Our Doctors

Samantha Reed
Samantha Reed D.M.D.

Dr. Reed is originally from Durham, NC. After obtaining her Bachelor degree in Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she went from being a "Tarheel" to being a "Gator." She continued her education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville to receive her Doctorate in Dental Medicine.

Dr. Reed found her calling in treating pediatric patients. For over 15 years she has taken hundreds of hours in continuing education and received extensive training to stay current in the field of pediatric dentistry. She takes pride in alleviating dental fears in her patients and seeing them leave the office excited to return.

During her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, water activities on their boats with families and friends, and cheering for her son as he plays for the University of Florida Gators Football Team.


Dorothy Theogene
Dorothy Theogene D.D.S.

Dr. Dorothy Theogene is a Board Certified Pediatric dentist who was born and raised in South Florida. She is a proud Florida gator, graduating with honors from the University of Florida as a double major in Zoology and Food Science Human nutrition. Dr. Theogene earned her dental degree from Howard University located in Washington, DC. She continued her training at Howard University two additional years to earn her specialty certificate in Pediatric dentistry.

Her practice philosophy is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, & gentle pediatric dental services that leads to a positive experience for both the parent(s) and patient.

She enjoys spending quality time with her family, participating in community outreach projects including international dental mission trips and traveling.


Mili Patel
Mili Patel D.M.D.

Dr. Mili Patel is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Prior to that she did her undergraduate degree at Tulane University where she received her Bachelor in Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. Dr. Mili's gentle and caring approach to dentistry is what her patients have come to appreciate and admire.

To stay current with the latest advances in dentistry, Dr. Mili attends many lectures, hands-on workshops, and continuing education courses across the country. She takes pride in achieving excellence in her professional endeavors.

Dr. Mili has been married since 2002 and has two beautiful children. She loves to spend her free time reading, watching movies, traveling, and most important relaxing with her family.


Gaurang “Gary” Nanavati
Gaurang “Gary” Nanavati D.D.S.

Dr. Gary Nanavati is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. Prior to that he did his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida. Dr. Gary believes in providing comprehensive dental care for the patients. Over the past 8 years, Dr. Gary has taken over 500 hours of Continuing Education Credits ranging in specialties from Endodontics, Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Dental Implants.

Dr. Gary strongly believes that by being trained in different fields of dentistry he can make a better treatment decision for the patient and perform better and longer lasting dentistry.

Currently Dr. Gary lives in Lutz with his wife and three kids. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his kids, traveling and playing golf.


Shawn Douglas
Shawn Douglas D.D.S.

Dr. Shawn Douglas is a longtime resident of Florida. He graduated from the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Following his training at UNC, Dr. Douglas was selected for an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of South Florida, where he received the J. Frank Collins Award for most outstanding resident.

In addition to his formal education, Dr. Douglas has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education. His advanced training includes restorative and cosmetic dentistry, implant placement and restoration, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with custom oral appliances.

Dr. Douglas volunteers for medical and dental missions internationally. In his personal life, he, his wife, Jamie, and their son enjoy waterskiing, biking, traveling, and playing with their dogs, Bella and Cassie. They are also members of the Idlewild Baptist Church.


Fred J. Aledo
Fred J. Aledo D.M.D.

Dr. Fred Aledo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and obtained his Bachelors Degree in General Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in 1995. He continued to pursue his dream of becoming a Dentist studying at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, graduating in the year 2000. He owned a practice on the northeastern mountainous region of the island serving the community for almost eight years before moving with his family to the Tampa Bay area, where he's been practicing dentistry since 2008. A member in good standing of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and West Coast District Dental Association, Dr. Aledo has always been committed to educating his patients about their oral health so they can make educated decisions about their treatment needs. Dr. Aledo is a certified Invisalign provider and performs other procedures such as root canal treatments and surgical extractions, which in most cases eliminates the need to be referred to a specialist. His goal is to provide the best treatment possible in a friendly environment. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Aledo enjoys spending time together with his wife and children. He is an active member of his church where he is currently serving as a worship leader. He enjoys music, drawing, playing guitar and is a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team.


Jim Buckley
Jim Buckley D.M.D.

Dr. Jim Buckley is originally from Harrisburg, PA. He received a BSED in Biology from West Chester University in 1992, moved to FL in 1995, and graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Buckley's passion for dentistry includes all aspects of General Dentistry with an emphasis on the esthetic outcomes. Dr. Buckley believes that even "single tooth dentistry" should be beautiful and functional. Dr. Buckley is comfortable with all the latest aspects of adhesive dentistry that include, metal free crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, as well as tooth colored fillings. Dr. Buckley is an INVISALIGN and Six Month Smiles certified provider and trained in the restoration of dental implants. His emphasis on total health and education results in healthy mouths with beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.


Ushakiran Mupparaju
Ushakiran Mupparaju D.D.S.

Dr. Ushakiran Mupparaju earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Newyork University College of Dentistry. She is very passionate and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to her patients and provides a full range of dental services with emphasis on Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, Crown and Bridge and Oral Surgery. In her free time she likes to read, cook and spend time with her family.

Dr. Mupparaju believes in building life long relationships with her patients and loves to create healthy beautiful smiles. She is excited to be part of our Smile Design Team and is looking forward to seeing you.


Liza Hall
Liza Hall D.M.D.

Dr. Liza Feliciano Hall earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, in 1997 and later, went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2002. Following her training at Pitt Dental, Dr. Hall completed an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of Florida, Hialeah Clinic. Dr. Hall graduated with Honors, making the Dean’s List at both universities.

Dr. Hall owned and operated a private practice in Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Aventura, Florida before relocating back to her hometown of Oxford, Florida in 2013. Dr. Hall has a true passion for dentistry, and her expertise include the latest technologies and aspects of General and Cosmetic Dentistry with an emphasis on outcomes that are both functional and beautiful. She has advanced, master certification in CEREC (same day porcelain crown, veneers, inlays, and onlays) and has extensive experience with all aspects of dentistry that include, all porcelain/Zirconia crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, tooth colored fillings, root canals, partials and complete dentures and surgical extractions. Dr. Hall is an Invisalign certified provider and has also trained in the placement and restoration of dental implants.

Dr. Hall’s goal is to have her patients say, “I want to go to see my dentist,” instead of, “I have to go to see my dentist.” Dr. Hall has been married to Jason since 2009, and they have a beautiful daughter. When not working, Dr. Hall enjoys spending time with her family, riding her motorcycles, mountain biking, boating, scuba diving, and running. Dr. Hall is fluent in both English and Spanish.


Jaclyn Rivera
Jaclyn Rivera D.M.D

Dr. Rivera received her bachelor's degree in communications from The University of Central Florida in 2004 after graduating from Tampa Catholic High School in2000. She worked for several years as a communications and marketing professional before attending Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona to receive her degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D).

Dr. Rivera completed a General Practice Residency at The University of Utah and an Endodontic Residency at the University of Nebraska. She has been an active member of the organized dentistry community and served in many national leadership positions within the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and The American Student Dental Organization. Dr. Rivera is currently serving as a member of the Professional and Public Relations council for the American Association of Endodontics and has a passion for patient-based healthcare and promoting education within her community. She is excited to be returning to the Tampa Bay Area and to share her experiences and expertise with her hometown.

An endodontic specialist is a dentist who has an additional two or more years of specialized training beyond dental school and specializes in saving teeth through a variety of procedures that involve the pulp and roots of teeth. A common endodontic procedure is root canal therapy to remove diseased tissue and bacteria from the root canals of teeth that have been compromised by infection or trauma. Cracked teeth, decayed teeth, and teeth that have been traumatized by a blow, often require root canal therapy before the tooth can be restored. The average endodontist completes 25 root canal treatments per week, compared to general dentists, who do about two root canals a week. Caring for tooth nerves and roots is microscopic work and can be complicated. When it comes to preserving your teeth and eliminating dental pain, Smile Design Dentistry is proud to offer the services of a specialist.


Will O. Deliz
Will O. Deliz D.M.D.

Dr. Will O. Deliz attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine, further achieving his post doctorate degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, AEGD, at NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has also completed courses in Functional Aesthetics at the Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona; as well as courses at the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, FL where he continues to train at the highest level.

Dr. Deliz is extremely passionate and dedicated to providing the highest level of care for his patients. Dedicated to improving the lives of patients, he strives to build long term relationships with his patients assuring them top quality dental care and allowing patients to gain and achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Dr. Deliz has made Tampa Bay his home since 2005. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family. Deliz is an exercise enthusiast, enjoying sports, scuba diving, and traveling.

Dr. Deliz is committed to continuing education and advanced training, with the motto to be the best he can be. He is a proud member of the Smile Designs Team, and he looks forward to meeting you.


Jason Snyder
Jason Snyder D.M.D.

Dr. Jason Snyder is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Biophysics and then earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to pursuing a career in dentistry, Dr. Snyder was Vice-President of IT Operations for a global telecommunications company. After his work in the IT industry, Dr. Snyder completed a doctorate in dental medicine (DMD) from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Snyder’s favorite aspect of dentistry is working one-on-one with the patients. During his free time, you can still find him working on computers, as well as working on cars, fishing and lounging in the pool.


Marian Gerges
Marian Gerges D.M.D.

Dr. Marian Gerges is a long time resident of sunny Florida and completed her undergraduate studies at The University of South Florida. With top honors and a certificate in Public Health, Dr. Gerges completed her doctorate at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Gerges then completed extensive residency training at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida. This residency allowed her to be skilled and proficient in all aspects of dentistry including extractions, root canals, crown and bridge, implant placement and restoration, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dentures and partials. Dr. Gerges enjoys cosmetic procedures and has a keen eye for detail and precision. Dr. Gerges understands dental appointments can be frightening and therefore treats her patients with kindness, compassion, and gentleness. She is married and enjoys spending time with her furry canine, Shadow, days around the pool, kayaking, beach time, and all the wonderful amenities beautiful Florida provides.


Noah Honig
Noah Honig D.M.D.

Dr. Noah B. Honig, D.M.D, was born and raised in New York State, approximately 50 miles north of New York City. He attended the University of Delaware, where he received a B.A. in Biological Sciences. Dr. Honig went on to complete his dental schooling at Temple University School of Dentistry. He has completed extensive continuing education in respect to today's innovative dental technology and is a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Honig is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Student Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Honig enjoys traveling abroad and exploring different restaurants and cuisines. Some of Dr. Honig’s travels abroad include Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Israel, Mexico and various Caribbean Islands. He is an avid golfer, and is versed in all sports, but in particular, football, baseball and basketball. Dr. Honig is also a dog lover, and his dog Rocky, an energetic male Boxer, is one of his best companions.

“My mission is to provide my patients with the best quality dental care, paying attention to their specific needs and helping them maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime,” says Dr. Honig. “Building long lasting relationships and trust amongst my patients is necessary for maintaining that beautiful smile."


David Dempsey
David Dempsey D.D.S.

Dr. David Dempsey is a native of Portsmouth VA. He and his family moved to Maryland early in his life, as both of his parents were civilians working for the U.S. Government. He received his undergraduate degree at University of MD College Park and his Doctorate from University of MD, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Fun fact - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery is the FIRST Dental School in the United States!

Dr. Dempsey spent three years in the US Public Health Services with the rank of lieutenant commander. He was the Chief Dental Officer at the U.U. Public Health clinic in Miami, FL from 1974 - 1976.

Dr. Dempsey has enjoyed providing his “Patient Family” in the New Port Richey and Trinity area with excellent dental care since 1978. He takes the time to listen to a patient’s needs and desires to help them achieve the smile of their dreams! He and his wife Becky, live in the Trinity area and enjoy travel, cooking, golf and their four beautiful grandchildren!


Sherriff Ali
Sherriff Ali D.D.S.

Dr. Sherriff Ali, of Egyptian and American background, graduated with honors as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He also completed a Master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of Cairo, Egypt, where he spent many years teaching dental faculty students. Likewise, Dr. Ali has practiced dentistry in private offices both in Thailand and Egypt, after which he moved back to the U.S. and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program with the University of Florida.

Due to his training in Oral Radiology, Dr. Ali has become an expert in diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning. At the same time, he has gained extensive experience in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as implant placement and restoration. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association and the International Team for Implantology. He strives on constantly staying up to date with the newest developments to provide the best service and care to his patients.

Above all Dr. Ali enjoys diving, performing stand-up comedy, travelling, and experiencing different parts of the world, which is one of the main reasons he recently moved to Tampa.


Christine Van Groesbeck
Christine Van Groesbeck D.M.D

Dr. Christine Van Groesbeck is originally from Nashua, NH. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. She worked as lab researcher at the University of Central Florida and pursued a masters in Biotechnology. She then continued her education to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ.

Dr. Van Groesbeck is a member of both the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry which fuels her passion for high quality comprehensive care and focus on patient education. She prides herself on getting patients out of pain as soon as possible.

In her spare time, Dr. Van Groesbeck enjoys kite boarding, going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Shadow.


Joseph Randall Esterley
Joseph Randall Esterley D.M.D.

Dr. Joseph R. Esterley comes from a military family and spent some of his childhood years in Homestead, FL. Hurricane Andrew caused his family to be relocated to South Carolina, where he completed his undergraduate degree at Clemson University and his doctorate of dental medicine degree (DMD) at the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Esterley also completed a one-year postdoctoral residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, where he gained in-depth experience in the surgical removal of teeth, replacement of missing teeth with dentures, and cosmetic restorative dentistry. Dr. Esterley practiced dentistry in Washington, D.C. for a number of years prior to moving to Florida to be closer to family. Dr. Esterley has expertise in Invisalign and ClearCorrect orthodontic systems, and he has expertise in the newer Emax and Zirconia crowns which provide superior long-lasting esthetic results. Dr. Esterley is a lifelong learner, who strives to stay on the forefront of advances in dentistry through continuing education.


Dylan Hagerty
Dylan Hagerty D.M.D.

Dr. Dylan Hagerty started his dental career in Fort Lauderdale before returning to the Tampa Bay area where he grew up. He strives to deliver the finest dental care to his patients. With his keen eye and attention to detail, he desires to makes smiles bigger and brighter:) He is a graduate of Tampa Jesuit, University of Florida (BS, MS), Nova Southeastern University (DMD), and is also a published researcher in Oral Microbiology. Dr. Hagerty is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Hagerty is committed to lifetime learning, and has completed many hours of continuing education focused on the latest technology and techniques in oral sedation, anesthesia, implant restorations, full mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery, and is INVISALIGN certified.


Usman Zafar
Usman Zafar D.D.S.

“Treat every patient like you would like to be treated yourself” has been the mantra of Dr. Zafar’s patient focused practice for last 12 years. Dr. Zafar is valuable addition to our team and brings extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry and oral surgery. Full mouth reconstruction with dental implants, wisdom teeth surgeries and related surgical procedures are his areas of expertise. He understands the fear of pain and stress the patient can anticipate before a dental appointment, so he takes his time to explain the procedure and address all patient concerns in addition to being gentle during the procedure, hence making every visit to his office a pleasant experience.

Dr. Zafar earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Lahore, Pakistan in 2004 and completed a one-year General Practice Residency. He further went on to complete a residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery under College of Physicians and Surgeons affl. Royal College of Surgeons England in London, where he enjoyed teaching as Registrar for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. During his surgical residency training, he honed his surgical skills and received high quality training from world renowned surgeons in the areas of dental implants and wisdom teeth surgeries. Dr. Zafar earned his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where he was also awarded with the prestigious “Daniel M. Laskin Award for Excellence in Oral Surgery”.

To be able to deliver high quality care to his patients, Dr. Zafar is a strong believer of maintaining balance between work and personal life. In his spare time, he finds himself involved in adventurous outdoor activities. He is an American Fitness and Aerobic Association certified personal fitness trainer and licensed boxer. He gives back to the local community by supporting the local gym and boxing club.


Elizabeta Cokovska
Elizabeta Cokovska D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Elizabeta Cokovska was born in Skopje, R. of Macedonia. She attended the Dental University “St. Cyril and Methodius,” where she attained her doctorate of dental medicine (DMD)degree in 1994. She started her career in the Department of Endodontics at the same university. In 1996, she finished two years of postdoctoral training.

Her heart and interest have always been in comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry so she left the Department of Endodontics and joined the Department of Prosthodontics. She completed three years of advanced postdoctoral prosthodontics training, and in 2003, she became a specialist in prosthodontics.

Her constant pursuit of new opportunities and achievements brought her to the USA, where she practiced dental hygiene while working on her dental licensing. Dr. Elizabeta started her second advanced postdoctoral training in July 2012, at one of the most prestigious prosthodontics programs in the USA, in the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. She graduated from Boston University with two diplomas—Specialist Prosthodontist and Master of Science in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Elizabeta’s advanced training on two continents and her extensive dental knowledge allow her to perform comprehensive oral evaluation and provide patients with a variety of treatment options. She fully informs and educates her patients so they can make the best decisions regarding their dental treatment. Her goals are to optimally restore the mouths of patients to full eating and speaking function, restore biologic health, and create a beautiful smile.

She is an expert in restorations and replacement of missing teeth and in managing very complex cases. She achieves predictable and exquisite results with aesthetic all-porcelain crowns, bridges, complete and partial dentures, veneers, and implant-supported crowns, bridges and dentures. She also has expertise in treating patients with temporomandibular joint problems.

Dr. Elizabeta currently is working to become a board certified prosthodontist, which is the highest achievement in the field of prosthodontics. She is a member of American Academy of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Association. When not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Greg Goran Stoici
Greg Goran Stoici D.M.D.

Dr. Greg Goran Stoici was born in Timisoara, Romania in 1977. His family immigrated to the U.S. in 1983 due to the hardships of communism. His family lived for a time in Chicago, IL, then Ann Arbor, MI, and finally Pittsburgh, PA, where he completed high school. Most of his summers he traveled to Romania where he spent a lot of time with family that stayed in Romania.

He finished dental School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his D.M.D. After practicing dentistry in Philadelphia for a few years and the birth of his first son, he visited Sarasota and St. Petersburg and fell in love with the tropical environment. He and his family moved to St. Petersburg in 2009 and fell in love with the Old Northeast part of the city, where they purchased a home in 2010.

“In 2013 our second son was born, and we love living here. We go to to the beach on Sunday afternoons to play in the sand and water, and watch the sunset. We love going to the parks, riding our bikes downtown for an ice cream cone, or strolling through through the city. The amazing thing is that my brothers and parents live in the city not far from us. Looking back through the years, I would have never guessed I would be living here doing what I love doing, which is helping people in the ways only a dentist can. I am truly thankful.” — Dr. Stoici


Megha Patel
Megha Patel D.M.D.

Dr. Megha Patel is originally from Ocean, New Jersey. After obtaining her Bachelor degree in Biology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, she completed dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.

After Dental school, Dr. Patel ventured to Brooklyn, NY where she completed two years of General Practice Residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. She served as chief resident her last year where she was able to guide the incoming residents. She eventually moved to South Jersey where she ran a private office near Philadelphia, PA. She is currently practicing in Carrollwood, FL at Smile Design Dentistry. During her spare time, Dr. Patel loves to travel and spend time with her family & friends.


Rishit Patel
Rishit Patel D.M.D.

Dr. Rishit Patel received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Gujarat University India in 2009. Subsequently he moved to Massachusetts where he completed his DMD degree from Boston University, and previously studied a Master in Healthcare Administration at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. He stays current with new techniques in dentistry and takes continuing education to remain up to date with new procedures. He has completed Dr. Arun Garg's Implant Continum and is proficient in placement and restoration of implants.

Dr. Patel strives to deliver quality service in a comfortable and friendly environment, he is a gentle and careful provider of a wide variety of dental procedures, and enjoys seeing a patient smile after visiting our office. He performs Implants, Veneers, Crown and Bridges, restorative and periodontal treatment, extractions, and dentures.

Outside his professional activities, Dr. Patel enjoys life together with his wife Marcela, playing the guitar, traveling, going to the beach, playing tennis, exercising, and is always trying to learn more Spanish.

Dr. Patel is looking forward to meeting you and taking care of your dental needs.


Ramon F. Ortiz
Ramon F. Ortiz D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Ramon F. Ortiz has been practicing dentistry for 44 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1972 at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and completed a postdoctoral degree in 1976 at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Dr. Ortiz then served with the U.S. Air Force as a dentist and retired as a Colonel in 1992. He has been in private practice in Florida for the past 24 years. He is very active in professional dental organizations and is a Past President of the Florida Academy of General Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ortiz is the President of the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to needy Hispanic students to attend three colleges in Hillsborough County, here in Tampa, FL. Dr. Ortiz and his wife have one daughter and two grandchildren.


Kevin Carbonell
Kevin Carbonell D.M.D

Dr. Carbonell is originally from South Florida. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Florida with degrees in Biology and Classical History. He then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with highest honors. Dr. Carbonell then completed his advanced training in general dentistry and hospital dentistry at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. During his residency, Dr. Carbonell was trained in oral surgery, periodontal surgery, dental implant placement and restoration, as well as advanced prosthodontic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Carbonell is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Carbonell enjoys exploring St. Petersburg with his fiancé and his chocolate lab, Charlie. He enjoys running, hiking, swimming, and trying new restaurants.


Dhiren Agrawal
Dhiren Agrawal D.M.D.

Smile Design Mount Dora is proud to have the services of Dr. Dhiren Agrawal, an exceptional dentist who earned his doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at the University of Boston and has earned over 400 credit hours towards Fellowship in the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry. Among his post-doctorate educational achievements is completion of implant surgery training at the Center for Dental Implants in Miami, Florida. And, he is an active member of International Implant Association.

Dr. Dhiren Agrawal is focused on compassionate care and treating patients like family. From Dr. Agrawal, you can expect the highest quality oral health services and long-lasting, including:

  • Lifelike crowns and bridges
  • Lifelike complete and partial dentures
  • Implant placement
  • Single unit implant crowns
  • Multi-unit implant bridges
  • Implant supported dentures
  • Porcelain inlays, onlays and veneers
  • Root canal treatment for all but the most complex molars
  • Surgical dental extraction
  • Osseous (bone) grafts to preserve the alveolar ridge after extraction or tooth loss (facilitating future implant treatment)
  • Smile makeovers
  • Whole mouth rehabilitation
  • Preventive care for the entire family
  • Maintenance of optimal oral health for the entire family
  • Periodontal treatment

In addition to the D.M.D. degree, Dr. Agrawal earned a Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, majoring in Healthcare Administration. He also completed a Bachelors degree in Dental Surgery at Gujarat University and a one-year rotational clinical internship at the K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital in Vadodara, India.

“We welcome new patients at Smile Design Mount Dora, and I am personally excited to meet residents living in the Mount Dora and Eustis area. Like me, many of you are new to this community, and stepping out to start new relationships with healthcare providers. Let me extend my hand of friendship and welcome you to drop by to see us, meet me, and explore becoming a patient in our practice. If you are experiencing dental pain, are due for a dental cleaning and check-up, or know you need dental treatment, we will be delighted to help. We offer complimentary, no-obligation consultations for dental implant treatment and extensive restorative dentistry. Don’t be afraid to reach out, give us a call, and find out what I can do for you. Warmly, Dr. Dhiren Agrawal”


Eduardo Cortes-Contreras
Eduardo Cortes-Contreras D.D.S., M.Sc.D.

Dr. Eduardo Cortes-Contreras (Dr. Cortes) was born in Venezuela and raised by an immigrant family; he is the first person to become a dentist from both sides of his family. Since he was a child, he has always shown interest in dentistry and became one after graduating in the top five of his class from Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela in 2005. The university is highly recognized for having the highest level of education in Venezuela and South-America. Eduardo joined the only recognized Oral-Maxillo Facial Surgery fellowship program in Venezuela from 2005-2008, as well as practiced dentistry at the same time.

He was then accepted into the College of Dental Medicine’s Operative Dentistry Specialist program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and graduated in October 2013 with honors. He completed a Master of Science in Dentistry with specializing in biomaterials, at Nova Southeastern University where he focused on teaching components and research. He developed a master research project in CAD-CAM combined with esthetics dental materials. Dr. Cortes-Contreras presented the master project “Effect of CAD/CAM Processing on Esthetic Characteristics of Porcelain Veneers” Master Thesis, which was published in 2014. He was also invited to present at the Academy of Operative Dentistry in Chicago, in 2013. His presentation reported on his research project and was titled “The use of the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape on implants: A restorative approach.”

Dr. Cortes then made the decision to obtain his degree in Operative Dentistry; which was a fresh specialty focusing on Full Mouth Rehabilitation. At Smile Orange Blossom and Smile Sand Lake, this expertise will be of priceless value to patients receiving comprehensive treatment, including implant treatment, occlusal (bite) rehabilitation, restoration of multiple teeth, and cosmetic smile makeovers. His dedication to continuing postdoctoral education is truly remarkable, and is driven by his desire to help patients with the best care Dentistry has to offer us today. With this kind of clinical mastery, Smile Design Dentistry dentists ensure that their investment in dentistry not only results in a healthy mouth and beautiful smile but also is a lasting investment from which they will derive quality of life and confidence for years to come.

Dr. Cortes enjoys educating patients about oral health and dental diseases, dental wear (for example, attrition, abfraction, abrasion, and erosion), neuromuscular (TMJ) problems, and dental treatments available for each specific case, such as Botox and Juvederm, missing tooth replacement, surgical tooth extraction and periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening, dental implants, smile design, cosmetic crowns, cosmetic bridges, comprehensive restorative dentistry, root canal treatment with esthetic considerations (for example, internal and external bleaching), dentures, removable partial dentures (RPD), implant supported overdentures, implant-retained (fixed) prosthesis, full mouth rehabilitation, and TMJ treatments. Dr. Cortes loves to work using the most sophisticated dental tools as well as the most advanced, updated dental materials. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his friends, who are all around the US, do yoga, play golf, and travel around the world.


Jacqueline A. Dietz
Jacqueline A. Dietz D.M.D.

Dr. Dietz was born in Pittsburgh, PA and her family moved to Miami in 1970. Her formative years were spent in the beautiful outdoors and balmy breezes of Miami, where tennis, swimming and gardening were part of her and her family’s daily lives. Dr. Dietz’s undergraduate nursing studies, at the University of Florida Health Science Center, exposed her to Shands Teaching Hospital. She graduated Suma Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, June 1987, and began her nursing career at Shands Teaching Hospital. She practiced her nursing profession for five years in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Dr. Dietz attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, graduating with highest honors, June 1998. She continued her postdoctoral education at the University of Florida, completing the endodontic residency program June 2000.

Dr. Dietz has practiced endodontics for sixteen years. She is active in the American Association of Endodontist and the Florida Association of Endodontist. She presented her table clinic on her study of “Nickel sensitivity and the Dental Patient” at the annual meeting of the American Dental Association in 1998, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dietz is an avid cyclist and triathlete, completing three full distance Ironman triathlons, the last of which was March 2016 in New Zealand. Her true passion is yard work and gardening. She has a rescue cat, Fred, who gardens with her. She is actively involved in the Tampa Humane Society Spay ad Neuter surgery days twice a month.


Abdul N. Shaikh
Abdul N. Shaikh D.M.D.

Dr. Abdul Shaikh was born in New York and lived in Washington, Michigan, and Pennsylvania prior to obtaining his doctorate degree at Boston University's Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He relocated to Florida from Bangor, Maine to be closer to family. His practice philosophy emphasizes providing comfortable and stress-free dental treatment. He takes great pride in ensuring his patients are confident they are receiving care of the highest ethical and quality standard. He has experience in comprehensive treatment with a particular interest in restorative dentistry.

He is married to a horse lover and enjoys spending time doing everything horse related with his Thoroughbred fur-child.

Dr. Shaikh enjoys physical training and worked as a certified personal trainer while obtaining his dental degree. His second favorite passion (just behind dentistry) is racing motorcycles and otherwise being a gear head.

He looks forward to many years of providing dental care as a valued member of Florida's healthcare community.


Daryl Brito
Daryl Brito D.M.D.

Dr. Daryl Brito was born and raised in Wayne, New Jersey. After graduating from high school he went to Manipal, India to study dentistry for the first time at Manipal University. After 4 years he got his B.D.S. and came to Florida to obtain his D.M.D. at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Brito works with patients of all ages and finds so much of dentistry to be rewarding. Above all, he is driven by how he can help change a person’s life- whether by improving their smile or reducing any pain. He continues to learn C.E. to stay on top of the new technologies and procedures that can help him be more efficient and effective so that patients can come and go with ease.

Dr. Brito finds pleasure in spending time with his close friends and family. He loves to travel and learn about the different cultures of the world. He appreciates what he has in his life and wants to spend every moment making the most of it.