Vincent J Monticciolo, D.D.S., M.B.A., J.D.
Dr. Monticciolo earned his dental degree, with highest honors, from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1990. He was selected to the Honors Clinical Program and was class president. After graduation, he also served as a part-time faculty member at the dental school.
Dr. Monticciolo has always been a constant student, earning his M.B.A. in 2000 from the University of South Florida and his Law degree (J.D.) in 2013, all while continuing to practice full-time. Also, he has recently co-authored two books: Uncommon with Brian Tracy, and The Soul of Success with Jack Canfield.
In 2001, Dr. Monticciolo founded Dentistry from the Heart, a non-profit dental charity which provides free dental care to those in need. Under his guidance, the charity has grown to all 50 states and 5 countries and is now sponsoring over 300 events a year.
Dr. Monticciolo is a member of the American Dental Society, Florida Dental Society, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, Society for Special Care Dentistry, Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry.
He lives locally with his wife, Dr. Natalie Monticciolo, a Dermatologist, and his daughters Isabella and Sophia. His interests include his family, sedation dentistry, and his dental charity work. He is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of his patients.
Click here for more information on Dr. Monticciolo’s charitable outreach, Dentistry from the Heart.
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Fadi Fares, DMD
Fadi Fares, DMD Dr. Fares began pursuing his career at the Antonin University where he earned a degree in Dental Laboratory in 1988. He then moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida, and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1991. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University in 1995, and was the recipient of the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award. Prior to graduating, Dr. Fares chose to do his externship at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, and had the opportunity and privilege to provide dental care to cadets and military retirees.
Dr. Fares is certified in moderate parenteral sedation by the Florida Board of Dentistry, and works directly with the medical community to ensure that his patients receive the most positive outcome possible. He has transformed thousands of smiles, and is known for his utmost attention to the finest details of his cosmetic procedures.
To bring exceptional care to his patients, Dr. Fares attends numerous continuing education seminars, staying up-to-date on the latest technology and materials that modern dentistry has to offer. In addition, Dr. Fares has a special interest in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with oral appliances, and enjoys helping his patients breathe easier and sleep better.
He is an active member of distinguished professional societies, including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Association, the Hillsborough County Dental Research Study Group, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys time with his wife and two sons, traveling, and family activities.
Monica Perez, D.M.D.
Monica Perez, D.M.D. Dr. Perez is a Florida native, born and raised in Miami, FL. Coming from a family of dentists, her passion for the field of dentistry was nurtured from a young age. While working as a dental assistant, she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. She then continued to the University of Florida, College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Perez moved to the Tampa Bay area soon after graduation to pursue her dental career. Before joining the Monticciolo team, Dr. Perez practiced as a general dentist in Hillsborough County serving the community for eight years.
Dr. Perez enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and working on patients of all ages. Whether it is restoring function or for cosmetics, creating your dream smile in a comfortable and stress-free environment is of the utmost importance to Dr. Perez. Because she believes in lifelong learning, she is consistently attending continuing education courses and uses her knowledge to strengthen her skills and give her patients the best care possible. Dr. Perez is also certified by the Florida Board of Dentistry in Moderate Conscious Sedation and offers the service as part of her comprehensive care plan to those interested in sedation.
Dr. Perez enjoys spending quality time with her husband of ten years and her two young children. You can frequently find her heading to her “favorite place”, Disney World. In her spare time, she loves to read suspense novels, travel and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Miami and Tampa Bay areas.
Brant W. Wade, DMD
Dr. Wade earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. His undergraduate study was in the field of Microbiology. Prior to joining Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Wade practiced general dentistry for over 25 years in the Brandon/Bradenton areas. His extensive professional experience assures patients they are receiving the highest level of compassionate dental care.
Dr. Wade is dedicated to his work and strives to remain on the cutting edge in the delivery of dental care. Throughout his career, he has studied and taken continuing education courses from some of the leading authorities in the dental community. Dr. Wade provides all aspects of general family care, with a special interest in creating beautiful smiles. He is a member of the American, Florida, and West Coast Dental Associations.
For the comfort of our more anxious patients, Dr. Wade is fully trained to safely sedate you. You can have your dental treatment completed while you peacefully relax.
Dr. Wade enjoys a proud family heritage as a fifth generation Floridian. He grew up in Hillsborough County and currently resides there with his wife, Christine. He is the proud father of three children.
Dr. Wade enjoys college sports and is a long-time Florida Gator supporter, attending their events as often as possible. Additionally, Dr. Wade appreciates the great outdoors and enjoys traveling with his wife and children.
Richard Kantwill, DDS
Dr. Richard Kantwill was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was granted early acceptance into the Loyola University School Of Dentistry, where he achieved his degree in 1988. Prior to joining Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Kantwill practiced dentistry in all clinical aspects, including: military, group practice, solo practice, and corporate dentistry. He is modest about his accomplishments, but after his military service in Iraq, Dr. Kantwill was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Combat Medical Badge. He remains committed to his veteran roots, and continues to assist his fellow VFW members. Dr. Kantwill is passionate about his practice of dentistry, but he is also passionate about enjoying the Florida sunshine with his beautiful fiancée, Pilar. They enjoy the beach and boating. He looks forward to seeing you and serving all your dental needs at Dr. Monticciolo’s office.
David Engelsberg, DDS
Dr. Engelsberg understands how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits and how he can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience for them.
Dr. Engelsberg attends dental lectures, meetings and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques and the latest products to help patients feel more comfortable.
As a dental graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he has practiced dentistry in South Florida since 1991.
He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Dr. Engelsberg enjoys tennis, playing piano and spending quality time with his family.
Lars Berk, DMD
Dr. Berk has been living in Florida for over 27 years. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Cell Science ( Magma cum laude ) and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the College of Dentistry.
Over the years Dr. Berk has attended many hours of continuing education to further his knowledge in the ever evolving field of dentistry to stay abreast of advances in materials, techniques, and technology. He completed a 2 year post graduate continuing education program at the University of Florida, enabling him to pursue Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Berk is committed to higher dental education in order to provide the best care for his patients in a gentle, warm, relaxing atmosphere with the most advanced technology available today.
He is an active member of the following organizations:
Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association & West Coast Dental Association.
He is happily married to his wife Madeline and has two awesome children, Alec and Kathlyn. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching soccer, youth soccer, traveling, and reading about the mysteries of the universe.
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We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
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