Thomas A. Copulos, D.D.S., P.A.
Since 8th grade, Dr. Copulos wanted to be a dentist. His personal experience with orthodontics and oral surgery sparked his interest in becoming a dentist. He focused his education, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, toward going to Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry. In dental school, Dr. Copulos was at the top of his class and received many honors for research. One of his professors approached him and suggested that he would make a great periodontist. Dr. Copulos worked as a general dentist in his hometown of Miami for two years, and then applied for a Periodontal Residency program. He was accepted at the University of Florida and completed his residency in 1992. He started practicing in Boca Raton and opened his own office in 1995. Doctor Thomas A. Copulos earned his Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a board certification, in 1995. He is a past President of the Florida Association of Periodontists and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association.
Treatment Plan Coordinator – Elise
Elise Louden was born in Long Island, New York and moved to Florida in 1980. Elise Graduated from F.I.U. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition. She joins the practice with over 25 years of medical and dental experience, and she has raised two children along the way. Elise has personal experience with dental and implant procedures and empathizes with her patients. She understands that treatment can be long which requires patience. She also understands insurance and will help her patients find ways to afford treatment. Elise enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and their three beautiful grandchildren.
Dental Hygienist – Rosemary Condeelis Penland
Rosemary is focused on providing our patients thorough care of their oral health. She received her Dental Hygiene training at Asheville Buncombe Technical College. She has worked in the field of periodontics for the past 20 years. She initially practiced in North Carolina, but most of her career has been here in South Florida. Rosemary has exceptional skills and knowledge to provide our patients with preventative care to reduce the signs of gum disease and prevent its reoccurrence. Her goal is to promote the health and wellness of every patient through education. She takes the time to adapt patient-specific care for their periodontal needs. Periodontal disease is associated with other systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, lung infections and it is her focus to inform all her patients on how to not only improve the health of their mouth but their overall health as well.
Dental Surgical Assistant – Lauren White
A native Floridian, Lauren received her Associates degree at Palm Beach State University. A family friend suggested she consider dental assisting as a stepping stone to her ultimate goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist. She attended the Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches and interned at the office of Dr. Copulos. We were so impressed with her personality, people skills and demeanor that we hired her once her internship was completed. She has continued with her education to achieve the Expanded Duties certification for a dental assistant and has become our main Surgical Assistant. At this point in her career, Lauren enjoys helping patients, assisting in periodontal and dental implant surgery and helping patients achieve renewed smiles with the Pinhole technique so much, that her dream of dental hygiene is now on hold.
Dental Surgical Assistant – Josh Chaitowitz
Josh has always been involved in the field of medicine; his father is a Vascular Interventional Radiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. He moved to Boca Raton from Australia when he was 18 and completed his senior year of high school at Donna Klein Academy. He attended FAU and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Exercise Science. While pursuing a career as a personal trainer, he began to dream of becoming a dentist. He enrolled into the Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches where he completed his Expanded Duties certification. He completed his required internship with Dr. Copulos and was added to our staff because of his passion for dentistry and his desire to help our patients. We are working with Josh to help him achieve his dream and enroll in a dental school in 2020. He has since fallen in love with periodontics, and hopes to become a periodontist in the future.