Meet our Dentists
Dr. Ricardo Bocanegra
Dentist in Fort Myers, FL
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.
Dr. Ilmary Arce Febles
Dentist in Fort Myers, FL
Dr. Ilmary Arce was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. It was in the same town where she earned her B.S. in human approach at University of Puerto Rico. She continued her post graduate education in University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus and School of Dental Medicine in San Juan.
In June of 2019, after graduating from Dental Medicine School, Dr. Arce decided to do an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program with NYU Langone Health Dental Medicine. She moved with her husband to Naples, FL to expand her knowledge in more advanced procedures working with Healthcare Network of SWFL.
Since a very young age Dr. Arce have had the love for dentistry and the passion to become someone who could provide not only quality but excellent oral health and beautiful smiles to patients of all ages. She strongly believes that the key to make the difference as a dentist is keeping up to date with the latest treatments and technology available, reason why Dr. Arce regularly takes courses and continual education to keep developing her knowledge and skills in dentistry.
Outside of the dental life, Dr. Arce and her husband spend most of their time having fun with their furry dog-child Mia and enjoying from the beautiful beaches and sunny days of southwest Florida.
Patient Review By Carol W
Can’t say enough about this practice. Dr. Bocanegra is the best! Not only is he a wonderful dentist, he is concerned, thoughtful and caring. He deserves more than 5 stars ⭐️!
- Carol W
Patient Review By Robert F
I would like to thank the staff member who helped us make our first appointment she explained the next available was not until August so I explained that we would call in a few days to schedule . As we were about to pull out of the parking lot I noticed that she came out side in the rain looking for us and explained that she could get us in the same day at 1 pm . I would like to thank her for taking her time and coming out to find us Excellent job and we had a great experience with the rest of the staff very helpful thank you again .
- Robert F
Patient Review By Brenda W
I was very pleased with the entire staff and Dr. Boncanegra. They were all so friendly and helpful. I never felt anything from start to finish and have had no pain afterwards. He is absolutely great and cares about his patients. He explained everything he had to do in detail. I have never been to a better dentist and the first time I've never had any pain. Thanks to the entire staff!!! Brenda Williams, Ft. Myers, Fl.
- Brenda W
Patient Review By Mike A
Dr. Bocanegra is a fantastic dentist, I have always hated going to dentist, don’t like anyone in my mouth, but he and his staff make it an easy experience
- Mike A
Patient Review By Carol Jean W
I have referred my friends to this practice. I can’t say enough about Dr. Bocanegra’s concern for and care of his patients or for the quality of work he does. His entire staff are the same way. So glad we found him!
- Carol Jean W
Patient Review By Carlos R
The Best people in the world, they care for My grand Kids and My wife that was always scared of Dentist(until she went to them). Two implants and I was working the same day!!!
- Carlos R
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
Call us with any questions or to make an appointment.239-482-8806