Dentist

DMD

Dr. Puja Patel attended the University of Miami where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. She then pursued her D.M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, where she was inducted into two of the most prestigious academic societies - Matthew Cryer Honor Society & Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). She then completed a one-year residency in advanced general dentistry at the San Antonio Veterans Affairs Hospital (TX).

Dr. Puja Patel’s passion for dentistry comes from a desire to help others have a happy and healthy lifestyle by helping create healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles. Her practice philosophy is centered around patient education so patients can make well-informed decisions and work together to improve their oral health.

Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys travel, reading, pottery, and spending time with friends and family. She is very active outdoors and her hobbies include biking and hiking!

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DMD

Dr. Charbel Klaib, DMD is a naturalized Floridian since moving to the Tampa Bay Area in elementary school. He has always strived for academic excellence all the way through his education path.  He attended USF where earned his degree in microbiology with honors. He began researching cures for cavities before being accepted as a “Blue Chip” to The University of Florida College of Dentistry.  While at UFCD, Dr. Klaib earned top honors in research while also winning both the Esthetic Dentistry Excellence Award and the AAOMS Dental Implant Award.

Since graduating in 2007, Dr. Klaib has advanced his skills through study clubs and dental societies in Tampa Bay. Dr. Klaib remains a voracious consumer of all forms of dental education from podcasts to dental conventions to live implant continuums.  He is always perfecting his techniques and chair side manner to better and more gently care for his patients.  For over a decade, he mentored other doctors on new techniques and technologies to help them provide the highest level of care to their own patients.

When not creating healthy and happy smiles for his patients, he enjoys spending time with his three energetic children and his wife. He is a huge fantasy football fan and a big movie buff.

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DMD

Dr. Fadi Raffoul grew up in Tampa and graduated from Wharton High School before attending the University of South Florida. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, he was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors while serving as class president for four years. Dr. Raffoul practiced for several years in the St. Petersburg area while attending formal postdoctoral training in dental implants, IV sedation, and cosmetic dentistry. He then decided to return to the Tampa/Brandon area to serve the community he loves! Dr. Fadi Raffoul will continue to dedicate his life to learning dentistry while treating his patients like family. He strives to provide his patients with the highest level of care in a fun and friendly environment.

Dr. Fadi Raffoul is a recipient of:
  • The International College of Dentists Leadership Award
  • Herman & Gladys Rosenstein Leadership award

 

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DDS

Diplomate, American Board of
Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry

Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Master, Academy of General Dentistry
Associate Fellow, World Clinical Laser Institute

Former Instructor, New York University
College of Dentistry

Personal:
Date of Birth: March 12, 1954
Married, three children

Professional Goal:
To provide general dental care of the highest quality, improving quality of life and length of life for my patients.

Member:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast District Dental Association
  • Hillsborough County Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Past President:

  • Brandon Dental Study Club
  • Tampa Implant Study Club

Education:
Dr. Sanford Schwartz received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1979 after earning his B.A. from State University of New York at Albany. He completed a general practice residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he also served as assistant instructor in the Department of Surgery.

While practicing in New York, Dr. Schwartz was an instructor at New York University College of Dentistry, and served on staff at Maimonides and Southside Hospitals.

Dr. Schwartz’s ongoing continuing education includes a number of surgical and prosthetic training programs on osseo integrated implants, among them a 330 hour maxi course provided by the Medical College of Georgia and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Extensively trained and experienced in esthetic dentistry, Dr. Schwartz has been veneering teeth since 1979.

Dr. Schwartz has also completed 600 hours in the University of Florida Comprehensive Dentistry Advanced Cirriculum.

Community:

  • Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 1997, member since 1986
  • Congregation Beth Shalom, member
  • Kiwanis Club, former member
  • Sponsor of Brandon soccer and baseball since 1986
  • Brandon Regional Hospital, Department of Surgery, 1986-2006
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