Herman comes from a family of dentists. His two brothers practice in south Florida as well. Many years ago, he joined the practice with his wife and has been treating children as well. “I love practicing dentistry with children. It is a very enjoyable rewarding experience.”                                                                                       


The doctors are members of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Atlantic Coast District Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry


Dr. Lyle Herman

Dr. Lyle Herman is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for his pediatric patients. A native of Ohio, Dr. Lyle grew up in South Florida where he was surrounded by his family of dentists. Knowing he wanted to follow in his family’s footsteps, he attended the University and Michigan and Florida Atlantic University for his undergraduate studies before receiving his D.M.D from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. Dr. Lyle resides in Wellington with his wife, Marisa, and their two Alaskan Klee Kais, Denali and Nikita. While out of the office, Dr. Lyle enjoys spending time on the golf course, fishing and traveling