Dr. Sandra Bernaza was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved to the city of Miami at the age of 17. She graduated from Florida International University and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2019.
Dr. Bernaza has vast experience diagnosing and treating patients in all facets of dentistry. She is committed to continuously educating herself to serve her patients better and has participated in several conferences and educational seminars. She is involved in several community service events, such as Mission of Mercy and Freedom Clinic.
When she is not at the office, she loves spending time with her beautiful baby girl, her husband, and her dogs. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Alejandro Lamas is a highly skilled and compassionate dentist who received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in May 2019. He began his career as a general dentist in Massachusetts, but in June of 2022, he returned to his home state of Florida to continue serving his community.
Dr. Lamas is passionate about educating his patients and involving them in every aspect of their recommended treatment plan. He believes in addressing his patients' concerns and showing empathy and patience to ensure they feel comfortable under his care. He is committed to providing high-quality dentistry to his patients and constantly seeks professional growth opportunities through continuing education courses.
In addition to his work as a dentist, Dr. Lamas enjoys spending time with his family, dancing salsa, playing golf, and pursuing his interest in photography. He is fluent in English and Spanish, allowing him to communicate effectively with diverse patients.
Dr. Francesca Verratti (Dr. V) is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She received her first Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Central University of Venezuela, which she completed with honors. She then completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship in Caracas, followed by another year of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in Bogota, Colombia, at the Central Military Hospital, which is well known for pioneering techniques in osteogenesis, severe maxillofacial trauma, and orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Verratti went on to train for three years at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, working closely with many renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeons, focusing on major facial reconstruction techniques. Dr. Verratti obtained her second dental degree at New York University, College of Dentistry and completed her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she helped care for a wide range of complex patients. During her time at NYU, she won the American Equilibration Society award for comprehensive care in occlusion and temporomandibular joint disorders. She also enjoys giving back to the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery and the community, and has been an instructor at NYU and a notable speaker at Bellevue Hospital and the Southern California Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
In her free time, Dr. Verratti likes to connect with nature and enjoys an active lifestyle full of camping trips and adventures with her husband, Victor, and their dogs, Choco & Gaia.
Dr. Scott Spencer graduated from Nova Southeastern University with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Upon graduation, he moved to western Pennsylvania to complete his orthodontic residency at Seton Hill University. There, he earned a certificate in Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Master of Science in Orthodontics. Dr. Spencer also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Turfgrass Science from the University of Florida, which continues to fuel his interest in horticulture.
Dr. Spencer is a member of the America Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Southern Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Spencer is also board-eligible, having passed the American Board of Orthodontics written exam.
A native Floridian, Dr. Spencer is happy to practice close to his hometown, Boynton Beach. He lives nearby with his wife, Heather, and their two boys, Cam and Blake. He enjoys coaching youth soccer and youth baseball. Dr. Spencer likes to fish and relax with his family in his spare time.
Dr. Adi Suta completed his undergraduate pre-dental training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. During his college years, he worked as a Nurse Tech at Scottish-Rite Children’s Hospital, where his passion and interest in Pediatric Healthcare began.
He then moved to South Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and graduated with his DMD degree in 2012. While studying at Nova, he was involved in the American Student Dental Association as well as acting as the President of the Pre-Doctoral Pediatric Dentistry Club.
After finishing his Dental School education, he moved to Miami for his Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, which he completed in 2014.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
He is raising a family with his wife, Dina, and in his spare time, he enjoys exploring nature, traveling, reading, and sharing his passion for health and well-being with others.
His mission is to help families in his community optimize their oral health by cultivating good hygiene and nutrition-related habits.
Introducing Dr. Doris Basali, a distinguished endodontist making a significant impact in the vibrant landscape of south Florida's dental care.
With a dedicated focus on endodontics, Dr. Basali's expertise encompasses the intricate realm of root canals, retreatments, and a comprehensive range of endodontic procedures on all teeth. Hailing from the Cleveland, Ohio area, her journey into dentistry began at New York University College of Dentistry, where she earned her dental degree in 2016.
Driven by a commitment to excellence, Dr. Basali's postgraduate journey was marked by a General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University. Building on this foundation, she pursued advanced training with an Endodontics Residency and Master's in Oral Sciences at the prestigious University of Illinois in Chicago.
Having honed her skills, Dr. Basali has left her mark in both Chicago and New York City, contributing her expertise to private dental practices. Her ability to seamlessly integrate technical prowess with patient comfort showcases her dedication to providing exceptional care.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Basali thrives on the thrill of exploring her new home in south Florida alongside her family. Supporting Cleveland sports and immersing herself in the local community's vibrant spirit are additional sources of joy.
A proud member of the American Association of Endodontists, Dr. Doris Basali epitomizes the essence of modern dentistry – a perfect blend of clinical mastery, compassionate patient care, and a fervent dedication to advancing oral health.
Dr. Juan Mendoza is a highly respected periodontist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is known for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, as well as in placing dental implants. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality of care and takes a personalized approach to treatment, ensuring that each patient's unique needs and goals are met.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Mendoza is actively involved in continuing education and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology and the Florida Dental Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Mendoza enjoys spending time with his family and staying active through outdoor activities like biking and hiking. He is also committed to giving back to the community and regularly volunteers his time and resources to local charities. Patients can trust that they will receive top-notch care and personalized treatment from Dr. Mendoza at Sage Dental.
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I’ve always received excellent care at the South Florida Sage locations, and when told it was time to have my wisdom teeth extracted I trusted that I would be in good hands, and I was correct! Dr. Verratti and her team were wonderful through every step of the process, helping me to make informed decisions about my surgery and to be comfortable throughout the process. The surgery went smoothly, and afterwords the recovery was a breeze thanks to their guidance. I highly recommend coming here for oral surgery, ask for Dr. Verratti!
I love this location staff members are very friendly and courteous. The oral surgeon Francesca Verratti Di Paolo did a great job with my tooth extraction. The procedure was smooth ; not as painful as I expected. I healed well . I didn’t experience any pain or discomfort after my surgery . I also would recommend Dr.Molina as well she does a great job and she very friendly and patient with her patiences.
I had my wisdom tooth surgery two weeks ago and I couldn't be happier with the results. the Dr Verratti is incredibly good, she made me feel very comfortable. If you are going to have any surgery, ask for Dr. Verratti