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Juan Mendoza, DMD
Periodontist in Margate, FL
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.
Steven Polasky, DDS
General Dentist in Margate, FL
Rhona Guilarte, DMD
General Dentist in Margate, FL
Dr. Rhona Guilarte is a skilled artisan and gentle second-generation dentist. Her most significant influence in becoming a dentist was her mother, Dr. Elena M. Guilarte, an Endodontist. Dr. Guilarte attended Nova Southeastern University, earning her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Medical Dentistry, which she completed on June 2, 2005. After completing her degree, Dr. Guilarte became active in the dental community by attending numerous Cosmetic and General Dentistry continuing education programs, obtaining multiple certifications, and becoming a member of several prestigious dental associations. She holds several certifications, including Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association, certification in the placement of Nitrous Oxide, Invisalign, Lumineers, Dental Implants, The Dawson Academy (Functional Occlusion from TMJ to Smile Design), Six Month Smile, Frontline TMJ and Facial Pain Therapy Techniques. Dr. Guilarte has also been involved in extensive research in Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University. Her research was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association in 2009, Volume 140, Issue 6, Pages 680-688. The research is entitled "Removing Root Canal Obturation Materials." As a result, Dr. Guilarte is a highly qualified general dentist who performs painless anterior and posterior Root Canals from scratch and retreats. Before opening her dental office, Dr. Guilarte spent many years of her career treating children of different ages alongside Pediatric Dentists. Therefore, she is a highly qualified general dentist who extensively treats children. These treatments include space maintainers, stainless steel crowns, children's root canals, sealants, pulpotomies, and many other pediatric procedures. Dr. Guilarte's hobbies include reading, writing, oil painting, and sketching. Her artistic talent and love for the sciences created a solid foundation for her to strengthen her skills in the art of dentistry. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
David Rappaport, DMD
General Dentist in Margate, FL
Dr. David B. Rappaport, DMD, is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University College of Dental Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience practicing all phases of general dentistry, including cosmetic and family dentistry. He is known for his compassionate nature, perfectionism, and skilled hands. Dr. Rappaport takes an active role in children’s community service organization, Twin Brothers On a Mission. They collect and donate athletic equipment, bags, clothing and books to shelters and outreach centers. These items are sent on missions worldwide as well as to local churches and temples. In his spare time, you can find Dr. Rappaport on the golf course with his twin sons, riding his bike with friends or taking long walks with his wife.
Doris Basali, DDS
Endodontist in Margate, FL
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.

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