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Dr. Lenzi

Meet Dr. Lenzi

Dr. Yassamin Lenzi was born and raised in Brazil. She fell in love with dentistry at a young age, watching her mother practice dentistry and spending a lot of time in her dental office.

Dr. Lenzi graduated from Universidade Federal de Pelotas in 2012 and worked as a general dentist at Rastegary Oral Rehabilitation Center until moving to Chicago in 2015.  She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Advanced Standing Program at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. Dr. Lenzi completes continuing education each year to ensure she stays up-to-date on all the latest techniques and technology in dentistry. Most recently, she added to the services she can offer her patients by undergoing advanced training in facial aesthetics. She is certified to administer BOTOX®

Dr. Lenzi joined th Fort Myers community in 2017.  She likes enjoys our warm weather and the beautiful beaches. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and keeping a healthy lifestyle.  She is also an avid foodie who enjoys sampling cuisines from different cultures.  She volunteers her time to Dentistry from the Heart, a yearly day of free dentistry for those with no access to dental care. 

Dr. Lenzi is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Farsi. She is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Hispanic Dental Association

Dr. Plaza

Meet Dr. Plaza

"My childhood dream was to become a dentist, to dedicate my life to improving my patients’ lives and bringing back their confidence through their oral health. Having the honor of being a dentist today, I feel obligated to give back to the community the highest quality care possible in this time and age. I want my patients to feel how important it is to me that they are satisfied with the care they received at our practice.” – Dr. Plaza

Dr. Efrain Plaza is committed to providing the highest quality dentistry to his patients. His goal is to listen to his patients’ needs, provide the care necessary for them to achieve good oral health, and make them feel as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Plaza graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, Medical Science Campus, with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Since completing his formal education, he has continued his training in implant technology and Invisalign® in order to provide the highest quality of care to every patient.

In keeping with his focus on Implant expertise, In 2019, Dr. Plaza completed an Applied All-on-4 course with Implant Seminars, the leader in continuing post-graduate dental education.  In addition to learning the surgical and prosthodontic protocols, and procedures required to provide All-on-4 treatment, this course included hands-on experience performing the All-on-4 procedure on an actual patient.  In 2020, Dr. Plaza completed the PRP/PRF Implant seminar at the International Implant Center in Miami, FL. This training focused on phlebotomy techniques to enhance implant patient healing.

Dr. Plaza recently added to the services he can offer his patients by undergoing advanced training in facial aesthetics. He is certified to administer BOTOX®.

Growing up in a military family. Dr. Plaza has lived in Puerto Rico, Virginia, Texas, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. He was happy to settle in the Cape Coral area and become an active member of the community.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Plaza enjoys running, weight lifting, reading, traveling, and dining out. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He gives back to the community by participating in Dentistry from the Heart, a yearly day of free dentistry for those with no access to dental care.  

He is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

Dr. Perez

Meet Dr. Perez

“I’m very empathic when it comes to the dental anxiety that patients can feel which helps me guide them to feel more comfortable during their dental visits. I’m always seeking to improve and learn to provide the best care possible to my patients.” – Dr. Perez

As children, Dr. Perez and her sister were both interested in biology and how the human body functions.  As adults, Dr. Perez's sister chose to pursue a career in medicine while Dr. Perez chose dentistry because of the flexibility if offers for balancing work and family life.  

Dr. Annelise Perez is a native of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. She received her Doctor in Dental Surgery from the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana in 2012. She came to the US to pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in the Advanced Standing Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After graduating in 2017, she completed a her General Practice Residency in New York at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital where she expanded upon her knowledge and clinical skills.  Dr. Perez is also a certified Invisalign provider.

Dr. Perez recently added to the services she can offer her patients by undergoing advanced training in facial aesthetics. She is certified to administer BOTOX®.

Dr. Perez is committed to helping her patients improve their oral health by guiding them to a better understanding about how to prevent dental problems. She is especially effective with patients who suffer from dental anxiety, offering genuine empathy and a soothing, calming presence to help these patients overcome their fear.

Seeking warmth and sunshine, she moved to Fort Myers in 2018, where she also found a home here at Lee Dental Care. In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out, running, playing violin and spending time with friends and family. She gives back to the Fort Myers community by donating her time to Dentistry From the Heart.

Dr. Perez is fluent in English and Spanish.  She is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association

Dr. Rodriguez

Meet Dr. Rodriguez

"I have realized that from this point, I have the ability of using my knowledge of dentistry towards a better life while contributing to the general health of my community.” – Dr. Rodriguez

Dr. Emilio Rodriguez was born and raised in The Dominican Republic. He comes from a healthcare-oriented family, with multiple generations working in the medical and dental fields. This family legacy of helping others guided his choice to become a dentist.

Dr. Rodriguez is a cum laude graduate from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. After graduation, he pursued advanced education in Prosthodontics at Sao Paulo University, Brazil. He spent five years in private practice and working with the Dominican Department of Public Health as a Prosthodontist. During this time, he was able to share his passion for and knowledge about his specialty by acting as professor of Prosthodontics at PUCMM.

Dr. Rodriguez continued his Advanced education in General Dentistry at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami. In 2018, he moved to Fort Myers area and joined Lee Dental care in 2019.

During his free time, he is an avid reader who enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing outdoor activities, and exploring new restaurants. He is looks forward to giving back to the community by participating in Dentistry from the Heart.

Dr. Rodriguez is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Prosthodontics
  • Florida Dental Association

Meet Dr. Felix

Dr. Felix has been in practice since 2008, first as a Dental Hygienist and then as a Dentist. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Universidade Vale do Rio Doce in her native country of Brazil before moving to Southwest Florida in 2005. Here she continued her studies at Nova Southeastern University. She became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2008. Dr. Felix practiced as a Dental Hygienist for 11 years while she continued her studies.

Over the course of her dental education, she completed advanced training in prosthodontics, cosmetic procedures, occlusion, and endodontics. Dedicated to staying abreast of the latest techniques and tools available, she is certified in the use of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology in dental restorations. She also underwent specialized instruction in airway management of sedated patients and nitrous oxide management. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Nova Southeastern University in 2019.

Along with her extensive education and training, Dr. Felix brings a caring, empathetic, respectful approach to her patients. She appreciates being on the frontline of wellness and disease prevention and enjoys working with her patients to educate them on strategies for achieving and maintaining optimal oral health. She is especially effective with patients who have dental anxiety based on previous bad experiences. Working with those patients to build trust and a comfort level, she helps them overcome their fear so they can have their best oral health. She takes great satisfaction in using her expertise to help her patients have a smile they feel good about which will help improve their self-esteem.

Dr. Felix lives in Naples with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys time with her family, especially baking with her girls, watching TV, and travelling. She has contributed her time to Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry from the Heart. Dr. Felix is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.


Meet Dr. Goldstein

Dr. Brett Goldstein was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry by his childhood dentist who served as a role model. He earned his undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University. He continued his studies at Boston University where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2018. Dr. Goldstein has specialized training in nitrous oxide administration and management as well as Invisalign.

Dr. Goldstein creates a comforting environment for his patients with his down-to-earth, empathetic style. He often uses humor to set patients at ease. He takes great satisfaction in helping patients feel confident by improving their smiles. Especially rewarding are those situations when he provides relief to a patient who has been in pain.

Dr. Goldstein grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He fell in love with Southwest Florida when he found his way here during his dental residency. In 2018, he said goodbye to winter and settled in Fort Myers. In his free time, he enjoys bike riding, weightlifting, and spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs. He is a foodie and enjoys sampling the many cuisines our area has to offer. He has given back to the community by volunteering at Project Dentists Care.

He is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

Dr. Uliasz

Meet Dr. Uliasz

“Since I can remember, I have always loved helping people. As a dentist, I am able to help improve people’s lives every day. Knowing that my work can help my patients gain back their self-esteem and confidence makes me feel very fulfilled and happy. I am very grateful for being able to serve my patients and improve their lives. I believe that real, personal, true wealth is a feeling of fulfilment, joy, and happiness brought on by what we do for others. My purpose is to serve and help as many people as I can, and leave a lasting legacy.” — Dr. Uliasz

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Paul Uliasz attended Oakland University’s biology program in Rochester, Michigan before graduating from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. During the first four years after graduation, he practiced dentistry in Michigan and Ohio. He moved to Fort Myers in 2008 in search of sunny weather and a smaller-city lifestyle. 

Dr. Uliasz is committed to continuous education on a world-class level, to bring his patients the best and the latest available, state-of-the-art procedures and dental advancements. In 2010, Dr. Uliasz completed the prosthetic program at the Misch International Implant Institute, which is regarded as the top implant surgical and restorative institute in the world.

In 2012, Dr. Uliasz completed the curriculum at the Dawson Academy, which is an advanced dental education course for dentists who are dedicated to learning the principles and skills necessary for the successful practice of comprehensive, quality dentistry, with primary concentrations in occlusion, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and comprehensive aesthetic restorative dentistry. The Dawson Academy is viewed as one of the top advanced dental centers in the world for dentists committed to providing patients with comprehensive dental care.

In 2015, Dr. Uliasz completed the ultimate graft course presented by the Pikos Implant Institute. He was also recognized as a top dentist and featured in the 2015 edition of the Leading Physicians of the World. In 2013, Dr. Uliasz completed the master’s program at the International Implant Dentistry Program in Miami. The same year, he also received mastership status from the International Dental Implant Association and became a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. 

More recent training includes a 2019 Applied All-on-4 course with Implant Seminars, the leader in continuing post-graduate dental education.  In addition to learning the surgical and prosthodontic protocols, and procedures required to provide All-on-4 treatment, this course included hands-on experience performing the All-on-4 procedure on an actual patient.  In 2020, he completed the PRP/PRF Implant seminar at the International Implant Center in Miami, FL. This training focused on phlebotomy techniques to enhance implant patient healing.  

A firm believer that professional growth means continually building on your knowledge and skill base, Dr. Uliasz regularly attends trainings, workshops, conferences, and other educational activities that enable him to strengthen and expand upon his skills and knowledge.   His goal is to direct all acquired skills and knowledge throughout his career as a dentist into providing the best quality of care for patients of all ages. 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental District Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • International Dental Implant Association
  • International Association of Dentists
  • Lee County Dental Society

Outside the Office

Dr. Uliasz was born in Krakow, Poland and moved to Detroit when he was 14 years old. He lived most of his life in Michigan until he moved to Fort Myers in 2008.

Dr. Uliasz and his wife Erica have two children — daughter Avery and son Gavin — as well as two spoiled puggles. Erica is a biologist, environmental consultant, and triathelete who has most recently competed in the 2017 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailu Kona, Hawaii and the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathalon in San Francisco, California.

Despite spending 70 hours a week in the dental field, Dr. Uliasz manages to spend quality time with his family, stay active, and maintain diverse interests. He enjoys music, reading, swimming, skiing, running, and traveling. His attraction to water-related activities has led him to become an advanced open-water scuba diver.

 

In the Community

Dr. Uliasz and his team have created a giving office culture by donating their time, skill, and resources to those who cannot afford dentistry. In November 2014, Dr. Uliasz started the First Annual Dentistry from the Heart (DTFH) Free Dentistry Day at his practice, when anyone age 18 and older can come in and have a dental cleaning, extraction, filling, or root canal therapy done for free.

At the most recent Dentistry from the Heart in November 2019, 283 patients received care. This translated to over $90,000 of dentistry donated to our community.

On a global level, Dr. Uliasz has traveled to the Dominican Republic on mission trips where, together with other dentists, he has performed surgeries and bone grafts, placed implants, and helped many patients restore their teeth.

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