meet our doctors

Dr. Larry Shapiro

Periodontist

Dr. Shapiro attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, and attained his Bachelor’s degree. He received his Doctorate of Dentistry from Temple University Kornberg School in Philadelphia. After graduating, he completed a Periodontology residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

He specializes in periodontics with an emphasis on treating gum disease. Dr. Shapiro performs oral surgery services such as dental implants in the Coral Springs area. He was previously President of the Broward County Dental Association and is its acting treasurer.

Shapiro is a former delegate of the House of Delegates to the Florida Dental Association, which is the governing body for the Florida Dental Association. He is also a former member of the Atlantic Coast Executive Counsel while being an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern Dental School in Davie.

He is a proud member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

  • American Dental Association (ADA)

  • Atlantic Coast District Dental Association (ACDDA)

  • Broward County Dental Association (BCDA)

  • Florida Dental Association (FDA)

  • Florida Periodontal Association (FPA)

  • National Dental Practice Based Research Network (NDPBRN)

  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellow (PFA)

Dr. Nancy Proano Wise

Orthodontist

Dr. Nancy Proano Wise DMD, was born in Miami, Florida and attended Florida International University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education. Following graduation, she decided to continue her education at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, where she earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Proano Wise practiced general dentistry for 5 years before continuing on to become an orthodontic specialist. Dr. Proano Wise went on to complete her orthodontic residency at Seton Hill University. She completed a one-year orthodontic internship followed by a two-and-a-half-year orthodontic residency program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where she earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s degree in Science and Orthodontics.

Throughout her life, Dr. Proano Wise has always had an interest in Orthodontics. She is passionate about being able to work in a field where she can interact with children, teens, and adults on a daily basis, while making a positive difference in their smiles and self-esteem. She enjoys watching the transformation of a smile and seeing patients get excited about their treatment. Dr. Proano Wise finds great reward in building relationships with her patients and especially likes watching the children grow up during their visits to the office. Dr. Proano Wise is married and a mother of two children; she understands the care that is needed to provide every child or adult in the office with a winning smile. If you are looking for an Orthodontist Coral Springs, make your appointment today with Dr. Wise!

Dr. Melissa Jurado

Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Coming Soon

Andrew Demos, DMD

Orthodontist

Dr. Andrew Demos earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Following college, Dr. Demos attended dental school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. It was during this time period that he realized his passion and love for the specialty of Orthodontics. While in school, he received several honors, including the Clinical Excellence Award in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and Divisional Excellence Award in Behavioral Science and Oral Biology. After dental school, Dr. Demos completed his orthodontic residency at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics.

Dr. Demos prides himself at being highly skilled in all areas of Orthodontics, and his fondness for his chosen profession is matched only by the quality of his work. In addition to Orthodontics, Dr. Demos is well known for the care and compassion he shows towards his patients.

After practicing orthodontics in New York City, Dr. Demos decided to relocate to our sunny South Florida with his wife, Eleni, and their two beautiful children, Alexander and Ariyana. When not practicing Orthodontics, Dr. Demos enjoys jogging, doing outdoor activities, and going to the beach with his family.

We’re thrilled to see what Dr. Demos can do when paired with the knowledge, passion, and state-of-the-art technology available at Vakani Orthodontics.