Meet the Team
Jonothan M. Royal, DMDDr. Royal has practiced general dentistry in south Florida for over 27 years. Originally born in Kentucky, Dr. Royal graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.
While practicing dentistry in Boca Raton, Dr. Royal served the South Palm Beach County Dental Association as Children's Dental Health Month Chairman, Secretary, Editor and Vice President.
Dr. Royal is a strong believer in life long continuing education. He consistently acquires 2-3 times the required credits for licensure in the state of Florida. He strives to stay current on all the latest technological advances to be able to offer his patients all current options for optimal dental health and esthetics.
In his free time, Dr. Royal enjoys coaching youth sports. He has coached high level travel soccer for over 20 years,and holds national level coaching certificates. He has also coached softball, football, basketball and hare scramble dirt bike racing. Dr. Royal and his family have also competed on horseback in team sorting, team penning, cutting, reigning and reigning cow horse competitions.
One of Dr. Royal's greatest joys in life is the warm satisfaction of changing a person's life with the complete restoration of a healthy smile, especially for a patient who spent most of their life terrified of the dentist.
Harold L. Brooks Jr., DDSDr. Brooks was born in Washington DC, where his father was a dentist with a practice in Virginia. He was drafted during the Korean War and became a dentist in the Air Force. His family went to Alabama, Tokyo, Turkey and Madison, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin with a major in biochemistry. Returning to Washington DC, he graduated from Georgetown Dental School and then became a dentist in the Air Force. Spending three years in Ramstein, Germany. He then, attended graduate school with the Air Force to become a periodontist.
In 1972, his wife, Barbara, along with their small son moved to Vero Beach. Where he started his first dental practice. He sold that practice to Dr. Joe Thomas in 1989, and took a sabbatical for 12 years beginning again in Sebastian with his second practice. He sold that to Dr. Pirkle and Chapman and started a practice in Viera, FL. Which he also later sold. He is now delighted to be back in Vero Beach at his boutique wellness practice. He has had special training in treating gum problems, TMJ, veneers, crowns, root canals, sedation dentistry, snoring, implants and, oral bacteria.
Brandi A. Simmons, D.M.D.Dr. Brandi Simmons attended Valdosta State University for her undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2007. She then attended the University of Louisville where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Simmons focuses on helping patients keep their teeth for life. She takes a long-term, lifetime approach to dental care by choosing to treat the causes of dental diseases, not just the symptoms of them. She loves working with patients as a partner to help them achieve OR keep a beautiful, healthy smile.
When Dr. Simmons is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys fishing, running, the beach, and spending time with her husband and dog.
Kat Dufresne, Office Administrator
Kat supervises all team members and coordinates office flow. Kat started her career with dental assisting in 2007. She quickly fell in love with the office management in the dental field and continued her education to best serve patients. Kat’s passion for her work is displayed by the individual focus on meeting our patients’ comfort and needs. She feels very fulfilled when she is able to take a fearful patient with complex dental issues and help transform them into the confident rejuvenated person they deserve to be! She is happily married with two daughters and one son. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and spending time with her family.
Tracie Minner, Treatment Coordinator
Norma Howerton, Registered Dental Hygienist
Norma was born in Japan and was raised all over the world. Her father was a Dentist and instilled the love of dentistry in her when she was very young. She went to college in Pensacola and made Sebastian her home around 27 years ago. She is married and has two wonderful children. She loves the beach but also loves the winter snow.
Karen Holland, Registered Dental Hygienist
Danielle Justus, Registered Dental Hygienist
Diana Cunningham, Expanded Duties, Certified Dental Assistant
Diana is a 1986 graduate of Ivy Tech State College in Lafayette, IN. Attended Purdue University and the expanded dental program at the IU school of dentistry. Diana loves her job and enjoys seeing the transformation that takes place in patients when they can smile with confidence again. Diana has two adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys fishing, the beach, and air boating.
Amber Brumley, Expanded Duties, Certified Dental Assistant
Assisting has been Amber’s dream since she was 6 years old and had her first dental visit. She has been in the dental field for two years now. A desire to master the latest advancements in dentistry is what first attracted her to join our practice. Amber strives to make all the patients have an enjoyable and relaxed experience with each visit. She loves making a difference in patients’ lives by giving them confidence in their smile with our great cosmetic procedures. She enjoys cooking, crafting, gardening, and the outdoors with her family.
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