After graduating from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1988 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, Dr. Robert Adami completed his residency in general dentistry at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, NY, where he was chief resident as well as an instructor.
Following his residency, Dr. Adami accepted a hospital staff position as an attending dentist, where he worked closely with incoming dental resident classes, both in their direct dental training and academic requirements. While working at the hospital, he was also an associate dentist in two local East Meadow private practices.
Dr. Adami relocated to South Florida in 1992, where he joined a large general dentistry practice in Cooper City. He was a partner and co-owner of the practice until 2008, when he moved north to Palm Beach County and started Designer Family Dental as a solo endeavor, without any patients of record and only two employees.
After two building expansions over a 7-year period, Designer Family Dental in Delray Beach has grown to include thousands of patients and 25 full-time employees, with plans for a second location in the works.
With the rapid growth of Designer Family Dental and a strong desire to maintain quality control, Dr. Adami has since become a full-time administrator of the practice and no longer delivers direct patient care. However, he maintains sole ownership, is more accessible than ever, and is very much a part of all policies and procedures at Designer Family Dental. It is extremely important to Dr. Adami that his patients consistently have pleasant experiences and feel like “family” while being treated at Designer Family Dental.
Dr. Adami has an unwavering dedication to ensure that his patients receive the same compassionate and high level care that has become synonymous with Designer Family Dental.
Dr. Darren Pike is a highly trained and skilled periodontist, performing all surgical aspects of implant dentistry, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and periodontics. He grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with both a bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Pike earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, where he graduated in the top of his class.
Dr. Pike was the only person in his class to receive an award and scholarship for his educational excellence and outstanding achievement in implant dentistry. At Nova Southeastern University, he completed an additional three years of specialty training in periodontology. During his residency, Dr. Pike was a clinical teacher for dental students at Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Pike has lectured for the Florida Academy of Periodontists and is currently a clinical advisor for NEOSS Inc. He also trained with some of the country’s leading implant and periodontal specialists. He has performed research in the fields of periodontal laser therapy and bone regeneration.
Dr. Pike is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). He currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife Talia and daughter Adison.
Dr. Andrea Santo was born in Brazil and raised in the USA. She graduated with highest honors from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor of science in biology. Dr. Santo pursued her long-time passion for science and health care in the field of dentistry, earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville.
“My strengths lie in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and I love working with children. I also have the ability to take the highest fear patient and make his or her experience a great one!”
“I love to transform smiles, and I treat every patient like family. To help my patients feel at ease, I speak Spanish and Portuguese, so speaking to my patients in a language they are comfortable with helps me to create a truly unique doctor-patient relationship that lasts for years!”
In addition to performing general and cosmetic dentistry procedures such as root canals, dentures, fillings, extractions, implants, and Invisalign, Dr. Santo also administers Botox and Juvederm injections to complement her patients’ smiles.
Dr. Santo is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Florida Dental Association.
When she is away from dentistry, Dr. Santo loves to spend time with her husband Marcelo and two daughters, traveling, going to the movies, and reading a good book.
Since graduating from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Natalie Pennington has provided high quality comprehensive care for the entire family. Her goal is to discover and then prioritize your immediate and long-term goals.
Dr. Pennington believes in the importance of establishing a long-term doctor-patient relationship that is built upon compassion, trust, and communication. She will relieve any immediate pain or discomfort, but also develop a plan to ensure you have a functional, healthy, and aesthetic smile throughout your lifetime by offering all the various facets of dentistry.
Dr. Pennington believes that your smile is the gateway to your body and also the initial and lasting impression you present to the world. Every patient and tooth is different and needs to be treated accordingly.
Dr. Pennington constantly strives to perfect her skills. She pays attention to detail to ensure every step is accurate. She is currently enrolled in the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry.
As passionate as Dr. Pennington is about aesthetic dentistry, she also is passionate about overall health and well-being. Dr. Pennington loves to train with weights and finds time to work out at the gym everyday. She also enjoys meditation.
Dr. Hamilton was born and raised in the Chicago area and moved to Florida in the late 1990’s. He currently lives with his fiancé, Gianna, and their dog, Angie. He enjoys the outdoors and spends as much time as possible fishing, SCUBA diving, skiing, or hiking. Dr. Hamilton initially moved to Florida to pursue an education in Marine Biology. While studying for his undergrad degree at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Hamilton accompanied the Southern Illinois University Dental School mission to Nicaragua with his brother Jeff, who is also a dentist. The mission provided many children and local persons in need with basic dental care, supplies, and oral healthcare instruction. This mission had a profound impact on Dr. Hamilton and soon thereafter he changed his focus from Marine Biology to becoming a dentist. Finishing his undergraduate degree at FAU, he went on to Barry University earning a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science. Dr. Hamilton then continued to Nova Southeastern University where he completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
Practicing dentistry in South Florida since 2011, Dr. Hamilton strives to provide his patients with the best care possible. Every year he stays current on dental techniques with many hours of continuing education in the different aspects of dentistry. Along with his knowledge he treats his patients with gentle and artistic hands providing a quality outcome, while always keeping comfort a priority.