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Welcome to Your Desired Smile

Dr. Luis A. Alicea DMD, MSD & His Team
is Fully Dedicated to Providing Excellent Dental Care

At Your Desired Smile we provide our patients with the highest quality services imaginable. You will receive the best dental care from an experienced and professional team. Dr. Luis A. Alicea serves the South Tampa area and surroundings in a state-of-the-art facility with the latest advanced dental technology, and takes pride in offering dentistry with a personal touch.

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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Today, I replaced my white coat by a red polo shirt and shorts to support my Puertorrican fellows. I load and unload several trucks with different donation items. Thanks to the community for helping, the warehouse is full. Everything is mounting in wood pallet and sent to the airport hangar. All these items will be sent on a donated aircraft AKA C-130 #caringforpuertorico directly to those in need. Yesterday, it was the first flight Sat, Sept 23 with Medical equipment. Our fellows in Puerto Rico need us and this is a long project to restore Puerto Rico. Several organization work with the same goal to help Puerto Rico, please do not hesitate to spread the voice to your family and friends. In response to the growing need of Hurricane Maria victims we will be starting an in office drive collecting items that are on a massive shortage in Puerto Rico, USA. If anyone would like to participate and help we will be accepting donations. Items needed are as follows:
*Water and or Hydrating liquids (i.e. gatorade, propel)
*Personal Hygiene / Bath-care items (soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, brush & tooth paste, etc)
*Non perishable food (ready to eat meals)
*Personal medical supplies ( band aids, peroxide, bandage, etc)
*Baby care products (several sizes of diapers, wipes, formula, etc)
*Cleaning supplies (bleaching, sanitizers, trash bags etc)
Flashlight/batteries
*Clean and new gas tank (no used due to flammable fumes)
*New clothing (socks, underwear)
*Towels
*Gloves
*Toiletries
*Mosquito repellent

**** please make sure the donation items are not expire.

The address to direct drop off:

#caringforpuertorico
Upwind Flying Club
6530 Tampa Excecutive Airport Rd.
Tampa FL 33610
(727) 314-3098

#Unidos Por Puerto Rico
4916 S Lois Ave
Tampa Florida 33611
(787) 415-5262

Alternative address for drop off are:

#yourdesiresmile
4129 W. Kennedy BLVD Suite 1,
Tampa FL 33609
(813) 288-9700

#todossomospuertorico
Centro Cristiano Hispano
2014 Providence Rd
Brandon FL
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Dr. Luis A. Alicea is one of the best dentist that I’ve seen lately in the Tampa Bay Area. His dedication with his patients and the time that he takes to explain step by step, whatever you have or whatever procedure has to be done to the patient, makes the difference in how peaceful and confident you feel with the doctor and his experience. Dr. Luis has an incredible staff, that makes your time at the office super pleasant. In spite of the fact that the office is on an outstanding environment, clean, fresh, with amenities to calm a sudden hungry. Bathroom extremely clean and the office with the latest high end technology in his Prosthodontics Specialist . All procedures that Dr. Luis Alicea provides are completely done in house, at the office, with no need to be transfer to other facilities or to be referred to any other doctor or specialist. I am thrill with the procedure that soon Dr. Luis A. Alicea will start with me. Congratulations Doctor Alicea. A visit to Dr. Luis Alicea office is a guarantee of 100% satisfaction.

 

Noel M.

From the moment you step into the Office, you notice Your desired Smile is different. They have an excellent staff that not only greets you with a smile, coffee, tea, and healthy snack, they also make you feel at ease and welcome. Dr. Alicea explaines the procedure in detail, and works with the patient to give the best treatment plan. My whole family goes to Your Desired Smile and the treatment is always the same, professionalism and caring are key, and it’s the first thing you notice when you visit. I highly recommend Your Desired Smile, Dr Alicea, and the staff, Jackie and Liz!

 

Ivette L.

Dr. Alicea probably has the most modern equipment in the industry. His professionalism and knowledge is second to none. His staff is very courteous and efficient. Both my wife and l are very happy with his treatment and advice. We highly recommend him.

 

Luis R.

This dental Office is Amazing! Dr. Alicea is a very caring doctor that wants only The best for his patients. He works around your needs, in every aspect. The loving atmosphere provided by the staff makes me feel at home. I recommend Your Desired Smile!

 

Lillian F.

Dr. Alicea is gifted and talented in diagnosing dental issues and in restoration. Of importance is his understanding of the connection between good oral health and general well being. He takes time to completely explain issues and procedures. You sense immediately that everyone in his office works as a team with your outcome and best interest a priority. They treat you like family, maintain respect and clearly enjoy their jobs. I highly recommend this practice. Start here or see what Dr. Alicea has to say before you let anyone else touch you mouth.

 

 

Chuck A.

Great service! The staff of Doctor Alicea are amazing and Dr. Alicea took time to explain everything with details and make me feel comfortable.

 

Dalia Z.

Services

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.

Botox

Did you know the most popular aesthetic enhancement treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is now available at Your Desired Smile?

Cosmetic Dentistry

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.

Dental Implants

Your Desired Smile’s implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth made to match your natural teeth.

Dentures

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©

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.

Laser Dentistry

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.

Metal-Free Restorations

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.

Sedation Dentistry

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.

Sleep Apnea

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.

Smile Makeover

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.

Walk-Ins

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.

Financing Options

Your Desired Smile utilizes CareCredit, Lending Club and other flexible financing options to help you pay for cosmetic dental procedures and treatments. With financing options we offer “No Interest” financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it.

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.

Address

4129 W Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1
Tampa, FL 33609

Fax

813-639-0300

Office Hours

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
Friday: Closed

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If, for any reason, you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance. If you will be delayed, please contact us as soon as possible.