4051 North Dean Road Orlando, FL 32817

OUR STORY

The philosophy at University Dental Group has always been to treat our patients with the highest quality of care and professionalism. Through our commitment to continued education and access to the most advanced technology in dentistry, we strive to make available as much dental treatment as possible in one facility for our patients from pediatric to geriatric. We believe in educating patients about the importance of maintaining their health which begins with the mouth and we want them to be dedicated to their dental care. At University Dental Group, we realize that a great team is essential to providing the best care and this makes our careers both enjoyable and rewarding. We take immense pride in investing in the latest technology that dentistry has to offer, thus achieving the best oral care possible for all of our patients.

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1987

At University Dental Group, the doctors and staff believe dentistry is truly a gift. We feel blessed to be able to make our community smile each and every day. University Dental Group has been family owned for over 30 years. In 1987 University Dental Group was opened in the very same shopping center the practice currently resides. As our community grew around us, we remained in the same location and expanded the size of our office to better serve our patients with the best technology in dentistry. In 1992 a new state of the art facility was designed. The 3800 square foot building we reside in today was constructed with 11 operatories, 7 of which are fitted for treatment rooms used by the doctors and 4 of which are utilized by the hygiene team.  

Over the years, continued integration of the latest available technology has been a vital part of the practice. Our updated Orlando office is equipped with the most advanced equipment in a serene, spa-like setting. We offer both 2D and 3D x-ray imaging. We use digital radiography sensors which are safer and more convenient for our patients. We also have the ability to take 3D x-rays to enhance our diagnostic abilities. With the Cone Beam 3D x-ray unit we are able to precisely plan dental implant surgeries, mill the necessary surgical guides on site, and even evaluate and treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

We use the CEREC system for same day porcelain dental restorations which include inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers. This CAD-CAM technology allows us to place beautiful restorations in one visit so patients can avoid temporary restorations and have fewer disruptions to their busy schedules. 

At University Dental Group we are always on the forefront of technology. Over the past few years we have embraced the latest and great technological advancements in dentistry with the purchase of several LASERs. Both the Sirolaser Advance Plus, a diode laser, and the Fotona Lightwalker, an NdYag and an ErbiumYAG, both have multiple wavelengths increasing their versatility. We are able to use these lasers for dental, periodontal and surgical procedures as well as to induce faster healing for oral lesions and surgical sites. Upon our patients’ visits, whether they are in pain or not we can use our state of the art technology to assess their dental health and need for treatment. With our embrace of the greatest technology available in dentistry and our caring staff we are sure to get our patients out of pain and on the path to a happy and healthy smile.

OUR TEAM

JOHN KHALIL, D.D.S.

Dr. Khalil was born in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois in 1997. He joined the dental practice in 1998. Since then the dentists at University Dental Group have worked together to develop a dental team who provide comprehensive dental treatment in a caring manner while always listening to and addressing the needs of the patient. Dr. Khalil takes pride in performing painless dentistry and has advanced training in Invisalign, CEREC, and cosmetic procedures. 

MELISSA ROSELLO, D.M.D.

Dr. Rosello was born in Michigan, but considers herself a true Floridian having spent most of her life in the Orlando area. She is a graduate of the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry. She received her D.M.D. degree in May 2006 and joined University Dental Group in June 2006. Dr. Rosello has completed advanced training in implant dentistry and has the distinction of being awarded Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantolgists. She has achieved higher education in both Invisalign and traditional straight-wire orthodontics. In addition, Dr. Rosello has completed advanced courses in fabrication of single visit cad-cam all porcelain restorations. Dr. Rosello has completed advanced training in Laser Dentistry.  With the addition of the Fotona Lightwalker Laser to her practice, she is able to provide her patients with both the leading dental technology and the foremost in esthetic services.

Dr. Rosello is a general dentist with great enthusiasm for dentistry along with a sincere care and concern for her patients. In addition to her passion for dentistry, Dr. Rosello is a founding board member of a local non-profit, Our Backyard Foundation, which was created to give back to our local community and help those who would not, otherwise, be afforded the opportunity for assistance. In her free time, Dr. Rosello takes great pleasure in spending time outdoors in the Florida sunshine with her husband and children.

TERI TORRES-FRIEDMANN, D.M.D.

Dr. Torres-Friedmann is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida. She also completed a general practice residency at New York Methodist Hospital in New York City. Dr. Torres-Friedmann joined University Dental Group in 2007. She believes in treating patients with compassion and strives to always make patients comfortable in the dental office setting. Dr. Torres-Friedmann has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education and training in many areas of dentistry including implants, orthodontics, and cosmetic procedures.  She has most recently added LASER and Botox treatments to her list of services.
She is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the esteemed Seattle Study Club. She and her husband enjoy cooking, playing tennis, and keeping up with their children.

NYDIA

Nydia Montijo is a very skilled and experienced dental hygienist with a passion for oral health. She enjoys educating her patients on oral hygiene techniques that will keep their smile both beautiful and healthy. Nydia knows how important it is for her patients to feel comfortable during their appointments, so she makes sure to spend time getting to know you. This personal touch allows her patients to always have a positive experience. Nydia is a loving wife, a mother of two, and recently welcomed her first grandchild. Nydia has been dedicated to our practice for over 25 years and we are so fortunate to have her here at University Dental Group.

SANDY

Being a dental hygienist for almost thirty years has given Sandy many opportunities to serve in the dental field. She has been a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association for many years and is a Past President of the Greater Orlando Dental Hygienists’ Association, as well as the Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association. In 2012, she was awarded FDHA’s Distinguished Service Award.

Sandy has been an Educator for the University of Florida’s “Gator Kids Healthy Smiles” project, training Pediatric Physicians about Early Childhood Caries Prevention and how to implement it into their practice. She has also volunteered her clinical skills at a Dental-Medical Mission trip in Jamaica, and recently at the Jacksonville’s “Mission of Mercy” Dental Charity Event. She also likes to bike ride and spends time with her two beautiful grandchildren, Dash and Lyla.

PENNY

Penny Haley is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist with sixteen years of clinical experience. She recently joined the University Dental Group staff in January 2016. Penny graduated from Valencia Community College at the top of her class in 2004 with an A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene. Among the many skills she brings to our practice, is her qualification to administer local dental anesthesia for the comfort and pain-free care of her patient’s. In addition, she is well known for her gentle touch, caring heart and dedication to perfection. Penny believes that working at UDG, among some of the most highly skilled dentists in the dental profession today, has made her a better hygienist.

Penny continues to grow in her dental knowledge through continuing education. She believes through the implementation of the latest technologies and procedures in dental hygiene she can deliver the best oral care for her patients. When you meet Penny, you are sure to walk away knowing you have been in the presence of someone who truly cares about your oral health.

MARY

Mary earned her dental hygiene degree in 1983, and came to University Dental Group in 2015 after working 25 years in a periodontal specialty practice in Winter Park. Mary knew at the early age of 12 that she wanted to work in dentistry. Over the years Mary has dealt with being a nervous dental patient herself, so she has a special ability to help others overcome their fears. She was in the first local anesthesia class for dental hygienists here in Orlando, because it has always been her goal to treat patients painlessly. She has acquired extensive training in the periodontal aspect of dentistry, which includes scaling/root planning and the advantageous uses of lasers by her doctors. Mary and her husband, Don, have been married over 20 years and enjoy traveling, boating and entertaining.

BECKY

Becky has been a dental hygienist for over 33 years. She began working at University Dental Group in 1996. Although Becky is originally from Massachusetts, she has called Central Florida her home for many years. She has been married for over 25 years and has enjoyed raising her son and daughter in this community.

Becky has experience working in pediatric dentistry as well as general dentistry. She has a positive attitude which truly helps her patients feel comfortable in her care. She loves making a difference in her patients’ oral health. Becky always welcomes learning new aspects of dentistry because she truly cares about her patients well being and wants to be able to provide the very best care.

In her social time she enjoys the beach, outdoor activities and always finds the time to cheer on her Boston teams!