Dr. Luis A. Alicea was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He pursued studies at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry. He then completed his Masters Degree, and Prosthodontic residency at that campus, where he focused his training in the placement, and restoration of Dental Implants. He has taught as an Associate Professor in the Research, and Restorative Departments at the University of Puerto Rico, and continues to hold privileges as a professor Ad Honorem in that institution. Dr. Alicea also completed additional training towards certification as an IV Sedation provider, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Dr. Alicea is a member of the Peer Review Committee for “The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants”, and regularly reviews articles prior to publication for this Journal. He is a also member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontics, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, West Coast District Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association, and also participates in the Seattle Study Club.

Dr. Alicea has an undeniable passion, and dedication for the dental profession. He has been practicing in the Greater Tampa bay area since 2007. He likes to give back to the community and participates of Dentistry from the Heart events. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter and twin sons.

Dental Implants :

Your Desired Smile’s implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth made to match your natural teeth. A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root of a tooth. It provides a foundation on which permanent or removable teeth can be securely attached. They are an excellent option for patients who want to improve their dental health.

Dr. Alicea uses the latest dental implant technology to deliver teeth in just one day. The team at Your Desired Smile has advanced training and experience to restore your smile with dental implants – an attractive alternative to the traditional dental bridge.

Advantages of utilizing dental implants include:

  • Cosmetic Appearance.
  • Improved Speech.
  • Easier Eating.
  • Permanent Solution.
  • Prevent bone loss or changes in facial structure.

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