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Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 


Dr. Raphael Liy, DDS, MBA

Dr. Raphael Liy, DDS, MBA, is an Ivy League trained dentist with advanced education in the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Liy graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelors degree in Economics and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University in the City of New York. Dr. Liy completed his post-doctorate residency at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Nevada where he concurrently earned his Masters of Business Administration in addition to his extensive clinical, didactic, and research responsibilities.
In his free time, Dr. Liy enjoys boating, fishing, hiking, photography, and rooting for the University of Miami Hurricanes football team.


Stella

Treatment Coordinator – Hablo español 

Stella was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She earned her dental degree from the San Martin University Dental School in Bogota.

Stella has been the treatment coordinator at Smiles by Graff since August 2014. This gives her the opportunity to greet new patients, to explain the importance of orthodontic treatment, and to help make each patient’s start in treatment a rewarding experience. She is proud to be part of a team that places patient care and professionalism as its first priority. Stella’s bilingual skills help make our Spanish-speaking patients feel at home.

Stella is married and the proud mother of a little boy. She enjoys visiting the Florida beaches as well as Disney World.


Crystal

Marketing Coordinator

Crystal was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Florida at the age of five. She has been with Smiles by Graff since 2015 and has the position of Marketing Coordinator. Crystal meets with doctors of the area along with their staff to share what’s new and exciting at Smiles by Graff.

Crystal is the aunt of four nieces and one nephew. She enjoys traveling, going to concerts and the Florida sun on a beach.  


Brandy

Orthodontic Assistant

Brandy has been with Smiles by Graff team since October 2014. She loves working with patients to help create beautiful smiles.

In her spare time, Brandy keeps busy with her young son Keegan


Tiffany

Orthodontic Assistant

Tiffany graduated from Pasco-Hernando State College’s dental assisting program in May 2008. She started working for Smiles by Graff during her internship in January 2008. As a past patient of Dr. Graff’s, she was excited to start her own career in orthodontics in the warm, caring environment she remembers.

Tiffany is married to her high-school sweetheart Mike, and together they have three children: two awesome boys, Nathan and Caleb, and one beautiful daughter, Michaela, who also works at Smiles by Graff. The family has two dogs and a cat who thinks it’s a dog! In her free time, Tiffany enjoys cooking, reading, and gaming with her family.


Trish

Clinical Coordinator

Trish is an orthodontic assistant and has been a part of the Smiles By Graff team for over 30 years. She absolutely loves helping create beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime and loves to have met all the amazing families along the journey.

Trish has been married to John for over 30 years and they have a son Lucas, who is their pride and joy.


Michelle

New Patient Records

Michelle is the Insurance Coordinator/Account Receivable expert at Smiles by Graff Orthodontics. She is happy to verify benefits, file claims and handle all your billing questions. She was previously a certified orthodontic assistant for Dr. Graff in the mid 90s. The best part of her job is seeing the amazing transformations in our patients smiles.

Michelle lives in Dunedin and is happily married. She is a proud mom to three great kids. When not running to baseball, hockey, and girl scouts with her kids, Michelle enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, and bowling in a league.


Brittany

Orthodontic Assistant

Brittany joined Smiles by Graff after completing the Dental Assisting Program at PHSC. She is a past patient of Dr. Graff. Her personal experience encouraged her to pursue a career in orthodontics.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys being on the water, keeping active, and spending time with her dog.


Alexsa

Lab Technician

Alexsa was born in Maryland. Her family is originally from Colombia, South America. She is a student at PHSC with hopes of becoming a dentist. She loves seeing the growth in patient confidence with the help of orthodontic treatment.


Michaela

Lab Coordinator

Michaela was born and raised in Florida. She has been with Smiles by Graff since June 2013. She loves food, coffee, tea and her family. She also has a little bit of knowledge of everything and anything. True lover of random knowledge. 


Alanna

Scheduling Coordinator

Alanna was born in New York and raised in Florida. She has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She has a wonderful man in her life Steve and 2 children, 2 grand children and a french bulldog she adores.

Alanna really likes working for Smiles by Graff and enjoys seeing our patients smiles change.  

 


Agnes

Lab Technician

Agnieszka (Agnes) was born in Poland and moved to the United States with her husband in 2005. She graduated from Medical School in Poland and was certified as a Child Care Provider. She was certified in 2015 as a dental assistant from Valley Medical Institute in Connecticut. 

Agnes is happily married and a proud mother of two wonderful boys Adrian and Oliver. They also have another family member Australian Labradoodle named Milo. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and friends, travel and be outside enjoying Florida beaches and nature. She is fluent in Polish and English. 

 

 

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