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 the 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 like 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, NJ
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA – Bachelor of Science, Biology
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers University) – Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
  • The 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 always to 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, biking, weight lifting, and several endurance adventures like RAGBRAI. Sharing those experiences with his patients shows how he strives to do more, even outside his practice.

Dr. Sauchelli has focused on 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. He enjoys 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 and CEREC, Dr. Sauchelli can offer you the best implant dentistry. Using the VGI 3D scanner, Dr. Sauchelli is able to visualize the entire dental implant procedure from placement to restoration of your tooth with a CEREC crown.

Dr. Sauchelli enjoys teaching to the local community and is currently the Vice President and Chairman at Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. He is passionate about teaching dentists how to incorporate new dental technology into their practices.

Educational Background:

  • St. Cecilia High School, Englewood, NJ
  • University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science, Zoology
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Master of Science, Human Physiology
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers University) – Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
  • Albany Medical Center, General Practice Residency
  • Albany Medical Center, Attending Doctor
  • The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education

Member of:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Florida Dental Association (FDA)
  • Past President of North Palm Beach Dental Society
  • Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
  • Aesthetic Advantage Study Group Perio-aesthetic study group
  • Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic Vice President and Chairman
  • BaleDoneen Method

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 oral health and work hard to make sure that you receive the treatments you need to enjoy a healthy smile. 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 providing individualized care in a gentle yet thorough way. 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 🙂


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 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!


Marketing & Media Manager

As the daughter of Dr. Higham and Dr. Sauchelli, Julie has always had their patients’ best interests 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 the University of Florida, Julie has worked remotely in the practice, assisting with social media and other internet-based patient informative programs. Julie graduated from the University of Florida in May 2013 and has continued to work remotely while pursuing a career in digital marketing. She is currently studying to become a dental hygienist and expects to graduate in 2020.


Scheduling Coordinator

Gina grew up in Connecticut but has been living here in Jupiter since 1985. She has over 17 years of experience in Business Administration in dental offices. You can find Gina welcoming new patients into our dental family practice, facilitating the financial aspects of treatment, and assisting with insurance. She loves working in this field, meeting new patients, and seeing their smiles when treatment is completed. Gina is so happy to work with two wonderful Doctors and a fun, energetic group every day.

She spends her free time with her husband, Jim. They have two grown boys, Dane and Spencer. Dane went to Florida State University and Spencer attended the University of Central Florida. They love football games and tailgating. Gina loves the town of Jupiter and all its activities: the beautiful water, boating, paddle boarding, and great restaurants.

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