Dentistry has been in my heart for a long time. My brother owned a dental lab in New York and, as a teenager I used to help him out in his lab. I made crowns, bridges and dentures. Studying the form and function of teeth in order to do my work, dentistry became my passion. I received my DDS degree from SUNY at Buffalo Dental School in 1973. After a year residency at the Meyer Memorial Hospital, I returned to the tri state area and joined a successful dental practice in Levittown, NY.
In the early 1980s I visited relatives in south Florida. I fell in love with the Coral Springs area. On a whim, I took the Florida Dental Boards and passed the first time. Realizing that the moderate climate was more conductive to my family’s life style, we made the decision to move to Coral Springs.
After working in the area for over 30 years, I accepted an offer to join the group practice Paramount Smile. This state of the art Facility accepted me and my loyal staff who have been with me for some 15-30 years. Knowing my staff was there, who my patients regard as family, the transition was made easy.
Dr. Larry Shapiro received his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Shapiro graduated from Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Periodontology at University of Pittsburg School of Dental Medicine in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Shapiro is a periodontist who focuses on gum disease treatment. He offers oral surgery services including dental implants throughout South Florida and Coral Springs.
He has served as President of Broward County Dental Association, and is currently treasurer. He is also on the Executive Counsel of the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association, and is a delegate to the Florida Dental Association House of Delegates (The governing board of the Florida Dental Association). Dr Shapiro is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern Dental School In Davie Florida. He is a distinguished member of many leading periodontal and dental associations. These include:
Dr. Brian P. Cohen cares about your smile. As a University trained Specialist, he has been in the practice of Orthodontics, in South Florida, for over 30 years. Dr. Cohen received his Doctoral Degree from New York University College of Dentistry with multiple honors. He was elected into the National Honorary Dental Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, as well as a recipient of the Irwin Raymond Thall Memorial Award for Clinical Dentistry, and the Alpha Omega Award for high scholastic standing. Dr. Cohen completed his advanced Post Doctoral Specialty Training in Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry, ranking number one in the program. Prior to moving to South Florida he was in a private practice in Westchester County, New York.
Dr Cohen is a certified orthodontist who offers Invisalign and Braces treatment in Coral Springs that work best for you.
Because of his strong beliefs and participation in continuing education programs, Dr. Cohen’s focus remains finely tuned and on the cutting-edge of Orthodontic technology. He routinely receives additional advanced training in diagnosis/treatment planning of Orthodontia, cranio-facial pain/TMJ disorders, reconstruction maxilla-facial surgery, growth and development, and both cosmetic and adult treatments.
In his free time, Dr. Cohen enjoys skiing, scuba diving, traveling and spending quality time with his wife, Ellen, and their family.
Dr. Duluc Vega is a graduate of dental medicine from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic. After practicing general dentistry for four years, he decided to pursue further post-doctoral education in the United States. He moved to Boston and completed a one-year post-doctoral program at Boston University, receiving a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. During this year he made the decision of pursuing his dream of becoming an endodontist and completed his two-year post-doctoral specialty training in Endodontics at Boston University.
Dr. Duluc Vega is a certified endodontist and root canal specialist. He has proudly served a lot of dental procedures including treatment of root canals in Coral Springs, leaving a remarkable client experience.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Vega enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, meeting new people and experiencing various cultures.