Meet Our Friendly Miami Beach, FL Dental Office Staff

We love making sure our office provides you with a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been chosen to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Feel free to read all the biographies of our staff to learn about their credientials.

Grace, Business Manager
Grace is a 1990 graduate of the University of Florida's Fisher School of Accounting. One year later, she graduated from Florida International University where she received her Master of Accounting degree. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and one year thereafter moved to Miami Beach. After college, she spent the first ten years working for various domestic and international trading companies as a comtroller. From time to time, she can be found multitasking clerical and accounting duties at her husband's dental practice. Currently, she is a licensed Florida Realtor, but mostly puts her Accounting degree to part time practice at a local CPA firm. Grace is married to Dr. DelCastillo and together they have two young daughters. When not working, she spends time with Daniel and the girls, visiting family, chauffeuring the girls to ice skating lessons, shopping and jogging. Grace is a member of Hadassah's Koach Chapter, Skylake Synagogue and helps support Hillel Community Day School activities
Kelly , Dental Hygienist
Kelly Ross-Nitkin has been a hygienist since 1991. She graduated from hygiene school in Gainesville, Florida. While in school, she saw patients at the University of Florida Dental School Clinics and received invaluable experience. Kelly is married and is the mother of 3 children. Kelly is very involved in the community. She is a PTSA board member on the Miami Beach Senior High School, an executive board member of the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, as well as being on the executive board of the Greater Miami Jewish Women's Department. And if that wasn't enough she is also the Vice- President of the Women's Auxiliary Education Committee of Temple Menorah. When not practicing Hygiene, Kelly can be found traveling with her boy's ice hockey teams or watching her daughter play soccer. Kelly enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with friends, skiing with family or on the water with her husband.
Daniella, Dental Assistant
Daniella has been Dr. DelCastillo's dental assistant since 1997. She moved from Romania, Bucharest in 1996, where she was head dental administrator for the Emergency Dental Clinic at Bucharest General Hospital. She received her dental training at Eurodental Bucharest. While with Dr. DelCastillo, she has attended several advanced continuing education courses on cosmetics, implants, and cosmetics. Daniella is Dr. DelCastillo's main dental assistant and is very well versed in the running of the dental office and can help you with any questions you may have. Daniella is married, and enjoys traveling to Romania to visit her family yearly.
Pedro, Dental Assistant
Pedro was born in Cuba. He followed his dreams of a career in healthcare and graduated from the University of Havana's College of Dentistry in 1990. He then worked for eight years as a dentist before leaving Cuba. Since arriving in Miami in 1999, he has been working with the practice of Dr. DelCastillo. He went on to obtain advanced training as an assistant and obtained his license as a dental hygienist in 2003. Our patients love his gentle touch and pleasant demeanor. Pedro is married to Nimsy and has two sons. He is a man of faith who enjoys spending time with his family and friends and speaking of the "Old Country." One day he wishes for a better Cuba.
Hilda, Office Manager
Hilda has been our office manager since 1998. Before leaving Cuba in 1993, she obtained her degree in computer programming. Since then she has been involved in business managing within the dental field. She has come to know our patients on a personal level and helps steer them into the best decisions regarding their oral health. Her ability to help with financing decisions and expertise with Care Credit® make her a valuable asset to the patients, as well as to the office. Any questions regarding your treatment or with an appointment is her first priority. During her off hours, Hilda enjoys spending time with her family and three pets. Her hobbies include exercising, reading, doing housework, and catching a good movie.
Vanessa, Dental Assistant
Vanessa has been a dental assistant with our office since 2005. She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and received her dental education at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She came to the United States in 2003 and has passionately continued her studies in dentistry. Vanessa is one of Dr. DelCastillo's main dental assistant and has participated in many continuing education course. Vanessa loves to read, see movies, sewing and needle point. She has a great sense of humor and always has a good joke to share.
Yaima, Office Assistant
Yaima Alejandro left Cuba and arrived in Miami with her parents at the age of 17 and lives in North Miami. She quickly enrolled in Miami Dade Community College. In 2004 she received her degree as an Ultrasound Tech. She developed her customer service skills working her way through school as a dental office billing and insurance coding coordinator. As time went on she found herself running the dental office in North Miami Beach for several years. Yaima has started with Dr. DelCastillo in Jan 2013 and has been extremely helpful with coordinating new patient appointments and with any insurance questions. She has a very calm and positive attitude and is more than happy to help in any way possible. During her off hours, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, reading, movies and enjoying all that Miami Beach has to offer. Yaima has been a tremendous assist to our practice.
Jesus, Office Assistant
Jesus Rios was born in Habana, Cuba and Graduate from University of Habana in 1976 as System Engineer. He worked as professor in the University of Habana between 1978 and 1996 teaching computers science and software applications until he was able to leave and transplant himself here in Miami. Jesus is married to Julia and has 4 children that they are extremely proud of. Jesus is our administrative assistant as well as our IT specialist. He is a Novel l Certified Network Engineer since 1991, Microsoft Certified Professional since 1993, and Microsoft Partner since 2003. Jesus enjoys watching Sifi channel and is enjoying his empty nest with his two dogs Bruno and Rocky. Jesus has been an incredible help with his IT support and paving the way for a hopefully paperless office.
Sally, Dental Hygienist
Sally was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Miami Beach with her family at a young age. She was raised on Miami Beach with her two siblings and attended and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High in 1994. It's a privilege to be able to serve the community I was raised in. I found I had a passion for healthcare so I decided to pursue a career in dental Hygiene. Sally graduated from Miami-Dade College with an associate in science degree for Dental Hygiene in 2007. While attending Dental Hygiene school, she spent some time volunteering at the VA Hospital and Nova Dental School working with children and the elderly. She gained tremendous experience and compassion during that time. Sally is very passionate about her career and enjoys helping others. Sally is married to Alex and has beautiful twin daughters. She spends her free time with the family. Also enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and relaxing on the beach.
Zoila, Dental Assistant
Zoila Jueth Hernandez Santos was born in the city of Las Ceiba, Honduras. She studied and received a degree of dentistry at the National University of Honduras in 2007. She left Honduras to South Florida where she has been living since 2014. She is married and has a beautiful young son who loves playing soccer. Zoila has been an incredible asset to our office with her kind and pleasant disposition.

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