Sarasota Dental Arts

Dr. Aygen and Team

We do dentistry differently!

Come get to know the Sarasota Dental Arts Team!

Our team is loyal. They love working for Sarasota Dental Arts! They work hard and feel it’s a privilege to work here. This isn’t by chance. We intentionally built  Sarasota Dental Arts as a place that would attract the leading professionals in dentistry along with the highest performing support team.

The  Sarasota Dental Arts team works together to serve each other just as they serve our patient family. As a team, we are filled with individuals who desire constant self-improvement, and we want to be the very best dental practice in the world. Together we want to be the best in our field. We want to serve each other to make our team stronger. Last but not least, we want to serve our patients with such unprecedented hospitality that they send their friends and family to  Sarasota Dental Arts to receive the same excellent treatment and care.

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 Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) 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.

The team you want to trust with your smile

Dr. Michele Battaglia received two Associate/ 2 year degrees- Math & Science, and Science- Dental Hygiene at Erie Community College, NY, a Bachelor's of Science Degree and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. She is a licensed Chiropractic Physician, and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is certified in NAET, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique, and is an Advanced Nutrition Response Testing Technique Provider. She is also a Certified Graston Technique Provider. Graston Technique is used to target soft tissue injuries/ muscle knots/ fibrotic tissue/ fascia, to help relieve symptoms of areas such as TMJ Disorder and headaches. Her combination of experience in the field of dentistry since 1997 and chiropractic and nutrition since 2007 allows for a wholistic (whole body) approach to meet the dental needs of her patients. "My personal journey to achieve health and wellness has led me to discover amazing techniques to break cycles of illness and find the underlying causes of symptoms, which I now share with others." During her down time she enjoys the beautiful local beaches, farmer's markets, exercise, preparing healthy foods, meditation, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Michele Battaglia
Registered 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 look forward to meeting you, getting to know more about you, and help with your dental care.

Doreen
Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi I'm Sandra! I'm a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 12 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.

Sandra
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.

Shannon
Dental Assistant

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!

Karen
Patient 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.

Rachael
Financial Coordinator