AboutDental Designs of Plantation

Dental Designs of Plantation is a Plantation based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Sarris and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 954-312-0731 and experience why our patients think Dental Designs of Plantation is the best dentist in Plantation.

Dr. John G. Sarris, DMD

Dr. John G. Sarris received his training and graduated with highest honors from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, where he earned his D.M.D.

John made a telling statement recently where he mentioned that, "Even as a student, no matter what the class requirements were, I would make sure that my work exceeded the expectations of my colleagues, as well as my professors. One could claim that I was nothing short of obsessive when it came to excellence in the work I did."

Dr. Sarris is uniquely qualified to provide family, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Additionally, he is one of the few highly trained practitioners in Neuromuscular Dentistry. His highly advanced Facial Rejuvenation Program cures neck, jaw, ear pain, migraines, locked jaw, popping sounds, fatigue and bruxism (teeth grinding); all symptoms associated with Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ).

When Dr. Sarris combines the effects of Neuromuscular Dentistry with cosmetic fillers, laser and general dentistry his patients' receive a lot more than just a new smile. As an expert in aligning the patient's bite combined with dermal fillers, this form of non-invasive face lift brings the added benefit of what he has coined, "the Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Program."

Having completed seven cores at LVI Global Institute, the World Premier – post Graduate Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Sarris improves your smile, profile, facial shape, jawline and overall health.

As noted below, his prestigious medical background ensures that patients receive the expert solutions they deserve.

  • Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry
  • Temple University Certification on Full Mouth Restorations
  • 3i Implant Certification
  • LVI Neuromuscular Dentistry Certification, 7 core course of study
  • Multiple Endodontic Certifications
  • Botox and Juvéderm Facial Injection Certification
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Certification
  • Special Jaw Reconstruction through Osseointegration Certification
  • Meet The Team

    Melisa Carvallo, CRDH

    Dental Hygienist

    Melisa has loved dentistry since she was a child. She studied in Venezuela where she obtained her Dental degree. As soon as she came to the United States, she started her career as a Dental Assistant and quickly received her dental hygienist license. She really cares about her patients' health and happiness, and loves her job!

    Melisa values quality time with her husband Luis, and their dog Mack.

    Mariana Rivera

    Insurance Coordinator

    As your insurance and billing specialist for over twenty years, Mariana is here to assist you throughout your visit. Her responsibilities include explaining and discussing your insurance benefits, processing dental claims, and helping making sure you are utilizing all of your dental benefits. She enjoys working with the financial aspects of your dental needs, and is multi-faceted and knowledgeable in the dental industry. She always maintains a positive outlook and works extremely well to provide the best quality service for each patient's needs.

    Mariana spends her free time with her husband Jay, and her cat, Tiny and her crazy dog, Taz. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

    Kim Lorelei, CDA, CRDH

    Dental Hygienist

    Kim studied Exercise Science & Health Promotion at Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University before going on to earn her Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene degrees at Broward College. She is currently working towards earning her Master's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has a strong dedication to educating her patients about their oral health.

    Kim is a lifetime athlete, and played softball in college and internationally. She enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, fitness sports, and loves animals. She and her wife Lindsey, have been together for nearly ten years. They have two older dogs, a German Shepherd, Harley, and a Lab mix, Lucy, along with six fish: Neville, Charlie, Tony, Steve, Ben and BB8! They recently acquired their newest addition Leia, a lab mix rescued from Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico.

    Jaime Aponte

    Master Ceramist

    Jaime, better known as "Jimmy", works in our office as a Master Ceramist for posterior and anterior cosmetic restorations, shading, and custom staining using only the finest of porcelain. Jimmy has been the owner of Dentate Porcelain Inc., for over thirty years, receiving his training from the LVI Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada and Oral Design Group in New York City.

    While in New York, he worked on celebrity smiles such has Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, Arthur Ashe, U.S. Tennis Champion, Melanie Griffith, Actress and Ford Modeling Agency clients including Janice Dickinson and other cover models! Jimmy dedicates his time throughout South Florida's most successful dental offices to work with doctors who seek the finest quality of product, work ethic and dedication to provide a lifetime commitment of satisfaction for the patient and the dental practice.

    Jimmy prides himself on using the latest technology in the industry including digital milling and high-tech systems. He delivers timely, superior quality work from our "on-site" dental lab, offering same-day services and quick turnaround time for most procedures, including implants and porcelain veneers.

    Angie La Concha

    Dental Assistant

    Angie is from Valencia, Venezuela where she graduated as a Dentist in 2003. She moved to the United States in 2015 and since then has been working as a Dental Assistant. Angie likes to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment and enjoys the rewarding smile of a happy patient. She believes that going the extra mile for patients will always make the difference.

    Angie loves outdoors activities, flamenco dance, music, books, spending time at home and looks forward to family vacations that include going to the beach.