Meet the Team

All our professionals at Battisti Orthodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in orthodontics.

Danielle Battisti, DMD, MDSc, MSEd

Welcome.  Having the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children and adults in the community by giving them amazing smiles is not just my job, it is my passion.  The transformation in their appearance and confidence makes me realize what a privilege it is to do this every day.  It is my goal to make sure you and your family is provided with the highest quality orthodontic treatment available, in a warm and friendly environment.  I want you to feel comfortable here and I want you to be proud of your smile. 

I am originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania where I attended the University of Scranton for my Bachelor of Science degree.  I continued on to earn both my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and my Masters of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.  Upon completion of my specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut, I received my Masters in Dental Science (MDSc) and Certificate in Orthodontics.

Continuing education is a vital part of being a successful orthodontist.  Therefore, I am involved in many forms of continuing education, including study clubs and hands on courses, to be able to offer patients the cutting edge techniques and technology to increase patient comfort and decrease treatment time. 

I truly enjoy what I do.  I love helping people gain confidence through healthy, straight new smiles.  My goal is an esthetic result that makes everyone want to smile. 

I have lived in Weston for the past sixteen years.  My husband, Jonathan, and I have four amazing children, Noah, Liliana, and twins Isabella and Michael.  When I am not in the office, you can find me volunteering at my children’s school, doing pilates or watching my children play ice hockey or soccer.

EDUCATION

2001    University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine-Masters in Dental Science Certificate in Orthodontics

1998     University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine- Doctor of Dental Medicine

1997     University of Pennsylvania, School of Education- Masters of Science in Education

1994     University of Scranton, College of Arts and Sciences- Bachelor of Science, Biology

ACHIEVEMENTS

1998   American Academy of Oral Medicine Award

1998   American Academy of Oral Facial Pain Award

1998   American Association of Women Dentists Award

1998   American Society of Dentistry for Children Award

1998   Northeastern Society of Periodontists, Inc Award

1998   Achievement Award in Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1998   Anna and Dr. Louis Wolf Award

1998   National Board Part I and II honors

1996   Omicron Kappa Upsilon

1996   Matthew Cryer Honor Society

1994   Scholastic Scholarship

MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Orthodontics

Southern Association of Orthodontics

Florida Association of Orthodontics

South Florida Association of Orthodontics

American Dental Association

Dawson Study Club

DEAL Study Club

LICENSURE

Board Eligible in Orthodontics

State of Florida Dental Board

Northeast Regional Dental Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orthodontic Staff

Sarah Gaete

When you call Battisti Orthodontics, Sarah will be the one answering the phone.  She can help you with scheduling appointments, checking your insurance, sending letters to your dentist and/or anything else you would need to make your time here at our office an even better experience.

Sarah has spent the majority of her life right here in Parkland, Fl.  She graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas and recently moved back to the area from Orlando.  She has several years experience in the dental field and will be able to help you with anything you need.

Sarah enjoys running, going to the gym with her mom and sister, and STARBUCKS.  In her spare time, Sarah likes to take long walks on the beach with her fiance, Andy and take her dog, Luke, to the dog park.  So if you see her and Luke at Barkland, make sure you say hi and give Luke a belly rub.  

Tracy Goggin

Tracy serves as Orthodontic Assistant, caring for patients, assisting the doctor with procedures, educating patients about oral care and doing lab work with preparing models for indirect bonding.  Tracy has practiced in the field of Orthodontics since 1993. She worked with Dr. Battisti for 9 years at her previous office and started with Battisti Orthodontics when it opened in 2012.  Tracy earned her Dental Assisting Certificate and is also a Registered Dental Hygienist. She loves to see the transformations of patient's smiles and the confident that happens as a result.

She loves her Miami Hurricanes and was in the University of Miami Band of the Hour from 1987-1991. Tracy loves being an aunt to her nieces and nephew. Tracy adores animals, especially dogs and hopes to be able to own a new one soon. She loves living close to the beach, Mickey Mouse, riding her bike, family, nature and walking. When she is not at Battisti Orthodontics, Tracy can be found competing in half marathons, mostly at Walt Disney World, and has completed over 45 races.

If she could, Tracy would be working on Mickey Mouse’s teeth, as Disney World is one of her favorite places.

Darby Staub

Darby aka Doodles also serves as Orthodontic Assistant.  She worked with Dr. Battisti in her previous office and has been working in the field since she was 21 years old; a really LONG time, you do the math ;).  She truly enjoys working on patients,  and the patients truly love her with her spunky personality.  Darby is often the first one the patients meet as they start their orthodontic journey.  She is patient, kind and will make sure that your first experience is a positive one.  When the day is over, she is out in a flash trying to keep up with the schedules of her two boys, Louie and Gage.