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 parents that when he grew up he was going to be just like that dentist. He worked hard and in 2007 he earned his dental degree from Indiana University. Throughout his four-year tenure, he was the president of his class and received numerous awards in academics, professionalism and patient care. In September of 2007 his dreams came true when he purchased Grapevine Dental.
His vision for Grapevine Dental is to provide the best general and cosmetic dental care in Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, and the entire DFW region. He strongly believes that coming to the dentist should be a pleasant experience and no one should ever have to be afraid of the dentist.
At Grapevine Dental, you will always be greeted by a friendly face, and you should never have to wait past your appointment time. Dr. Colangelo prides himself on education and will always strive to explain any procedures before we ever start work. Any questions are always welcome, and your comfort is his primary concern.
A strong believer in furthering his dental education, Dr. Colangelo began offering Invisalign in 2008 and, after attending the California Implant Institute, began offering dental implants in 2009. He has since attended numerous dental conferences – the most recent ones being a week-long live implant continuum in May of 2018 and a 3D guided surgery course in early 2019. He believes this commitment to further education is vital because it allows him to better serve the needs of his patients.
Dr. Colangelo is a member of both the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association. For 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 he was selected by his peers for topDentists and was featured in both Fort Worth Magazine and Southlake Style. To fulfill his strong sense of commitment to the community, he has twice organized a dental extraction clinic with Dr. Brown from Northern Texas Facial and Oral Surgery. In this clinic, Dr. Colangelo offered free teeth extractions and treatment planning for members of the community in need.
Dr. Danesa Nunez, DMD
Dr. Danesa Nunez brings a passionate attitude and enthusiastic spirit to Grapevine Dental. She is dedicated to the vision of Grapevine Dental of providing the best general and cosmetic dental care in Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, and the entire DFW region. Providing high-quality care and comfort to her patients is her number one priority.
Dr. Nunez has multiple certifications including Invisalign, Laser Dentistry (with an emphasis on SiroLaser Advanced), Nitrous, and Level 1 Minimal Sedation. She is an experienced dentist with a passion for caring for patients of all ages. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Nunez welcomes questions and concerns from all of her patients. She collaborates with patients on every aspect of their care, from the best oral hygiene to a treatment plan that works for them.
With a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina, Dr. Nunez obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2021. While attending the Missouri School of Dentistry, she was a Student Ambassador, a member of Delta Sigma Delta, and part of the Fundraising Chair for the Student National Dental Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Nunez lives an active lifestyle. She enjoys water activities including wakeboarding and swimming.
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.
Lead Dental Assistant
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.”
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.
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.