Kaufman Dental Associates

Our Team

At Kaufman Dental Associates we are committed to being at the forefront of cosmetic techniques and technology.  In addition to providing the highest possible level of care, our dentists and highly skilled hygienists will talk to you about how to maintain your dental health between visits. Our goal is to achieve beautiful results which stand the test of time. The team at Kaufman Dental Associates is dedicated to giving 100% to every patient, every visit. We pride ourselves in building trusting relationships and beautiful dentistry. Our highly skilled and professional team is dedicated to providing you with the best of patient care, comfort, and quality in Wellington, Florida.


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marianna kaufman

Physiological Dentist

Dentist, Dr. Marianna Kaufman, is a Wellington, Florida resident and a Florida native since childhood. She graduated The University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and double minor degrees in Biology and Chemistry. In 2002, Dr. Kaufman received her doctorate degree in Dental Medicine from The University of Florida, College of Dentistry. She served as a Legislative Liaison in the American Student Dental Association for two years. As the liaison, Dr. Kaufman was directly involved in legislature as it pertains to dentists and to their patients. Having always participated in community service projects, Dr. Kaufman organized multiple opportunities for dental students to serve the underprivileged. In 2006, She opened her Wellington, Florida practice. Dr. Kaufman has a thirst for knowledge which has not faltered over these past 16 years of practice. She has completed courses in cosmetic dentistry which were given by some of the top cosmetic instructors in the world. In addition, Dr. Kaufman has taken hundreds of hours in Orthodontic continuing education. With this training, she is able to provide the most comprehensive approach possible when treating her patients. Most commendably, Dr. Kaufman earned her Neuromuscular/Physiological Fellowship from the esteemed Las Vegas Institute (LVI). A distinction held by less than 1% of practicing dentists. As a Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Kaufman evaluates “the big picture” when considering her patients unique treatment needs. She considers herself a doctor of the mouth and, as such, she evaluates supporting soft tissues, muscles, jaw joints, airway, and diet in addition to the teeth and gums. Dr. Kaufman’s strong scientific, functional and cosmetic training coupled with a holistic approach and commitment to the use of non-toxic materials sets her apart from her colleagues. Dr. Kaufman continues to provide services for the underprivileged by providing free dental care to those who cannot afford it. She is committed to educating individuals on the importance of proper home care and diet without the use of toxic chemicals. As a Holistic Dentist, Dr. Kaufman believes that teaching about prevention of oral diseases is the most valuable lesson she can provide. She lectures on this and numerous other holistic principles at Hippocrates, a prestigious wellness institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.


• International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics
• International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

• International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists
• Las Vegas Institute Fellowship
• S.M.A.R.T Certification
• Gerber Comprehensive Orthodontic Program
• Invisalign Provider

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Darren pike

Periodontology & Dental Implants

Dr. Darren Pike graduated from the University of Florida with both a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Pike earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University where he graduated in the top of his class. Dr. Pike was the only recipient in his class to receive an award and scholarship for his educational excellence and outstanding achievement in implant dentistry.

Dr. Pike continued at Nova Southeastern University to complete an additional three years of specialty training in Periodontology. Dr. Pike is a board certified Periodontist, performing all aspects of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Pike has achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Pike has lectured for the Florida Association of Periodontists and is currently a clinical advisor for NEOSS Inc. Dr. Pike has been trained by some of the country’s leading implant and periodontal specialists. He has performed research in non-surgical periodontal laser therapy and the use of recombinant bone morphogenetic proteins in bone regeneration. Dr. Pike is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and the Florida Association of Periodontists (FAP).

Dr. Pike resides in Boca Raton, FL with his wife Talia who is a Pediatric Dentist and their wonderful daughters Addison and Kaelyn.


christine quinn


Hi, my name is Christine.  I joined this wonderful team of professionals in 2014.  Dr. Kaufman is an exceptional dentist, who is caring and honest.   She is down to earth and takes her time with each and every patient.  The team is exactly that – a team.  We work together to give every patient the highest quality of care and a feeling of comfort.

I have lived in Florida for most of my life.  I have been practicing hygiene since 2002.  I truly enjoy my profession.   My patients’ oral health is my top priority and building lasting relationships is important to me.   

I have been happily married for 15 years and have 2 beautiful daughters.  When I am not at the office I enjoy cooking with my family and enjoy long walks with my 2 dogs, Buddy and Baylee.  I also like to exercise and read in my free time.


megan shanahan

Treatment Coordinator / Hygienist

I started working in a dental practice when I was 18 years old.  I then went to hygiene school in Fort Myers, FL  and graduated in 2007.  I began working for Dr. Kaufman in 2014 and have loved every minute of it.  She is an amazing dentist and I have learned so much from her over the past few years.

I am a native to Florida.  My husband and I have two children.  Most of our free time is spent at sporting events for our children.  I also volunteer much of my time as a cheerleading coordinator with our local cheerleading and football organization.   I enjoy traveling with family and we love visiting Disney World.