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.

Dr. Espinoza spends his free time pursuing advanced dental education in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry at some of the top dental institutions in the United States. He takes continuing education courses, always surpassing the state license requirements.

Outside of the office, Dr. Espinoza enjoys spending time with his family. He is married to his wife, Luz, and has five children. His hobbies include traveling, reading, and biking to the beach.

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.

Dr. Kernagis graduated in 1999 from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has completed continuing education courses in orthodontics, Invisalign, sleep apnea treatment, TMJ (jaw pain) therapy, and dental implants. He has also taken extensive courses in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics with an emphasis on Digital Smile Designs and IV Sedation. As a leading dentist in Tampa, FL, Dr. Richard Kernagis is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

When Dr. Kernagis is not in the office creating confident smiles, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, especially on traveling adventures. He also loves playing a great game of golf, attending the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey games, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Go, Tampa Bay!

VICTOR BUSTOS, DMD

Dr. Bustos was born in Colombia and moved to Florida at the age of four. He fell in love with dentistry at an early age thanks mostly in part to his childhood dentist. Dr. Bustos graduated from Florida Internation University with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology and then continued on to obtain his DMD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He strives to always stay current on the newest techniques and continuously attends dental continuing education courses and workshops to further his knowledge and hone his skills. Dr Bustos’ greatest satisfaction comes from helping patients achieve their dental goals. “Helping people get out of pain, or giving them the smile that they’ve always wanted is truly my passion.”

When he’s not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Bustos enjoys spending time outdoors and living an active lifestyle with his friends and family. An avid foodie, you can find him at many of the local restaurants as well as the Bradenton and Sarasota farmers markets.

Dr. Mark Behm is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Bustos is bilingual in English and Spanish, so yes “¡Se Habla Español!”

YASHRI SANGHANI, DMD

Dr. Sanghani is a native Floridian, born and raised in Tampa. She earned her Bachelor Science degree from the University of South Florida and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Sanghani focuses on all aspects of dentistry including implants, crown and bridge, cosmetic makeovers and Invisalign. She performs all dental procedures utilizing the latest techniques and materials in a comfortable and relaxing setting. This includes the implementation of pain management techniques to prevent treatment discomfort and minimize dental anxiety.

She continues to take advanced training in various aspects of dentistry and is passionate about educating her patients on preventative care, good oral hygiene practices and the risk of periodontal disease. Dr. Sanghani offers comprehensive treatment to the entire family.

When Dr. Sanghani is not practicing dentistry, you can find her on a beach enjoying the Florida sunshine. “I love to explore new cities and try new foods with friends and family,” says Dr. Sanghani.

Dr Yashri Sanghani

Osmar Morales-Fernandez, DMD

Dr. Morales was born and raised in Cuba and graduated from the Medical Sciences University of Camaguey in 2010. After completing one year of residence, he went to Venezuela and Ecuador and worked as a general dentist in underserved communities. Once he came to the USA, he completed the Internationally Educated DMD Program at Rutgers Dental School, New Jersey. Dr. Morales is committed to providing personalized treatment plans to ensure optimal oral health outcomes for his patients. With a dynamic and patient-focused approach, he delivers high-quality dentistry services.

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