Meet Dr. Denisse

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As a mom of young children, I know how complex and fascinating children are. I love being around them, teaching, guiding, and helping them grow into remarkable young adults. As a board certified pediatric dentist, I’ve devoted my professional life to helping children develop beautiful, healthy and confident smiles. One of my goals is to educate and inspire them to maintain good oral health.

I promise to care for your child with the same gentleness and compassion I offer my own. I only recommend and use techniques that I would use with my own family and always do what is right for each child’s unique condition.

Because I understand it is crucial to be patient with children, I take the time to explain things which are unfamiliar, and even a little scary, until your child feels comfortable and safe. I’ve hand-selected a team who understand how to connect and form bonds with children. At our Dental Studio 4 Kids, we all want your child to have a lifetime of healthy smiles!


I was born in a small town in Puerto Rico and grew up in Sebring, Florida. I attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors in 2009 with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Next, I completed a two-year pediatric dental residency with University Pediatric Hospital Puerto Rico Medical Center and the San Juan Municipal Hospital. Both of these institutions are highly regarded for delivering exceptional children’s medical care across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. I was honored to be chosen as Chief Resident, awarded Outstanding Resident and graduated in 2011 with a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

I’m currently a professor in a Pediatric Dentistry Residency program for a community health center in Tampa Bay. There, I train general dentists working toward their Certification in Pediatric Dentistry with the NYU Langone Dental Medicine (Florida site).

I also have privileges at Tampa General Hospital and the BayCare Hospitals.

Board Certified

Most people do not realize that becoming a board certified pediatric dentist is voluntary, not required, and involves more training and testing. Dr. Denisse is board certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This prestigious organization describes the process as follows. A dentist who graduates from a specialty program becomes a pediatric dentist and is eligible to become board certified through the voluntary examination process of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the pediatric dentist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence. 

The certification process involves a written Qualifying Examination and an Oral Clinical Examination covering all areas of information on which a pediatric dentist should be knowledgeable. Certification is awarded for a time-limited period, and they must renew annually to maintain their board certified status. Through this accomplishment, a pediatric dentist has earned the title of Diplomate of the American Board Pediatric Dentistry.

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Certified in Laser with the Academy of Laser Dentistry

Certified in Orthodontics with the American Orthodontic Society

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Tampa Lutz

I know you want your child to grow up with a great smile: I want the same and would love to be your pediatric dental care partner. Together at Dental Studio 4 Kids, we’ll ensure your child develops and maintains a beautifully healthy and confident smile, one they’ll treasure for life!