Meet The Team

Tim Tursonoff - CEO & Founder

Tim has more than a decade of experience as an executive leader driving business development and finance for Fortune 500 companies. In 2009 Tim saw an opportunity to transform a family dental practice and design a business model that takes good practices to great by centralizing operations and allowing practitioners the opportunity to focus on their patients and practice comprehensive dentistry and a predominantly fee-for-service environment . Over the past 11 years, Tim’s focus has been on continued growth through acquisition of a number of practices across Northeast Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business from Jacksonville University.


Behzad Rajaei, DDS, MS - Lead Dentist, Partner

Dr. Behzad Rajaei has been helping people smile since 1997. He provides preventive, cosmetic and restorative dental services including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers, dentures, extractions, bone grafting, root canal therapy, dental implant restorations, laser therapy, oral cancer screenings, and teeth whitening. In addition, his team strives to accommodate same-day emergency dental appointments. Dr. Rajaei earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed the Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists (ASPID) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He also has a dental degree from the University of the East in Manila, Philippines, and a Master of Science degree with a specialty in Prosthodontics from Shiraz University in Iran. Prosthodontics, otherwise known as prosthetic dentistry, is the field of dentistry that specializes in the cosmetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Dr. Rajaei taught in the Prosthodontics department at Azad University in Tehran for four years, and was a faculty member in the Prosthodontics department at the University of Southern California for two years. Dr. Rajaei is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Florida Dental association and Central Florida Dental Association. He is fluent in English and Farsi.


Christi Kimm - COO

Christi brings more than 30 years’ experience in client service and operations management in the US and abroad. Prior to her entrance into the dental industry, she held senior management and executive level positions at Merrill Lynch, Janus Capital and a Private Family Office. Christi has held seats on several advisory committees and served as a panel member at industry conferences. Christi manages the Company’s Call Center, IT and Physical Plant maintenance and supports key business initiatives. While a relative newcomer to our humble organization, Christi has been very effective in utilizing her 30+ years of experience with Fortune Global 500 companies in tackling some of our most complex projects.


Yevah Cueto, DMD

Dr. Cueto is a third-generation dentist and received her dental diploma from LECOM School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, FL. She has worked in the dental field since 2006 in various positions including administration, patient care and management. Dr. Cueto spent a year treating patients in an underserved community in the Florida panhandle, where access to dental care was limited. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional and Food Science from the University of Florida before attending dental school, and loves learning about food and its impact on health.


Vyacheslav Gashchenko - General Manager, ASAP Dental Care

Tammy Emmons, MA, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – Sr. HR Manager

Tammy has over 20 years’ experience in both Human Resources and management. She has She has a Masters’ degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and an MBA. She is certified by HRCI as a Senior HR Professional, and by SHRM as a Senior Certified Professional. Prior to joining Alfa Dental, Tammy worked in HR for two fortune 50 companies: Walmart, Inc. and Lockheed Martin. She has also done consulting internally, externally, and in public, private, and government entities. She enjoys combining her career skills with volunteering. She has been an interview coach for Onward to Opportunity, Year Up and Catholic Charities. She is a mother of two, and an Army veteran.


Sharon Friedes - Advertising and Marketing Manager

Over the past 15 years, Sharon has leveraged her strong relationship-building skills to unlock the expert level as it applies to marketing, media, and business development. Her goal is to drive continuous improvement in patient experience, enhance company image and foster positive growth. Her career has led her across this beautiful country and back to reside once again in the San Marco historic district here in Jacksonville. Consistently a lover of change, Sharon will be the first to jump on board with a new idea or uncover a new a strategy to solve an old problem.