About Your Dentist

Jerry Gao, DMD

“Smiling and eating are two of the greatest joys in life.”

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to provide comprehensive dental care to my patients. I hope to make the patient's experience in the dental chair as comfortable as possible, becoming an advocate for them to promote the importance of oral health.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine – Newark, New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
New York University – New York City, New York

Dr. Gao has completed continuing education in restorative dentistry, surgical extractions, and Invisalign clear aligners.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Gao is an active member of the Florida Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Gao grew up in South Jersey and is an avid Philadelphia Sports Fan. He is happily married, and the couple is enjoying life together with their two dogs and pet chinchilla.

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Maliha Fatima, DMD, MS

Specialty: Periodontist

My Mission

“My mission is to provide the best possible care for my patients in a comfortable, welcoming environment. I treat all my patients with compassion and warmth, and I believe in treating people with kindness.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida, College of Dentistry - Gainesville, Florida

Master of Science in Periodontology
University of Florida, College of Dentistry - Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science
Nova Southeastern University – Davie, Florida

After working as a general dentist for several years, Dr. Fatima returned to the University of Florida, College of Dentistry, to specialize in Periodontics. As a periodontist, Dr. Fatima firmly believes in treating periodontal disease and achieving a healthy oral environment. Being a periodontist also means being a specialist in implants and when a tooth cannot be saved, it can be replaced with an implant.

Life & Hobbies  

In addition to spending time with her son and husband, Dr. Fatima loves to read, travel, hike, work out at the gym, and ride her Peloton bike. She enjoys teaching and during her undergraduate education, she was a lab assistant for organic chemistry as well as a tutor for math and science classes.

Born in India, Dr. Fatima moved to the United States when she was 10 years old and grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Astrid Daher Achi, DDS

“A life not lived for others is not a life.” - Mother Teresa

My Mission

“My mission is to provide the best, highest quality dental care to my patients, using the latest technology to give them back a smile they love. I strive to provide personalized care for all patients, meeting their unique dental health needs and goals while making them feel at home.”

Education & Continuing Education

Postdoctoral Degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry
University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health – Rochester, New York

Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Rochester – Rochester, New York

Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
Universidad del Salvador – Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Guayaquil – Guayaquil, Ecuador

Dr. Daher Achi completed a fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) at the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, New York. She was also the chief resident during her general practice residency at the BronxCare Health System in Bronx, New York.

She has completed many hours of continuing education in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, digital dentistry, comprehensive dental care, pediatric dentistry, implant rehabilitation, Smile Design, and more.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Daher Achi is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Florida Dental Association (FDA). She is also a former Fellow of the Ecuador Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the Guayaquil Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Daher Achi loves spending quality time with her family, including her fur babies and husband, who is also a dentist. She’s passionate about traveling around the world to discover new places and meet new people, whether through mission trips and charity or for leisure purposes. When not traveling or in the office, Dr. Daher Achi enjoys listening to music and podcasts, dancing, reading, exercising, and trying new restaurants.

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Alvaro Yuen Ye, DMD

“A beautiful smile starts with healthy teeth.”

My Mission

“My mission is to provide exceptional dental care, fostering research and clinical training to improve oral health in our community and the world.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

Associate of Arts  
Miami Dade College – Miami, Florida

Dr. Yuen Ye has completed advanced training in Invisalign® treatment and Hiossen® Implants.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Yuen Ye is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Florida Dental Association (FDA), and the South Florida District Dental Association (SFDDA).

Life & Hobbies

Throughout his dental career, Dr. Yuen Ye has participated in many community outreach programs, providing services to those with limited access to dental care through clinics such as the We Care Clinic at Santa Fe and the FreeD.O.M. Clinic. In his spare time, Dr. Yuen Ye enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.