The Board


The Florida Board of Dentistry plays a leading role in the State’s ever-changing health care environment . This is accomplished through communications with the public, legislature, dental colleges, the dental community, and through taking active roles on national dental organizations.

The Board consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Seven members must be licensed dentists actively engaged in clinical practice; two members must be actively practicing dental hygienists; and two members must be consumers employed in a field or occupation that is not related to the dental profession.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

Members of the Board

Catherine Cabanzon
R.D.H., B.A.S.D.H.
West Palm Beach, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/20
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Matthew Freedman
D.M.D.
Naples, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Vacant

Term Ends:

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Naved Fatmi, D.M.D. Chair
Boca Raton, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/19
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T. J. Tejera
D.M.D., M.D.
Fort Myers, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/21
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Karyn Hill
R.D.H.
Parkland, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2021
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Nicholas A. White
D.M.D. Vice-Chair
Lake Mary, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2021
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Fabio Andrade Consumer
Weston, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/20
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Claudio L. Miro, D.D.S.
Miami, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2023
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Nick Kavouklis
D.M.D
Tampa

Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Vacant

Term Ends:

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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. All board members serve four-year terms. Despite the expiration of their term, board members can continue to serve until they have been replaced; however, according to Section 466.004(1), Florida Statutes, members may serve no more than a total of 10 years. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Staff

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Legal Counsel

David Flynn
Senior Assistant Attorney General

(850) 414-3300