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Port Charlotte
4161 Tamiami Trail
Suite 604
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
(941) 255-8500

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Coast Dental Port Charlotte
Meet Your Port Charlotte Dentists

 Dr. Ana Puebla
Dr. Ana Puebla, Port Charlotte Teledentist

Dr. Ana Maria Puebla, DMD, enjoys talking to her patients about their dental care goals and providing customized treatment plans designed for their specific needs. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences, School of Dentistry, where she also completed a one-year General Practice Residency. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, where she received a Certificate of Achievement Scholastic Excellence. Dr. Puebla is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Puebla and her team offer preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services and her team also strives to accommodate same-day emergency dental appointment requests.

 Dr. Frederick Nin
Dr. Frederick Nin, Port Charlotte General Dentist

Frederick Nin, DDS, is a highly skilled and experienced dentist with over 30 years of practice in providing exceptional dental care. Dr. Nin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1992. With a wide range of services offered, including bone grafting, bridges, cleanings, crowns, dentures & partials, oral surgery, periodontal disease management, and root canals, Dr. Nin is dedicated to addressing the diverse needs and concerns of his patients. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing him to effectively communicate and provide personalized care to a diverse patient population.

Throughout his career, Dr. Nin has maintained active membership in the American Dental Association, reflecting his commitment to professional excellence and staying current with the latest industry standards. With his extensive experience, commitment to excellence, and ability to effectively communicate in multiple languages, Dr. Nin is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care to his patients.

 Dr. Gary Steen
Dr. Gary Steen, Port Charlotte Teledentist
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 Dr. Geary Yamashita
Dr. Geary Yamashita, Port Charlotte General Dentist

Geary Yamashita, DDS, is an experienced dentist with a strong educational background and a passion for providing comprehensive dental care to his patients. Dr. Yamashita received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1978, following his Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Lethbridge in 1974. Dr. Yamashita has a wide range of expertise in dental services, including apicoectomy, cleanings, crowns, dental implants, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontal disease management, and more. He is committed to staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry and is a member of professional organizations such as the Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association, and West Coast District Dental Association.

Throughout his career, Dr. Yamashita has gained extensive experience in the dental field. He was the owner of Amber Dental LLC in Port Charlotte, FL, where he provided comprehensive general dentistry to patients of all ages until 2018. Prior to that, he was a part-owner of Coast Dental Port Charlotte and the owner of Coaldale Dental Centre in Coaldale, AB, where he delivered comprehensive dental care for over two decades. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys amateur trap shooting as a hobby. Dr. Yamashita’s dedication to providing quality dental care and his commitment to ongoing professional development make him a highly skilled and compassionate dentist.

 Dr. Jeremy Meldrum
Dr. Jeremy Meldrum, Port Charlotte Teledentist

Dr. Jeremy Meldrum is a highly accomplished dentist with a strong focus on integrity, persistence, and delivering exceptional results. Dr. Meldrum obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Ohio State University. He further honed his skills through an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at The United States Air Force in Biloxi, Mississippi. Following his residency, he continued his work as a General Dentist, serving as a Captain in the United States Air Force in both Biloxi, MS and Tampa, FL.

Throughout his career, Dr. Meldrum has excelled in his role as a dentist and showcased leadership abilities. He mentored clinical flight members and elevated the skill sets of staff in various procedures. As the sole point of contact, he organized events and meals during Dental Assistant Appreciation Week, successfully boosting staff morale. He has also been recognized for his treatment complexity and utilization of CAD/CAM technology. Dr. Meldrum's expertise extends to complex case treatment planning, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, surgical extractions, molar endodontic treatment, surgical periodontal procedures, soft tissue laser, and CAD/CAM crowns, bridges, and implant crowns.

Dr. Meldrum has a proven track record of academic and employment success, demonstrating a commitment to learning and a competitive spirit. With a strong dedication to his profession and a drive for continuous improvement, Dr. Meldrum is a highly skilled and accomplished dentist who consistently delivers outstanding results.

 Dr. Karina Gilbert
Dr. Karina Gilbert, Port Charlotte Teledentist

Karina Gilbert, DDS, is a patient-focused dental professional with over 12 years of clinical experience in various areas of dentistry and a strong educational background. Dr. Gilbert holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, an AEGD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and dual Bachelor's degrees in Biology and Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She has expertise in oral diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Gilbert has held several positions throughout her career, including serving as a Dentist at Modern Dental Care, The Family Dentist, Smile Design, and Christie Dental. Her employment history demonstrates her versatility and adaptability to different dental practices. Dr. Gilbert is driven by a commitment to provide exceptional, compassionate care to her patients, and she ensures that they have a comfortable experience during scheduled appointments and emergency situations.

Her skills include a range of dental procedures, such as prosthodontics, implant restoration, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, and more. She is also CoastClear Aligners certified and has expertise in digital and dental radiography, complex treatment planning, and dental emergencies. With her wealth of education and real-world experience, Dr. Karina Gilbert is dedicated to continually providing the highest standard of care to her patients.

 Dr. Katrina Sanchelima
Dr. Katrina Sanchelima, Port Charlotte Teledentist

Katrina Sanchelima, DMD, is a highly experienced and skilled dentist with a passion for providing top-quality dental care to patients starting at age 14. Dr. Sanchelima earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, she completed a residency program at Bay Pines V.A. Healthcare System where she gained extensive experience in a wide range of dental procedures including simple and surgical extractions, endodontics, crown lengthening, and fixed and removable prosthodontics.

Dr. Sanchelima has made continuing education a priority for not only herself, but the children in her community. She educated children on the importance of healthy oral hygiene and led field trips on behalf of her dental school. Throughout her career, Dr. Sanchelima’s commitment to providing exceptional dental care, in addition to her passion for staying at the forefront of her field, make her an invaluable asset to any dental practice. She is also fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

 Dr. Kinjal Vora
Dr. Kinjal Vora, Port Charlotte Teledentist

Kinjal Vora, DDS, is skilled in professionally delivering guidance to patients on preventative oral health care and proper oral hygiene along with comprehensive treatment plans. She provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care. In addition, her team strives to accommodate same-day emergency dental appointments.

Dr. Vora has been earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

In her free time, Dr. Vora travels to Ecuador on mission trips to provide free dental care to rural and inner-city communities.

 Dr. Leo Durrett
Dr. Leo Durrett, Port Charlotte Orthodontist

Leo Durrett, D.D.S., Orthodontist, enjoys watching his patients’ self-confidence grow as their smiles improve. He offers a variety of services to correct orthodontic problems such as crowding, crossbite, open bite, protruding teeth, teeth that erupted in the wrong place, gaps between teeth and jaw misalignment. Dr. Durrett treats adults, teenagers and children as young as 6.

Dr. Durrett is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and West Coast District Dental Association. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Creighton University School of Dentistry and completed his Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago. His hobbies include gardening, woodworking and computer program design.

 Dr. Meera Patel
Dr. Meera Patel, Port Charlotte Teledentist

Meera Patel, DMD, is a highly skilled dental professional with a passion for providing top-quality care. She began her journey by earning a B.A. in Cellular Neuroscience at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. Following that, she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. During her academic pursuits, she actively developed her clinical experience, serving as an Associate Dentist at Riverwalk Dental Group in Port St. Lucie, FL and previously at Gainesville Dental Associates (Pure Dental Brands) for four months in 2022. Her skills and abilities lie in various areas, including endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, removable prosthodontics, implant restorations, indirect and direct restorations, and orthodontics. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Patel is also laser certified and proficient in CAD/CAM technology.

Dr. Patel also has a passion for giving back to her community. She has volunteered for various causes, including the Veterans Day initiative, Give Kids a Smile, and the American Student Dental Association Fundraising Committee. She has also worked as a tutor in pharmacology at Midwestern University and as a student assistant for Anatomy & Physiology at FAU Honors College. Her impressive work ethic and leadership skills have enabled her to provide excellent care to her patients while inspiring and facilitating the growth of her colleagues. With a combination of her clinical excellence, educational achievements, and commitment to community service, Dr. Patel has proven herself a true dental professional with a long, promising career ahead.

 Dr. Michael Crovatt
Dr. Michael Crovatt, Port Charlotte Teledentist

Michael Crovatt, DMD, treats adults, teenagers and children starting at age 2. He provides preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental care including exams, fillings, extractions, crowns, teeth whitening and more. In addition, his team strives to accommodate same-day emergency dental appointments.

Dr. Crovatt earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in Clearwater, Florida in 1983. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association.

 Dr. Serge Prescott
Dr. Serge Prescott, Port Charlotte General Dentist

Serge Prescott, DDS, treats adults, teenagers starting at age 14. He provides preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental care including exams, fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, bone grafting, dental implant restorations, oral cancer screening, periodontal disease management, and teeth whitening. In addition, his team strives to accommodate same-day emergency dental appointments.

Dr. Prescott earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1987 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brandies University in Waltham, Massachusetts. His hobbies include racquetball, swimming, chess, ping-pong, science fiction, and cars.

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