Kernagis Dental Excellence

2001 W Busch Blvd, Ste C ,
Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 896-4356

South Shore Dental Excellence

13145 Kings Lake Drive Suite 105
Gibsonton, FL 33534

(813) 328-6713

Dental Excellence at FishHawk

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Suite A,
Lithia, FL 33547

(813) 981-7729

Lakewood Dental Excellence

5255 Office Park Blvd, Ste 112,
Bradenton, FL 34203

(941) 229-7985

3D Dental Excellence

1842 Rye Road East, #106,
Bradenton, FL 34212

(941) 253-2300

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Smooth Experience. Patient-focused.

Full Spectrum of Dentistry

From a cleaning to full mouth restorations, we got you covered.

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Here at Kernagis Dental Excellence, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art dental care in a warm, friendly environment. Our professional, family-oriented dental practice offers high-quality dental care to make a difference in the way you smile.

We specialize in a variety of dental care services, including cosmetic, restorative, and general family dentistry procedures. With cutting-edge technology and personalized care, we strive to keep your smile bright, beautiful, and healthy. No matter your dental concerns, our experienced and attentive staff can help.

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All of your dental needs
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry at Dental Excellence at Kernagis Dental Excellence can help you have the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

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Implant Dentistry

A dental implant is a metal alloy post that is inserted into the jawbone and acts a bit like a natural tooth root.

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Sedation Dentistry

Have dental anxiety? We have great news for you! We now offer sedation dentistry. Get all your dental treatments done while being sedated.

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Invisalign

Invisalign braces are not like traditional braces. With Invisalign you can get straighter teeth, sometimes in less time as traditional braces, and with more flexibility in the foods you eat.

Dr. Rick Kernagis

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, who was from the Tampa Bay area. Upon graduation, they settled in Tampa and began their careers and family.

Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis

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.

Dr. Konstantine Lagos

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.

Dr. Vladimir Avril

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!

Dr. Jyoti kansal

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.

Dr. Mark Farag

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.

Dr. Elodie Epane

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.

Dr. Yashri Sanghani

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.

Dr. Anurag Gudeti

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.

Dr. Mark Behm

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.

Dr. Nadine Jean-Baptiste

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.

Dr. Bustos

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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Gare A.

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Dr. K is amazing. I finally found a dentist I can stick with who does a great job. Heather is nothing short of amazing! Like many others I suffer from anxiety going to the dentist. All of the folks in this office put me at ease. My teeth and gums have never been this healthy. Very professional environment. Highly recommend.

Marie E.

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I have been a patient for many years. Never have I had to wait for my appointment, the help is absolutely fabulous. I drive almost l00 miles to and from their office and as long as I am able to drive will continue to use their services. You do know, that I have a choice of many dentists in Dade City, and I just refuse to go to any of them, I think this covers it all. Best Regards, Marie Esch

Wayne R.

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I have had the pleasure of being a patient of Dr. Richard Kernagis for over 20 years. He is an excellent doctor and a fine Christian man. He runs a first class business with his patients health as his main concern. He has made the effort to surround himself with a knowledgeable, caring staff. My wife and I are extremely grateful for his dedication and professionalism.

Gloria A.

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I have been seen by Dr. Kernagis for over 15 years and cannot express my satisfaction with his service, his office personnel and all. He is the best of the best. I just wish I had found him prior to 15 years ago. Thank you Dr. Kernagis for your outstanding service and professionalism and thank you for having such a great personnel.

Joanna J.

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Dr Kernagis is the best. His work is near perfection & great communication. Explains every procedure to the detail. Very nice staff as well. Very professional and friendly. Always a great experience!

Thomas I.

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Efficient, friendly, profesional staff. Very happy with my first visit and consultation.

Rhonda L.

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Fantastic dentist and staff. Had my teeth cleaned today and the dental hygienist offered to put a numbing cream on my gumline which made the experience totally pain-free. sometimes I get a little zinger from the high pressure of the water, but this was the best experience with getting my teeth clean so far.

Highly recommend this dentist office on Busch Blvd.

Elizabeth M.

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Wow. . nice place for all your dental needs. From the receptionist to the dentist I received outstanding service. Needed some dental work that would have taken 3 visits to a dentist office, in just a couple hours I was able to have it all done. Best of all the are very caring.

James B.

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Staff is very friendly and professional.

Edward L.

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Dr. Kernagis and his team are simply the best. I have been a patient there for 6 years and I am very thankful for them

Valerie M.

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I've had a broken tooth for years and I I'm terrified of the dentist and have dealt with the tooth for many years to try to avoid going. Finally had to take the plunge and get it done. I'm so happy I did. They were very good and all very nice people. The best part was minimal pain! Price was fair compared to most dentists.

Olivia S.

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Dr. Kernagis saved my hope in dentists after I was going to Costal Dental and was made to think I had poor dental health and needed cleanings every 12 weeks ( which is crazy and unnecessary). After a friend and patient there referred me so long ago I have been happily a patient for many years now. He is one of the most pleasant, easy to talk to, and thorough dentists I have had in my life. Also getting my invisalign done here at a good price compared to others. He won’t steer you wrong. Thank you for your honesty and hard work! Plus the office management and front desk is lovely also and my hygienist rocks! Olivia

Jess K.

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Of all the adult things, I hate the dentist most. I legit have panic attacks and most places don’t listen when I explain my teeth are highly sensitive and drugs don’t work well with me. It was a really refreshing change to come here. My hygienist Heather was so incredibly knowledgeable and thorough, and she explained everything first so I didn’t panic. The dentists allowed me to choose what I was comfortable with and the entire staff was so friendly and sweet. I would highly recommend this group. They are worlds apart from the dentists I’ve been to in Tampa!!

Rachel O.

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Dr. K, and his team, are some of the nicest, most genuinely caring and compassionate people you will ever come across. Numbing never hurts and he is constantly making sure you’re comfortable. They also work with you if you’re cash pay. Extremely reasonable prices. I could go on all day about how great all of his offices are. He is by far the best dentist you will ever go to.

Danielle P.

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For more than 10 years (I'm 24 years old now) I have been extremely self conscious of my smile and how my teeth look. Every time I would laugh I would cover my mouth without even thinking. When I was 18, my wonderful father offered to look into possibly getting some sort of cosmetic work done for me as he knew how much this bothered me and affected my overall confidence. Over the last 5-6 years, I have been to dozens of consultations with different dentists (including having an appointment to start the procedure and then cancelling the day before because I had a horrible feeling about the dentist). Dr. Kernagis was the LAST consultation that I ever had, and for good reason. On the first visit, Dr. K took the time to take x rays and pictures from all different angles and explain to me in detail the options that I had. He was so nice and patient and willing to answer all of my questions. We then set up another visit where he used the pictures from the previous visit to digitally show me what the teeth could potentially look like after Invisalign and veneers. He even took into consideration how the veneers will affect my bite, something that no other dentist I spoke to even thought about (both of these visits were completely free, by the way). I explained to him that my father would be paying for this and he does not live close by so I'm going to have to call him and put him on speaker phone to explain everything. Both Dr. K and Lei the office manager were extremely patient with both me and my fathers questions, they were willing to speak with him on the phone and work with him. I've done A LOT of research on veneers and the pricing of veneers and yes, the price was on the higher range but definitely not out of the ordinary. Not to mention, when it comes to something as important as your teeth and your smile, I would rather pay a little more for the highest quality. The entire process was so smooth and stress-free. The entire kernagis team is absolutely amazing! I had a time crunch and desperately wanted to have this done before my sisters wedding and the women at the front desk, Lei and Lori were incredible with working me into the schedule no matter what. The entire experience was amazing and Dr. K is truly an artist! I could not be happier with the results. I cannot express how this has forever changed my life. My smile is now so much bigger and brighter! I am now so confident every time I smile and I can't count how many compliments I have received! Thank you so much to Dr. K and his team, I am forever grateful!!

Liana P.

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Staff is friendly and talkative but not overbearing. Both my husband and I are patients there and have been able to get appointments quickly.Wait time prior to appointment is minimal. I was also able to do a payment plan without financing. Glad to see that some businesses still trust their patients!

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Speed

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Comfort

Because Invisalign is designed specifically for each patient, they are custom-made to fit you and your teeth.

Appearance

Invisalign uses high quality clear plastic, which is nearly invisible to those around you.

Convenience

Invisalign aligner trays are removable, so if you ever need to take them out, you can.

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No Insurance? No Problem

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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