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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
“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”
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.
Dr. Raymond Santa-Cruz is a native Floridian, born and raised in Miami Lakes. He received his undergraduate education at the United States Naval Academy, earning a BS in Systems Engineering. Upon graduation from Annapolis, Dr. Santa-Cruz completed flight school and earned his wings as a Naval Flight Officer. After almost a decade of honorable military service and several overseas deployments, he resigned his active duty commission and enrolled at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. In dental school, Dr. Santa-Cruz won several academic awards, was elected an Ethics Committee member by his peers, and served as president of a Student Dental Association. Upon graduation, he moved back to his home state and began his practice of General Dentistry in the Tampa area. Dr. Santa-Cruz continues to serve his nation as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserves Dental Corps, while continually seeking to improve himself by taking as much Continuing Dental Education as possible. He enjoys competing in triathlons, volunteering in the community, and spending time with his wife Christina and their son, Reeves.
Dr. Glenn Rudolph is a native of Alabama. He attended college at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, where he played tennis and attained a Chemistry Major, followed by Dental School at UAB in Birmingham. After graduating, Dr. Rudolph worked as a general dentist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama for 3 years, then married his wife Karen and moved to Louisville, KY to be with her. While in Kentucky, he also pursued long-course triathlon career goals and worked as a general dental dentist.
Dr. Rudolph considers patient education and quality dentistry to be the foundation for a healthy smile. When being seen or treated by Dr. Rudolph, you can expect a light hearted and easy going atmosphere while receiving top-notch care. Furthermore, his professional personal statement includes a vow to "treat every patient like [his] momma." He prioritizes patient satisfaction and has a passion for dentistry such that each patient can feel confident that they are in good hands.
Dr. Rudolph and his wife Karen have moved to Gainesville with their three pets, Daisy, Emma, and Meester Keetie. Outside of the dental office, Dr. Rudolph enjoys talking about dentistry, riding bikes, working out, playing tennis, and stand-up and improv comedy.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keeping looking and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
Dr. Nausheen Mirza attended New York University where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She completed her Bachelor of Science with Honors at York University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Mirza is committed to continuing education and advanced training. She has completed the Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Dental Implant Continuum with the University of Florida as well as advanced training in endodontic therapy and Invisalign.
Dr. Mirza is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Dr Mirza is also a member of the Spear Education Study Club, Tampa Chapter.
Dr. Mirza is passionate about dentistry and she is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for her patients, addressing both their functional and esthetic concerns. She ensures her patients are informed and comfortable during treatment, with a focus on lifelong dentistry and building relationships that reflect that with her patients.
Dr. Mirza is a native of Toronto, Canada and she has made Tampa Bay her home since 2013. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Mirza enjoys traveling and staying active with cycling and strength training.
Dr. Youssef Riad, of Egyptian and American background. He was British educated in Egypt and then completed his dental degree from one of the major universities in Cairo, Egypt. He then spent many years practicing in multiple private practices for more than eight years one of which is owned by his father who is also a dentist. He then moved to the United States and completed his DDS degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
During his years in the University of Minnesota he was awarded the Patient Care & professionalism continuing student scholarship and was Granted the IRWIN A. EPSTEIN AWARD FOR CLINICAL ENDODONTICS For having an outstanding level of Knowledge, skill and proficiency in clinical Endodontics.
Due to his double training in both Egypt and the United States in addition to the fourteen plus years of experience, Dr. Riad 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 restoration. He strives on constantly staying up to date with the newest developments to provide the best service and care to his patients, his passion is to make sure his patients understands their needs well and to communicate with them personally. He also finds Root canal treatment fascinating and enjoys helping out patients in need.
Above all Dr. Riad has a wife and two children who he enjoys spending time with and cherish his family life. He also enjoys running, swimming, strength training classes like boot camps, traveling around the world, music, and is an active member of his church.
Dr. Nishita Patel has already earned a reputation in Mount Dora as “the gentle dentist with small hands.” Having recently practiced for Smile Design Dentistry in Orlando, she is excited to be practicing in Central Florida and collaborating with Dr. Dhiren Agrawal, on dental implant treatment for our Mount Dora area patients.
Dr. Nishita Patel is a general dentist but exceptional in ways that are very important to today’s patients. (1) She spends time getting to know her patients and understanding their health histories and oral health concerns. (2) She spends time explaining why conditions of the mouth have developed and how comfort, health, function, and beauty can be restored. (3) When her patient fully understands the WHY of treatment, she collaborates with the patient to develop a personal treatment plan that takes into consideration the patient’s preferences. (4) As with all Smile Design Dentistry dentists, she strives to make oral health care affordable and will do everything she can to help you meet your smile objectives.
Dr. Patel is originally from Gujarat, India where she received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) After two years of clinical practice in India, she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) with honors from SUNY University at Buffalo, New York. After nine years of diagnosing and treating patients, her passion for dentistry and helping others has grown.
She is currently a member of American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also a post-doctoral student of the Dawson Academy. She is diligent in her pursuit to stay current in providing the profession’s leading dental care procedures while delivering the highest level of dental care in a gentle, comfortable and compassionate manner. Among her developed areas of expertise are crown and bridge work, dentures, and cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign® Treatment.
Dr. Patel is a firm believer in preventive and conservative dentistry and works closely with her patients to develop a dental care plan to increase the longevity of her patient’s teeth. She loves the attention to detail required in dentistry and its mix of aesthetics and function. Her goal is to get her patients out of pain and have a healthy smile. “Developing relationships with my patients and getting know them is important to me,” says Dr. Patel. “I care a great deal more about my patients than their teeth. I genuinely care about my patients as whole and unique individuals.”
In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys reading, music and traveling. She is an outdoors enthusiast who loves everything from camping, hiking to skydiving.
Dr. Jose F Matos received his bachelor degree from the University of South Florida in 1987. He then continued his education and in 1991 received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the VCU/MCV Dental School in Richmond, Virginia. He is a member of several dental organizations that share his enthusiasm for high quality dentistry: the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association, and Upper Pinellas County Dental Association.
Dr. Jose F Matos loves working with people from every walk of life, and helping them attain and maintain a beautiful smile. His patients’ health, happiness and comfort is how he measures success. He takes time to listen to patients’ concerns, educate them, and work with them on establishing a treatment plan that achieves their goals. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
In his free time, Dr. Matos enjoys: Baseball, Football, Hockey, antique cars, nature walks with his dogs Toby & Coco, also loves old westerns. Most of all, he loves spending time with his family wife, Mary, and his children, Alex, Rebeca.
Dr. Taveras is originally from the Dominican Republic. He graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo and obtained his Doctor in Dental Surgery degree in 2013 and graduated with Cum Laude honors. He then moved to Chicago and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2017. He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Having trained both in the Dominican Republic and in the U.S.A, Dr. Taveras has been providing dental care in both the local and international communities. His focus is to provide quality and comprehensive dental care for his patients. “Helping people is my goal and it’s what truly makes my career special.” - Dr. Taveras.
Dr. Taveras believes in life-long learning through continuing education and delivering evidence based treatment. During his time off, he enjoys traveling, sporting events, trying new restaurants and outdoor activities with family and friends.
Dr. Paola Donaire believes in providing the best quality dental care in a friendly, comfortable, compassionate, caring, and professional environment. She attended the University of New Orleans and graduated from Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry in 1998. She continued her studies at Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry and received a Certificate in Prosthodontics. Following that, she was accepted into a Fellowship program and received a certificate in Esthetic and Implant Restoration from Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry. Through this training, Dr. Donaire became proficient in many aspects of dentistry including full mouth rehabilitation, extractions, root canals, crown, bridge, and implant restoration, cosmetic and restorative procedures, dentures and partials. For the last fifteen years, she practiced dentistry in Metaire, Louisiana while serving as part-time clinical faculty at Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry. She is fluent in both Spanish and English to better serve patients’ needs.
In her off time, Dr. Donaire enjoys spending time with her husband of 19 years, Ronnie, her two children, Adrian and Mina, and her family and friends. Her son Adrian will begin working on his Visual Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute this fall. Her daughter Mina is starting sixth grade and is very excited about embarking on new adventures. During her leisure time, Dr. Donaire enjoys traveling, reading, and music. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to move to sunny Florida and intends to visit all the beaches in the area.
Dr. Donaire is looking forward to meeting you, taking care of your dental needs and forming long-lasting relationships.
Born in Miami and raised in Orlando, Dr Daniel Koren is a proud gator. Graduating with honors at the University of Florida, with a B.S. Dr Koren is also a graduate of the University of Florida School of Dentistry.
To stay current with the latest advances in dentistry; Dr Koren attends many lectures, hands-on workshops, and continuing education courses across the country. He takes pride in achieving excellence in his professional endeavors. Dr Koren excels in the latest advances of General Dentistry; providing the highest level of care for his patients. He strives to build long term relationships, assuring patients top quality and consistent dental care.
Dr Koren is committed to continuing education and advanced training, striving to be the best he can be. He is a proud member of the Smile Design Dentistry team, and he looks forward to meeting you
Dr. Kosakoski grew up in Miami, FL, as the first born of six children. He attended the University of South Carolina on a Navy ROTC Scholarship and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1973. He was immediately commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and received his first choice of orders - Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA. Dr. Kosakoski served as a Naval Special Warfare officer/SEAL from 1975 to 1982 with tours of duty at Underwater Demolition Team Twelve, SEAL Team One, the Naval Amphibious School, Coronado, as a Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL instructor, and the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. Dr. Kosakoski resigned his regular commission as a naval officer in August 1982 and entered the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, FL. He graduated with his DMD in 1986 and rejoined the Navy as a Dental Corps officer. He completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL, in the Chicago area in 1987, and an Endodontic Residency at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD, in 1997. While a member of the Naval Dental Corps, Dr. Kosakoski served tours of duty at Camp Pendleton, CA, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, the Naval Training Center in Orlando, a one year assignment to Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, IL, and the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Kosakoski retired from the Navy in 1999 and developed a very successful endodontic practice in San Diego. He relocated to his home state of Florida in 2012 and practiced in Stuart and Port St. Lucie before joining Smile Design. Dr. Kosakoski enjoys all things outdoors and on the water, especially fishing, sailing, scuba diving, winter ski trips, and top down "road tripping" wherever the road may lead. He follows most sports but especially the Florida Gators! He has a love for music, especially "live music", and is an avid concert attendee.
Dr. Jeremy Robbins has been practicing in the Tampa bay area for 3 years. Prior to relocating to sunny Florida, he attended the prestigious University of Maryland Dental School, the world's first dental school.
Dr. Robbins is committed to life-long education. He maintains memberships in several professional organizations and when he's not with patients he is often attending courses to stay up to date with the latest and most advanced treatments. He has a passion for community service, and does dental outreach events both domestically and internationally. He loves the variety of challenges that a broad-based, general dentistry practice provides.
Dr. Robbins is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time outdoors with his beautiful, soon-to-be-wife, Jen. He loves to travel and has visited over 45 countries.
Dr. Paul Kolodziej, or "Dr. Paul" as he goes by is here to care. Excellent patient care is a top priority for him and his team.
As for Dr. Paul, he is a long time resident of Hollywood, Florida and now has adopted Trinity as his home. Originally born in Poland and arrived in the United States at the age of 4, he has a diverse cultural and educational background. He speaks English, Polish and Spanish, which help him relate to more patients. He graduated with a degree in Medical Informatics at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and worked for a couple of years in that field.
He eventually decided that he needed to follow his heart and pursue a career that is more people oriented and applied for a job at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. While working for the school, Paul learned about more about dentistry and was fortunate enough to attend and volunteer on his first mission trip to Jamaica in 2006. He worked in the capacity of Mission Trip Secretary helping to organize students, equipment, fundraising efforts, logistics, and donations for the trips. This was an amazing opportunity for Paul to be a part of something greater and life changing as well. Paul went on to apply to Dental school in the following year and had much to talk about during his interview, eventually going on 4 more mission trips to Jamaica. Dr. Paul graduated Dental School in 2011 and has worked in different dental environments from small office to large corporate practices where he has been exposed to many different technologies.
His hobbies and interests include computer repair, weight lifting, fitness, nutrit ion, travel, international food, and photography. Dr. Paul is no stranger to work since he has been employed since the age of 15 and enjoys learning and self development. He attends church regularly and is thankful for his many blessings. Dr. Paul spends his weekends with his girlfriend, family, or friends and enjoys traveling. Dr. Paul is a dentist because he enjoys how it allows him to make a difference in his patient's life by improving their health, appearance, and confidence. In addition, general dentistry allows for a wide range of interests and procedures to work on in any given day and he is continually taking CE courses in dental techniques as well as reading books on business and motiviation.
Dr. Grisales is a motivated and results-oriented professional with a highly developed work ethic and an established reputation for integrity and genuine concern for achieving positive physical and emotional outcomes for the patients she so diligently serves.
Dr. Grisales’ love affair with dentistry began in her native country of Colombia, where she earned her first degree in General Dentistry in 2001 and has coincided with her love of academic excellence within the healthcare profession.
Following graduation, she provided dental services in different health care centers of urban and rural areas of Colombia while developing health protection programs for underserved communities in the country. She is dedicated to her belief that the more a community knows about healthy living, the healthier one will be. Five years in this role empowered Dr. Grisales to pursue the same volunteer aims in the United States when she moved to the State of Florida in 2005.
She brings a highly unique level of experience forged from more than 15 years of experience in multiple facets of dentistry, culminating in her most recent degree from the University of Florida’s School of Advanced Dental Sciences in 2017.
Dr. Grisales holds multiple degrees and advanced certifications in Dentistry, Public Health, and Epidemiology, including:
- 2-year AEGD Residency Program, University of Florida - School of Advanced Dental Sciences, 2017
- PhD in Public Health with a Specialization in Epidemiology, Walden University, School of Health Sciences, 2019 (Anticipated)
- General Dentistry, Universidad Autonoma de Manizales. Manizales, Colombia. 2001
Dr. Grisales always seeks to obtain as much education as possible in order to provide advanced and comprehensive dental care for her patients by continuing her studies in Public Health and Dentistry and by being an active member and scholar of very prestigious academies which include:
The Dawson Academy
The American Dental Association (ADA)
The Florida Dental Association (FDA)
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
The Florida Academy of General Dentistry (FLAGD)
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
The American Association for Community Dental Programs (AACDP)
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AMERICORPS) from which she is an Alumni (Public Ally 2012-2013)
Dr. Grisales serves patients of all ages needing simple and complex dentistry services including Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Implants, Periodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics (Invisalign Certified Provider), Prosthodontics, Pediatrics, and patients with special needs.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and participating in volunteer activities in her community and the Orlando area.
“I love the challenge of difficult cases. The feeling I get from seeing how excellent dental care can change a patient’s physical appearance, improve their health and infuse them with a whole new positive emotional outlook is indescribable!” – Dr. Paula Grisales
I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I moved to Florida to complete high school, then went on for my bachelors in Biomedical Science at the University of South Florida. Finally, went to Ohio State University to complete dental school.
My mission is to get to know my patients and establish a long-term commitment to their dental care. I want my patients to be able to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
I continuously seek advanced training opportunities to stay up-to-date with the latest technology in the dental industry. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and West Coast Dental Association.
Besides working, I liked to be involved with mission trips. I previously traveled to Honduras to provide dental care. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband son and twins. I also enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.
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