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Welcome to Dental Excellence at FishHawk. If you have been looking for a high-quality dentist in Lithia, FL, serving the FishHawk and surrounding areas, Dental Excellence at FishHawk could be your one-stop dental shop. Whatever the service you are looking for, whether it is cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, sedation dentistry or even dental implants we have you covered!

We choose to offer a wide variety of dental services because our team has the experience to provide high-quality treatments comfortably and effectively. We don’t want our patients to have to go to all sorts of different places to get great dental care when they can be taken care of by our dentist in Lithia.

Our Exclusive Services

Holistic dental care under one roof.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

You can achieve the smile you've always wanted with the help of cosmetic dentistry at Dental Excellence at FishHawk.

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Implant Dentistry

A dental implant is a metal alloy post inserted and acts like a tooth root. Restore your natural smile with our cutting-edge technology.

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Sedation Dentistry

Have dental anxiety? We got you! We offer sedated dental care. Get all of your dental needs in comfort.

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Invisalign

Invisalign will straighten teeth better than braces and allow you to enjoy more foods. Straighten your smile and boost your confidence at the same time.

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Your Doctor Matters RICK KERNAGIS, DMD

Dr. Kernagis initially began his undergraduate studies in engineering at the University of Florida as he loves working with his hands and being creative. After spending time with a family mentor who was a dentist, he discovered that he could also fulfill his passion for helping people through dentistry. While attending college, he met his future wife, Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis, from the Tampa Bay area. Upon graduation, they settled in Tampa and began their careers and family.

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Your Doctor Matters JENNIFER WYNN KERNAGIS, DMD

Dr. Wynn prides herself as a native Floridian. Born in Tampa, and raised in Plant City and Lithia, she has witnessed firsthand the growth of the FishHawk community. After graduating from Plant City High School, she got her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. A high school job at a local orthodontist's office shed light on a future in dentistry. She worked as an orthodontic assistant while obtaining her degree from USF. Dr. Wynn spent 4 years in Gainesville, where she found it truly is "great to be a Florida Gator." Not only did she receive her DMD degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, but she also met her husband, Dr. Richard Kernagis.

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Your Doctor Matters KONSTANTINE LAGOS, DMD

Dr. Konstantine Lagos, DMD, has deep roots in the Tampa Bay area. He was born and raised in Dunedin, FL, in a Big Fat Greek Family. He is proud of and loves celebrating and sharing his strong Greek heritage. He is a recipient of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma from Palm Harbor University High School and a graduate of Nova Southeastern University's Dual Admission Accelerated 7 -year Dental Program. Dr. Lagos continued his studies by completing an intensive General Practice Residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he honed his surgical skills in a hospital setting.

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Your Doctor Matters VLADIMIR AVRIL, DDS, FIDIA

After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Avril has continuously pursued the latest knowledge and techniques to provide his patients with the best care. From placing implants to oral sedation, Dr. Avril is ready to provide you with personalized and anxiety-free care!

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Your Doctor Matters JYOTI KANSAL, DDS

Dr. Jyoti Kansal is originally from India. After graduating valedictorian in high school, she earned her Bachelor's degree in dentistry from Manipal University, India, where she graduated cum laude. She then pursued a Preceptorship Certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry. While in dental school, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society.

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Your Doctor Matters MARK FARAG, DMD

Dr. Farag was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. Growing up, he spent much of his time helping at his Father's dental practice, where he enjoyed being exposed to and learning about the dental profession. From this experience, he decided to pursue a career as a dentist.

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Your Doctor Matters ELODIE EPANE, DDS

Dr. Elodie Epane was born and raised in Douala, Cameroon. At eighteen, she moved to the United States and attended the University of Houston, where she graduated with a BS in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Following her undergraduate education, she went on to earn her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College. After dental school, Dr. Epane moved to sunny Florida to complete her residency training at NYU Lutheran at LECOM.

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Your Doctor Matters YASHRI SANGHANI, DMD

Dr. Sanghani is a native Floridian, born and raised in Tampa. She earned her Bachelor Science degree from the University of South Florida and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA.

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Your Doctor Matters ANURAG GUDETI, DDS

Dr. Gudeti attended the Michigan State University Human Biology program and finished his major at New York University College of Dentistry. After completing school, Dr. Gudeti relocated to Florida with his fiance and family.

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Your Doctor Matters MARK BEHM, DMD

Dr. Mark Behm grew up watching his father practice dentistry in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years, while his mother still continues practicing dental hygiene. Dr. Mark is committed to providing gentle, compassionate, and personalized dental care for his patients.

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Your Doctor Matters NADINE JEAN-BAPTISTE, DMD

Dr. Nadine Jean-Baptiste was born in New York but raised under the South Florida sun. Having benefited from dental treatments in various specialties throughout her adolescent and teenage years, Dr. Jean-Baptiste desired to provide those same benefits to others by pursuing a career in dentistry. Her journey towards becoming a dentist commenced with the attainment of her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Florida, where she developed a deep appreciation for the Tampa Bay area. From there, Dr. Jean-Baptiste pursued her DMD degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine.

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Your Doctor Matters VICTOR BUSTOS, DMD

Dr. Bustos was born in Colombia and moved to Florida at the age of four. He fell in love with dentistry at an early age thanks mostly in part to his childhood dentist. Dr. Bustos graduated from Florida Internation University with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology and then continued on to obtain his DMD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He strives to always stay current on the newest techniques and continuously attends dental continuing education courses and workshops to further his knowledge and hone his skills. Dr Bustos’ greatest satisfaction comes from helping patients achieve their dental goals. “Helping people get out of pain, or giving them the smile that they’ve always wanted is truly my passion.”

Our Patients Tell
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Fahiem K.

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Thanks much Dr. Varsha Bevin for taking care of me. You are such a great dentist with positive and very polite attitude. I really enjoyed being your patient in my first 2 visits and hope to complete this journey with you with a good outcome. Thanks for being so nice.

Amyn H.

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Dr. Wynn and the start at Dental Excellence have excelled at taking care of my dental needs for many years. The service from the front office has been timely, billing has been very organized, and most importantly all fees have been explained in advance of any work being done. My insurance recently made an error and the team was very patient and very helpful in helping me to resolve it. Dr. Wynn is a great clinician. She is thorough, gentle, and I never feel she is rushed. Her team of hygienists is really nice. They are all good—every single one of them. I never feel undue soreness after a cleaning. I highly recommend them!

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These folks are absolute professionals at every level. I went to great expressions down the road two weeks ago and came to these folks today and was shocked by the difference in care. The quality of care and customer service here was above and beyond what I expected in comparison to great expressions which I visited two weeks ago. These folks went much further in-depth on my exam and their equipment is far more superior to the other clinic I visited. Everyone was extremely polite and helpful. Dr. Lagos and his crew really knew their stuff. It was such a great overall experience.

This will be the only dental office that my family visits from now on.

Terry B.

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I would highly recommend this office. The staff is friendly and professional. I have heard wonderful things about all the dentist in that office. I see Dr. Kernagis, he has a calm, relaxing demeanor that puts you at ease. The office is very clean and runs efficiently. I am not a person who normally does reviews, but I thought this office deserves it!!

Elaine S.

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The entire office is wonderful! The office team is friendly, prompt and sweet. The dentist and dental assistants are so kind! Making sure you are comfortable and understand the best treatment plan for you. I get anxious easily, they made sure I was comfortable and at ease.

Mary W.

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This office and staff are the best I have ever experienced!

I felt comfortable upon walking in the door!

Very warm welcoming! That means a lot especially when going to the dentist!

Friendly, knowledgeable, and very well organized!

Dr. Kernagis and my hygienist Varsha superb!

I highly recommend it!

Marisa H.

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Beautiful office, the staff was extremely welcoming and the doctor was very sweet and honest about treatment! I will definitely be making the hour drive again to be a returning patient with this office!

Christina B.

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I have been a patient at Dental Excellence At FishHawk for several months now and I have always had a great experience with this team. After my last experience, I wanted to take a quick moment to shout out how amazing this team is. After having extremely horrible dental pain, the team booked me on short notice. By the time I made it to the office, I was crying from the pain. While I ultimately needed to go to an Endodontist later in the day, the team here helped relieve my pain by numbing me until my next appointment in the morning. The pain was nearly unbearable, but within a few minutes of getting my injections... I felt so much better. Everyone at the office was so kind. Thank you everyone for doing amazing work and taking such great care of your patients!

Cecilia C.

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This is one of the best dentist offices I’ve ever been to. I usually have a lot of anxiety when it comes to getting work done on my super sensitive teeth but the staff are more than understanding and work with you to make sure you’re comfortable. I like every I’ve interacted with so far and I highly recommend this office!

Pam J.

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I am always very anxious when it comes time to go to the dentist for any reason but especially when anticipating a procedure that triggers my gag reflex. (Always an embarrassment for me).The staff at Dental Excellence and especially Dr. Kernagis have helped me to overcome my fears and anxiety and proved through their methods of relaxation or sedation that I can attend regular 6 month check ups and have healthy teeth without the worry and stress.

James M.

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Everyone was super friendly. The dentist, hygienist and dental assistant provided superior care for both my wife and myself. My wife typically has extreme anxiety during dental appointments. This dental office was perfect in helping my wife manage her anxiety. Varsha did an exceptional job cleaning my teeth while my wife had two Crowns installed. Her two Crowns were installed flawlessly! Our visit was flawless (and pain free) from beginning to end. Even though its a 1 hr drive for us, we will definately be returning for all of our future dental care needs. Thanks so much for the great experience!

Kadie C.

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I have anxiety and fear of dental visits and have my entire life but I’m very pleased with my visit to Dental Excellence. Each staff member I came into contact with was gentle and lovely and made me feel as comfortable as they possibly could. I would highly recommend.

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We accept all major insurances. We will work with your dental insurance to get the most out of your benefits and help you understand your coverage. If you would like to know if we accept your insurance, please give us a call.

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