About Us

Your Trusted Dental Professionals

Dr. Rafaella Sampaio, DMD

Dentist Cape Coral

I was born and raised in Brazil but moved to the outskirts of Boston, MA at a young age. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and went on to receive my dental degree from Boston University. I am passionate about comprehensive patient care and love creating a comfortable, personalized experience for each and every patient.

My husband, Eddie, is a 3rd generation Fort Myers native and my reason for relocating to beautiful southwest Florida. We have two beautiful little ones, Thomas and Isabella, who fill our lives with so much joy and keep us BUSY! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, getting involved in my church and binge-watching the next Netflix series. After working side by side with Dr. Allison, I am excited for the opportunity to continue his wonderful legacy. It was important to me to find a dentist and team that shared the same values and treatment philosophies. Lucky for me, I found the best in Cape Coral!

My favorite aspect of dentistry is getting to know my patients, listening to them and providing them with solutions that work for them as an individual. I take pride in comforting even the most anxious patient and helping my patient’s smile a little wider and brighter each day. I look forward to serving our community for many years to come.

Denise Feder – Financial Coordinator

I began my dental career over 40 years ago as a Certified Dental Assistant. I worked for Dr. Allison for almost 30 years and am now continuing my journey with Dr. Sampaio as the Financial Coordinator. I enjoy using my knowledge, experience and compassion to come up with the best financial options for our patients. I am committed to keeping the office running smoothly with a positive attitude and smile.

I have been married to my husband Mark for over 30 years and have a daughter, son-in-law and gorgeous granddaughter that live in Tennessee. I enjoy getting away and traveling, spending time with my family. In my spare time, you can find me outdoors; hiking, kayaking, fishing and enjoying nature.

Janet Swift Dahlman – Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduated from Harcum College with highest honors in dental assisting. I specialized in Endodontic assisting for 25 years and transitioned into general dentistry when joining the practice in 2012.

I married my childhood sweetheart Ray and am the proud mother of a daughter and son, graduates of USF in Tampa. Go BULLS! I have 2 beautiful granddaughters and a handsome grandson. To keep my heart full, I have also been blessed with 3 bonus daughters and 8 bonus granddaughters!

It is important to me that my patients are well taken care of and that their needs are met. I take pride in my work and love being Dr. Sampaio’s right hand.

Erica Wolf – Hygiene Coordinator

Joan Walker – Dental Hygienist

Tracie Burress – Dental Hygienist

Andrea Gonzalez – Dental Assistant

Jodi Avoglia – Dental Assistant