Nadia O’Neal, DDS
Dr. Nadia O’Neal received her DDS degree from New York University in 2004. She also earned a dental degree in the Ukraine where she has practiced for 25 years. In order to stay abreast of the advances in modern dentistry, Dr. O’Neal participates in numerous hours of continuing education each year, far surpassing the hours Florida dentists are required to take.
Dr. O’Neal completed prosthetic sections with the Misch Implant Institute, earning a Fellowship with the Institute as well as holding status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She is also a graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). In 2014, Dr. O'Neal traveled to the Dominican Republic for "Live Implant Training," where the complimentary dental surgeries she performed helped to change the lives.
Outside the office, Dr. O'Neal is an avid skier and enjoys traveling with her family. You can rest assured that while Dr. O'Neal continues to pursue excellence in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry, she also places great emphasis on being an honest, gentle, caring dentist who treats her patients, not just their teeth. It’s why Dr. O’Neal is one of the best Seminole, Clearwater and Tampa dentists around.
- DDS, New York University
- DDS, Ukraine
- Advanced Functional Aesthetics
- Practical Occlusion for the Progressive Practice
- Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction
- Mastering Neuromuscular Occlusion
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Dynamic Team Concepts
Miami Implant Dentistry Continuum
- 144-hour program advancing Dr. Nadia's knowledge of Implant Dentistry Bone Biology
- Harvesting and Grafting
- Lip Augmentation for Dentistry Using Microfillers
- Botox for Dentistry
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
Joseph L. Ratchford, DDS
Dr. Joseph L. Ratchford brings more than 30 years of experience in general dentistry and endodontics to NuSmile. As a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Dr. Ratchford specializes in root canals and oral surgery.
Dr. Ratchford has been dedicated to continuing his education and maintaining a competitive edge in modern dentistry with more than 450 hours of ongoing professional development. Additionally, Dr. Ratchford also serves as a Florida Board Examiner for the State of Florida, further testifying to his integrity and skill as a dental surgeon.
- Florida Board Examiner for State of Florida
Dr. Wilfredo Rodriguez, DMD
Dr. Wilfredo Rodriguez graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico in 1992 with a Bachelor degree in General Sciences. He continued on to the University of Puerto Rico College of Dental Medicine where he graduated in 1996. After graduation, he went on to complete a 2 year General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. During those years, he acquired advance education, training and experience in many phases of dentistry.
From 1998 to 2002 he held a position as a staff dentist with the VA system and Captain of the United States Air Force Reserve in South Florida. During that time he increased his expertise in diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical techniques and medical management with emphasis in the reconstruction of severely dentally challenge combat wounded veterans.
In 2002 he decided to join private practice in South Orlando where he served the community in many levels including being proud sponsor of youth sports teams and high school in South Orlando.
In 2013, he acquired the Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry. Obtaining the Fellowship Award is a challenge however, it is a great achievement. The Fellowship achieved by Dr. Rodriguez in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) is a distinction bestowed on less than 10% of all dentists within the United States. FAGD dentists provide top quality dental care for patients through their continuation of education, learning new techniques and latest developments in dentistry.
In 2015, he acquired the dental practice of Dr. William Kent, a practicing Tampa dentist, at this location for the last 30 years. This convenient and centrally located office will provide great dental care to his patients for many years to come.