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Meet Our Team


Dr. Dharam Tayal, D.D.S.

Dr. Dharam Tayal began his dental career in India, where he received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) at the prestigious Government Dental College and Hospital in Amritsar. Soon after, he traveled to the United States, where he received his Master of Science (M.S.) from State University of New York at Buffalo. Finally, Dr. Tayal attended the New York University College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) and graduated with Honors in Esthetics. Since graduation, Dr. Tayal’s career in both dentistry and cosmetic dentistry has taken him to many offices in both the U.S., such as this dentist in Lake Mary, and abroad.

He has over eight years of experience, including several offices around New England. He also serves as President of Wave Dental Group (an association that owns and manages multiple dental offices) since 2013.

Dr. Tayal is also an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Tayal’s impressive education and career history make him one of the top dental professionals – but that’s not the only reason we are thrilled to have him at Dentist of Lake Mary. He is also a dentist with a real sense of compassion for others. He is dedicated to providing his patients with quick, pain-free, and thorough care. He stays up to date on the latest and greatest dental cosmetic procedures (he is even an Invisalign-certified dentist) and works tirelessly to create the most beautiful smiles on every face he sees.

He also works hard to create a comforting environment for all his patients; he speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi fluently and is happy to do what it takes to make his patients feel at ease during their appointments. When he is not in the office, Dr. Dharam Tayal enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography, as well as learning new languages and working on various software programs.

Dr. Tayal and the Dentist of Lake Mary team are always eager to give our patients the best dental experience possible. We hope you come to visit our esteemed dental professionals soon.

Dr. Nimish Maniar

Dr. Nimish Maniar, D.M.D

Dr. Nimish Maniar was born and raised in the South Florida region. He attended undergraduate school at The University of South Florida, where he majored in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Biology & Business graduating in the top 5% of his class

He then continued his doctorate training at the prestigious Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

Immediately following dental school, he completed an additional 1 year General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City with a focus on Implant placement.

“I will ensure that your expectations are not only met but exceeded!” You can expect quality care and a gentle exam utilizing the latest technology. We will tailor a treatment plan to improve your oral health while addressing your needs.”
– Dr. Maniar

Professional Associations:
– American Dental Association
– American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,
– Implant Certification with AIE
– Invisalign Gold Provider


Dr. Tara Resnik, D.M.D

Dr. Tara Resnik received her degree in dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She then went on to complete a one year general practice residency at the Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. In her residency, she gained advanced training in dental surgery and oral rehabilitation. She has completed additional training in implant surgery through the Misch Resnik Implant Institute.

Dr. Resnik resides in Lake Mary, FL and is excited for the opportunity to serve her community. In her free time, she travels helping educate other dentists in implantology and serves as a board member for the Florida Academy of General Dentistry.

“My goal is to help my patients achieve their healthiest and happiest smile. “
-Dr. Tara Resnik, D.M.D

Dr. Resnik loves to be outside in the Florida sun. She enjoys DIY home improvements, running, golfing, and spending time at the dog beach with her husband, Chris and their golden retriever, Schenley.


Farah- Office Manager

Hi, my name is Farah. I am the office manager at Dentist of Lake Mary. I have always enjoyed organizational and administrative work. After graduating from Otterbein University, I became an office manager at a practice in Columbus, Ohio. I was new to the dental field, but learned a great deal in a short period of time. The field of dentistry is unique in the fact that you get to help people improve one of the foundational practices of human socialization, smiling! I love helping people love their smile.

I love the day-to-day interactions I get to have with patients. I appreciate that I am a part of an office that doesn’t just care about a patient’s teeth, but their holistic health. I value the time I get to invest in each patient that walks through our doors.

“I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

It would be impossible for me to name my favorite books as I have a library of 300+, however my favorite authors are C.S. Lewis, Brene Brown and Robert Frost. I most love to read classical literature, psychology, and theology. I am a huge foodie and love trying new foods. My husband is a great cook!


Claudia - Dental Hygienist

My name is Claudia Bayona, and I am a passionate dental hygienist who graduated from Valencia College in 2021. After graduating and passing the Dental Hygiene board exam, I began to work at Dentist of Lake Mary.

My purpose is to educate my patients and walk them through their treatment. My goal is to make them happy and smile. I am very proud of being part of this team. Every day I strive to provide the best service and perform at my highest level.

“An ordinary dental office with an extraordinary team will always be infinitely more successful than providing extraordinary dentistry delivered by an ordinary team.”
-Howard Farran

In my free time, I love spending time with my family and dog. I also enjoy baking cakes with my son and watching a show with my husband. One of the things that I enjoy the most is traveling with my family and seeing different cultures. It is one of the best ways to teach my son that people have different cultures and ways of living and that it is important to respect these different ideas and values.


Gaby - Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Gaby Tempone, I was born and raised in Venezuela. I attended La Universidad del Zulia and graduated as a Dentist. I practiced as a Dentist for over three years in Venezuela, but relocated to USA after getting married.

I obtained my expanded functions dental assistant and radiology certifications at Dental Assistant Pioneers Academy in 2019, and I am currently working as a Dental assistant at Dentist of Lake Mary. I love helping patients and making sure they leave the office with big smiles on their faces.

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness”
-William Arthur Ward.

I love to stay up to date on dental procedures and techniques, my husband says I am thinking about dentistry 24-7. I do also have a bit a shopaholic tendency on dental scrubs, but all of us in dentistry do, is just that we do not admit it in public!! Now, I do love to try out new restaurants and spend time with my boys. We love going to the beach on weekends when their baseball schedule is not in conflict. At the same time my husband and I love our Netflix & Chill sessions of medical or action/drama shows.


Zuli- Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Zuly. I am the dental assistant at the Dentist of Lake Mary.
I am originally from Orlando, born and raised in the sunshine state. I’ve always had an interest in dentistry as my family is also in the field.

I graduated from Lincoln Technical College in 2014 and obtained my expanded functions dental assistant and radiology certifications and furthered my experience in general dentistry, oral surgery ,and endodontics. My passion for dentistry has grown more and more over the years and I am delighted with making the decision to become a dental assistant . It has been an honor joining Dr. Maniar and working alongside him and highly skilled profession staff. I look forward to meeting you and ensuring that you have an excellent experience .

“Team Work Makes The Dream Work “

Patient Impact:
I love to make a difference in my patient’s lives daily. I believe it is important to build trust and good rapport with everyone. I appreciate being a team member for an office that truly cares about the patient’s overall health. I have had many patients with anxiety when they come in and feel relieved and comfortable when they leave. Compassion and empathy comprise the foundation of great relationships.

Spending quality time with my family is my favorite thing to do.
I enjoy reading, writing , drawing and music is a must.
The beach is my happy place and could live there forever.
I love to experience and try new things and further my knowledge.
I’m a great cook and enjoy making delicious food.
I’m obsessed with cars and anything with a motor.