Jupiter Periodontics
Rafael K. Rodriguez, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Periodontics, Dental Implants, Laser Therapy

Meet The Team

Dr. Rafael K Rodriguez, D.M.D., M.S.D.


My name is Dr. Rafael Rodriguez and I wanted to introduce myself personally to you. I am the owner doctor of Jupiter Periodontics. I took over the office of Dr. Matt Rostock, a doctor for which I hold a very high regard. When working towards my profession, I had a vision of the type of dentistry I intended to practice. I pictured my office environment being, for lack of a better description, “easy”. In its essence, a relaxed tone so that communicating what I see as a dentist, is well understood by you. 

Though my personal tone may be relaxed, as a Clinician, I am passionate about providing the highest quality of care, using top quality instruments, and staying current with the latest conservative techniques. I have been on both sides of the dental chair so my staff and I are sensitive to everyone's apprehension with dentistry. I strive to be the office where my hygienists and myself will comfortably keep your mouth healthy to enjoy your favorite meals, conversations, and day-to-day activities so that you avoid preventable dental issues and never have to worry about your teeth. 

I am a South Florida native who proudly attended the University of Florida for both College and Dental School. After which I decided to pursue a three-year specialty training in Periodontology at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV/VCU). During my time at MCV/VCU I attained a Masters degree in the Science of Dentistry from my research efforts in identifying the bacteria associated with Periodontal disease, served as chief resident, and lectured on Dental topics to other residents, colleagues, and dental students. I have participated in multiple charitable service trips providing Dentistry to families and people in need, both in the US and Internationally. I am a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and remain active in local and National Dental Organizations both as a member and speaker. I am also the current (2015) President for the local North Palm Beach County Dental Society.

I am an active member in the following Dental organizations:  

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Florida Association of Periodontology
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • Seaside Dental Study Club (local chapter of the Seattle Study Club)
  • North Palm Beach County Dental Society (2015 President)

When I am not in the office, you are likely to find me around town chasing my two boys. My wife and I are very proud of our children and enjoy bike rides, visiting the beach, or chasing him around the park playgrounds.

Like I said earlier, my goal is to keep things easy for you. If problems do arise, you can be assured that I will clearly let you know about what I find and what the best options are before any treatment begins. Of course, you can also take some time to look through our website to get an idea of some of our more common procedures and let me know if you have any questions about anything you read. 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about myself, and my practice philosophy. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Rafael K. Rodriguez, DMD, MSD


Jane, orignally from Rhode Island, is a Front Office Coordinator. She is a nationally certified Dental Assistant (DANB) and has many years of dental office experience. Jane has extensive experience with insurance and billing and she's happy to help you with any questions you have have about your insurance.   She and her husband enjoy the beach, boating, and getting to know the Jupiter Area.


Patient Coordinator

Jessica is a Patient Coordinator for Dr. Rodriguez. She has been in the Dentistry field for over five years, where she was able to complete her certification to become a certified Dental Assistant. She enjoys being the first smile that patients see when they walk through the door. She is native to Ohio, and moved to South Florida two years ago. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her son, and doing anything outdoors!


Jillian started her career in dentistry at the age of 19 as an orthodontic assistant. Her true calling came when she decided to advance her career as a dental hygienist. She attended the University of Maryland, Dental School where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in dental hygiene. Jillian has worked in both General Dentistry and Periodontics in Washington DC and in the Baltimore area prior to relocating to South Florida. 
Jillian enjoys meeting new people and working with each individual to find the most effective way to help improve their oral health. 
When Jillian is not working, she enjoys family time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.


Juliette's love for dentistry began over 10 years ago in her home state of North Carolina where she started out in Oral Surgery. She focuses on her position as an assistant to Dr. Rodriguez, helping patient's achieve brighter & healthier smiles. She makes it a priority to ensure all patient's feel comfortable and enjoy coming to our practice. When she isn't assisting with surgical procedures, Juliette enjoys exploring the Sunshine state with her husband and two children.



Marilyn received her formal training from Palm Beach State College. She enjoys working as a dental hygienist utilizing her skills and knowledge to communicate good dental health practices to her patients. At one time, Marilyn worked as a dental assistant and feels this experience helped her to further understand the patient's perspective. In her leisure time, Marilyn enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren. 


Virginia has over 35 years as a licensed dental hygienist. She also shares her many years of experience and expertise as a clinical instructor at Palm Beach State College in the dental hygiene program. She enjoys delivering quality, comfortable dental hygiene therapy as well as providing supportive self-care education for her patients. After hours, spending time with family and playing outdoors with her grandchildren keeps her active. 


Yuri received her dental education at Fortis Institute and serves as the lead assistant for Dr. Rodriguez. She Enjoys all aspects of assisting the Doctor and excels at helping her patients feel comfortable and at ease. She is very knowledgeable about all procedures and is happy to answer any questions you might have. When she is not assisting the doctor, Yuri enjoys spending time with her family in her new home