Meet the Team

Your Holmdel Dentists


“The most fulfilling part of being a dentist is helping people every day. I love seeing them leave the office happy.”

– Dr. DiCarlo

Dr. Michael DiCarlo

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

When Michael DiCarlo was first considering a future in medicine, he chose dentistry over pediatrics as his true profession. Now, at DHC, he gets to bring the warmth and caring heart of the pediatrician he might have become to his dental patients in the field that he loves. After completing the rigorous course requirements for his degree from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. DiCarlo was recognized, during his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, for his exceptional clinical skills. He was selected as Chief Resident, while training in the treatment planning, placement, and restoration of advanced esthetic and implant cases.

Dr. DiCarlo is a faculty member at Spear Education, the institute for advanced learning in dental medicine. He is committed to mastery in dentistry and exceptional service because he believes that patients deserve the best at the Dental Health Center of Holmdel.


“A healthy smile can take years off a person’s age. It can also add years to their life. That’s the work I do every day, and I love it.”

– Dr. Santini

Dr. Rosanna Santini

Master of the Academy of General Dentistry

Rosanna Santini graduated with honors from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1991 at a time in dentistry when new technologies and inventions were expanding horizons for dentists and their patients. The ascent of cosmetic dentistry, with the introduction of porcelain veneers and new procedures, would bring in a whole new era of the dentist being an artist. At the same time, diagnostic and treatment options were advancing that would allow dentists to be more analytical, objective, educated, thorough, and competent in their care of patients.

Dr. Santini completed a General Practice residency at Monmouth Medical Center in 1992, and brings an expertise, education, and experience to the Dental Health Center of Holmdel that continues to expand the practice today.


“It’s not the gums and the supporting structures in the mouth that brought me to this profession. It was having the ability to help better the lives of people.”

– Dr. Cho

Dr. Young Cho


Dr. Cho is a Board Certified Periodontist and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine. He received both his DDS degree and Certificate for Graduate Training in Periodontology at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. His practice and research continue to expand from the field of conventional periodontics to full mouth reconstructions with dental implants and CT Scan guided surgeries. Dr. Cho also provides a full array of minimally invasive root coverage procedures, which do not involve palatal tissue harvest.

In his free time, he enjoys swimming and playing tennis. Patients respect Dr. Cho’s knowledge and surgical expertise, and especially appreciate his special kindness in the care they receive.

Our Team

From the moment you enter our office, you’ll be in a friendly, welcoming environment. Our team in the lobby will make sure you’re comfortable and answer any questions you have about insurance, paperwork, or billing. In the operatory, you’ll be in the hands of a professional team of esteemed dentists, hygienists, and assistants.

Patty Dominick
Office Manager
Tanya Forgione
Office Admin/Marketing Director
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Boji Velez
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Kristi Hennelly
Eileen Krutal
Dental Assistant
Waheeda Rongo
Dental Assistant

Glowing Reviews and Glowing Smiles

I've been a patient for over 14 years with Dental Health Center of Holmdel and it's always wonderful. A lovely engaging staff, excellent dentists and dental professionals, and it's actually a fun, uplifting experience to get my teeth attended to.

Angelique E.

I have been a patient for over 10 years, I love everything about the Dental Health Center of Holmdel! Highly recommend Dr. DiCarlo! He is patient, kind, and caring.

Diana C.

It was my first time visiting this practice and I was greeted with such warmth. Everyone was so friendly and the equipment was state-of-the-art. They even gave me a welcome gift.

Valentina M.

We love making you smile.

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