Meet Dr. Stephen H. Dunn
“Inspired by my sister’s career as a dental hygienist, I earned my dental degree in 1979 before joining the US Army Dental Corps. Helping people is my passion, so I continually upgrade my knowledge to bring you more convenient and predictable options for a healthy and beautiful smile.”
Dr. Dunn worked at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry as a researcher while working towards a dual undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1979. Because of his research, Dr. Dunn transitioned smoothly into dental school, and he earned his doctorate in 1983.
Military & Dental Career
Having received a commission in the USA Army Dental Corps, Dr. Dunn was assigned as a dental officer to the 24th Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. Seeing the immense value his contributions made to the health of our soldiers, Dr. Dunn remained in the Reserves after active duty for another four years, attached to the rapid deployment dental unit out of Savannah, GA. During his time with the reserves, Dr. Dunn also worked at a dental practice in Jacksonville.
In 1988, wanting to open a private practice, Dr. Dunn acquired the practice of Dr. Duane Seibert, here in Ocala. After 24 years and two expansions, Dr. Dunn moved Dentistry at Bridlewood to its present location.
Dr. Dunn and his wife Shelley have three grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys cycling, running, and swimming to stay active, and supports our community in any way he can. Dr. Dunn has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County, Project Hope, and The Centers, and for 20 years has instructed the confirmation class at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Meet Dr. Guneshi de Mel
“I firmly believe that everyone should have access to the healthy, pain-free smile they deserve so I give back whenever I can, both to the underserved in Florida and through annual mission trips to Guatemala.”
Originally from Sri Lanka, Dr. de Mel has lived in Florida since 2004. Her dental education began at Broward College, where she graduated with highest honors. Dr. de Mel then attended the University of Central Florida for her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida.
Dedicated and passionate, Dr. de Mel has the highest expectations of herself and her work. While at Broward College, she was a member of the Honors Institute, graduating with highest honors. Her dedication both to learning and to always being the best she can, earned her entry into Burnett Honors College while at UCF, where she graduated Cum Laude. Dr. de Mel brings this passion and dedication to each person under her care.
Dr. de Mel’s passion for dentistry extends to helping members of our local Florida communities and internationally. In addition to her community support, Dr. de Mel gives back through annual mission trips to Guatemala to help people gain access to the dental care they need and deserve.
Meet Dr. Sebastian Giambini
“Contributing to the community is a significant aspect of my life. I take immense pride in my involvement in multiple mission trips overseas, where I provided free dental services to underprivileged individuals in dire need of aid.”
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Giambini has lived in Florida since he was five. He began his education in dentistry at Miami-Dade College before transferring to Florida International University, where he earned his BSc in biology as a Magna Cum Laude. He was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Pre-Dental Society, where he received extensive training in all aspects of dentistry. During his tenure at Nova Southeastern University, where he obtained his DDS, Dr. Giambini engaged in various mission trips volunteering his services to provide essential dental care to the disadvantaged.
Dr. Giambini is a skilled and dedicated professional whose passion is evident in his work. He aims to help each patient achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that enhances their quality of life and boosts their self-confidence.
Away From The Office
Dr. Giambini leads an active lifestyle by training and competing in triathlons and soccer games. He also takes pleasure in his passion for food and enjoys hosting barbecues that showcase delectable dishes from his home country of Argentina.
About Our Team
Supporting our talented doctors, our kind and generous team is always focused on helping you achieve your individual desires for a healthy and beautiful smile. Whether it’s to book an appointment time that is convenient to you, help you with your insurance questions, or to give you the information you need to choose the treatment option that is right for you, our team is here to help you achieve all you desire for a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.