Dentists in Deerfield Beach & Delray Beach, FL
All our professionals at Deerfield Family Dental and Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry of Delray maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry....
Dr. Antonio Festa, D.M.D.
Dr. Festa practices all phases of dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetics, smile enhancement, bulimia teeth damage and implant reconstruction.
Education and Training
Dr. Festa received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University
where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. He then attended the University of
Connecticut Dental School, one of the premier dental schools in the country. There, he scored in the top 10% in the country on the National Boards.
Upon graduation, he moved to Boca Raton Florida and became involved in the local community. He
assisted in starting a free dental clinic for the underprivileged with the Our Lady of Peace
Mission in Delray beach. Dr. Festa along with his partner and Tommy The Tooth, started the
First Brush Program. It is a program to help children in the community learn proper oral health habits.
Dr Festa has helped many individuals in south Florida with bulimia. He has helped them in getting the treatment they needed and then having the privilege of restoring their oral health and their smiles when they were finally ready for that next step. Dr Festa understands bulimic teeth and can help a bulimic get their smile back using the most modern veneers, bondings, implants and crown techniques.
Dr. Festa has been able to attend multiple courses on all of the latest techniques and
technologies in cosmetic dentistry including CEREC and laser dentistry. He has been an
instructor for the Biolase water laser and a trainer for the CEREC Jump Start Course. He has
had the luxury of training with many of today's pre-eminent cosmetic and reconstructive dentists and dental laboratories:
2003 Stain and Glaze Course with Felix Pages
2003 CEREC education with Palmer/Benke course
2003 CEREC Alex Touchstone course
2003 CEREC Mel Livernois course
2003 CEREC Mark Morin seminar
2007 John Kois - Functional Occlusion
2007 Frank Milnar - Art & Science of shade selection
2007 Francis Ducoin - Successful and Predictable Cosmetic Implant Restorations"
2007 James Amstadt - How to Sequence and Complete Complex Implant Cosmetic Cases
2007 Arthur Chal -Dental Implant
2007 Dale Greer -Anterior Direct Resin Materials
2007 Jorg-Peter Rabanus - Functional and Aesthetic Blueprints for Predictable Cosmetic
2007 Trevor Lainchild -Pursuing Facial Harmony and Beauty with Individual Restorative
2007 Peter Dawson - Integrating Cosmetic Dentistry into a Complete Dentistry Format
2007 Christopher Orr Composite Artistry from Vision to Action
2008 Michael Melkers - Direct Composite Artistry
2008 Richard Masek - Ultimate CEREC creations
2008 Ronald Jackson - Composite Artistry
2008 Newton Fahl - Creating Masterpieces
2013 Robert Marus - Mastering the Restoration of the Anterior Teeth
2013 J. Bassett - Mastering Posterior and Anterior Techniques of Direct Composites
2013 David Chan - The 3 C's of Composite Veneers
2013 Warren Roberts - Dermal Fillers
2013 Newton Fahl - Anterior Esthetics
2014 Bradley Olson- Accreditation Workshop
2014 Bradley Olson - Criteria Workshop
2014 Newton Fahl - Achieving Excellence with Anterior Composites
2014 John Weston - Matching One or Two Indirect Restorations to Natural Dentition
2014 Frank Milnar - Elements Of Responsible Esthetics
2014 Marshall Hanson - Using CAD/CAM For Anterior Esthetics
2014 Jeffrey Lineberry - Anterior Guidance
2014 Newton Fahl - Class IV Restorations
- 1998 - Present, Co-owner of Deerfield Family Dental Inc.
- 2008 - Present, Co-owner of Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry of Delray
Dr. Festa maintains two offices that have been on the forefront of the most advanced technology available in dentistry today. This includes lasers, CEREC one hour crowns, laser tooth whitening and digital x-rays. He has been committed to providing his patients the finest dentistry, in a state-of-the-art facility.
By providing his patients with individual attention, the majority of out patients have been with us for over 10 years. Dr. Festa has handpicked a few specialists to join him in the practice. In this manner, he can keep a close eye on treatment and ensuring that patients receive world-class treatment. The offices are certified in conscious I.V. sedation. The highest level of sterilization is maintained for maximum patient protection.
Licensure, Certification and Membership
Dr. Festa has been licensed by the states of Connecticut and Florida.
Dr. Festa is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This organization plays an important role in the continuing dental education as well as in the education and protection of the health-care consuming public.
Dr. Festa received his first implant certification in 1993. Since then he has restored countless
Dr. Festa has completed, and been certified, in a 2 year orthodontic course, for General
dentists, by the United Stated Dental Institute.
In 2005, Dr. Festa invented, designed and patented the “toothbrush and floss dispenser.”
Dr. Alain Pouleriguen
1998- Present Co-owner and President Deerfield Family Dental Inc.
We operate a high quality, state-of-the-art dental office with four general dentists, three
specialists and numerous support staff. With the help of my co-owner, I manage all aspects of the practice, including supervision, training, human resources, compliance, accounting and
business development, while delivering personal expert dental care to a full schedule of
patients, many of whom have been with me for nearly fourteen years. Our office has been on the forefront of dental technology, being among the first in the region to become expert in the use of CEREC technology, digital imaging and laser technology.
1992-1998 Senior Dentist
The Dental Team of Coral Springs Delivered comprehensive dental care to patients; trained and supervised support staff; at various times, handled managerial functions; supervised insurance administration.
1989-1992 Dental Associate
The Dental office of Heywood Kotch, DMD Norwood, Pa
The Dental office of Robert Brodsky, DDS Hatboro, Pa
Worked as an Associate dentist in small private practices in Pennsylvania.
1998- Present Volunteer dentist
Our Lady Queen of Peace Mission Medical & Dental Clinic Delray Beach, Florida
- 1989 Doctor of Medical Dentistry Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry Graduated in top 10% of class
- 1985 Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry State University of New York at Stony Brook
- 1981 Honors graduate, Salutatorian and 2nd in class Ramey Air Force Base High School, Puerto Rico
CEREC-related Training and Experience
- CEREC 3D owner since April 2003. Our office has successfully completed approximately two thousand (2000) CEREC restorations since 2003.
- Approximately 80% of these CEREC restorations have been inlay/onlays. The remaining restorations have been implant crowns, endodontic crowns, conventional crowns and veneers.
- Approximately 15% of all our CEREC restorations are stained and glazed, with the majority of restorations polished using the Axis polishing system.
Formal CEREC education:
- Palmer/Benke course
- Alex Touchstone course
- Mel Livernois course
- Mark Morin seminars
- Felix Pages staining/glazing course
CEREC training experience
- November 2005 Assisted at Mark Morin seminar
- May 2006 Trainer for CEREC Jumpstart course
- Have instructed potential CEREC machine buyers; these dentists observed and
- participated in CEREC procedures involving patients of our practice. Two of the participants were from out of state and one from Boca Raton.
Other teaching experience
2004-Present Biolase Laser Technology Instructor
We have been appointed to periodically perform live training demonstrations using the
Waterlase and Waterlase MD lasers. These training sessions involve patient procedures for
local dentists to observe the capability of the laser machines. Some of these procedures have included simple Class II and Class III restorations, soft tissue procedures and hard/soft tissue procedures. One procedure performed involved a combination of crown lengthening in conjunction with a CEREC restoration.
Additional qualifications and education
- State of Florida licensed since 1991 . Commonwealth of Pennsylvania licensed since 1989
- North East Regional Board licensed since 1989
- Language fluency in English, French and Spanish
- Dental Implantology Training: Brookdale University Hospital, New York Surgery seminar 1997 Sterioss Int'l Conference on Dental Implantology 1997
- Orthodontic Training: United States Dental Institute 1991 to Present Orthodontic training program for the General Dentist
- . Prosthodontic Training: Nobelpharma USA Osseointegration workshop 1991