My name is Dr. Rick Rasmussen and I am a periodontal surgeon in Tampa Bay and my surgical specialty focuses on the surgical management of basically treating the bone and the gums around the teeth – the place with the dental implants as well as the treatments with periodontal disease and I have been very fortunate to work with doctor Lepore for the past seven years. Unique story – I actually first met Dr. Lepore when I was a resident at the university of Florida Shane’s hospital and Doctor Lepore was a fourth year dental student and what really impressed me about Dr. Lepore at the time was that unlike al the other dental students he was the only dental student in the class that spent the extra time to come after school after work he came ad he would shadow me during surgeries and he would ask me a lot of questions and it was very obvious that Dr. Lepore wanted to be the best dentist in his class and he was just very very interested and passionate about dentistry as a whole. Fast-forward ten years and Dr. Lepore and I happen to be in the same city in Tampa practicing in a private practice and simply put nothing has changed. As a specialist I work with hundreds of different dentists in the area doing mutual patient care and out of all those dentists doctor Lepore to this day is still the dentist who I would honestly say spends the most time and the most effort per patient when it comes to corresponding on patients, when it comes to treatment planning cases, when it comes to discussing cases – and that makes a big big difference in comprehensive care and I believe that Doctor Lepore is a very knowledgeable dentist, I believe that he is a very personable dentist but above all else in y opinion I think that what separates Doctor Lepore from any other dentist is the level of commitment he provides to each individual patient and I can attest that he treats every patients like his family member – he knows, and I know this as well that when a patient walks in his door they will receive the best possible care and they will receive the best possible outcome
Although extremely professional and skilled, the staff manages to create a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. They also take the time to do things properly, and do a good job of conveying that they care.