Welcome to Your Desired Smile
Dr. Luis A. Alicea DMD, MSD & His Team
is Fully Dedicated to Providing Excellent Dental Care
Your Desired Smile is welcoming new patients! If you have been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety, we offer different amenities to ensure a relaxing environment during your visit. Call Your Desired Smile today: you will feel the difference!
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Dr. Luis A. Alicea at Your Desired Smile offers a variety of services in one location. With us you will find the latest in dental technology, like Digital X-rays and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology. CBCT is a high-end dental technology used to create 3-D images of our patient’s mouth, head and neck, allowing a more precise diagnosis and planning of dental implants, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) appliances and Sleep Apnea solutions among others.
Did you know the most popular aesthetic enhancement treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is now available at Your Desired Smile?
Dr. Alicea is South Tampa’s choice for cosmetic dentistry to get the smile you deserve! Your Desired Smile offers an array of cosmetic dental services to achieve the smile you are seeking from simple tooth whitening to a total smile makeover.
Your Desired Smile’s implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth made to match your natural teeth.
One of our specialties at Your Desired Smile is customizing comfortable and functional dentures. We can create complete, partial, or implant retained dentures. Your Desired Smile takes pride in creating dentures that look as good as your natural teeth.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Your Desired Smile, a leading Tampa Laser Dentistry provider, uses the latest laser technology to detect mouth decay. This modern treatment can also prevent cavity formation, locate early-stage mouth cancer, and treat gum disease without drilling and probing.
Your Desired Smiles believes in providing high quality cosmetic metal free dental restorations. Our smile makeover procedures offer a metal free environment. We only use the latest porcelain or composite materials in the office.
While many have anxiety about visiting the dentist, Your Desired Smile offers sedation dentistry in addition to massage dental chairs and patio views to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed for your dental visit.
Our innovative solutions provide natural ways for the body to improve snoring and sleep apnea in adults, as well as tooth alignment and facial appearance, using the concepts of Pneumopedics® and Craniofacial Epigenetics.
If you are not happy with your smile don’t wait any longer to have your desired smile! Our team at Your Desired Smile can help you smile with confidence with many cosmetic dental options to improve not only your smile but also your overall oral health.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Temporomandibular Joint (TMD, TMJ) is a hinge joint connecting the mandible with the skull allowing multiple movements of the jaw. The movement allow us to speak, eat, yawn, and many more essential functions.
When you are facing a dental emergency you can count on the team at Your Desired Smile to provide a comprehensive walk-in dental appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your Desired Smile specializes in surgical extraction of Wisdom teeth. We take great care in making sure your wisdom teeth extraction is done with quality work.
Ozone for Dentistry
When you hear the word ozone, the first thing that many people think of is air pollution. Yet ozone protects us from harmful sunlight that causes skin cancers. In fact, many critically important uses of this powerful, naturally-occurring gas are not so well known, but they serve us every day.
Meet the Team
Your Desired Smile is fully dedicated to provide excellent dental care and putting a genuine smile on your face. You will receive the best dental care from an experienced and professional team. Serving the South Tampa area and the surroundings, our office is easily accessible and located on Kennedy Boulevard near Lois Avenue.
Dr. Luis A. Alicea DMD, MSD
Dr. Luis A. Alicea was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He pursued studies at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry. He then completed his Masters Degree, and Prosthodontic residency at that campus, where he focused his training in the placement, and restoration of Dental Implants. He has taught as an Associate Professor in the Research, and Restorative Departments at the University of Puerto Rico, and continues to hold privileges as a professor Ad Honorem in that institution. Dr. Alicea also completed additional training towards certification as an IV Sedation provider, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Dr. Alicea is a member of the Peer Review Committee for “The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants”, and regularly reviews articles prior to publication for this Journal. He is a also member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontics, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, West Coast District Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association, and also participates in the Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Alicea has an undeniable passion, and dedication for the dental profession. He has been practicing in the Greater Tampa bay area since 2007. He likes to give back to the community and participates of Dentistry from the Heart events. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter and twin sons.
Jacqueline Torres, Office Manager
Jackie, as we all know her, has been with our team since May 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jackie is the quintessential “Nuyorican” spending her childhood in New York amongst her Puerto Rican family. Jackie has worked in several dental offices across the country, including in El Paso, TX, New York City, NY, Colorado Springs, Co and even Stuttgart, Germany. Her roles have included Dental Assistant and Office Manager for over 26 years. Jackie currently lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband Jorge and her children Zachary, Lillymae, Elizabeth and Jordan.
Karla Aspiro, Office and Dental Assistant
Karla has been with our team since August 2016. Born and raised in Tampa, Karla has lived all her life in the Tampa Bay area, making her a great resource to “all-things Tampa Bay”.
Karla loves helping patients and finds very rewarding making our patients feel at ease even when they express fear or anxiety of the dentist. Karla is also in charge of our Social Media platforms, so make sure you follow us at @YourDesiredSmile in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter…she will appreciate it! Karla lives in Tampa with her boyfriend Anthony, her dog a Lab Mix named Mama.
Lisbety Mena, Extended Function Dental Assistant
Lisbety joined our team in March 2015. Lisbety was born in Cuba and moved to the US in 2011, working in the dental field since 2014.
Lisbety loves to meet new patients and impacting their lives through dentistry. She treats her patients as family, with several of them asking for her by name when they come back to the practice. When she is not in the office, you can find her at the travel agent office planning her next trip.
Currently attending HCC, Lisbety lives in Tampa with her husband Javier, and her “fur-baby” Blacky.
Lourdes Rivera, Extended Function Dental Assistant
Lourdes joined our team in February of 2017. Lourdes was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2008. She graduated as DAEF in 2012, and has been working in several dental offices in the Tampa Bay area ever since.
Lourdes loves taking care of her patients, and is always looking to make a positive impact on people’s lives. She is always smiling and looking to cheer up everyone around her. Lourdes has two kids, Hector and Julian.
Magda Quintana, Business Manager
Magda is Dr. Alicea’s wife and handles all office business, as well as the financial and operational matters. She has assumed a leadership role in motivating office team members and proactively seeking ways to improve the dental practice. Magda makes sure the office runs smoothly and ensures that we work in a wonderful environment.
She attended the University of Puerto Rico where she attained a doctor’s degree in Pharmacy. She is especially talented with her communication skills and her contagious enthusiasm is sure to leave a positive impression on anyone she meets. Magda was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She spends a lot of her “spare time” being the busy mom of three young kids, Ariana, Alex and Andres (twin boys!).
Basty Botello, Dental Hygienistt
Basty joined our team in January of 2017. Born in Manzanillo, Cuba, she graduated as a Dentist in 1994 and has been in Florida since 2003 practicing as an RDH ever since. Basty loves to help the community and share her knowledge and experience with her patients, knowing that dental hygieneis paramount to the overall health of your body. Basty currently lives in Tampa with her husband Randy, and has two baseball-loving sons, Randy Jr. and Israel.
4129 W Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm