Meet The Team – Ft. Lauderdale

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Dr. Nathalie Vera
Dr. Nathalie Vera has spent the majority of her life in Fort Lauderdale since emigrating from Colombia at the age of four. She attended Nova Southeastern University where she was the youngest student in her class to receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2009. Dr. Vera is educated in the latest advancements of general, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, Lumineers, Dental Implantology and osseointegration, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces, and orthodontics.
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Dr. Tadeu Szpoganicz
Dr. Tad received a degree in Dental Medicine at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists after completing his continuing education studies in Implant Dentistry and treating multiple patients with implants.
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Dr. Helem Gutierrez
Her passion for dentistry shines through in every patient she serves as she provides the best treatment and care possible. She prides herself in treating her patients like family and enjoys performing mission trips to underserved areas of our country and abroad in her spare time.
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Dr. Wisdom Akpaka
Dr. Wisdom Akpaka D.D.S. completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery program at the New York University College of Dentistry. After initially practicing in Ohio, he relocated to South Florida. Dr. Wisdom has demonstrated a commitment to postdoctoral studies by already completing advanced courses in endodontics (root canal treatment), restoration of dental implants, crown and bridge restorations, surgical dental extractions, bone grafting, and surgical placement of dental implants. He is a certified provider of Invisalign orthodontics and has expertise in veneers, cosmetic bonding, crowns to restore damaged teeth, and the replacement of missing teeth. He carefully designs smile makeovers with lasting results that are as conservative and affordable as possible. Dr. Wisdom is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He stays active by enjoying golfing and also dancing the bachata, salsa and merengue.
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Dr. Paola Kesman
Paola Kesman DDS is a graduate from University of Cordoba School of Dentistry in Argentina. Dr Kesman came to South Florida in 2007 where she continued her passion for dentistry. She takes pride in ensuring her patients receive the nothing but the best care possible. She is a mother of two beautiful children and enjoys playing tennis and traveling the world in her spare time.
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Ana
Team Leader/Dental Assistant
  • What does she enjoy most about her job? Helping others
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with family and going to beach
  • Favorite Food: Italian
  • Favorite Movie: 300
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Shawna
Lead Dental Hygienist
  • Favorite thing about the job– Educating patients and having a work family
  • Favorite Food– Mexican Food
  • Favorite Color– Pink
  • Favorite Hobby– Watching Movies
  • Favorite Movie– The Notebook
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