Sage Dental

Sage Dental of
Port St. Lucie

1722 SW St. Lucie W Blvd.
Port St Lucie, FL 34986

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Meet our Dentists & Specialists

Beeta Akhavan, DMD

General Dentist in Port St Lucie, FL
Dr. Beeta Akhavan is a highly skilled and compassionate dentist serving the Port St. Lucie community at Sage Dental. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida and has been practicing as a general dentist since then. Throughout her career, Dr. Akhavan has been committed to providing her patients with the highest level of care. She takes a patient-centered approach, working closely with each patient to understand their individual needs and goals. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve optimal oral health and beautiful smiles and is known for her compassionate and caring demeanor. Dr. Akhavan understands that visiting the dentist can be nerve-wracking for some patients. She goes above and beyond to ensure that her patients have a comfortable and positive experience. She is always willing to take the time to listen to her patient's concerns and answer any questions they may have. In addition to her commitment to patient care, Dr. Akhavan is also dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advances in dental technology and techniques. She is a member of the American Dental Association and regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure that she provides the best possible care to her patients. When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Akhavan enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and staying active.

Ross Hauer, DMD

Periodontist in Port St Lucie, FL
Dr. Ross Hauer is a highly skilled and accomplished Periodontist and Implant Specialist. He has a strong educational background and a passion for providing his patients with the highest standard of care. Dr. Hauer received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University in 2012 and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2016. Following dental school, Dr. Hauer moved to New York City and completed a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) at Montefiore Medical Center. He then entered private practice as a full-time general dentist in Boca Raton, FL. In 2018, Dr. Hauer re-enrolled at The University of Florida and completed a rigorous three-year residency program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. After his residency program, he was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Dental Science. Also, he was awarded “The Golden Implant Award” by his instructors for his expertise in the field of Implant Dentistry. While at the University of Florida, Dr. Hauer l participated in clinical research related to Diabetes and its relationship to Periodontal Disease. Dr. Hauer is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, South Florida District Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, and Florida Association of Periodontists. He currently serves as President of the South Broward District Dental Association.

Ricardo Chang, DDS

Orthodontist in Port St Lucie, FL
"Dr. Ricardo Chang is a certified specialist in orthodontics and has been creating perfect smiles for many years. He draws from his extensive training and experience in general dentistry and orthodontics when providing comprehensive care for his patients. Dr. Chang migrated from Jamaica to Miami, Florida, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida International University. Dr. Chang graduated top of his class with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University. After that, he completed a General Practice Residency at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Chang received his specialty certification in orthodontics after two years of intensive training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Chang is committed to staying on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in orthodontics and has completed advanced certification in Invisalign, training in iBraces (Incognito braces), Damon System self-ligating orthodontic appliances, and temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews). Dr. Chang understands that orthodontics is a changing field, with new research and techniques being developed all the time. To provide the best and most innovative care available, he attends continuing education courses annually throughout the country. Dr. Chang feels it is essential to treat each case individually and spend time with each patient at every visit. He also believes in educating his patients and communicating all aspects of their orthodontic treatment. This ensures excellent clinical care and often a shorter treatment time for his patients. During his leisure time, Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to new places, and listening to all types of music."

Adam Schuessler, DMD

Oral Surgeon in Port St Lucie, FL
Dr. Adam Schuessler is a board-certified, dual-degree Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon licensed to practice dentistry in the state of Florida. Dr. Schuessler completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. He continued his training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Afterward, Dr. Schuessler trained at Kings County Hospital Center / SUNY Downstate Medical center for six years. During his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Schuessler performed various surgical procedures, such as dentoalveolar & 3rd molar surgery, IV sedation, advanced bone grafting, maxillofacial trauma and dental implants. Dr. Schuessler continues to attend multiple national courses to stay up to date with the latest information and advances in oral surgery & implant dentistry. After completing his residency training, Dr. Schuessler wanted to provide the highest standard of care to his patients. He became board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The board certification process is a very demanding two-year process that includes a rigorous written qualifying exam followed by a comprehensive oral examination. This achievement demonstrates that a surgeon has achieved the highest level of clinical proficiency and knowledge in the field.

Zachary Gelber, DMD

Pedodontist in Port St Lucie, FL
Dr. Zachary Gelber is a board-certified pediatric dentist with Sage Dental. Dr. Gelber completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Florida before moving on to New York University College of Dentistry for dental school. After dental school, Dr. Gelber completed a general practice residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) and a pediatric specialty residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gelber ensures that patients' smiles are healthy, clean, and cavity-free! He loves to chat with patients about their favorite hobbies and gets excited by all the fun things they tell him daily. In his spare time, Dr. Gelber likes to spend time with his family, listen to music, play guitar, and, most importantly, play video games! He loves to paint on the weekends he enjoys watching soccer and other sports.

Manuel Capriles, DDS

General Dentist in Port St Lucie, FL
Dr. Manuel Capriles is a highly skilled and compassionate general dentist serving the Sage Dental community. He received his dental degree from a the Dominican Republic and the Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been practicing dentistry with a passion for patient care. Dr. Capriles takes a patient-centered approach, working closely with each patient to understand their needs and goals. He is dedicated to helping his patients achieve optimal oral health and beautiful smiles and is known for his compassionate and caring demeanor. In addition to his commitment to patient care, Dr. Capriles is also dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advances in dental technology and techniques. He regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure that he provides the best possible care to his patients. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Capriles enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and staying active. He is fluent in English and Spanish and is happy to serve patients from all walks of life.

Jonathan Stern, DDS

Endodontist in Port St Lucie, FL
Dr. Jonathan Stern is a distinguished dentist with a profound dedication to the field of endodontics. Graduating from the NYU College of Dentistry in 2021, he achieved academic excellence, ranking among the top 5% of his graduating class. Notably, during his time at NYU, Dr. Stern was accepted into the esteemed OKU Dental Honors Society, a testament to his exceptional capabilities and commitment to his profession. Following his passion for endodontics, Dr. Stern pursued a specialized residency program at NYU, completing his endodontic specialty training in 2023. As a result, he acquired advanced expertise and skills in this specialized field of dentistry. Dr. Stern is an active member of both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Endodontics (AAE). Through his membership in these professional organizations, he remains up-to-date with the latest advancements and best practices in the field, ensuring that his patients receive the highest standard of care. With a sincere mission to help people alleviate pain while preserving their natural teeth, Dr. Stern takes particular pride in his ability to provide patients with comfortable and compassionate endodontic treatments. He actively works to dispel any misconceptions surrounding root canal treatments, striving to ensure that patients feel at ease and confident in the care they receive.

Wendy Batista Rodriguez, DDS

General Dentist in Port St Lucie, FL
Dr. Wendy Batista Rodriguez is a skilled and experienced dentist who obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College in 2020. She further honed her expertise in dentistry by completing a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) program at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York City, from July 2020 to June 2021. During her GPR program, Dr. Rodriguez developed her proficiency in diagnosing and treating oral cavity diseases, including head and neck exams, direct and indirect restorations, removable prosthodontics, simple and surgical extractions, and root canals. She is committed to staying updated with the latest advancements in dentistry and regularly attends continuing education courses. Recently, Dr. Rodriguez completed the Clear Direct program, which allows her to offer teeth alignment for patients with malocclusion. In September 2022, she traveled to Mexico for a 7-day surgical externship and received her fellowship in dental implant placement from Live Implant Training Institute. Outside of work, Dr. Rodriguez enjoys staying active by exercising and attending Orange Theory classes. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her loved ones, including her furry feline friend Tuxi, whom she has had for eight years. Wendy is fluent in English and Spanish and is proud to provide her patients with personalized, compassionate, high-quality dental care.

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