921 S. Parsons Ave 
Brandon, FL 33511

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Hameed R. Farrokhrooz, D.D.S.

Hameed R. Farrokhrooz, D.D.S.

 Dr. Farrokhrooz is a 2001 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. After practicing for 8 years  in the New York, New Jersey, and Maryland area, he moved to Florida in 2008. He has a certificate in implant dentistry from NYU and is also a provider for Invisalign.

 Dr. Farrokhrooz has completed extensive continuing education courses in cosmetic, general dentistry, TMJ disorders, and short term orthodontics.

 Dr. Farrokhrooz is a certified provider of Lumineers and Snap on Smile. He believes in the philosophy of treating all the patients as if they were a member of his own family. He is a member of ADA, FDA, and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Cathy (Office Manager)

Cathy (Office Manager)

“I enjoy working with such a caring, professional team here at Gentle Dental. To know patients put their care and trust in us and leave with a smile really means a lot”.

Cathy greets every patient with her warm personality and enthusiastic nature. You’ll always be in competent hands as she brings over 15 years of dental office management and insurance coordination experience to the office. Cathy’s comprehensive knowledge of insurance allows her to help patients maximize their benefits and understand the specifics of their individual plan. Cathy was born in Illinois and raised here in Brandon FL. She is married to her amazing husband in which they share 5 kids. In their free time they are very busy with various family activities ranging from college football games to visiting Army and Air Force Bases and spending time with their granddaughter.  A family of five keeps them on their toes.


Teri (Scheduling Coordinator)

“I love seeing the transformation of frowns into beautiful smiles!”

Teri is the most familiar face here at Gentle Dental. She has been at this office for 15 years. As a scheduling coordinator she helps to ensure that all our patients receive the highest levels of customer service when it comes to appointment scheduling, financial arrangements, and other business related issues. Her thirty six years of experience in the dental field allows her to be so Calming and intuitive, she has a way of making every patient feel relaxed and at ease while on the phone or in the office.  Teri is from Washington Court House, Ohio and moved to Florida in 1996.  Teri and her husband love to spend their free time motorcycling and gardening.  Teri also has two sons and two grandsons whom she loves spending time with. She also enjoys walking her fur baby, Dolly. She is an avid supporter of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Water Smart Tots.

Rashanda (Dental Hygienist)

Rashanda (Dental Hygienist)

Rashanda is very passionate about helping others and loves working with patients as a dental hygienist. She has been with Gentle Dental for 10 years. She enjoys getting to know patients on an individual basis while teaching them how to better their overall health by improving their oral health. She has been a RDH for 18 years receiving the BASDH in 2006. She is a homegrown Floridian by way of Plant City.

Ashley (Dental Assistant)


Ashley has been part of the Gentle Dental family for over a year. She always has a smile and a kind word for our patients. Her knowledge and passion for great patient care is second to none. She believes education is the key to  a healthy mouth.

Outside the office, Ashley enjoys bring a great mom to her amazing son. 


Laurie (Dental Assistant)


Laurie brings with her over 30 years of dental experience. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and found her way to Florida in 1984. She takes pride in working with our patients to improve their smile and overall health. She works closely with each patient to ensure they are comfortable and that they understand their dental options and treatment plans. She believes it is extremely important to communicate and educate patients in all phases of dentistry while addressing their concerns and answering any questions they may have. 

Outside the office, Laurie enjoys camping, fishing, and traveling. 









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