Orlando's Top Dentists of 2014

Our annual list featuring more than 200 of the area’s finest dental professionals.




The dentists on Orlando magazine’s 2014 Top Dentists list were chosen among the finest in the area by their local peers. topDentists, LLC, a national evaluation firm, conducted an extensive survey, asking local dentists, “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, to whom would you refer him or her?” Dentists and specialists were asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and physical results. Our 2014 list features more than 200 dentists in 7 specialty areas. Of course, there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry. A dentist’s inclusion on the list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. The dentists are named alphabetically, by specialty. topDentists and Orlando magazine have made every effort to ensure the list is accurate.

Endodontics

Pedro F. Amador
Central Florida Endodontics
430 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 2
Orlando
407-843-8180
cflendo.com

Travis E. Caissie
Lake Mary Endodontics
440 St. Charles Court
Suite 1000
Lake Mary
407-333-3448
lakemaryendo.com

Mauricio Chavarriaga
East Orange Endodontics
10800 Dylan Loren Circle
Suite 103
Orlando
407-704-7863
eastorangeendodontics.com

Jose Costas
Limited to Endodontics
225 S. Westmonte Drive
Suite 2070
Altamonte Springs
407-682-6474
ltdendo.com

Michael E. DeGrood
DeBary Endodontics
190 N. Charles Richard Beall Blvd.
Suite 104
DeBary
386-668-0999
debaryendodontics.com

Patti A. Dowling
6150 Metrowest Blvd.
Suite 301
Orlando
407-532-9856
dowlinganddowling.com

Charles R. Glosson
Central Florida Endodontics
430 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 2
Orlando
407-843-8180
cflendo.com

Aaron E. Isler
Orlando Endodontic Specialists
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 210
Orlando
407-423-7667
orlandorootcanals.com

Keith G. Kanter
4861 S. Orange Ave.
Suite C
Orlando
407-851-2996
kkanter.com

Brad A. Lipkin
Orlando Endodontic Specialists
2855 W. State Road 434
Suite 1021
Longwood
407-788-8880
orlandorootcanals.com

Michael D. Louria
Winter Springs Endodontics
5738 Canton Cove
Suite 100
Winter Springs
407-696-0053
wsendo.com

Darren W. Sinopoli
Clermont Endodontic Specialists
265 Hatteras Ave.
Suite 2
Clermont
352-394-0150
clermontendodontics.com

 

Jeffrey N. Lang
Lang & Caldwell
890 Northern Way
Suite G
Winter Springs
407-365-6691
langcaldwelldental.com

Peter G. Lemieux
1185 Orange Ave.
Winter Park
407-644-2700
winterparkfamilydentistry.com

Minta Lopez-Torres
Dunwoody Dental
5030 W. State Road 46
Suite 1018
Sanford
407-328-9492
dunwoodydental.net

Barry A. Loughner
Central Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Ziyad Maali
Sand Lake Family Dental
7932 W. Sand Lake Road
Suite 301
Orlando
407-355-0608
sandlakedental.com

S. Keith Mahan
1224 Sligh Blvd.
Orlando
407-841-7241
smoothsailingdentistry.com

Adel W. Mansour
Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
3268 N. Greenwald Way
Kissimmee
407-483-9990
kissimmeesmile.com

Marcia E. Martinez
5180 Curry Ford Road
Orlando
407-273-6620
martinezdmd.com

Hutson E. McCorkle
Delaney Park Dentistry
605 Delaney Ave.
Orlando
407-422-3131
delaneyparkdentistry.com

Michael G. McCorkle
Delaney Park Dentistry
605 Delaney Ave.
Orlando
407-422-3131
delaneyparkdentistry.com

Matthew McKissock
Windermere Dentistry
4769 The Grove Drive
Suite 100
Windermere
407-909-1099
windermeredentist.com

Kalpesh C. Mehta
Dental Associates of Lake Mary
1301 S. International Parkway
Suite 2041
Lake Mary
407-829-2123
dentalassociatesoflakemary.com

James E. Midkiff
Schmitt & Midkiff
520 S. Maitland Ave.
Maitland
407-647-2405
maitlanddentistry.com

 

John H. Hardeman
Oral Surgical Institute
2940 Mallory Circle
Suite 101
Celebration
407-566-1510
osi-ch.com

Christopher T. Johnson
Advanced Faces
855 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont
352-242-0627
advancedfaces.com

Michael J. Langan
Central Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Hal J. Levine
Oral & Facial Surgery Center
200 W. Oak St.
Kissimmee
407-932-0883

oralfacsurg.com

Charles R. McNamara
Oral & Facial Surgeons of
Mid-Florida
1573 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Suite 300
Winter Park
407-644-0224
ofsmidflorida.com

Ofilio J. Morales
Orofacial & Dental Implant Surgery Associates
7352 Stonerock Circle
Suite A
Orlando
407-351-0575
ofdis.com

Ramon L. Ruiz
Central Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Zakir Shaikh
Orofacial & Dental Implant Surgery Associates
7352 Stonerock Circle
Suite A
Orlando
407-351-0575
ofdis.com

Don E. Tillery Jr.
Winter Park Oral &
Maxillofacial Surgery
800 W. Morse Blvd.
Suite 2
Winter Park
407-628-5400
wporalsurgery.com

Scott A. Wenk
Central Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Dean H. Whitman
Orlando Oral & Facial Surgery
2045 Lee Road
Winter Park
407-629-4444
oofs.net


Can one brush his or her teeth too hard or too long?

In a word… yes.

Our goal as dentists is to instruct our patients in how to brush and floss their teeth in order to maintain a healthy oral environment. However, too much of a good thing can cause excessive wear and tear on our teeth and gums, resulting in gum recession, sensitivity and other problems.

We recommend only soft or extra soft bristle brushes and fluoride toothpastes with mild abrasives. The newer generation of electric toothbrushes are clinically proven to remove more plaque when used correctly. However, vigorous brushing with a manual or electric toothbrush can still cause damage. Flossing aggressively can also cause lacerations to the gum tissues resulting in gingival recession.

So, what can you do to avoid excessive wear and sensitivity? Brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day, but be mindful of your technique. Brushing back and forth will cause wear near the gumline. Use small circular strokes and sweep away from the gums. One good flossing before bed should be sufficient to keep your tissues happy and plaque-free. Most importantly, use a mild toothpaste. Lastly, ask your dentist and hygienist if they notice any signs of excessive wear and what they can recommend to prevent further breakdown.

- Edgar S. Acuña, Acuña Dentistry


 

Timothy J. Temple
Orlando Endodontic Specialists
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 210
Orlando
407-423-7667
orlandorootcanals.com

Stephanie S. Williams
400 W. Morse Blvd.
Suite 102
Winter Park
407-644-4463
endoorlando.com

General Dentistry

Edgar S. Acuna
Acuña Dentistry
1100 N. Kentucky Ave.
Winter Park
407-647-6261

Frank M. Addabbo
Advanced Esthetic Dentistry
6001 Vineland Road
Suite 119
Orlando
407-352-6001
advancedestheticdentistry.com

John C. Adkins
Citrus Tower Family Dental
1381 Citrus Tower Blvd.
Suite 101
Clermont
352-241-4900
citrustowerfamilydental.com

Craig P. Aebli
Kissimmee Family Dentistry
1111 Person St.
Kissimmee
407-870-7404
kissimmeefamilydental.com

Ximena Aldea
Windermere Center for Dentistry
401 Main St.
Suite A
Windermere
407-909-1097
windermeresmiles.com

Darrell R. Alford
1301 Hampton St.
Clermont
352-394-5184

Jorge-Luis Alvarez
Fine Dentistry of Downtown Orlando
429 N. Ferncreek Ave.
Orlando
407-898-1621
finedentistryorlando.com

Paul A. Andrews
Orofacial & Dental Implant
Surgery Associates
7352 Stonerock Circle
Suite A
Orlando
407-351-0575
ofdis.com

Jorge Angulo
Thornton Park Dental Arts
1200 E. Robinson St.
Orlando
407-896-2881
angulodental.com

Debbie-Ann Bailey
All Smiles Family Dental
1140 Rock Springs Road
Apopka
407-889-8300
allsmilesfamily.com

Steve P. Milios
Smiles by Design
3290 State Road 436
Apopka
407-682-2100
smilesbydesign.cc

Kathryn E. Miller
Classic Dental
2989 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo
407-695-7774
classicdental.cc

Michael Morra
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Orlando
425 S. Avalon Park Blvd.
Suite 500
Orlando
407-249-9292
dentistryoforlando.com

John J. Nelson
Rincon Dental Arts
865 Balch Ave.
Winter Park
407-629-2161
jjnelsondds.com

Mark S. Offenback
Wekiva Dental
686 N. Hunt Club Blvd.
Suite 100
Longwood
407-869-7333
wekivadental.com

Charmaine I. Ortiz
Advanced Dental Care at
RDV Sportsplex
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd.
Orlando
321-594-2624
rdvsportsplex.dental-orlando.com

Jeffrey K. Pacha
320 N. Maitland Ave.
Suite B
Maitland
407-647-1346
jeffreypachadds.com

Sophia Parpia
777 Douglas Ave.
Altamonte Springs
407-862-8301
sophiaparpia.com

Bhasker C. Patel
11907 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando
407-381-1960

Richard Petrilli
1585 Rock Springs Road
Apopka
407-884-1846
petrillidmd.com

Rebecca Pitts
Center for Cosmetic &
Advanced Dentistry
3300 W. Lake Mary Blvd.
Suite 250
Lake Mary
407-688-9990
drrebeccapitts.com

Alan D. Price
199 E. Welbourne Ave.
Suite 200
Winter Park
407-645-4645
alanpricedentist.com

Dirk G. Prusia
151 Wymore Road
Suite 6000
Altamonte Springs
407-862-8158

Christopher J. Williams
201 N. Lakemont Ave.
Suite 2200
Winter Park
407-629-0075

Arturo Ydrach
Oral & Facial Surgery Center
7932 W. Sand Lake Road
Suite 109
Orlando
407-352-6301
oralfacsurg.com

Orthodontics

William T. Anderson
Anderson & Moopen Orthodontics
3150 S. Conway Road
Orlando
407-658-0280 amorthodontics.com

Jason A. Battle

Premiere Orthodontics
448 S. Alafaya Trail
Suite 10
Orlando
407-381-3335
premiereorthodontics.com

John R. Beattie
Beattie Family Orthodontics
960 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando
407-898-2901
beattieortho.com

Michael A. Beim
Beim Orthodontics
345 Waymont Court
Lake Mary
407-323-0600
beimortho.com

John X. Cordoba
Cordoba Orthodontics
90 Fox Ridge Court
DeBary
386-668-6644
cordobaortho.com

Carl Dann IV
2200 E. Robinson St.
Orlando
407-894-3271
orthodrdann.com

Nelson Diaz
Diaz Orthodontics
4151 Hunters Park Lane
Suite 148
Orlando
407-233-2920
diazorthodontics.com

Richard M. Dunn
Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics
2855 W. State Road 434
Suite 1011Longwood
407-862-1870
centralfloridasmiles.com

William K. Fravel
1291 Blackwood Ave.
Ocoee
407-656-0001
drfravel.com

Richard F. Gill
14500 Gatorland Drive
Orlando
407-857-0800
drrichardgill.com

Robert S. Goldie
7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Suite 9
Orlando
407-363-4800
goldieortho.com


I’ve heard the term “Smile in a Day’’ with regard to dental procedures. What does it mean?

Dentistry has advanced drastically over the last few years making it possible for many procedures to be completed in only one day. This is why “Smile in a Day” has become a popular term to describe the many options patients have if they are unhappy with their appearance. The technology in our office allows us to perform these procedures in a single day.

Some patients are plagued with discolored, chipped or misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers or crowns can be placed in one day using CEREC technology. CEREC can also be used to replace a missing tooth with a fixed bridge. This process previously took weeks to complete.

Whitening, bonding and replacing silver fillings with natural tooth-colored fillings can also be a single appointment smile makeover.

Another term a patient may recognize is the “All-on-Four” dental implant technique. This is an ideal solution for those who have lost, or are about to lose, all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Today, this procedure allows a patient to come as close as possible to having a new set of fixed permanent teeth. Taking advantage of the latest dental innovations, in addition to minimal planning, will create a beautiful “Smile in a Day.”

-Diana Gomez, Southpark Dental Group


 

Julian W. Behner
Behner Dental Partners
934 E. Altamonte Drive
Suite 1002
Altamonte Springs
407-545-4151
behnerdental.com

Carl D. Bilancione
Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry
2828 Casa Aloma Way
Suite 700
Winter Park
407-678-4000
smilebella.com

David J. Blue
3025 Aloma Ave.
Winter Park
407-671-2300
drdavidblue.com

Christina Boesch
5155 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando
407-857-0950
yourdentistorlando.com

Kevin T. Bonn
Lake Mary Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
570 Rinehart Road
Suite 110
Lake Mary
407-333-7393
drbonn.com

Randall C. Brown
902 W. 25th St.
Sanford
407-323-5650

Joseph V. Calderone
DeBary Dental Care
415 Summerhaven Drive
DeBary
386-668-8600
debarydentalcare.com

Rachel M. Caldwell
Lang & Caldwell
890 Northern Way
Suite G
Orlando
407-365-6691
langcaldwelldental.com

John Cervenka
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle
Orlando
407-248-0100
southparkdentalgroup.com

Marc Chapkis
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Orlando
6415 S. Chickasaw Trail
Orlando
407-382-2282
dentistryoforlando.com

Thomas Cheng
3765 S. Highway 27
Clermont
352-241-7731
chengfamilydental.com

Heather L. Childers
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Suite 205
Orlando
407-438-9800
heatherlchilders.com

Elena C. Puig
Dynamic Smile Design
1600 Hillcrest St.
Orlando
407-641-2213
dsdorlando.com

Daniel T. Quevedo
Sweetwater Smiles
505 Wekiva Springs Road
Suite 100
Longwood
407-786-2552
sweetwatersmiles.com

Richard C. Rampi
Venetian Pointe Family Dentistry
5940 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando
407-352-6959
vpdentistry.com

Jorge Reyes
Eastwood Dental
1549 S. Alafaya Trail
Orlando
407-249-0818
eastwooddental.com

David J. Ross
Alafaya Family Dentistry
30 Alexandria Blvd.
Suite 1010
Oviedo
407-365-6200
alafayafamilydentistry.com

Dennis F. Rothschild
Andover Dental
10220 Curry Ford Road
Suite 103
Orlando
407-281-8885
andoverdental.com

Enrique R. Rovira-Sabater
5110 Curry Ford Road
Orlando
407-282-6380

John E. Russo
430 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 3
Orlando
407-843-2112
drjohnrusso.com

Art Ryder
813 Douglas Ave.
Suite 5
Altamonte Springs
407-740-6500
artwryderdmd.com

Karen Schmitt
Alafaya Family Dentistry
30 Alexandria Blvd.
Suite 1010
Oviedo
407-365-6200
alafayafamilydentistry.com

Yahaira M. Serrano
Greenberg Dental
879 S. Semoran Blvd.
Casselberry
407-767-7600
greenbergdental.com

Brett T. Lawton
Lawton Orthodontics
201 N. Lakemont Ave.
Suite 400
Winter Park
407-644-8242
lawtonorthodontics.com

Thomas C. Lawton
Lawton Orthodontics
201 N. Lakemont Ave.
Suite 400
Winter Park
407-644-8242
lawtonorthodontics.com

Jeffrey A. Martin
Martin Orthodontics
863 Outer Road
Orlando
407-898-6711
martindontics.com

David L. McIntosh
520 S. Maitland Ave.
Maitland
407-644-8786
mcintoshortho.com

Maria C. Mendez
1650 Sand Lake Road
Suite 116
Orlando
407-855-6305
allaboutsmilesortho.com

Anzir M. Moopen
Anderson & Moopen Orthodontics
3150 S. Conway Road
Orlando
407-658-0280
amorthodontics.com

Bradford W. Porter
Porter Orthodontics
1097 Douglas Ave.
Altamonte Springs
407-834-4500
porterorthodontics.com

Christine Porter
Porter Orthodontics
1097 Douglas Ave.
Altamonte Springs
407-834-4500
porterorthodontics.com

Nicholas J. Savastano Jr.
Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics
2855 W. State Road 434
Suite 1011
Longwood
407-862-1870
centralfloridasmiles.com

John R. Smith
Smith and Weeks Orthodontics
1350 Tuskawilla Road
Winter Springs
407-699-1102
smithorthodontics.net

Ross Taddeo
Taddeo Orthodontics
1561 S. Alafaya Trail
Suite 100
Orlando
407-482-3700
drtaddeo.com


How is a dental implant used to replace a missing tooth?

The earliest attempts at dental implants for tooth replacement actually date back to the Mayan civilization around 600 A.D. Archeologists have recovered skulls in which teeth were replaced by materials ranging from carved stones, such as jade, to fragments of seashells. Some of these early implants actually fused to the jawbone.

The modern dental implant is nothing more than a titanium screw that is placed directly into the bone where a tooth is missing. A replacement tooth is then attached to it. Titanium screws have been used in other parts of the body for decades, but it wasn’t until the early 1960s that dental professionals began to use this same technology for tooth replacement.

At first, the implants were rudimentary and only used in cases that involved complete rehabilitation. But with the advent of more complex surgeries, bone replacement procedures and a better understanding of how the masticatory system works, we have taken giant leaps with dental implants. Whereas root canals, fixed bridges, removable partial dentures and full dentures were once the only available options to repair damage, dental implants have become second nature in restoring complex and simple cases. Not only one but multiple teeth can be replaced. Esthetics is achieved to a level that we could only dream of 10 years ago.

-Jorge-Luis Alvarez, Fine Dentistry of Downtown Orlando


 

Kirk K. Cohil
Cohil Family Dentistry
2525 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka
407-889-9682
cohilfamilydentistry.com

Charles E. Curley
609 Maitland Ave.
Altamonte Springs
407-830-9800
nlcdentistry.com

C. William D’Aiuto
D’ Aiuto Dental
195 Briar Cliff Drive
Suite 102
Longwood
407-862-2111
daiutodental.com

Glenn J. DiBartolomeo
590 Palm Springs Drive
Altamonte Springs
407-830-8613
drdibart.com

William B. Dunn
Lake Baldwin Dental
950 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando
407-515-8500
lakebaldwindental.com

Ross T. Enfinger
Advanced Esthetic Dentistry
6001 Vineland Road
Suite 119
Orlando
407-352-6001
advancedestheticdentistry.com

Richard A. Fenters Jr.
University Dental Group
4051 N. Dean Road
Orlando
407-679-5151
universitydentalorlando.com

Robert V. Ferguson
Walters & Ferguson
3726 N. Goldenrod Road
Suite 3
Winter Park
407-657-1234

James P. Flatley
Classic Dental
4267 W. Lake Mary Blvd.
Lake Mary
407-302-7774
classicdental.cc

Brian Fuselier
Central Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Varsha Ganessingh
Oasis Dental
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 200
Orlando
407-674-8770
oasisdentalfl.com

Diana Gomez
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle
Orlando
407-248-0100
southparkdentalgroup.com

Randall W. Sipp
2715 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Suite 100
Winter Park
407-628-0111

Paul J. Skomsky
338 N. Magnolia Ave.
Suite A
Orlando
407-648-3688
artfulsmile.com

Kirk Solberg
Williams, Solberg & Lorch
201 Maitland Ave.
Suite 1013
Altamonte Springs
407-834-0330
smileartists.com

Tejumade St. Matthew-Daniel
All About Beautiful Smiles
217 N. Kirkman Road
Suite 3
Orlando
407-378-4550
allaboutbeautifulsmiles.com

Doyle L. Summerlin
1414 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka
407-889-3553
drsummerlin.com

David F. Sutton
2813 S. Hiawassee Road
Suite 105
Orlando
407-578-3093
drsutton.com

Edwin J. Szczepanik
Advanced Center of Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
7758 Wallace Road
Suite 3
Orlando
407-352-6888
orlandocosmeticcenter.com

Rupal Thakkar
Windermere Dentistry
4769 The Grove Drive
Suite 100
Windermere
407-909-1099
windermeredentist.com

E. Donald Thomas
201 N. Lakemont Ave.
Suite 300
Winter Park
407-644-1455
donaldthomasdmd.com

Tim Tiralosi
731 Stirling Center Place
Suite 1951
Lake Mary
407-333-1335
tiralosidental.com

Aileen Trivedi
Fine Dentistry of Downtown Orlando
429 N. Ferncreek Ave.
Orlando
407-898-1621
finedentistryorlando.com

Michael J. Vallillo
112 E. Lucerne Circle
Orlando
407-425-4901
theorlandofldentist.com

Andrew Tringas
Tringas Orthodontics
422 Main St.
Windermere
407-876-2991
tringasorthodontics.com

James Wortham
Wortham Orthodontics
516 S. Dillard St.
Winter Garden
407-654-9555
worthamortho.com

Pediatric Dentistry

Carlos A. Bertot
Pediatric Dentistry of
Central Florida
1650 N. Maitland Ave.
Maitland
407-628-2286
ibrushteeth.com

Mubashir A. Chaudhry
Orlando Pediatric Dentistry
907 Outer Road
Suite A
Orlando
407-898-5437
orlandopediatricdentistry.com

Michael P. DiMauro
7424 Doc’s Grove Circle
Orlando
407-352-4800
drmikeorlando.com

Iris Hernandez
217 E. Oak St.
Kissimmee
407-870-0717
dentist4kidds.com

W. Michael Ingalls
245 Waymont Court
Lake Mary
407-324-2090
ddsforchildren.com

Troy L. King
1390 City View Center
Oviedo
407-977-9990
pediatricdentistorlando.com

Kelly C. Mansour
Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida
1650 N. Maitland Ave.
Maitland
407-628-2286
ibrushteeth.com

Michael P. Marfori
4151 Hunters Park Lane
Suite 124
Orlando
407-859-1418
drmarfori.com

Julie M. Russo
Clermont Pediatric Dentistry
1804 Oakley Seaver Drive
Suite G
Clermont
352-241-6333
clermontpediatricdentistry.com

Jason J. Sotto
3720 Winter Garden
Vineland Road
Winter Garden
407-347-5956
drsotto.com


Is oral sedation safe, and how does it work? 

Oral sedation is safe for most people. A thorough medical history review will determine which patients are good candidates. Oral sedation works by slowing down the action of the central nervous system.

People remain aware of their surroundings, but are less responsive to external stimuli, like the sound of the drill or the smell of materials. This also reduces their sense of pain. One of the medications often used has amnesic properties, so patients may not remember details of their visit and often lose their perception of time. This works exceptionally well for long procedures because patients feel as if they have only been in the office for a short while.

Patients take a pill the night before their appointment to help them relax and get a good night’s rest. They take a different medication the morning of the appointment, one hour prior to their treatment time. Nitrous oxide is often used in combination with these medications to enhance the patient’s relaxation during their visit. A driver is required to escort patients to and from the office.

Oral sedation is used successfully both for patients who have anxiety issues and those who wish to completely relax during longer procedures.
Is oral sedation safe, and how does it work? 

-Elena C. Puig, Dynamic Smile Design


 

Bruce Gordy
1216 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407-422-1130

Mark F. Halek
Spa Touch Dentistry
660 Executive Park Court
Apopka
407-774-4433
drhalek.com

Thomas P. Hand
800 W. Morse Blvd.
Suite 3A
Winter Park
407-647-6633
drthomashand.com

David L. Harden
Harden Family Dentistry
3825 Oakwater Circle
Orlando
407-826-5205
hardenfamilydental.com

John R. Harrison
7463 Conroy Windermere Road
Suite B
Orlando
407-291-3600

Robert B. Hawkins
Springs Family Dentistry
2855 W. State Road 434
Suite 1031
Longwood
407-862-2299
springsfamilydentistrypa.com

Malcolm E. Hawley
731 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park
407-647-8384

Alan Heap
Metrowest Family Dentistry
2295 S. Hiawassee Road
Suite 216
Orlando
407-578-3734
metrowestfamilydentistry.com

Paul D. Heidrich Jr.
Smile Winter Park
1950 Mizell Ave.
Winter Park
407-644-4441
smilewinterpark.com

Paul Helsby
Winter Park Smiles
2100 Aloma Ave.
Suite 200
Winter Park
407-678-1601
winterparksmiles.com

Danilo R. Hernandez
Rainbow Dental
2721 Michigan Ave.
Kissimmee
407-847-0111
drdanilohernandez.com

Amy E. Hertz
Dunwoody Dental
5030 W. State Road 46
Suite 1018
Sanford
407-328-9492
dunwoodydental.net

Gemma M. Velez-Yanguas
Advanced Dental Care
1231 Blackwood Ave.
Ocoee
407-477-5004
dentistocoee.com

Wendi K. Wardlaw
Stoneybrook Dental
15502 Stoneybrook West Parkway
Suite 126
Winter Garden
407-877-0141
drwendiw.com

Michael Watkins
Watkins Dental Group
1318 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando
407-894-1100
watkinsdental.com

Franklin M. Watson II
Watson Dental Care
5979 Vineland Road
Suite 205
Orlando
407-351-3213
watsondental.com

Pamela A. Westmoreland
1941 W. County Road 419
Suite 1061
Oviedo
407-977-7797
doctorwestmoreland.com

Marcus O. Williams III
Williams, Solberg & Lorch
201 Maitland Ave.
Suite 1013
Altamonte Springs
407-834-0330
smileartists.com

Chad D. Wright
1299 Howell Branch Road
Suite 1
Winter Park
407-647-7775
chadwrightdentistry.com

Brett Zak
609 Maitland Ave.
Suite 1
Altamonte Springs
407-830-9800
nlcdentistry.com

Richard J. Zullo
Longwood Family Dentistry
1385 W. Highway 434
Suite 203
Longwood
407-332-6060
longwoodfamilydentistry.com

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Ronald M. Achong
Oral Facial Surgical Arts
3180 Citrus Tower Blvd.
Clermont
352-243-5599
oralsurgicalarts.com

Lincoln Taylor
Pediatric Dental Care of
Greater Orlando
11309 Lake Underhill Road
Suite 103
Orlando
407-208-0288
pdcorlando.com

Nicholas A. White
Lake Mary Pediatric Dentistry
746 Stirling Center Place
Suite 1100
Lake Mary
407-942-0225
lakemarypediatricdentistry.com

Periodontics

Michael Abufaris
201 N. Lakemont Ave.
Suite 600
Winter Park
407-629-6400
winterparkperio.com

David W. Altman
338 N. Magnolia Ave.
Suite C
Orlando
407-843-5677

Isaac Angel
6068 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Suite 2
Orlando
407-351-6907

Richard Chace Jr.
Drs. Chace, Horvat,
and Cohen, PLC
801 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park
407-641-3005
periodoctors.com

Gary W. Coatoam
Coatoam Periodontal
195 W. Highland St.
Altamonte Springs
407-865-6363
coatoamperio.com

Scott Cohen
Drs. Chace, Horvat,
and Cohen, PLC
801 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park
407-641-3005
periodoctors.com

Gary G. Cook
2718 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando
407-898-9988
garygcookdds.com

E. Alan Dowling
6150 Metrowest Blvd.
Suite 301
Orlando
407-532-9856
dowlinganddowling.com


Is it ever too late to get braces? Do adults generally have to wear braces longer than children?

Both children and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment. There is an increasing trend to improve the look and function of teeth—at any age. About a quarter of the orthodontic patients in the U.S. are adults. You may not realize how common adult treatment has become because of the advancements in treatment options, such as clear brackets instead of the traditional metal, which makes treatment less noticeable. Additionally, many of our patients enjoy using Invisalign, a type of clear aligners.

Adults may fear that their treatment may last longer than a child’s, but often that isn’t the case. An orthodontist is a dentist who attended an additional 2 years of school to study tooth movement, so orthodontists understand the safest ways to move teeth to achieve a beautiful smile. While we all wish for the fastest treatment, an orthodontist works with the goal of maintaining the health of your gums, teeth and their roots. Depending on the treatment method selected and patient compliance, the average treatment time is 1 ½ to 2 ½ years.

-William K. Fravel, Orthodontic Specialist


 

Thomas Holehouse
Holehouse Center for
Complete Dentistry
3700 Winter Garden
Vineland Road
Winter Garden
407-654-1296
wintergardendentist.com

Dennis R. Horanic
Lake Forest Family Dentistry
5264 W. State Road 46
Sanford
407-328-9398
smileorlando.com

Yanfei Hu
800 W. Morse Blvd.
Suite 3B
Winter Park
407-647-3223

Douglas A. Huhn
1100 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando
407-422-6281

Thomas D. Hunter
2815 Corrine Drive
Orlando
407-894-5061
thomasdhunterdds.com

Mary Isaacs
5965 Red Bug Lake Road
Suite 233
Winter Springs
407-696-5210
drmaryisaacs.com

Lucien S. Johnson III
Johnson Family Dentistry
1951 S. Alafaya Trail
Orlando
407-282-0002
johnsonfamilydentistry.com

Bernard A. Kahn
Dental Associates of Maitland
926 N. Maitland Ave.
Maitland
407-629-4220
bkahndds.com

Sook J. Kim
Mount Dora Dental & Dentures
2781 W. Old Highway 441
Mount Dora
352-385-1971
mtdoradentalanddentures.com

Michael Koyfman
1525 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando
407-641-2302
koyfmandental.com

Timothy M. Lane
609 Maitland Ave.
Altamonte Springs
407-830-9800
nlcdentistry.com

Luis Alicea
Orofacial & Dental Implant Surgery Associates
7352 Stonerock Circle
Suite A
Orlando
407-351-0575
ofdis.com

Abdul M. Azizi
Lake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
19051 U.S. Highway 441
Suite 100
Mount Dora
352-735-5005
lakeoralsurgery.com

Jeffrey L. Beattie
Oral & Facial Surgeons of
Mid-Florida
1100 Lucerne Terrace
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-1670
ofsmidflorida.com

Winston G. Bedford
Oral and Facial Surgery Center
200 W. Oak St.
Kissimmee
407-932-0883
oralfacsurg.com

Thomas L. Bowers IV
2023 W. Old U.S. Highway 441
Mount Dora
352-735-5400
m.bowers-dmd-md.com

Andre U. Buchs
Central Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Daniel J. Crofton
Central Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Wilbur M. Davis Jr.
Central Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
610 N. Mills Ave.
Suite 100
Orlando
407-843-2261
cforalsurgery.com

Bob C. Garfinkel
Oral & Facial Surgeons of
Mid-Florida
195 Briar Cliff Drive
Suite 101
Longwood
407-774-3399
ofsmidflorida.com

Matthew B. Hall
Orlando Oral and Facial Surgery
5745 Canton Cove
Winter Springs
407-695-8200
oofs.net

Rodney F. Horvat
Drs. Chace, Horvat,
and Cohen, PLC
801 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park
407-641-3005
periodoctors.com

J. Edward Kennedy
Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Central Florida
910 Williston Park Point
Suite 1050
Lake Mary
407-833-8522
periocfl.com

Jared T. Krieger
707 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 1200
Altamonte Springs
407-478-5002
kriegerperio.com

Leah M. Ladley
Southpark Dental Group
8801 Commodity Circle
Orlando
407-248-0100
southparkdentalgroup.com

Ryan L. Mendro
Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants
2666 Maguire Road
Ocoee
407-905-6777
perioprecision.com

Raymond L. Rogers Jr.
300 Gatlin Ave.
Suite D
Orlando
407-857-4244

Jeffrey J. Sevor
Central Flordia Periodontics
& Implantology
2295 Lee Road
Winter Park
407-647-2295
centralfloridaperio.com

Thomas Y.H. Yoon
2225 Glenwood Drive
Suite 100
Winter Park
407-647-4180
winterparkperiodontist.com

Prosthodontics

Javier E. Martinez
2702 Rew Circle
Suite B
Ocoee
407-656-8080
smilesoforlando.com

Deepa Mehta
Dental Associates of Lake Mary
1301 S. International Parkway
Lake Mary
407-829-2123
dentalassociatesoflakemary.com

C. Scott Schmitt
Schmitt Prosthodontics
707 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 1100
Altamonte Springs
407-395-4817
schmittprosthodontics.com

Jon S. Wilkins
731 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park
407-644-0177
drjonwilkins.com


This list is excerpted from the 2014 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 200 dentists and specialists in the Orlando metropolitan area. For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit www.usatopdentists.com. topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2010-2014 by topDentists, LLC, Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists, LLC. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.


 

 

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