Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS
Meet Dr. Bocanegra
Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1992. He also holds a degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Bocanegra has been caring for the dental needs of his patients since 1993. His advanced training in dentistry provides him the tools to create the smile of your dreams. His commitment to excellence involves spending hundreds of hours in continuing education related to the latest technology and clinical skills.
Creating beautiful smiles requires technical excellence and an artistic eye and Dr.Bocanegra combines both disciplines to create a unique result base on the individual characteristics of each patient. He is fortunate to be able to have Michael Schaffer, a Certified Dental Technician, on the premises with more than 30 years of experience, so his dentures, crowns and porcelain laminates not only look and function great, but they are done in-house.
Staying in the cutting edge of dentistry is very important to Dr. Ricardo Bocanegra. Through post-graduate education, Dr. Bocanegra has enhanced his skill in cosmetic dentistry, periodontal treatment and complex restorative treatment. Dr. Bocanegra belongs to the Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association, The Florida Dental Association, West Coast and Lee County Dental Associations.
Dr. Bocanegra exceeds his continuing education hours, established by the ADA, threefold for education and advanced learning is important to Dr. Bocanegra and his staff.
His office consists of caring and experienced professionals dedicated to providing the highest standard of personalized dental care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner. He trusts you will find his office atmosphere calming, the staff friendly and their dental services exceptional.
Patient Review By Naomi T
I had a strong fear of going to the dentist, but after I lost a filling I realized that I had to do something about it. Recognizing my fear, the entire staff at Porto Fino supported me with soothing words and a strategy that involved gentle progress and anesthetic. Following the cap of my unfilled tooth, the real work had to be done - getting me to come to the dentist more often than once a decade. Here, my hero, Sarah D’Andrea, RDH, played a key role. With firm but gentle guidance and some ether, she brought me through a two stage complete cleaning. Today - was my first routine visit. I went with some fear, because I knew that I was not scheduled for anesthetic; however, the fear was misplaced. My gums are much healthier than they were, due to the previous cleaning and home-care guidance, and the work that needed to be done was soothed by good music and excellent professional care from Sarah. I scheduled my next appointment already, and I am not afraid at all. In fact, I look forward to it.
- Naomi T
Patient Review By jimmie a
We just started with this dentist. We were really surprise by the way they took care of us. The whole staff was excellent and friendly. Dr. Bocanegra , he explain what he needed to do with my wife and myself. They are excellent and thank you for your service. Keep up the great work your staff and you do.
- jimmie a
Patient Review By Rick G
I have been a patient of Dr. Bocanegra for several years. My experiences have been exceptional. My only regret is the I did not discover him 10 years ago. He is a "straight shooter". He recommends procedures only as needed, and goes out of his way to ensure that you remain comfortable as he performs the procedures. I'll never see any other dentist.
- Rick G
Patient Review By gregory A
The best dental office I've taken my family to ever. Dr Bocanegra and all the staff are so very friendly. Dr Bocanegra explains in simple terms everything you need to know about your teeth, any problems you have and the best way to correct them. Unlike other places we've been over the years, he tends to recommend the least invasive procedure required. This reduces both the cost and the likelihood of complications. So very happy to have brought my family here.
- gregory A
Patient Review By Mike A
Great experiences, have been seeing Dr. Bocanegra for the past 5yrs. always a great experience!
- Mike A
Patient Review By Lonnie S
Sara dose the best job of taking care of my cleaning needs and I have special needs. I drive all the way from the Cape to have Sara do my deep cleaning. I probably drive by 20 other dental offices just to see her. Make sure see stays happy as she is the reason I am a customer. Thanks, Lonnie
- Lonnie S
Patient Review By Jean W
Dr. Bocanegra and his staff are wonderful. They are not only thoughtful and caring and concerned about how you are doing, they do an excellent job on whatever your needs are. I recommend them to my friends.
- Jean W
We are currently accepting new patients and would love to help you take your smile to the next level. Call Porto Fino Dental, Fort Meyers, FL Phone Number 239-482-8806 to make an appointment.