Debra Higham, DMD

debra-highamDr. Higham grew up in Chadwick Beach Island, New Jersey. As a real Jersey Shore girl, she enjoyed working at Berkeley Sweet Shop on the boardwalk and spending as much time on the beach as she could. Following their love for the beach and warm weather, Dr. Sauchelli and she moved to Florida in 1986. Once they arrived in Jupiter, they realized how much of a paradise it is. They have lived and practiced in Jupiter since 1986 and absolutely love it! Golfing, fishing, biking, reading, sewing, creating jewelry and cooking are her favorite pastimes. Dr. Sauchelli and Dr. Higham have one daughter, Julie, who graduated from University of Florida- GO GATORS!! They are a very close family and enjoy going on adventures together. Some of their favorites are cruising, skiing, and driving to wherever they choose. They’ve been to some cool places and have had some neat adventures, and are constantly in search of new locations to explore. They’ve even been hot air ballooning and SKYDIVING! Family is first with Dr. Higham, and she treats all of her patients as family–with respect, care, and dignity.

Looking back on the first 30 years of practicing, Dr. Higham has enjoyed the ride with Dr. Sauchelli; the ups and the downs of owning their own business, the wonderful relationships made with colleagues and patients, and the incredible growth that their team has achieved. She truly enjoys helping people achieve whatever it is that they desire with their teeth and alignment, which in turn leads to good oral health. Making a positive difference daily in someone else’s life is incredible and important! It is a responsibility that Dr. Higham takes very seriously. Learning, teaching, and growing is a daily event in the office because most of what she does daily is continually changing.

Along with the gift of really listening to what people want, Dr. Higham has a very artistic gift that allows her to visualize the end result of treatment. Your bite is the most important aspect of dentistry–putting teeth where they should be will result in doing less dentistry in the future. Regardless if she is enhancing your smile through Invisalign®, veneers, or implants, what Dr. Higham has learned in her first 30 years of dentistry is that it will make a difference. She is looking forward to all the new technologies and changes!

Dr. Higham invites you to come check out her and Dr. Sauchelli’s beautiful dental office!

Educational Background:

  • Toms River High School North
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA – BS Biology
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – DMD (now known as Rutgers)
  • Alumna of LD Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education

Member of:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Florida Dental Association (FDA)
  • Professional Women’s Network (PWN)
  • Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
  • Children’s Dental Health Month Chairman
  • Former President of North Palm Beach Dental Society

Andrew Sauchelli, MS, DMD

andrew-sauchelliDr. Andrew Sauchelli was born and raised in Rochelle Park, New Jersey. As a young man, he was a hard worker and perseverant student. His experiences in school and his hard work taught him to always do his best and continually strive for excellence. His persistent attitude leads him to become the athlete that he is; Dr. Sauchelli competes in marathons, weight lifting, and several endurance adventures. Sharing those experiences with his patients shows how he strives to do more, even outside his practice.

How is this important to what he does now? Dr. Sauchelli has focused what he has learned from competing in sports into his profession and passion–dentistry! He is continually researching new technology to bring the most up-to-date service to his patients. Challenging and improving himself and his team to bring a level of service that few offices offer.

By providing the highest technology available with the VGI 3D scanner, Dr. Sauchelli can bring you the best that implant dentistry has to offer. Imagine an exact 3-dimension image of your jaw and head in 18 seconds with minimal radiation! With this 3-dimension image, Dr. Sauchelli is provided with the information to correctly place your dental implant. With the VGI 3D scanner, he knows what to expect when he begins your implant procedure. Your implants are built perfectly for you and you alone! Dr. Sauchelli is replacing the roots of your teeth enabling you to eat whatever you want, smile, laugh, and interact with your loved ones without embarrassment.

Educational Background:

  • St. Cecilia High School Englewood, NJ
  • University of New Hampshire-BA degree Zoology
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-MS degree Human Physiology
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – DMD (now known as Rutgers)
  • Albany Medical Center-General Practice Residency
  • Albany Medical Center – Attending Doctor Alumnus
  • LD Pankey Institute for advanced dental education

Member of:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Florida Dental Association (FDA)
  • Former president of North Palm Beach Dental Society
  • Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
  • Aesthetic Advantage Study Group Perio-aesthetic study group

Meet Our Team

Dr. Higham & Dr. Sauchelli have a top-notch team of dental professionals! When you visit our practice, our friendly and caring team will provide you with efficient, quality care in a relaxing environment. We are dedicated to your smile and your oral health, and work hard to make sure that you receive the treatments you need to enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime. It is important that you stay comfortable throughout your entire experience. We invite you to call us at 561-746-8095 to make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about our comprehensive dentistry in Jupiter, Florida. We look forward to meeting you!


Dental Hygienist

Toni was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens and moved to Jupiter in 2006. She discovered her love for dentistry while doing an externship for a local orthodontist in high school. Toni attended Palm Beach State College and graduated with her associate of science in dental hygiene in 2010. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is building relationships with her patients and being able to provide individualized care in a gentle, yet thorough approach. Toni spends her free time with her husband, Kyle and two daughters, Ava and Ellie. Boat days with the family are her favorite as well as an occasional date night 🙂


Treatment Coordinator

Occasionally in life, you have the privilege of meeting someone who truly elevates everyone around them. This is Regina. In addition to being one of the best dental assistants ever, her personality and laugh make her someone that you, as a patient, want by your side as you arrive for your dental care. Regina and her husband, Dan, have a twelve-year-old daughter, Nya, and a six-year-old son, Ryland.


Dental Assistant

As a native Floridian, born and raised in Hobe Sound, you’ll often find Kelsey at the beach, enjoying the beautiful blue waters and sunshine with her dog in her free time! Kelsey enjoys all sports but holds a special place in her heart for cheerleading and lacrosse. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Ave Maria University and has found her passion for the dental field working by the side of Dr. Higham and Dr. Sauchelli! Kelsey hopes to one day continue her education and become a dentist as well! One of her favorite things about working as a dental assistant is witnessing patients always leave with a brighter, happier smile!


Scheduling Coordinator

Donna moved here from California in 1990. She is widowed with two sons and three beautiful grandsons. Donna started as a dental assistant in 1976, and in 2000 she transitioned to scheduling coordinator. Donna enjoys taking classes to learn new skills, and she devotes time to her yoga practice as much as possible. Donna would come to Dr. Higham and Dr. Sauchelli as a patient for the dedication that the doctors and team have to putting their patients’ best interest first.


Marketing & Media Manager

As the daughter of Dr. Higham and Dr. Sauchelli, Julie has always had their patients’ best interest in mind. She has been accompanying them to the Florida Dental Convention and other continuing education events since before she could walk. Throughout attending Jupiter High School and University of Florida, Julie has worked remotely in the practice, assisting with social media and other internet-based patient informative programs. Julie graduated from University of Florida in May 2013, and is now the marketing and media manager. GO GATORS!

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