About Your Dentist

Pablo Sierra, DMD

"Dentistry is one of the most important health professions. It helps patients physically, psychologically, and socially. Effective dental care ensures proper function and a healthy smile improves self-image and a sense of self-worth."

My Mission

“I treat every patient like a family member.  I will always present the best options for improving the oral health of my patients. I believe in working with my patients in order to achieve their goals and keep them in optimal oral health. “

Education

General Practice Residency II
University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center – Rochester, NY

General Practice Residency I
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare – Utica, NY

Doctorate of Dental Medicine
University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Sierra is an active member of the American Dental Association, Central Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

Dr. Sierra has successfully achieved Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Master status in the Academy of General Dentistry. 

Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI)
In order to be awarded Fellowship status, Dr. Sierra has completed 100 hours of continuing education in implant dentistry and successfully submitted 20 cases for review.  As a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Sierra has demonstrated his commitment to attaining the knowledge and technical skill necessary to provide his patients with the most innovative and effective implant services in dental medicine.

Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Master status is presented to dentists who are committed to pursuing professional excellence and providing the highest quality of dental care. In order to receive this distinction, Dr. Sierra completed over 1,100 hours of continuing dental education (400 of those hours in hands-on courses) and passed an exam equal in difficulty to board certification. As an AGD Master, Dr. Sierra has joined an elite group within the dental community who understand that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. Mastership symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.

“Becoming an AGD Master means a dentist has taken part in some of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today,” said AGD President, Connie White, DDS. “Less than 2 percent of all dentists have achieved this designation and we are proud to honor Dr. Pablo J. Sierra for his commitment and dedication to providing his patients with advanced and exceptional oral health care. He is exceeding industry requirements and paving a path of success, distinguishing himself professionally amongst his peers, and exemplifying his allegiance to the dental community.”

Life & Hobbies

In his free time, Dr. Sierra enjoys water activities, including scuba diving, paddleboarding, kayaking, and boating with his sons. He loves traveling, attending concerts, plays, operas, and festivals, as well as running 5K’s, going to amusement parks, museums, cooking, and volunteering on mission trips.
 

Nastassia Shields, DMD

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

My Mission

“I strive to deliver the highest quality of care by first understanding my patients’ needs and desires and then working collaboratively to optimize their oral health. I look forward to serving my patients with empathy, compassion, and an obsessive attention to detail.”

Education

General Practice Residency
Faxton St. Luke's Hospital - Utica, New York

Doctorate in Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Master of Science in Microbiology
Morehead State University - Morehead, Kentucky

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Smith College - Northampton MA

Life & Hobbies

After training and working for several years in the northern United States, Dr. Shields truly appreciates the sunshine and warm weather in Florida. She believes in total-body wellness and strives to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.  In her free time, Dr. Shields enjoys jogging, strength training at her gym, and exercising her mind with a good book.

Charles Taylor Jr., DMD, MS

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

My Mission

“To provide lifelong, comprehensive oral health care in order to fully satisfy our patients’ goals for dental esthetics, function, and comfort.” 

Education

Certificate in Periodontics
Master of Science – Emphasis in Periodontics
Chief Resident
The University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Doctor of Dental Medicine
A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health – Mesa, AZ

Certificate in Dental Public Health
A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health – Mesa, AZ

Master of Science in Biology and Neuroscience
The University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL

Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors
Minors in Chemistry and Psychology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL

Professional Memberships

Dr. Taylor is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Periodontology 
  • Academy of Osseointegration 
  • International Team for Implantology
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

Life & Hobbies

When he’s away from the office, Dr. Taylor enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, wine tasting, and above all, spending time with his family and friends.