A.K. Dean, DMD

Afsaneh K. Dean, DMD

Dr. Dean completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of South Florida in 1998. From there, she ventured to Nova Southeastern University and completed her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry in 2002.

Since then Dr. Dean has opened her own dental office in Holiday, Florida, where she continues to provide quality dental care. In her spare time, she also volunteers at many local dental outreach facilities.

Dr. Dean firmly believes that everyone deserves a magnificent smile, capable of reflecting the true essence of the person's spirit and personality. She has successfully rehabilitated many patients with partial and/or total edentualism (absence of teeth) as a result of illness, age, tragic accidents or poor oral health, and has witnessed how improving their dental health also improved their self-esteem, confidence, and the way they interact and engage with others.

Dr. Dean is not only a dedicated dentist but also a mother to her 3 children and a wife to her husband Dr. David Dean.

Kathy Dobies, RDH

Kathy Dobies, Lead Registered Dental Hydienist

Lead Registered Dental Hygienist


Hello! My name is Kathy K. Dobies. I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Tarpon Springs. Following high school I attended Saint Petersburg Junior College where I received an Associates of Arts degree. I furthered my education at the University of Louisville where I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. While at Louisville I had the honor of being elected senior class president.

Following my graduation, I returned to the area to practice dental hygiene in Pasco and Pinellas counties. Over the years I have stayed up to date and current with the new aspects of dentistry through continuing education. Working with Dr. Dean for the past five years has truly been an honor because she is an expert in her field and we share the same philosophies about dentistry. 

 I truly enjoy practicing dental hygiene and all the people I have treated over the years. The relationship between hygienist and patient is important. I feel my patients are like family to me.

 I enjoy spending time with family, travel, sewing, gardening, cooking, and volunteering in the community.

Meg Izzi, EFDA

Meg Izzi, EFDA


Hello, my name is Meg. I am an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant with a Florida Radiology Certificate. I assist Dr. Dean chair-side, make temporary crowns and bridges, take impressions, do lab work and order/organize supplies for the office.

One of the favorite parts of my job is meeting new patients, especially those who have been referred by their family and friends. To me, creating smiles for a lifetime is exciting and I am proud of being a part of it.

I have been in dentistry for many years and worked in quite a few offices, but I have to say Dr. Dean is truly one of a kind.

I have seen patients come to their first appointment feeling tense and nervous, yet after a few minutes with Dr. Dean they would relax and feel at ease in the dental chair all because Dr. Dean takes the time to talk, to explain, and to address anything that may feel scary on uncomfortable to a patient. In this office, we are very much like a family and treat our patients like family too, which is another big reason why I love my job.

On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful granddaughter, bike riding, crafts and gardening.

Andrea Caruthers


Office Manager


Hello, my name is Andrea. I am the Office Manager as well as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.

I manage all patient accounts and insurance claims to make sure the office runs smoothly. As an employee at Dean Family Dentistry, I love being involved in our patients' lives; listening to their stories, sharing in their joy or grief, and ultimately forming lasting relationships with them.

I really enjoy working here because I feel Dr. Dean always goes the extra mile with patients. She will do her very best to makes sure you are comfortable and will take her time to get to know each and every patient. 

In my spare time I enjoy playing with my two dogs, watching movies with my husband, playing Chess and I am also very passionate about animal rescue. .