Meet Our Team

The staff at Mandarin Dental Professionals is a team of dental professionals who share a common vision of compassion, knowledge, and dedication to the comfort of our patients. We have been serving the Jacksonville, FL area since 1991. Request an appointment today by calling (904) 685-8851.

Our Dentists


Dr. Sam N. Hanania, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Sam N. Hanania, DMD, FAGD

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Hanania attended the University of Florida for both his Doctor of Dental Medicine and undergraduate degrees. He has practiced cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry in Jacksonville since 1991.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Hanania is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and is a former president on the Northeast District Dental Association. Dr. Hanania received a Fellowship to the Academy of General Dentistry in 2002 and is the past President of the Florida Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a past Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he instructed resident doctors in reconstructive dentistry. In 2002 and 2003 he was awarded “Best Clinical Faculty”.

Dr. Hanania enjoys being active in the community. He is a Member of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, a Charter Member of Rotary of Bartram Trail, a Volunteer for Creeks Athletic Association, a leader with the Boy Scouts of North East Florida and a Member of Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Dr. Hanania is married with four children and lives in the Fruit Cove / Julington Creek and Switzerland area. He volunteers at Healing Hands and Sulzbacher center.

Dr. Michael V. Marchigiano, DMD

Dr. Michael V. Marchigiano, DMD

Dr. Marchigiano was born in Newark, New Jersey and moved to Jacksonville at a very young age. His early education began here in Jacksonville where he attended Resurrection Catholic School and Bishop Kenny High School. Dr. Marchigiano completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida earning a Bachelors of Science in Zoology while serving in the United States Naval Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman. He continued his studies in Gainesville and graduated from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in 1991. Upon graduation, Dr. Marchigiano served 6 years in the United States Dental Corps achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander serving at Camp Lejeune, NC, Naval Station Mayport and NAS Jacksonville.

Dr. Mike is a long-time member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, the Northeast District Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He recently sold his general dental practice in the Intracoastal West area of Jacksonville where he and his wife Debra practiced for 22 years. His recently married (Josh Miller) daughter Nicole is a graduate of the University of North Florida (BS Public Health, Minor in Health Education and most recently a Masters degree in Health Administration.

His son Michael is a Freshman at UNF. Dr. Mike’s current passion is coaching Cross Country, Track and Field, and Girls Basketball at Bishop Kenny High School. Dr. Mike is still quite athletic in his own right, having completed many marathons and triathlons around the country. He enjoys running, golf and using his Big Green Egg.

Our Friendly Administrative Team


Jennifer - Office Manager

Jennifer, EDA, Office Manager

Jennifer first joined the practice in 2000 as a dental assistant and is now the office manager. She is an expert in patient coordination and handles the day to day operation of our practice. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Pam - Front Desk Administrator

Pam, Front Desk Administrator

Pam joined the practice in 2015. After being a stay at home mom for many years she decided that she wanted to pursue dentistry. Pam specializes in accounts receivable, treatment plans, and many aspects of the front desk. In her leisure time she enjoys volunteering for the community and spending time with her family and friends.

Knowledgeable Dental Assistants


Margarita - Certified Expanded Duties Dental Assistant & Clinical Coordinator

Margarita, Certified Expanded Duties Dental Assistant & Clinical Coordinator

Margarita joined our practice in 2009 and is the most senior dental assistant in the office. Margarita is certified in Clear Correct, Invisalign, Zoom, Implants and chair side assisting. Margarita also has a culinary degree and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.

Licensed Dental Hygienists


Pam - Registered Dental Hygienist

Pam, Registered Dental Hygienist

Pam joined our practice in 1994 and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 20 years. Her primary focus is preventive care, periodontal therapy, homecare instructions and patient relations. Pam enjoys spending her leisure time with her friends and family.

Emily - Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

Emily, Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

Emily joined the practice in June 2016. She is a graduate from FSCJ and is certified to administer local anesthesia. Emily enjoys educating her patients on good oral health. In her free time Emily spends time at Disney and enjoys being with her family and friends.

Why Choose Mandarin Dental?

The Finest Dental Team in Jacksonville, FL

At Mandarin Dental, our team of professionals works hard to provide exceptional dental care for every patient. Located in Jacksonville, FL, we also serve patients from Julington Creek, Fruit Cove, Switzerland, and nearby areas. Our comprehensive dental services include cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, tooth repair and restoration, dentures and partials, preventative cleanings and exams, and more.

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