Our Dental Practice

Welcome to Ave Maria Dentistry! Thank you for choosing to put your health in our hands.

Dr. Wisdom

Dr. Wisdom Akpaka

Dr. Wisdom Akpaka D.D.S. completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery program at the New York University College of Dentistry. After initially practicing in Ohio, he opened Wisdom Dental in Coral Springs, Florida. Dr. Wisdom has demonstrated a commitment to postdoctoral studies by already completing advanced courses in endodontics (root canal treatment), restoration of dental implants, crown and bridge restorations, surgical dental extractions, bone grafting, and surgical placement of dental implants. He is a certified provider of Invisalign orthodontics and has expertise in veneers, cosmetic bonding, crowns to restore damaged teeth, and the replacement of missing teeth. He carefully designs smile makeovers with lasting results that are as conservative and affordable as possible.

Dr. Wisdom is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He stays active by enjoying golfing and also dancing the bachata, salsa and merengue.

 
Dr. Steve

Dr. Steve Criscuolo

Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. Steve completed his undergraduate degree at Nova Southeastern University and then his Masters at Barry University.  He then headed north for his Doctorate at Midwestern University in Chicago and then back down to sunny Florida where he spent his pediatric dental residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

He’s a proud father and husband to his beautiful and fearless daughter, Audrey, his son Ethan and wife, Jennifer.  When he’s not helping kids at the clinic or hospital, he’s at the beach! His love for the water is demonstrated through surfing, diving, wake boarding…you name it. 

You say ocean, he says YES!

 
Dr. Munoz

Dr. Munoz

Dr. Kenninthon Munoz has been in dentistry for several years. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic as Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Munoz also completed at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine a two-year residency in Advanced Education of General Dentistry.

Dr. Munoz approaches his patients with empathy and compassion, setting them at ease with kindness and humor. Skilled at patient communication, he enjoys connecting with his patients, guiding them through the treatment process, and watching their self-confidence improve along with their smiles.

Dr. Munoz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. He has lived in many places such as Santiago De Los Caballeros, New Jersey, and Fort Lauderdale. He currently lives in Ave Maria.

In his free time, he stays active by mountain and road cycling. He enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. He is community-oriented and participates in multiple free dentistry events.

Dr. Munoz is an active member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Florida Dental Association.

 
Nicole

Dr. Ricart

Dr. Nicole Ricart is native from the Dominican Republic, where she graduated from dental school. She later pursued additional training in an advanced placement program at the University of Puerto Rico where she received her DMD degree. This was a comprehensive  program that gave her advanced training in all aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Ricart is an active member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. She has a passion for aesthetics and is very conservative when it comes to preserving a natural smile, which is why she

 has completed multiple continuing education courses in aesthetics and Endodontics.

She approaches her patients with kindness and humor. She assumes every challenge with integrity and empathy with the certainty of providing a professional service with efficiency to the society which constitutes her great purpose.

Dr. Ricart is currently living in Naples, Florida, and in her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys working out, reading, and the beach. 

Christina

Christina

Christina began her dental career as an expanded functions dental assistant and has now transitioned into management. She has been at Ave Maria Dentistry since day1!  She loves our patients and is passionate about making sure they receive quality dental care.    She enjoys boating and spending time with her family.  

 
Jenny

Jenny

My name is Jenny and I am the face you will see at the front desk.  I have experience in customer service for more than 10 years and after graduating from Dental Assistant school three years ago I decided to start working in the reception and insurance coordination area. I am passionate and committed with my job and very happy to be part of Ave Maria Dentistry.

 
Mayby

Mayby

Registered Dental Hygienist

 
Elyani

Elyani

I was born in Cuba and I have been living in the USA for 4 years. I have more than two years of customer service experience in this country. Joining the Ave Maria Dentistry team ,in january 2020 as a front desk employee, has been a challenge and a pleasure to work with everybody at this office. I love spending my free time with my little 1 year old son, my husband and my lovely family and friends.  

 
Karina

Karina

Lead Dental Assistant

 
Yane

Yane

Yane was born and raised in Cuba and moved to the USA in 2016. She has been in the dental profession for over 14 years, first: as a dentist in Cuba and then as a hygienist here in the USA. Yane is passionate about her job and she loves helping her patients feel comfortable and better about their smile . Away from work, Yane loves spending time with her husband and two sons who are their pride and joy! She is looking forward to seeing you at your next appointment!

 
Dayan

Dayan

Hello my name is Dayan, I was born in Bolivia, where I graduated as a Doctor in General Dentistry in a Catholic Private University in 2020, after that I moved to the United States where I have been living for a year, I joined the Ave Maria Dentistry team in 2021 as a dental assistant, here with the team of doctors, hygienist and dental assistants we will be waiting for you, to give you the best treatment and make you feel confident.

Jackie

Jackie

Jacqueline was born and raised in Clewiston, FL, and later moved to Immokalee over 20 years ago. She has been in the dental field for over 12 years! She has 2 children and enjoys sports and fishing.  

 

Words From Dr. Wisdom

Wisdom D. Akpaka

“I am passionate about providing quality care in a gentle environment that is comfortable for patients of all ages and experiences. I take pride in helping patients who fear going to the dentist and patients who have worries about their oral health. I am committed to lifelong learning and providing the best of care whether you are in due for a cleaning and checkup, have a tooth that is painful, suspect you need a filling or crown, want to replace a missing tooth, want a smile makeover, or are suffering from a complex of multiple oral health problems. I also strive to make dental care as affordable as possible for the families and individuals I am privileged to serve. At Ave Maria Dental, our mission is to provide exceptional care and exceptional service in a friendly and compassionate environment. Let us help you achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile.”