Gauri Mankame, DMD

Dr. Gauri Mankame graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, in 2012 with a doctorate degree in dental medicine. After graduation, she started working in Plantation, Florida, at Plantation Smile Care. Dr. Gauri Mankame began her AEGD Residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in July 2012.

While studying at Nova Southeastern, Dr. Gauri Mankame was involved in several charitable organizations such as Nova’s Give Kids a Smile event and the Sai Prasad Charitable Trust, a mobile clinic that gives children in rural India dental care. In her free time, Dr. Gauri Mankame enjoys traveling and reading, especially murder mysteries.

We are glad to have Gauri Mankame DMD as an associate in our office. With her next generation education and exceptional patient care skills, Dr. Gauri Mankame provides our clients with the latest care options.

Licenses, Certificates and Memberships:

  • State of Ohio Dental License
  • State of Florida Dental License
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Picasso 810nm Diode Laser Certificate

Disha Mankame, DMD

Dr. Disha Mankame is proud to be a part of co-developing her family practice, Plantation Smile Care, with her father Dr. Dipak Mankame, a well-known and experienced dental practitioner.

Dr. Disha graduated with high honors and completed her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2010. Dr. Disha chose to study dentistry in Mumbai, India, allowing her to experience and enjoy her cultural roots and heritage. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, India, in 2005, where she also completed her general internship in 2006.

Dr. Disha Mankame regularly attends continuing education courses to update her knowledge and keep up with the best practices, tools and techniques in general dentistry, implant surgery, orthodontics and treatment planning.

Dr. Disha was born and raised in Plantation, Florida, where she continues to build her career. She has a strong foundation of character and maintains the highest ethical and professional standard of care. Following her father’s good example, Dr. Disha has developed a strong sense of giving and volunteers at free dental clinics and camps.

Dr. Disha relates well with patients of diverse traditions and cultural backgrounds. She takes the initiative to reach out and get to know each patient and their families. She is highly motivated and provides exceptional care to her patients. Leveraging her good sense of humor, she maintains a friendly and cheerful ambience at work. She is meticulous and detail oriented, and she creates comprehensive treatment plans that leave each patient feeling reassured and happy.

Licenses, Certificates and Memberships:

  • State of Florida Dental License
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Picasso 810nm Diode Laser Certificate
  • Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Dipak Mankame, DMD

Dr. Dipak Mankame graduated from Nair Dental College and Hospital in 1976 with his bachelor degree in dental surgery. In 1979, he graduated from New York University with his doctorate degree in dental science. After graduation, Dr. Mankame practiced in New York, New York, until 1980. He then moved to Florida to continue his studies and graduated from the School of Advanced Dental Sciences at the University of Florida in 1988. He received his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry shortly after.

Dr. Mankame opened his first practice in Sunrise, Florida, and provided dental service there from 1980 to 1993. Then, Dr. Mankame moved to India to dedicate his time to social service. Dr. Mankame traveled rural India providing free dental services to school children with the use of a mobile dental clinic. During his time in India, Dr. Mankame constructed dental camps throughout the country and set up charitable organizations for less fortunate individuals needing vision and dental healthcare.

In 2000, Dr. Mankame moved back to Florida and re-opened his private practice. Eleven years later, Dr. Mankame, with the help of his daughters, Dr. Disha Mankame and Dr. Gauri Mankame, opened Plantation Smile Care, a family dental office in Plantation, Florida.

Dr. Mankame has devoted over 30 years to the dental profession and to the highest quality patient care. He continues to contribute to the community by being involved in local charity organizations such as Community Smiles and Donated Dental. Dr. Mankame and his wife enjoy traveling several times a year to continue their volunteer work in India.

Licenses, Certificates and Memberships:

  • State of New York Dental License
  • State of Florida Dental License
  • Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Membership, Gold Coast Academy of General Dentistry
  • Membership, AAFO (American Association of Functional Orthodontics MUSC Dental)
  • Member of the International Association of Orthodontics
  • Implant Symposium Certification
  • Mid America Orthodontic Society Certification
  • Picasso 810nm Diode Laser Certificate

Meet Our Team

Plantation Staff
Our welcoming team at Plantation Smile Care is dedicated to your oral health! We make it our mission to provide each and every patient with exceptional dental care in a warm, family-friendly environment. We take our time to get to know and communicate with each patient, so we can effectively meet their needs and goals. We also provide bilingual services and can assist you in English, Spanish, Creole, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. We invite you to contact our dental office in Plantation, Florida, today at 954-791-1630 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists!