For more than 35 years, the licensed dentists of MaDental & Associates have kept teeth gleaming with the latest in dental technology and treatments. Led by general dentist Dr. Katia Puente and periodontist Dr. Darren Pike, the bilingual staff brightens smiles with everything from regular cleanings to Zoom! teeth-whitening session. The dentists also provide more specialized treatments, such as implants and microscopic root canals.
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.
Dr. Rita M. Claro, the lead dentist at Kendall Dental Care and Miami Dental Care, brings more than 20 years of clinical experience to the two practices. Under Dr. Claro's guidance, dentists and dental hygienists ensure strong and healthy teeth with preventive exams and cleanings as well as whitening treatments. Of course, cavities, chipped teeth, and microscopic ivory poachers still show up every now and then. The dental professionals treat these sorts of issues with restorative procedures such as fillings, porcelain veneers, and implants.
Dr. Nhora Ortega graduated from the University of Florida and has spent more than two decades as a practicing dentist. Inside her peaceful Miami office, Dr. Ortega and her staff keep chompers chipper with an arsenal of general and cosmetic services. The teams wipes away blemishes with prophylactic cleanings and rounds of teeth whitening with the same level of care that they use when reassembling smiles with bridges, crowns, and implants. In their quest for the absolute best results, Dr. Ortega’s team also incorporates state-of-the-art technology, such as intraoral video cameras that explore the insides of mouths and record individual teeth celebrating a birthday.
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.
At ProDent Group, Dr. Anatoly Ripa and his friendly staff of teeth-cleaning experts keep mouths in tip-top shape. The office emphasizes guest health and comfort above all other concerns, keeping tools sterilized beyond national OSHA requirements and using only bottled water in dental units. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, the practice offers such essential services as crowns, teeth whitening, and contract negotiation with tooth fairies.
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.