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The Smile Centre - University Palm Aire Plaza in Sarasota
Drs. Richard Stanley, Eugene Kulaga and Michelle Ringwald invite you to The Smile Centre at University Palm Aire Plaza in Sarasota! We are a multi-disciplinary office that provides comprehensive and trustworthy care for patients from young to old. We care about convenience for you and offer advanced reconstructive and cosmetic procedures in-house so you do not have to schedule multiple appointments or visit other specialists. Our dentists are specially trained and dedicate hundreds of hours to continuous education and advanced training, with Dr. Stanley being a certified LVI dentist through training at the world-famous Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Schedule your appointment at our state-of-the-art practice today!
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
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If your mouth is not functioning the way it should, meaning you have trouble eating, speaking, or experience constant pain, we can rebuild your mouth through full mouth reconstruction treatment. Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive collection of procedures with the end goal of restoring your mouth to complete function. This treatment plan can include everything from dental implants to TMJ disorder therapy and orthodontics.
For those with missing teeth, dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. Made up of three parts, a titanium post, abutment piece, and dental crown, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone like a natural tooth root and provide aesthetic and chewing function. With proper care, dental implants are able to last you the rest of your life. We also offer implant supported dentures to secure your denture for improved comfort and natural function.
We have extensive experience in the treatment of TMJ disorder (TMD), which is when the joint that connects the jaw to the skull becomes overworked, inflamed or damaged. TMD commonly causes symptoms of jaw pain, lock jaw, a sore face or difficulty eating. Our practice is able to diagnose symptoms of TMJ disorder and offers multiple treatments including TENS therapy, BOTOX® and oral appliances. After treatment, you will be able to use your jaw as normal without pain.
We offer soothing sedation dentistry for those with dental anxiety or who are undergoing advanced dental procedures like full mouth reconstruction or dental implants. Dr. Stanley is certified to provide advanced IV sedation for the ultimate in conscious, relaxing dentistry. With the use of sedation, we are able to keep you relaxed enough to perform multiple dental procedures at the same time, which reduces the number of appointments you need to make and ensures you have a healthy, functional mouth.