Dr. Sara A. Ramos started her dental career in her native Cuba, but her migration to the United States prompted a delay before she could practice again. Determined to return to her calling, she enrolled in a program for foreign dentists at the University of Florida, earned her dental license in 2006, and worked as an associate until opening Ramos Dentistry in 2012. There, she maintains the health of teeth with routine checkups, and she fixes dental issues with implants, Invisalign, and veneers.
Surrounded by wicker, Indonesian art, and soft music, Amnesia Therapy Center & Spa's licensed massage therapists unwind painful muscle knots and stressed minds with one of two healing massage modalities. Swedish massages employ several styles of expansive and ebbing strokes to relieve tension, mellow the muscles, and restore free-flowing fluency to the toxin-dispersal chutes of the lymphatic system. During effleurage, the hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the human hide, and friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of muscle fibers. The vibration stroke goes all "cell-phone setting during a ballet" on the back and the limbs to get blood and muscles moving. Alternatively, therapeutic deep-tissue treatments focus on releasing tension from the innermost layers of tissue as therapists apply firm pressure to mash uncomfortable muscle-potatoes into supple submission.
From its palm-tree-lined entryways to its warm, tangerine-colored walls, Elite Dent showcases the vision of dentist Jacqueline Correa, who designed her offices to put patients at ease. In this tranquil, inviting setting, Dr. Correa and her team perform services ranging from dental implants to smile-straightening Invisalign treatments. At some locations, wooden cabinets with marble counter tops separate the dental chairs and provide privacy, and personal televisions sit in front of each chair to deliver entertainment.
Armed with a degree in microbiology from the University of Florida, Dr. Pablo J Fonseca combines his fascination with small worlds with a passion for big smiles. The 25-year veteran works closely with his team members, many of whom dedicate thousands of hours to continuing education classes. Together, the group performs both general and cosmetic services as well as emergency dentistry for those with chipped teeth or a feeling that the tooth fairy is overstaying her welcome.
As passionate as they are about dentistry, the doctors at Concierge Dentistry of Florida like to keep their handiwork a secret between you and them. They do this by using tooth-colored fillings for cavities, which blend in with natural teeth better than the metal amalgams they replace. Porcelain veneers and dental implants resemble natural teeth in both look and function, and Invisalign braces straighten smiles while remaining nearly impossible to see, like a contact lens's ghost.
At Gemini Dental, oral care is a family affair: the sons of a prominent Peruvian dentist in Lima, brothers Luis and Jorge Velis opened their own clinic after graduating together from the University of Florida in 1998, helping them stay as close to each other as two front teeth. Dedicated to keeping their skills sharp, the brothers and their staff undergo continuing education. It allows them hone their skills with such smile-improving procedures as affixing Invisalign braces, performing virtual imaging, and teaching the hygienically correct way to pull back lips and pretend to be in a wind tunnel. Besides regular dental care, the six staff doctors render such advanced services as low-radiation digital X-rays and single-visit, ceramic crowns.