Jose Alvarez, DMD
Building Trust and Earning Smiles through Comfortable Dentistry
As a dentist, I thrive on the relationships that develop with my patients. Each person is important to me, as an individual, and I appreciate the opportunity to get to know them and build a connection.
Many people have a level of anxiety at the thought of a dental visit, often as a result of a prior experience. It is my desire, and that of my team, to show patients that today’s dentistry means gentle and comfortable procedures.
All of us are calm, patient, and empathetic. You will never be judged for feeling anxious about a procedure, I promise. Instead, we will take the time needed to ensure you are informed, at ease with what will happen, and comfortable throughout the treatment.
Transforming patients’ feelings about dentistry, and creating excitement about the new technologies and techniques to make treatment comfortable, is rewarding. Having a patient arrive feeling scared and leaving with a big smile, amazed at how easy and untroubled everything was, is really one of my favorite things!
Education and Experience
I have practiced dentistry for about ten years, after graduating from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).
I was drawn to the profession as it offers the ability to work closely with each patient, building a lasting and trusting bond. What could be better than helping people I care about develop and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles?
It is a joy to provide the best quality materials and services, ensuring patients receive the best dental treatment and results available. In order to deliver this level of dentistry, I regularly participate in continuing education (CE) to stay at the forefront of the latest developments.
Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education
I am an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Florida Dental Association
- Collier County Dental Association
- Spear Study Groups
- CEREC® Doctors
These organizations offer numerous opportunities for me to deepen my knowledge, expand my skills, and incorporate the latest evidence-based options into the practice.
Constant hands-on CE keeps me up-to-date with technology to create the most comfortable patient experience possible. Likewise, CE keeps me current on the most streamlined advancements in dentistry, which allows me to create a wonderful experience and ideal results.
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Miami and now, with my family, call Naples home. Dr. Joana Lastres, a local board-certified pediatric dentist, is my wife. We have a young daughter, Jade, who fills our life and home with joy. Sabrina, our French bulldog, rounds out the family; she is named after a brunch place in Philadelphia that Joana and I love.
If I’m not tending to smiles in the office, I’m usually found with my family; we all love relaxing at the beach. I also enjoy playing golf, exercising, and weight-training, when I can find the time.
I would be truly honored to have the opportunity to meet and talk with you, to show you that through compassion and excellence my team and I provide the best dental experience.
Working together, we can design and implement a treatment approach that delivers the functionally healthy and beautiful smile you desire – efficiently and comfortably!