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Dr. Alex Planes

Dr. Alex Planes is a Vero Beach cosmetic dentist and native of South Florida. Following dental school, he spent an additional two years furthering his education at Columbia University before establishing his practice in Vero Beach. Though Dr. Planes provides a wide range of dental services, his extensive training and experience in implant and aesthetic dentistry have contributed to his esteemed reputation as a Vero Beach cosmetic dentist. Dr. Planes also completed training at Augusta University and certified in the State of Florida for conscious sedation.

Today, Dr. Planes maintains membership in multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also achieved Mastership status from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Planes is committed to providing patients with the utmost in comprehensive dental care. After being elected as one of America’s Top Dentists multiple times by the Consumers Research Council of America, he continues to work harder than ever to serve and expand throughout the Vero Beach area with ground-breaking technologies and personalized patient care.

Dr. Josh Chupp

Dr. Josh Chupp was born and raised in South Florida. After graduating from Florida State University, Dr. Chupp attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He was initially drawn to dentistry by the impact a healthy smile has on patients’ lives. Dr. Chupp believes that quality dentistry can not only look and feel great but will also last a long time. 

Dr. Chupp’s favorite aspect of dentistry is how it is constantly changing. Each change increases patient comfort and outcomes of treatment. To keep up with the changes in dentistry, Dr. Chupp attends numerous CE courses every year to further his education. These courses have included additional training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontics. Dr. Chupp is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Chupp resides in Orlando with his wife, Hilary, his son Benjamin and their dog, Jake.

Dr. Lazaro Gavilla

Dr. Lazaro F. Gavilla earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. He then completed his two year residency at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and spent the next year as Chief Resident for the Advance Education in General Dentistry Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr Gavilla receive training in Comprehensive Treatment planning including full mouth rehabilitation and Serial Extraction Protocol for Implant Patients. Cosmetic dentistry and complex cases.

He has remained up-to-date on the latest developments in his field including those in cosmetics, digital and implant dentistry. He also remains active in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and Hispanic Dental Association.

In his free time, Dr. Gavilla enjoys, music, boating, playing basketball and spending time with his family.

Dr. Karl Wiese

Dr. Karl Wiese comes from a family of dentists. He emulated his grandfather’s every move, studied and worked side by side for over 20 years. He also helped run the family practice for 10 years. Dr. Wiese was accepted at Columbia University Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. He completed two years at this prestigious University. After receiving early recognition from his director, he was given a position on the board of advisors for Columbia University’s Dental Program.

One of Dr. Wiese’s most important dental quality is the ability to properly diagnose and treatment plan cases. Dr. Wiese has the training and the experience to do cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. He also completed his certification in orthodontic treatment, Invisalign.

Dr. Wiese is happily married and has two beautiful daughters, Mia & Veronica. He loves playing guitar, traveling and spending time with his family. Finally, Dr. Wiese is a sports fan. When he has free time, you can find Dr. Wiese watching sports, playing basketball & golfing.

Dr. Shawn Ghods

Dr. Ghods is a general dentist who attended the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Following his graduation, Dr. Ghods continued to further his education by becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.

Dr. Ghods has a passion for his work in implants and prosthodontics and he strives to drastically improve patient lives through both surgical and non-surgical means.

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