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Strengthen, Enhance & Revitalize Your Smile with Siesta Denta

Jan 31, 2016 10:26PM

by Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer 


In the midst of today’s sociocultural fixation with that seemingly unattainable “longevity” standard, more people are resorting to trendy cosmetic procedures, fitness or wellness regimens, and dietary extremes in order to recapture a youthful exterior. These anti-aging pursuits translate into every aspect of one’s outward appearance—from a trim physique to lustrous hair to those quintessential “pearly white” teeth.  

Fortunately, though, exuding physical vitality through your smile is entirely achievable—courtesy of Dr. Alexander Gaukhman and his staff of specialized associates at Siesta Dental, based locally in Sarasota with additional branches throughout Southwest Florida. Devoted to “enhancing the natural beauty” of their clients’ teeth, using state-of-the-art oral health technology and amenities, this practice offers comprehensive restorative and cosmetic treatment options.    

“We provide a wide variety of services, from regular cleanings and fillings to advanced surgical procedures, root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, crown or veneer implants, and Invisalign. We are also proud to offer our own denture lab on the premises,” elaborates Dr. Gaukhman. The Siesta Dental team strives to integrate these services with the alternative healing modalities of holistic medicine. In addition, emergency visits are accommodated immediately—regardless of the day or time.  

A seasoned authority across various oral health disciplines, Dr. Gaukhman has been practicing dentistry for 15 years. Besides owning and operating Siesta Dental, he also founded its predecessor, Venetian Dental, which has been in business since 2005. A Suncoast transplant, his far-reaching career traces its origins back to Eastern Europe.  

“After graduating from medical school in Ukraine, I got my Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Florida Atlantic University and Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Then, upon my graduation from the Nova University Dental School, my family moved to Florida’s West Coast to serve the local community, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. I am currently a Diplomat in Oral Implantology and member of the American Dental Association (ADA), West Coast Dental Association (WCDDA) and Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA). In addition, I serve on the Siesta Key and Port Charlotte Chambers of Commerce,” explains Dr. Gaukhman. 

These impressive credentials, community activism and international experience position Siesta Dental’s founder at the top of his field. However, he maintains that caring for each patient’s well-being is what makes a dentistry profession worthwhile. I am passionate about helping others. Together with my wife, I have even participated in numerous dental mission trips to improve the health of people in remote regions throughout Haiti, Russia and India.  

So, whether he is treating individuals abroad or helping Sarasota residents reclaim those attractive smiles from their youth, Dr. Gaukhman consistently upholds the Siesta Dental mission—offering “excellent, personalized care” to promote optimum oral wellness 


Siesta Dental offers three convenient locations throughout Southwest Florida. The Sarasota office is located at 5223 Avenida Navarra. The Venice office is located at 463 UD HWY 41, Bypass S. The Osprey location is located 416 Tamiami Trail, F1. To schedule an appointment, call 941-266-7000. For more information, visit

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