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The Smile Centre – South Trail Office in Sarasota
Drs. Richard Stanley, Eugene Kulaga and Stephanie Cole warmly welcome you to The Smile Centre’s South Trail office in Sarasota, FL. We are a multi-disciplinary office that provides comprehensive and trustworthy care for patients from young to old. Our office specializes in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry to give you the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Our dentists have years of experience and attend hundreds of hours of continuing education and training. Our aim is to provide you with effective and convenient dental care all in one location. Call us today to experience the ultimate in dental care from The Smile Centre!
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Richard A. Stanley is the founder and owner of The Smile Centre and has been serving our local community for the past 25 years. Providing five-star comprehensive dental care is what Dr. Stanley has dedicated his entire life to accomplishing and he has transferred that mission to The Smile Centre Team! Quality dental treatment and caring service is what you will receive from each member of your wonderful Smile Centre Team! Read more
Dr. Eugene Kulaga has been in practice for 30 years. He was born and raised in Union, New Jersey. Undergraduate studies were at Seton Hall University, BS in Biology 1977, and Georgetown University, School of Dentistry, DDS in 1983. A Fellowship Certificate was awarded in Orofacial Pain 2009 UMDNJ where Dr. Kulaga was part time faculty. Read more
Dr. Stephanie Cole is known for the compassionate attitude she exhibits toward her patients and her zeal for dentistry. She understands how important her relationships with her patients are in meeting their needs and makes great efforts to know you as a person, by listening to and addressing your particular dental concerns. Read more
Dr. Michelle Ringwald was born and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate training at University of South Florida, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) at LECOM School of Dental Medicine. Licensed in both Florida and California, Dr. Ringwald practices both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Read More
Dr. Jason Alter was born in Miami, Florida, Dr. Jason Alter was raised to uphold the Golden Rule and currently applies it to his dental practice daily. He is a firm believer in treating every patient that sits in his chair as if they were his own family member. Dr. Alter’s goal for every appointment is to ensure that he is both gentle and empathetic by taking the time to explain procedures and making sure his patient is as comfortable as possible. Read More
Dr. Bojko (Munoz)
Dr. Sonja Bojko (Munoz) was born in Slovenia, Europe, and raised between Slovenia and Asia prior to moving to the U.S. at the age of 17. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wartburg College in Iowa in 1997 and DDS degree at the University of Minnesota in 2002. Since graduating, Dr. Sonja Bojko (Munoz) has continually dedicated her time to gain more advanced skills and knowledge in the field of dentistry. She is a scholar of the Dawson Academy, focusing on comprehensive, predictable, quality care of patients. She is also a graduate of the Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Implant Continuum from the University of Florida and the Misch International Implant Institute, allowing Dr. Sonja Bojko (Munoz) to place and restore implants with precision and advanced knowledge. She has attended multiple post-graduate esthetics courses focusing on how to achieve beautiful and lasting results in a patient’s smile. Read More
Our Specialty Services
For those seeking a discreet method of orthodontics, our dentist offers state-of-the-art Invisalign® clear aligners. These aligners are custom fit to your teeth and are nearly invisible while being worn. They can be easily removed so you are able to eat and drink whatever you want and allow for improved cleaning of your teeth and gums. In many cases, Invisalign treatment can be quicker than traditional orthodontics and less painful.
Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that causes those suffering to cease breathing for several seconds during the night, sometimes hundreds of times. This restricts airflow to the brain and also can cause mood changes, loud snoring, and daytime fatigue. We offer sleep apnea treatments in the form of oral appliances that are worn while you sleep to shift your jaw into a more appropriate position. Many times, TMJ disorder is linked to sleep apnea and by treating cases of TMJ disorder, sleep apnea can be improved as well.
Full Arch Dental Implants
Dentures are a common solution for people missing all their teeth, but often dentures can be uncomfortable or not provide the strong bite you are looking for. We offer full arch dental implants to restore your entire arch of missing teeth with comfortable, lifelike and strong teeth. We can often use your denture with dental implants to create an implant supported denture. With proper care, your implants and new teeth can last you the rest of your life.
Yellowed or stained teeth can often cause embarrassment and the loss of self-confidence. We offer both in-office teeth whitening with the Power Whitening system, and KöR® Teeth Whitening take home trays. Professional teeth whitening is often superior to over-the-counter strips because it offers brighter results with more even and predictable outcomes. With a bright white smile, many people experience an improved quality of life.