No matter how great a dentist is, the team is ultimately what influences the atmosphere in the office. At Grapevine Dental, Dr. Colangelo has focused on growing a team that reflects his passion and core values when it comes to dentistry. Everyone here wants you to enjoy the great feelings that healthy smile brings. We are here to help you enjoy improved health and a great quality of life.
You can see the passion reflected in our videos and biographies below. Take a moment to get to know us and then give us a call. We can't wait to welcome you to Grapevine Dental.
Dr. Michael Colangelo
Dr. Michael Colangelo’s dreams of being a dentist began as a small child. He had a phenomenal dentist, and he told his ...Read More
Meet Our Team
Danielle Taylor - Front Office
Danielle is originally from Grand Prairie, TX and has an Associates Degree in Mathematics and Science. She also has an Associates Degree in Business Administration.
“I love the people I work with. It feels like I work with friends instead of coworkers. “
When she is away from the practice, Danielle likes hanging out with my husband and taking her dog on adventures on any trails she can find.
Savana joined our team on February 4, 2013, after achieving her education and certifications at the following institutions:
- Rogue Community College
- Tarrant County College EFDA in the state of Oregon
- RDA in the State of Texas
- Sealant Certified in the State of Texas
“Making patients feel comfortable and apart of the Grapevine Dental family. I love getting to know all of my patients and relating to them. There is also an art to dentistry that intrigues me.
I was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which is why I am a diehard Packers fan and grew up in Medford, Oregon. I made the decision to move to Texas five years ago and am so happy I made that decision.
Spending time with friends and family is my most favorite thing to do in my spare time. My pride and joy is my dapple dachshund Bella, she just turned four in May. She is treated like my child. I also love being outdoors and hiking whenever I get the chance to travel outside of Texas. I enjoy spending time on the lake.”
Debbie Bacon - Dental Hygienist
Debra’s hometown of Batson, TX is a very small town about halfway between Houston and Beaumont. She attended Lamar University to earn her dental hygiene degree and started working at Grapevine Dental in 2006.
“I enjoy my co-workers. We are a family here. I have loved getting to know the patients; most of them have been patients for much of their lives. I try to give the best care and information that can help them in the day-to-day care of their oral health.”
When Debra is away from the clinic, you will find her playing tennis. She is on both a women’s team and a co-ed team with her husband. Debra enjoys reading and challenging herself with DIY projects.
Emara - Dental Hygienist
Originally hailing from Mesquite, TX, Emara graduated from Mesquite High School. Go Skeeters! She went on to graduate from Texas Woman's University with her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene and joined the Grapevine Dental team in 2014.
“I love the atmosphere Dr. Colangelo has created for his staff, and more importantly, his patients.”
Emara married her high school sweetheart, and they have a one-year-old son. Together, they love to travel and spend valuable time together. You can also find Emara expressing her creativity by photographing her son – her favorite subject.
Madison - Dental Assistant
Madison calls Ennis, TX her hometown and earned her education at Tarrant County College. She joined the Grapevine Dental team over a year ago and supports the dentist during all types of dental procedures.
“I enjoy the people I work with and all the latest technology we have here to make your dental experiences better.”
During her free time, Madison likes to travel to new places, watch and go to sports events, go shopping, and spend time with my family and friends.
Monica - Dental Assistant
A Dallas, TX native, Monica earned her dental assisting certificate at UEI with a 4.0 GPA and participating in the Mentor Program. Monica joined our team in August of 2015 and assists Dr. Colangelo with dental treatment while making sure our patients are comfortable.
“I enjoy getting to know our patients and being able to care for them during procedures.”
When Monica is relaxing, you will often find her watching the latest movie, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and two Chihuahuas.
Courtney Brown - Lead Dental Assistant
Originally from Hollywood, CA, Courtney began her dental studies at Tarrant Community College before moving on to Concorde College for her hygiene degree. She started as an assistant in 2009 and began he oral hygiene degree in 2017.
“Sharing my passion for dentistry with my patients and seeing the positive influence oral health has made in their lives. It is always exciting when a patient comes back for continued care and you can see their improvements! I love being able to help my patients take better care of themselves, starting with their mouth and teeth.”
Courtney and her boyfriend, Isaiah, enjoy vacationing together a couple of times each year. Courtney also enjoys trying out new recipes, sipping wine, practicing yoga, and barbecuing during the summer. She also enjoys finding new trails with her black lab and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.