Dr. Michelle DeFelice
Received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University in 1986 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the State University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1990.
In Upstate New York she was in a partnership with her father Dr. Ralph DeFelice for 13 years. She was Treasurer of her local Dental Society and on the Health Advisory Board for Head Start. Although there are only minimal state requirements, Michelle has completed several hundred hours of Continuing Education at the prestigious Pankey Institute and at many other dental conventions nationwide.
She is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. After marrying Dr. Ron Hucke in November 2002, she relocated and joined St. John’s Family Dentistry. The climate in Florida gives her more time outdoors for golfing, boating and spending time on the beach. Ron and Michelle have 2 beautiful twin girls together.
Dr. Kelly Carrothers
Dr. Carrothers graduated cum laude from the University of Toledo in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 1997.
Dr. Carrothers moved to Northeast Florida following dental school to complete her first of two residencies. She completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in 1998 and the General Practice Residency in 1999.
Both residencies were at the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville. Dr. Carrothers practiced in Fleming Island, Florida for two years prior to relocating to St. Augustine in 2001. Her spare time is enjoyed with husband, Rich and being “Mom” to daughter Devin and son Dillon. She is also actively involved in the Junior Service League of St. Augustine.
Dr. Anthony Corral
Dr. Anthony Corral completed his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from Temple University’s prestigious School of Dentistry. He is a member of Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association and N.E. District Dental Association.
Dr. Corral lives with his wife Viti where they enjoy everything about North Florida. They enjoy cooking in their home for family and friends. They also love attending local community events when they are not working. Both enjoy travelling too, but they always say St. Augustine is the best place they’ve ever been.
Dr. Josh Goldknopf
Dr. Josh Goldknopf is our “in-house” orthodontist. “Dr. G” as our patients fondly call him received his undergraduate degree in Biology from The University of Miami. He received his dentistry training at Drexel University and his advanced orthodontics training at The University of Maryland and Nova Southeastern University. Dr. G enjoys spending time with patients and developing a realistic plan for their “soon-to-be” beautiful smile.
Carol Beach, RDH
Carol has been in dentistry since 1978. A St. Augustine High School graduate she attended college at Florida Community College. Carol lives with her husband, Joe and her two children, Daniel & Claire, in St. Augustine Beach. She enjoys kayaking, gardening, swimming and scrapbooking.
Diane Rubino, RDH
Diane grew up in South Florida but has called St. Augustine home for many years. She graduated from Miami Dade Community College and has been in dentistry since 1985. She has been happily married for almost 40 years and has two children and two grandchildren along with two great dogs, Madison & Roxy.
Annette Kidder, RDH, BAS
We welcome Annette Kidder (we love her smile)! She grew up in Michigan and did her dental training in Lansing, MI. She has been a hygienist for 18 years and loves to build caring and trusting relationships with her patients. She is married to Guerry and they have two daughters, ages 17 and 20. Guerry is a firefighter for the City of St. Augustine!
Emil Hernandez, RDH
Emil Hernandez is one of our new hygienists. He is familiar with our area because he went to Bishop Kenny High School and graduated from UNF. He has been in dentistry for 13 years and the thing he likes most about it is: “Making a difference in peoples lives by educating them.” He is married to Janice and has two children, Emilia and Dylan.