Meet Dr. Alexandra Gherbali
Dr. Alexandra Gherbali attended Dental School in Germany from 1996 to 1999. Maintaining the worldwide reputation of NYU College of Dentistry, she graduated on 2005.
Her objective, gentle, and thorough approach towards patients allows her to create beautiful healthy smiles. Along with her team, creating a trustful environment is her mission.
Professional fulfillment surrounds her when she masters her skills to help patients achieve optimum oral health that ultimately improves appearance and raises self-esteem. She is a strong advocate of patient education and dedicates significant amount of time explaining the direct relation between the mouth and the body.
Dr. Gherbali is married and has two children. Listening to music, reading, and playing the piano are her hobbies. Among her many talents is her fluency in German, Romanian, and English language. She communicates in Spanish, Italian, and French.
Meet Dr. Rafael Porras
Dr. Rafael Porras was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He became interested in dentistry at the age of 12 after getting braces, and decided that would be his career path. After graduating from the University of Costa Rica Dental School, he spent several years providing general dentistry services for the Costa Rican government while also running his own practice. After gaining a strong foundation in general dentistry, Dr. Porras sought advanced training at one of the top-rated dental schools in the U.S., the University of Connecticut Health Center. He completed his residency for Advanced Education in General Dentistry. While in Connecticut, he rotated in the Veterans Affairs Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, and the UConn Health Center. Dr. Porras was awarded a General Dentistry Fellowship at UConn in recognition of having met extensive training and clinical requirements. Dr. Porras went on to receive a certificate in periodontics and his master of science in dentistry degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. During his term there, he practiced in the Dental School Clinic in New Orleans and rotated in the Veteran Affairs Dental Clinic. As a periodontist, Dr. Porras has vast experience in general restorative and surgical dentistry. He stays up-to-date on the latest dental implant, surgical and tooth restoration technologies through regular continuing education. Dr. Porras enjoys all aspects of his work and especially loves helping patients regain their beautiful smiles and oral health. Community Service Dr. Porras believes in giving back to his community. He participated in community service projects in his home country and has volunteered in Mission of Mercy’s free dental clinics in several cities. Outside the Office In his spare time, Dr. Porras stays fit with basketball, soccer and running. He, his wife Andreja and son Liam, enjoy traveling, outdoor activities and going the beach with their dog Toby.
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Florida Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
American Board of Periodontology – Board Cerfied
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