The Team

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
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

After having worked together for over 12 years, Dr. Schwartz is excited to be able to have this extremely talented master ceramist as a part of our team. Alfredo is amongst the best in his field. Having previous worked in practices with renowned, highly skilled dentists, Alfredo moved from another part of Tampa Bay to the Brandon area to work directly with Dr. Schwartz.

We welcomed Nick to our practice February of 2007. He is a dental assistant with expanded functions, hygiene assistant and sterilization technician. You will find he is always eager to learn more about the dental field. Nick also has a degree in bible theology and is a talented musician. He is married with three beautiful children. He enjoys spending quality time with family and his brothers and sisters from church.

Diane, a registered dental hygienist with a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene, has been part of our practice since 1997. She enjoys hygiene and is a life-long learner with special interests in nutritional science and the oral-systemic disease connection. Diane has a relaxing style, with a meticulous technique and is a great asset to our office; her patients love her and trust her. In her leisure, she enjoys being with friends and family, going to art festivals, snorkeling, boating, traveling, reading and trying new restaurants.

Elena, a registered dental hygienist, has recently joined our practice. She graduated from Tunxis Community Technical College in Farmington, Connecticut, and moved to Florida in 2007. Elena's clinical experience and high standards of patient care make her a great asset to our practice.

Elena is originally from Russia. She graduated with Masters Degree in Linguistics and International Communications from Tver State University in Russia. Even though hygiene is Elena's passion, she greatly enjoys foreign languages. In her free time, Elena loves spending time with her family and friends, gardening, exercising and visiting her native Russia.

 

Brenda, a dental assistant with expanded functions, joined our staff August of 2004. She came to our office with twenty-one years of dental experience, has a great personality and very calming energy with a great sense of humor that patients find very comforting. Brenda’s wealth of knowledge and training fits well with our team. She loves singing and dancing.

Adrienne graduated from Sanford-Brown Institute as dental assistant with expanded-functions in 2007. During this time, she spent the length of her externship with us. Because of her exuberant energy, excitement and interest in dentistry, we couldn’t see our team working without her. She works closely with scheduling for the hygienists and confirming appointments, which she especially enjoys. Adrienne spends her free time with her husband and daughter, visiting theme parks and being outdoors.

Sally joined our staff October of 2006 to assist Dr. Schwartz with accounts payable. She is originally from Georgia where she assisted her husband in a retail business. We soon discovered that her warm, caring personality was what we were looking for to greet our patients. She is married, has three children, two granddaughters, and one grandson whom she loves dearly.