Robert Ferrera, D.D.S.

I would like to welcome you to this dental journey of mine that began at the age of ten. Ten may seem a little young to know what you wanted to be when you grow up, but that is when it began for me. I spent the younger part of my life dreaming what could be and the rest my life trying to become the best dentist possible. Both at my skills as a dentist and the relationships with my team and my patients.

My goal as a dentist is to provide uncompromising care to all of my patients. I strive for dental excellence through first class care and hospitality. As a team we pride ourselves in changing our patients lives for the better, one patient at a time. I believing in educating my patients in current research and technologies. I invite you to participate in the decisions about your care through information and options to achieve your optimal dental health for a lifetime.

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About Dr. Ferrera

Dr. Ferrera graduated from The University of South Florida in 1980 and entered The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He graduated at the top of his class in 1985 and took an associate position with Dr. Richard Valdes, “The Gator”, in Northeast New Tampa.

Dr. Ferrera takes pride in maintaining the highest standard of care by attending continuing dental education courses throughout the year.

In his practice today, Dr. Ferrera uses the most advanced computerized technology in the world called Cerec Technology. Cerec allows a patient to have a porcelain restoration the same day with precise fit and life longevity without an impression and wearing a temporary restoration.



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Under the Mentoring of Dr. Valdes

It was at Dr. Valdes’ office that Dr. Ferrera had the time and a great mentor to be able to perfect and develop so many of the skills he utilizes today in treating all types of dental procedures.

As a result of his continued training and tens of thousands of hours in post graduate continuing education, Dr. Ferrera works extensively with patients that require full mouth rehabilitation cosmetic makeovers.

Utilizing various modalities, such as implants, computerized guided analyses and digital cosmetic imaging, Dr. Ferrera is well equipped to restore from the simplest to the most complex dental challenges. Dr. Ferrera also has many years of training in implant surgery and implant restorations.

Community Involvement

Dr. Ferrera is an active member of the Rotary Club of New Tampa which sponsors many fund raising events from golf tournaments to a community Pig Fest to raise money for local charities. He is also a member of the Krewe of Sant Yago & the Sant Yago Education Foundation. The Krewe of Sant Yago is an organization in New Tampa that dedicates itself to the perpetuation and enhancement of New Tampa’s proud Latin heritage and culture. The Krewe of the Knights of Sant Yago organizes and manages the Knights’ Parade that attracts thousands of spectators of every age to Ybor City. The Krewe Foundation raises money for scholarships to the University of South New Tampa and New Tampa University. Currently there are 22 students receiving these awards.

Personal Life

Dr. Ferrera is the son of Robert and Rita Ferrera, both of whom were blue collar workers that instilled his strong work ethic and a love of sports and cooking. Dr. Ferrera’s beautiful wife, Cheri, can be found managing the accounting department of his office. He has two daughters, Morgan and Emily.


Understanding Teeth Discoloration and Whitening Options

The following is based on the interview with Dr. Ferrera: 1. Leading Causes of Teeth Discoloration Teeth naturally get darker with age. Moreover, anything that stains clothing can also discolor our...

Why would someone require root canal therapy?

The primary purpose of a root canal is to treat the dead or dying nerve of a tooth. The nerve could be dying from some kind of trauma. Of which, decay is only one source of that trauma. The trauma can include the act of removing the decay, blunt force trauma that...

Aerosol Evacuation System Interview with Dr. Ferrera

What is an Aerosol Evacuation System, and what does it do? The covid-19 virus is about the size of .12 microns. And when it's in an aerosol, it sits on top of a water droplet that's about three microns. The aerosol evacuation system basically suctions up the aerosol...

Teeth Whitening Interview with Dr. Ferrera

Q: What are some of the things that cause the teeth to lose their natural color? There are two main things that cause the teeth to lose their natural color. One is that teeth naturally get darker with age. Another contributing factor is that just about anything...

Dental Implants Interview with Dr. Ferrera

What are dental implants? A dental implant is a man made screw made out of titanium alloy that replaces the root of a missing tooth. And onto that dental implants are added parts called abutments that allow dentists to replace missing teeth or multiple missing teeth....

Clear Aligners Interview with Dr. Ferrera

What are clear aligners used for? For a lot of patients, all they want is a tooth moved back into alignment. And for other people, it's done because they can't keep their teeth clean since their teeth are so mal aligned. Some people build so much calculus (or tartar)...
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Ferrera Dental Care & Sedation Dentistry

(813) 558-6684

15047 Bruce B Downs Blvd, New Tampa, FL 33647

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

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