Meet The Team
At Florida Prosthodontics, our mission is to improve dental health, personal happiness and lifestyle by revitalizing smiles. We do this through innovative treatments and exceptional patient experiences.
Your smile deserves customized care focused on your unique needs and preferences. Our doctors are highly skilled and experienced prosthodontists and cosmetic dentists who provide comprehensive, functionally esthetic dentistry. The father and son team use proven therapies and innovative technology to beautifully renew compromised smiles and revitalize oral health.
At your smile design consultation, your restorative and cosmetic dentist will assess your specific needs and happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your dental needs. After your initial evaluation, we will develop a treatment plan tailored specifically for you and your smile. Our cosmetic and prosthodontic therapies include: porcelain veneers, Zoom! Whitening, CEREC one-visit crowns, dental implants, and more. As dentists who specialize in the restoration of teeth and rehabilitation of smiles, our doctors will deliver the specialized care that you need for the smile you deserve.
Call our Merritt Island, Melbourne, or Winter Park dental office today to schedule your appointment with on of our doctors.
Over 30 years serving Merritt Island, Melbourne, the beaches, Orlando, and all of Central Florida!
Dr. Sundeep Rawal
Dr. Sundeep Rawal received his dental degree from the University of Florida in 2006. He then moved to San Francisco to complete his residency in Prosthodontics at the University of California-San Francisco. He enjoys working with dental specialists and technicians to create state of the art dental treatments for the comfort of our patients.
Dr. Sundeep grew up on Merritt Island and is excited to serve the Brevard County community. He enriches our office with the most cutting edge technologies used in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Also, Dr. Sundeep is an avid educator and lectures all over the United States as well as internationally to teach other dentists how to better serve their patients.
He is married to Nina who is currently practicing Law in the Central Florida area since 2010.
They both enjoy an outdoor life and spending quality time with family and friends. Dr. Sundeep Rawal is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the Florida Dental Association & the Brevard County Dental Society.
Dr. Raj Rawal
Dr. Rawal strives for perfection and enjoys doing full mouth reconstruction cases. He loves to build great smiles for his patients. Working in collaboration with various dental specialists, laboratories and his competent team of associates, he creates optimum solutions for his patients' oral health.
In his younger days, Dr. Rawal played sports and was an active participant on the National Hockey Team in the UK. This gave him a great opportunity to widen his horizon.
He loves cooking and entertaining family and friends with his wife Gauri, who supports him in managing the office.
He has two sons Amit Rawal M.D. and Sundeep Rawal D.M.D. Dr Sundeep Rawal joined his practice in 2009.
Dr. Steven Schmid
Dr. Steven Shmid received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan in 2011. He then completed a General Practice Residency at Loyola University Hospital in Chicago in 2012, where he received additional training on treating medically compromised patients. Dr. Schmid then spent two years in private practice in Portland, Oregon. His interest in dental implants, digital dental technology, and his desire to perform full mouth rehabilitation for comlex cases lead him to return to the University of Michigan where he received his certificate of Prosthodonitics in 2017.
Dr. Shmid is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Central Florida District Dental Association, the Brevard County Dental Association, the Florida Prosthodontic Association, the Dental Society of Greater Orlando, and the Michigan Dental Association.
He enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his wife and two sons.
BarbaraOffice Finance Coordinator
I am Dr. Rawal's office Finance Coordinator with over 38 years experience in the dental field. I originate from Cleveland, Ohio and began my career as a Certified Dental Assistant in 1974. I relocated to Merritt Island in 1981 and joined Dr. Rawal in 1983.
Over the years, I have become knowledgeable both in terms of the changing dental procedures and also the value of patient relationships. I have thus built priceless relationships with our patients over the past 25 years in this practice. I take great pride in relating to Dr. Rawal's sense of perfection and enthusiasm in servings our patients.
I reside in Merritt Island with my husband Paul and have two sons Matthew and Ryan. I enjoy animals, especially our Sheltie and Blue- fronted Amazon parrot.
I also enjoy sports, especially watching football and the Orlando Magic basketball. Gardening and working outdoors in my vegetable and flower gardens is my favorite hobby.
CathyAppointment Coordinator & Dental Assistant
After interning with Dr. Rawal for six weeks as a participant of the Brevard Community College Dental Program, I joined his winning team in 1998 on a full time basis. We love working together, providing excellent service to our patients. I have not only grown as a caregiver, I have also learned to give service with great understanding and empathy for our patients.
I enjoy assisting Dr. Raj and Dr. Sundeep Rawal in extensive reconstructive cases and creating beautiful smiles. It is a joy to see the end result after the treatment is complete. I am always available to patients for clarifications and ironing out fears and doubts, which might make their choices and decisions better for their own oral care.
I moved to Florida from Kentucky in 1985. I live in Port St. John with my husband, Tommy. I have two sons Boo (Thomas) who lives and works in West Palm Beach and Brandon, who attends film school at NYU in New York City.
I enjoy decorating my home, taking photographs and being outdoors as often as possible. I keep fit on a regular basis by bike riding, as it gives me an energy boost to keep up with my busy life.
ReneeRegistered Dental Hygienist
I was born in a little town in South Florida called Lantana. I attended Lake Worth High School where I met my husband Robert. Together we moved to Brevard County in 1986. Robert worked at the Space Center to support the ground staff. I then attended Valencia Community College where I received my degree in Dental Hygiene, with honors in 1990.
I have a daughter named Penny Marie, who has a degree in Dance Education. She works as a director of a dance program at a local magnet school.
I have been caring for patients and their hygiene needs for the last 20 years. I am proud to be a part of the team of Dr. Raj and Dr. Sundeep Rawal. Outside the office, I love the outdoor life. I love hot air ballooning, parasailing and zip lining. My hobbies include bird watching, cycling, and container gardening.
I invite you to stop by and say hello and would like to remind you that a beautiful smile needs careful attention!
I started my college education at Brevard Community College and graduated in 2008 with my Associate in Arts degree.
I continued directly into the Dental Assisting program and graduated in 2009. I'm also recognized by the Dental Assisting National Board as a Certified Dental Assistant. I began working with Dr. Raj and Dr. Sundeep in August of 2009.
I enjoy working with patients to help them achieve the function and esthetics they desire in their dental work. In my spare time I like to relax with family and friends and go to the beach.
I have a beautiful Border Collie named Timber, he is an amazing dog! I am a lifelong resident of North Brevard, and I love the wildlife I have the opportunity to see from my own backyard.
I was accepted into the dental assisting Program at Eastern Florida State College in 2013. Just before graduating the program I had the opportunity to intern at Dr. Rawal's office for seven weeks.
After my internship was complete, Dr. Rawal offered me a position to join his practice as a full time dental assistant in 2014.
I enjoy working as a dental assistant because I am able to give quality care to my patients. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to help patients achieve their desired dental goals.
I currently live in Merritt Island. I am a native Floridian born and raised in Brevard County. I have a beautiful daughter named Layla, she was born February 2011.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with Daughter; together we love to go on adventures around town.
My first interest in working in the dental field was while a student in high school. I had the chance to shadow the lead assistant Cathy through my "On The Job Training" class, and saw first hand what a dental assistant does on a daily basis.
Following high school I took courses at Brevard Community College and attained my Postsecondary Certificate in Phlebotomy but soon realized that my interest still remained in the dental field.
In 2013 I was given the opportunity to join Dr. Rawal's office as an on-the-job trainee with future plans of attending the Dental Assisting Program. The opportunity has been a tremendous learning experience and has given me a solid foundation in which to develop once entering the Dental Assisting program. Getting to know all of the patients on a personal level and helping them achieve the smile they deserve is very satisfying and fulfilling to say the least.
On a personal note- I love going to theme parks with friends and to the beach with my family. I enjoy being creative with crafts around the house and love finding ideas on Pinterest. I have a lot of fun cooking and experimenting with recipes as well.