Sarasota Dental Arts

Meet the Team that works with Kaya Aygen, DMD

Welcome to Sarasota Dental Arts, a premier dentistry destination in Sarasota FL! We'd like to take a moment to introduce the members of our team so that you can get to know us before your visit. We love getting to know our patients and learning more about what's important to you!



As a team, we value ongoing education and are fully committed to providing you with a great experience every time you visit our office. We believe in offering a stress-free, relaxed approach to dentistry, and this is reflected in our calm personalities. We listen to your goals and your concerns, and we'll always recommend the treatment that we best believe will help you meet those goals – without pressure. 

Come on in and talk to us! We're looking forward to meeting you!


Kaya Aygen, DMD

Originally from Essexville, Michigan, Dr. Kaya Aygen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology with a minor in Health and Humanities from Michigan State University. While Dr. Aygen was in college, his father retired from his medical practice and moved to southwest Florida. Dr. Aygen decided to follow his family to sunny Florida and received his DMD from the University of Florida, Go Gators!

He practiced as an associate in both Chicago and Washington D.C. at high end cosmetic and implant oriented practices.  After he had a taste of big city practices and life, he decided to return to Florida to be closer to family. He returned to the Sarasota area and practiced in Venice, Florida.  The opportunity arose to join this practice, which has been caring for patients in Sarasota for twenty years. When the senior dentist retired, Dr. Aygen was chosen to succeed her.

Dr. Aygen strives to be the best, most compassionate dentist in Sarasota, FL. He is a constant learner and innovator.  He has many advanced qualifications, including certification in IV Conscious sedation, Guided Dental Implant Surgery, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Invisalign and Clear Aligner Therapy.  He has also been awarded the title of Top Dentist from Sarasota Magazine.

In order to stay on top of developments in the dental field so that he can bring advanced, modern care to his patients, Dr. Aygen is a member of several professional dental associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • Sarasota County Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Spear Study Club

Dr. Aygen became a dentist because he knew that he could make a difference and help his patients come to see dentistry differently. He believes in quality and durable cosmetic dentistry. His passion for continuing education has given him the necessary skills and experience to earn his patients’ ongoing trust. A caring and compassionate dentist, Dr. Aygen always puts his patients’ comfort and wellbeing first. He believes strongly in educating patients and helping them become empowered advocates for their own care. At our practice, you will always have a say in your treatment.

Dr. Aygen is happily married to his amazing wife, Jamie. They have two beautiful girls, as well as a 2 family cats. When Dr. Aygen is not caring for patients, you can probably find him playing with his kids or cooking, exercising, or reading. 


Dental Hygienist | Sarasota Dental Arts

Michelle, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Hello, I'm Michelle, your dental hygienist.  I have over 25 years in the dental field. First, being a dental assistant for many years working in general dentistry as well as specialty prior to becoming a hygienist. I love providing my patients with excellent care and educating them in their oral health.  

Originally from Pennsylvania, I have lived in Sarasota since 1987 and also am a blessed Mom of two wonderful daughters, Brittany and Brooke.

Patient Coordinator | Sarasota Dental Arts


Patient Coordinator

Hi I'm Karen.  I am Dr. Aygen's patient coordinator! I am usually the first person you meet when you call or visit our office!

With more than 20 years of clinical experience, I still enjoy the wonderful transformations that dentistry can provide.  Dentistry has come a long way over the years so if you are having any dental concerns, dental insurance questions, or just want to know how we can accommodate your busy schedule with a cleaning, just give us a call!

Originally from New York, I enjoy living in Lakewood Ranch with my husband, Max, We have two amazing sons, Nicholas and Zachariah and a beautiful new daughter-in-law, Veronika.  When I am not at the dental office I stay very busy with my wedding & event floral business, Event Designing by KJ, and enjoy volunteering my time on the Executive Board for Lakewood Ranch Community Activities. I also enjoy educating friends and family about the benefits of essential oils and working out at the gym.

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Dental Assistant

Hi I'm Sandra! I'm a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 9 years of dental experience. I started my career in the field as an administrative assistant and continued my education to become a CDA. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping anxious or fearful patients overcome their dental anxiety.

I'm a Florida native born in Jacksonville. I moved to Southwest Florida 6 years ago with my husband Jeremy, son Kaleb, daughter Kameron and 2 dogs Max & Miley. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, boating, the beach, and volunteering for various youth organizations.

Dental Assistant | Sarasota Dental Arts


Dental Assistant

Hi everyone, I'm Shannon! I've been in the dental field since 1998, even though I don't look old enough for doing what I love for so long!  I was trained by some great dentists along the and am certified as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant since 2000.  I am compassionate and caring and my goal is to make you comfortable and be your advocate in your dental health.

When I'm not working, I'm at the beach and spending time with my family.


Dental Hygienist

Hi! I’m Doreen and I am excited to join the team as a Dental Hygienist. I have worked in the dental field for over 40 years and as a Dental Hygienist for the last 30 years. My varied past has allowed me to work with many extraordinary professionals and has given me a wealth of knowledge that I love to share. I have always loved working with Dr. Aygen it is a privilege to be working with such a talented, gentle and caring dentist. 

I moved to Venice in 2006 from Pennsylvania but originally was from Connecticut. I am married to my wonderful husband and we are blessed to have 5 children and 5 grandchildren, combined!  All who love to come and visit us here in beautiful, sunny Florida!

When I am not working, I enjoy “learning” to play golf, swim and bike. I especially love to play the piano and sing with the area concert bands as their guest soloist. In the past, I have volunteered as a youth leader and have been on several medical/dental mission trips. (Including, serving in Venezuela for one year). I look forward to meeting you, getting to know more about you and help with your dental care. 



Financial Coordinator

Hello, I’m Rachael! I am Dr. Aygen's financial coordinator. I am here to help you review any financial questions or concerns you may have and am always available to consult with you regarding your treatment.

I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. I spent several years in the fitness industry before entering the healthcare industry in 2018 while completing a two-year certification course in Medical Business Management through FAU’s executive education department.

I grew up just outside of Orlando, spending most of my weekends at Universal Studios. I moved to South Florida for college and spent eight years there before relocating to Sarasota with my boyfriend, Justin, and our dog, Bailey. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, hanging out by the pool, or traveling and exploring new places.


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