Comfortable Care

Convenient & Comfortable Experience.

Full Spectrum of Dentistry

From a cleaning to full mouth restorations, we got you covered.

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Here at Lakewood Dental Excellence, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art dental care in a warm, friendly environment. Our professional, family-oriented dental practice offers high-quality dental care to make a difference in the way you smile.

We specialize in a variety of dental care services, including cosmetic, restorative, and general family dentistry procedures. With cutting-edge technology and personalized care, we strive to keep your smile bright, beautiful, and healthy. No matter your dental concerns, our experienced and attentive staff can help.

Our Exclusive Services

All the dental care you need in one place.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

At Lakewood Dental Excellence, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry that can help you get the smile you've always wanted.

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Implant Dentistry

A dental implant is an inserted post made of a metal alloy that works like a tooth root. With our modern technology, we can bring back your natural smile.

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Sedation Dentistry

Worried about the dentist? We got you! We offer sedation dentistry. Get all the care you need for your teeth in comfort.

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Invisalign

Invisalign aligns teeth more effectively than braces and allows you to eat a wider selection of foods. Comfortably straighten your smile and boost your confidence.

Dr. Espinoza

Your Doctor Matters FRANCISCO ESPINOZA, DDS

Dr. Espinoza graduated from The Benemerita University of Puebla, Mexico, and completed a one-year residence at Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). He later went back to his country, “great Nicaragua,” a land of lakes and volcanoes, and completed two years in a Rural Community. He then went to Honduras, his neighboring country, due to the Nicaraguan civil war. Dr. Espinoza was a member of the Honduras Dental Society and spent one year in a community where he was the first dentist in that village's history who did services for free. After coming to the U.S., he became a CDT and worked for a dental office for four years. He later joined an advanced dental program at New York University, where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Since 1998, he has enjoyed being a private practice dentist in Bradenton, Florida.

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Your Doctor Matters RICK KERNAGIS, DMD

Dr. Kernagis initially began his undergraduate studies in engineering at the University of Florida as he loves working with his hands and being creative. After spending time with a family mentor who was a dentist, he discovered that he could also fulfill his passion for helping people through dentistry. While attending college, he met his future wife, Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis, from the Tampa Bay area. Upon graduation, they settled in Tampa and began their careers and family.

Our Patients Tell
The Best Story

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We are a patient-centric practice, focusing on comfortable care.

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See Why People Choose Us

Curb P.

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Dr Francisco. Did a root canal for me very gentle aid took his time, I had no pain. I am scheduled to go back to finish the crown next week. I highly recommend this dentist and his office the staff was very perfessional and courtesy. Comparing other dentist inthe past Dr Francisco was the best I have ever experienced in my life. I will refer him and his office to all of my friends and clients. My wife just had a implant and when it heals she will complete her crow with Dr Francisco. Thank you for the great service.

Lisa H.

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Dr. Espinoza did implants for me and I couldn’t be more happy with the finished product. I love the friendly and accommodating office staff. Would highly recommend.

RC W.

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I'll say that I couldn't have found better Dental office to go to. All the staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Espinoza is an excellent dentist.

Dawn M.

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I just love the staff here! Professional greeting by Mary and the best technology for my cleaning and check up. Service from the ❤️. Can't wait to share this dental gem.

Dave J.

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Just switch to Lakewood ranch dental. After being in Florida I finally found a great dental practice. Everyone there is super friendly and professional. Highly recommend.

Jodi H.

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Love Dr. Espinoza he is great! And his staff is the best

Christine V.

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My first visit to Dr. Espinoza was a great experience. Let me start by saying I’m terrified to go to the dentist! Dr. Espinoza immediately puts you at ease with his calm and sweet demeanor. The most impressive part of my visit was that Dr. Espinoza and his Manager took the time to show me my problem areas on my x-rays, which I have never had a dentist do before. All of his staff made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I never felt rushed. Dr. Espinoza and his staff have a special way of making your visit personalized, same day appointments, comfortable and stress-free. I highly recommend this office and they are one of the best dentist offices I’ve ever been in!

Get Your Dental Care While Being Sedated

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Speed

Sedation dentistry allows dentists to complete treatments quickly.

Comfort

Experience better dental care in great comfort.

Convenience

Sedation dentistry makes dental treatments more productive and efficient.

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No Insurance? No Problem

We accept all major insurances. We will work with your dental insurance to get the most out of your benefits and help you understand your coverage. If you would like to know if we accept your insurance, please give us a call.

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