Meet The Doctors

Dr Diego Azar

Dr. Diego Azar – Coral Springs

Diego Azar, DMD, PA decided to pursue a career in dentistry because of how much he enjoyed working with his hands. As a dentist he is able to help and serve others, improving their health as well as their way of life.

Dr. Sabrina Garces

Dr. Sabrina Garces – Coral Springs

Dr. Sabrina Garces, grew up in Brazil where she attended dental school completing her DDS degree with high honors in 2000. After a couple of years working as a dentist she and her family relocated to south Florida where she continued her education by pursuing two years of residency program at The University of Florida.

Dr. Garces earned a fellowship from The Academy of General Dentist. She is a member of The American Dental Association, Florida dental Association, and Atlantic Coast District dental Association.

Dr. Garces is dedicated to providing her patients with the most advanced treatments available in all the areas of dentistry, also she is committed to continuing education and lifelong learning. She devotes part of her time to teaching as a clinical professor of dental residency program from The University of Florida at Miami campus

Dr. Garces has two beautiful girls,she enjoys spending time with her friends and her family and she loves traveling.

Dr. Andy Baghaei

Dr. Andy Baghaei – Coral Springs

Dr. Andy Baghaei prides himself on providing the highest quality dental care, combined with personalized and compassionate service for all his patients.

Dr. Nathalie Vera

Dr. Nathalie Vera – Ft. Lauderdale | Hallandale

Dr. Nathalie Vera has been a lifelong resident of the Fort Lauderdale area. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University. Providing the most advanced dental care in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere while creating long-lasting friendships with her patients is her top priority. Dr. Vera is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Academy of GP Orthodontics. She is a certified Invisalign provider and continues postgraduate studies in the field of orthodontics. In her free time, Dr. Vera enjoys watching her beloved Florida Gators, traveling to “off the beaten path” destinations, and spending quality time with her family, two dogs, and her little girl, Valentina.

Dr. Tadeu Szpoganicz

Dr. Tadeu Szpoganicz – Ft. Lauderdale

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

Dr. Dory Green

Dr. Dory Green – Plantation | Hallandale

Dory Green, DMD, FAGD, is a graduate of The Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, where she received special distinction as a member of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Honor Society and the Dental Anesthesia Honor Society and has been named one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. She is currently an active member of the Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Doctors of Excellence, and The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. Following her graduation from Temple, Dr. Green completed her residency at Virtua Hospital in Camden, NJ, where she received advanced training in endodontics and esthetic techniques. She then spent two years in pediatric practice in Philadelphia before returning to her roots in South Florida. Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, she graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, and theatre arts. Dr. Green practices all phases of family dentistry, treating everyone from young children to seniors. Dr. Green is very passionate about education and is constantly working to ensure that the care provided to her patients is at the highest standard of modern dentistry. She is currently incorporating airway and sleep medicine into her practice to provide more effective care for patients with apnea and other disorders. She has been licensed in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and has been a certified dental expert witness for the State of Florida.

Dr. Wisdom Apkaka

Dr. Wisdom Apkaka – Ft. Lauderdale | Plantation | Hallandale

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.

Dr. Steven Berkowitz

Dr. Steven Berkowitz – Margate

What makes Dr. Berkowitz special? He treats all of his patients as family. Dr.Berkowitz takes great pride in his work – and great care of his patients. An alumnus of Towson University in Maryland, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Dr. Yaron Tavory

Dr. Yaron Tavory – Margate

Dr. Yaron Tavory was born in Haifa, Israel but was raised in South Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Miami. Dr. Tavory then went on to earn his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry.

Dr. James Kerns

Dr. James Kerns – Margate

Dr. Kerns knows what’s important to fellow members of his community and strives to make his dental practice a place where people want to be. At the office of James Kerns DMD, the patient is put first.

Dr. Helem Gutierrez

Dr. Helem Gutierrez – Coral Springs | Margate

Her passion for dentistry shines through in every patient she serves as she provides the best treatment and cares 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.

Dr. Paola Kesman

Dr. Paola Kesman – Plantation

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 in 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

Dr. Paola Kesman

Dr. Lazaro F. Gavilla – Plantation

Dr. Lazaro F. Gavilla earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. He then completed his two-year residency at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and spent the next year as Chief Resident for the Advance Education in General Dentistry Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Gavilla receives training in Comprehensive Treatment planning including full mouth rehabilitation and Serial Extraction Protocol for Implant Patients. Cosmetic dentistry and complex cases. He has remained up-to-date on the latest developments in his field including those in cosmetics, digital, and implant dentistry. He also remains active in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association and Hispanic Dental Association. In his free time, Dr. Gavilla enjoys music, boating, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Paola Kesman

Dr. Lena Varone – Fort Lauderdale

Dr. Lena Varone received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Graduating top of her class with honors, she is committed to providing high-quality dental care for her patients. She is recognized for her caring personality and high level of compassion and is proficient in smile design with the conservative application of veneers, crowns, and implants. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry. She has additional certifications in Invisalign and Therapeutic applications of Botox and Dermal fillers. Dr. Varone is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling to new places. In the office, she prioritizes patient care and looks forward to meeting your individual healthcare needs!

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