Dr. Susana Kulangara is a Tampa native and is an alumnus of King High School which is not far from the practice. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and then went up north to complete her dental studies from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.
Following dental school, Dr. Kulangara completed a rigorous 3-year residency program in Prosthodontics at the Washington D.C. VA hospital, which is also in conjunction with the Navy Post-Graduate Dental School.
Prosthodontics is an accredited dental specialty that focuses on the aesthetic and functional rehabilitation of the mouth. Here, she learned how to do complex and challenging cases using crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implant tooth replacement and implant-supported complete and partial dentures to rehabilitate her patients.
In addition, Dr. Kulangara was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Prosthodontics Department at New York University. She is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the ADA and FDA.
Dr. Kulangara moved back to her hometown of Tampa in 2012 and strives to provide the highest quality of dentistry while putting her patients at ease with her warm and caring personality. She is excited to be able to re-design smiles and make her patients look and feel the best they ever have.
While away from the office, Dr. Kulangara and her husband Javit enjoy spending time with their children Jaya & Veer, trying new restaurants and recipes and traveling any chance they get. Dr. Kulangara loves community events and looks to support local businesses in and around Tampa.
Dr. de la Torre was born in New Orleans and grew up all along the Eastern coast. After graduating high school from the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, she earned her Bachelors in Science at the University of Florida. She continued to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency with the Gators.
Her vigorous, top ranked residency and commitment to containing education helped her achieve Fellowship of Academy of General Dentistry. A high honor recognizing only about seven percent of general dentists. She also studied at the Dawson Center for Advancement of Dentistry and became a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She has completed advanced training in endodontics, oral surgery, sedation dentistry, and Botox.
Dr. de la Torre is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and the prestigious Spear Institute. In her effort to give back to the community, she is a member of Give Kids a Smile and the Junior League of Tampa.
Dr. Greg Goran Stoici was born in Timisoara, Romania in 1977. His family immigrated to the U.S. in 1983 due to the hardships of communism. His family lived for a time in Chicago, IL, then Ann Arbor, MI, and finally Pittsburgh, PA, where he completed high school. Most of his summers were spent in Romania working with his grandparent on a farm. Romania went through a democratic revolution in 1989. He was accepted in the dental school of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his doctorate degree in dentistry. After practicing dentistry in Philadelphia for a few years and the birth of his first son, he visited Sarasota and St. Petersburg and fell in love with the tropical environment. He and his family moved to St. Petersburg in 2009 and fell in love with the Old Northeast part of the city, where they purchased a home in 2010.
In 2013 our second son was born, and we love living here. We go to the beach on Sunday afternoons to play in the sand and water, and watch the sunset. We love going to the parks, riding our bikes to downtown for ice cream, or strolling through the city. Looking back through the years, I would have never guessed I would be living here doing what I love doing, which is helping people in the ways only a dentist can. I am truly thankful.
Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Cristofano graduated dental school from VCU/Medical College of Virginia in 1995. Her and her family moved to Florida in 2007 and have loved it ever since. Dr. Cristofano believes dentistry is her calling and truly loves her patients and takes great pride in helping people every day.
She is an avid traveler and has visited more than 30 countries and 4 continents. Dr. Cristofano enjoys snowboarding, paddle boarding rock climbing, skeet shooting, diving, baking and woodworking. In her downtime, Dr. Cristofano loves to curl up with a good book and hot cup of coffee. All other times, she enjoys spending time with her family and my 4 grand fur babies.