Provides state-of-the-art, personalized Dental Care

By Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld

Forma Dental’s modern, serene setting inspires patients and sets the scene for a relaxing dental visit. Patients receive dental care with exceptional attention to detail and experience to match.

FORMA DENTAL caters to people seeking an elevated dental care experience in a comfortable, spa-like atmosphere, says Dr. Astrid Alves, who recently opened the new state-of-the-art dental practice on Merrick Way in Coral Gables.

“I didn’t want the space to look like a traditional dental office, so we created a concept that is welcoming, calming and helps patients feel relaxed, “said Dr. Alves. “I am proud to say that we utilize the latest dental technology and techniques to deliver unparalleled service that includes complete transparency on treatment costs.”

Dr. Alves is a prosthodontist who specializes in complex dental cases. In addition to completing dental school, she pursued three additional years of advanced training in Prosthodontics and earned a Master’s Degree in an ADA-accredited graduate program. Essentially, prosthodontists are the recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth. This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth and gums in the mouth. While many other dentists can do some of these treatments, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care. Dr. Alves is highly trained in cosmetics, including whitening and veneers, fillings, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures and temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD). Additional treatments offered at FORMA include routine dental hygiene, deep cleanings, periodontal treatments, root canals, extractions, Invisalign and CT Scans.

“Every procedure – from wisdom teeth removal to a root canal – is performed by a highly-trained specialist,” Dr. Alves said. “Dentistry has changed tremendously over the years. Our experience and technology enable us to perform a root canal in around an hour, instead of several hours or even various appointments.”

Dr. Alves began practicing in Miami in 2011. She says she opened her own practice to provide high-quality, advanced dentistry to help people achieve and preserve a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. She says her philosophy is different than chain dentistry practices where “one doctor sees many patients a day, resembling a factory.”

“At FORMA, we take the time to see our patients, listen to them and understand their goals,” Dr. Alves said. “We make sure our patients are happy with their treatment while having long term results. I am not a tooth doctor, I treat my patients comprehensively and make sure I restore their health and function before anything else”

For patients who suffer from anxiety during dental procedures, FORMA offers two different systems to help manage pain and nervousness. NuCalm is an all-natural method that puts patients in a pre-sleep state in a completely natural way, helping them be calm and relaxed. Now they actually look forward to their dental appointments. Nitrous Oxide is also offered to help with dental anxiety. In addition, FORMA has financing options available to help patients achieve their goals without compromising the best treatment solution.

FORMA DENTAL is located at 69 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information, please call 786.762.2565 or visit

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