About Dr. Schindel
Melissa Schindel-Kaplan, D.D.S.
Dr. Schindel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in the Biological Basis of Behavior and a minor in psychology. She then attended dental school at New York University College of Dentistry, where she remained for an additional two years to complete the postgraduate program in orthodontics. While at NYU, Dr. Schindel was an orthodontic teaching fellow in the pediatric department, and coordinator of the NYU Cleft Lip and Palate Team. She served as orthodontist for the Cleft lip and Palate Team of Sarasota for 15 years.
Dr. Schindel is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Florida Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, which means she is board certified and has reached the highest level of professional achievement in clinical proficiency. In addition, Dr. Schindel continues to enrich her orthodontic knowledge through attending regular orthodontic conferences and meetings.
Dr. Schindel and her husband enjoy living and working in Lakewood Ranch. When not running their son and daughter from one activity to the next, they appreciate spending some down time at the beach and taking family vacations.