Dr. Craig Tover, has been given the honor to make the 2020 list as a Top Dentist in Palm Beach County under the Endodontics section! This is an award chosen by his colleagues and we are very proud that he is a part of our TLC team!
Dr. Tover received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Postgraduate Degree in Endodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry. His specialty, with 20 plus years of experience, is in the arena of root canal diagnosis and treatment. Known for his dedication to helping others, he is a kind soul who takes the time to listen to his patients, puts them at ease with respect and compassion and will do everything possible to save the natural tooth. Before joining the TLC Dental team, Dr. Tover had a long-standing private practice in Boca Raton. Among his achievements, Dr. Tover has been selected to the Palm Beach Illustrated’s “Top Dentists” on several occasions, an honor chosen by his peers.
One of Dr. Tover’s passions is his family, which includes his wife, three children, daughter-in-law, and his newest addition (which he spoils daily) – his first grandchild! His interests include sports, photography, gardening and enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. Christian Thomas received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida Dental School in 1993. He completed his two year pediatric dentistry residency at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital in 1995, where he served as Chief Resident of Pediatric Dentistry during his second year.
Due to his passion for children and his ability to put them at ease, his junior patients love coming back for their dental visits! He makes it fun, in a calm and relaxing environment! They also love coming and seeing all of his funky, fun ties he wears daily as well!
Dr. Thomas grew up in Florida and has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Fort Lauderdale for more than 12 years. Being the father of three boys, he understands the basic needs and fundamentals of children and relates well to kids of all ages. Spending time with his family, enjoying outdoor activities and ocean life are some of the reasons he loves living in Florida!
Dr. Leslie Pence was born and raised in North Carolina, where she received her dental degree at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. She completed her pediatric dental residency with NYU-Langone Health in Tampa, where she held the position of Chief Resident in her second year.
She loves working with children of all ages, including those with special needs, ensuring they have a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the dentist. She understands that every child is different. She takes the time to talk to her patients and listen to their concerns so she can better serve their unique needs. With her calm and lighthearted spirit, she brings a smile to her patients’ faces with every visit!
Outside of the office, Dr. Pence enjoys baking yummy treats, playing outdoor sports, and exploring new places with her friends and family!
Dr. Paul Fotek, a Board Certified Periodontologist and Implant Specialist, has continuously surpassed his professional and educational endeavors. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in Poland where his roots lie. He then shortly thereafter moved on to Toronto, Canada. After practicing general dentistry for a few years, he then advanced his career at The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. In 2007, he received his Certificate in Periodontology, where he was later awarded a teaching fellowship. While a resident at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fotek was a Clinical and Surgical Instructor. He also completed training to perform Wilckodontics® and completed the Misch International Implant Institute surgical training.
Dr. Fotek made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of his specialty and became an accredited Periodontist with the American Board of Periodontology. Board Certification includes demonstrating a comprehensive mastery of all phases of periodontal disease treatment and in the placement of dental implants.
Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Fotek is a caring, meticulous doctor who makes his patients feel at ease knowing they are in phenomenal, talented hands. Exceptional care, aesthetic satisfaction and patients’ health and well-being is of utmost concern to Dr. Fotek. His devotion to his patients does not go unnoticed and is admirable amongst many of his peers. It is a pleasure and honor to have him as part of the TLC Family.
Dr. Paul Fotek is an active member of numerous local, national and international dental societies. His passions also include his wife and two beautiful children.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – Dental Implants ~ Adam D. Fisher, DMD
Dr. Fisher, a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, grew up in Metro-Detroit, Michigan. In addition to oral surgery, he has extensive knowledge and experience in dental implants. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. After completing internship training with the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Fisher completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Broward Health Medical Center. The program is highly recognized for its full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon training, dental implant surgery, maxillofacial trauma, head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery, facial cosmetics, craniofacial surgery and anesthesia.
Dr. Fisher also offers sedation dentistry, ranging from inhaling nitrous oxide to IV sedation, in order to ease any anxiety and make you feel more comfortable at your visit. Always delivering a calm and confident demeanor, he offers the highest quality of care and concern for all of his patients.
When not in the dental office, Dr. Fisher enjoys time with his family, is a big dog lover and also an ice cream connoisseur!
After Dr. Morel obtained his dental degree from the University of Montreal, he went on to pursue a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Being from Montreal, he is fluent in English, as well as French. To further his medical expertise, he did a fellowship in orthognathic surgery, also known as jaw surgery.
For patients that feel sedation would be optimal for their treatment, he offers numerous options to ease his patients, including IV sedation. He understands dental anxiety and will work with you to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
As an American Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, his expertise goes far beyond the basic requirements. His passion powers the hard work and determination necessary to achieve great outcomes with his patients.
Dr. Morel is a proud father and husband, and also has a deep affinity for winter sports, soccer and the culinary arts.
Dr. McCarty received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee in 2003. She then moved on to complete her residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Jacksonville University in 2005.
Our doctor is thrilled to be providing premier orthodontic treatment as part of the TLC Dental Family and is currently seeing patients in our East Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood and North Lauderdale locations. Dr. McCarty stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics through numerous continuing education courses.
In her time away from the office, she enjoys tennis, photography, and spending time with friends and family. She is fluent in Spanish and English.