Our Team


Dr. Rauchwerger has been practicing dentistry for more than a decade. His career has been built on a solid foundation of exemplary education. He graduated from the Central University of Venezuela Dental School in Caracas, Venezuela. From there, he earned his Master’s degree and Certificate in Prosthodontics from Harvard University. Dr. Rauchwerger completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Rauchwerger has been in private practice since 2005. He has served as a respected faculty member at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine since 1999 and as an adjunct professor since 2007. He has presented a variety of lectures to dentists at many conferences since 2000, both locally and internationally.  He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists.

When he is not at work, Dr. Rauchwerger enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He is also fond of soccer, golf, and scuba diving.


Camille O’Connor, Dental Hygienist

Camille graduated from Miami Dade Medical Campus for Hygiene in 1996 with her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She worked in Miami for six years, in soft tissue management. Camille now lives in Wellington and has been with Smile Designs since 2007. Her great rapport and gentle touch make her very popular with her patients.

Camille visits area preschools and elementary schools during dental hygiene month to educate children about the importance of good dental hygiene and what to expect when they go to the dentist.

To maintain up-to-date on the latest advances in dental hygiene, Camille attends courses each year. This allows her to provide the best possible care for her patients.

Jill Coon, Office Manager

Jill Coon, Office Manager

Jill’s career in dentistry began as an oral surgery assistant in 1985, after graduating from Broward Community and Palm Beach Community Colleges for her Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in 1987. After receiving her AAS, Jill earned her Dental Hygiene degree at Palm Beach Community College in 1989. From 1986-2001, Jill worked in a dental office in Coral Springs where she became Practice Manager.

In 2001, Jill moved to Palm Beach County and worked as a dental hygienist until 2004, when Smile Designs opened. Since then, she has been the Practice Manager for Smile Designs, but still performs dental hygiene if her services are needed.

In addition to her work, Jill provides lectures on dental practice management on a national level. She is a member or the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club.

Melissa, Dental Assistant

Melissa, Dental Assistant

Melissa joined Smile Designs in 2012 after attending Santa Fe Community College for two years of general studies and then Nova Southeastern University in 2004 for specialty training in fabricating temporaries and expanding her assisting duties. She has attended specialty training workshops to focus on treatment planning.

Melissa loves working with the team at Smile Designs because they share her passion for dentistry and making the patient their first priority. She says that working in that environment doesn’t feel like work at all and that she is blessed to be a part of the practice. Melissa enjoys the clinical side of dentistry and the close attention to detail that is required to give each patient the best possible experience.

When she isn’t at work, Melissa lives in Coconut Creek with her husband, Jaime. She loves living life to the fullest, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family. Her hobbies include running, biking, swimming, going to the beach to watch the sun rise, and spending time with her adorable Yorkshire Terrier, Monkey.