YELENA PRATO, DMD
Dr. Yelena Prato is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. She received her bachelor’s degree from Dental School at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and later completed two years of postgraduate studies at the Dade County Dental Research Clinic.
Dr. Prato has been practicing General/Family dentistry including restorative, implant, pediatric and cosmetic dentistry since 2001. Dr. Prato joined Advantage Dental Weston back in 2018 as a part-time associate, and now working full time as the primary provider for the group. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and strives to provide her patients with the best possible care and state-of-the-art dentistry.
Dr. Prato enjoys spending time with her family. Her hobbies are arts & crafts, cake making & decorating, and traveling.
JORGE E. MESA, DMD
Dr. Mesa is a native of Sogamoso Colombia and immigrated to the USA in 1984. He complimented his education abroad with a certificate from the University of Florida graduating in 1989. Dr Mesa received his DMD license from the Florida Board of Dentistry in 1991.
After setting up his initial practice in the Miami Dade area Dr. Mesa relocated to the beautiful city of Weston where he has been serving patients since 1994. Fluent in English and Spanish Dr. Mesa provides the community with professional state of the art dentistry administered with compassionate care.
Skilled in general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Mesa also specializes in complex Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Mesa enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies are playing soccer, riding Bicycle, playing tennis, listening to music and traveling.
GEORGE GOUNAKIS, DMD
Dr. George Gounakis was born and raised in Windsor, Canada, in a very close-knit Greek family. He attended the University of Windsor in Ontario, where he earned his undergraduate degree in biology. He chose a warmer venue for his professional schooling and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale in 2001. He completed his fellowship in periodontology in 2004.
Some people feel that implant dentistry falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry, but that’s not entirely accurate. While implants certainly do improve one’s appearance, their impact goes way beyond the flash of a perfect smile. Implants will enhance your smile and improve your function, your speech, and your ability to eat. Dr. Gounakis’s most gratifying moments as a dentist are when patients tell him, “Thank you, Dr. G; you’ve changed my life!”
Staying on top of the latest developments in periodontics and implant dentistry means Dr. Gounakis constantly updates his education. He attends multiple continuing education courses every year to keep his knowledge current and his skills honed for the very latest and best implant techniques. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Gounakis enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, traveling, and snowmobiling in Canada.