Dental Staff

All our professionals at Children's Dental Place maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Michelle Handel

Since 1994, Dr. Michelle Handel has been practicing dentistry on children and adolescents. Graduating from Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Michelle Handel came to the South Florida area and worked in West Palm Beach. She opened her first office in Plantation, Florida, and currently practices in her West Boca Raton office. As a dentist for children, Dr. Michelle Handel is able to implement many methods to help your child feel comfortable and at ease. These involve coaching, distraction, and parent participation. Dr. Michelle Handel participates in and sponsors many school events. She works closely with the daycare centers and schools in the area. Dr. Michelle Handel lives in Delray Beach and works in both Boca Raton and Wellington, where the culmination of all of her experience as a children’s dentist 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. If 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