701 State Road 60 East Lake Wales, Florida 33853 (863) 676-6021

Our Lake Wales Dental Team

Meet the Dentists

Dr. Max Forni

Max Forni, DMD

Dr. Forni is a graduate of University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is a Board Certified Dentist in the state of Florida. He has been practicing in Lake Wales since 2001. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Biology. Dr. Forni graduated dental school at the top of his class, receiving high honors and dean's list recognition. He is the President of the Polk County Dental Association, an active member of the Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Implant Association. Dr. Forni supersedes requirements for continuing education to offer patients the latest procedures and techniques. He has completed postdoctoral training in esthetic, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, and focuses on gentle care with function and beauty.

Dr. Sam Pero

Sam Pero, DMD

Dr. Pero was born an raised in Florida and identified his interest in dentistry early on. While completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida, his interest became a passion. He focused his studies in the sciences and became an active member of the Pre-Dental Student Association. Dr. Pero attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, graduated as a top student, and his research has been published in literature. He is now the Vice President of the Polk County Dental Association and a member of both the Florida and American Dental Associations. He has completed postdoctoral training in implant dentistry. Dr. Pero’s compassionate demeanor and excellent skills have allowed him to participate in dental mission trips, and externships to help those in need. Locally, he enjoys rehabilitating abused and neglected boxers as a part of a foster family for Florida Boxer Rescue.

Neeshi Patel, DMD

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Polk County and identified her interest in dentistry early on. She joined the 7-year dental BS-DMD program at the University of Florida as an undergraduate student and was involved in volunteer dentistry and research. She is committed to providing a stress-free environment so each and every patient can have a positive dental experience. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Patel has many interests including travel, cooking, and being in the company of friends and family.

Jonathan Rivera, DMD

Dr. Rivera is a native Floridian who grew up in Jupiter, Florida. He attended Florida Atlantic University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, graduating Magna Cum Laude. It was there, after completing an “Into to Dentistry” course, where he discovered that dentistry was the perfect combination for his love of science, art, and interpersonal connections. He completed his dental education at University of Florida College of Dentistry, graduating in the top of his class. Dr. Rivera is dedicated to improving patients’ oral health, cosmetic appearance, and overall dental function. He strives to make sure his patients understand the importance and relevance of their treatment while partnering with them to achieve their goals. In his down time, Dr. Rivera enjoys hiking, refurbishing furniture, and spending time with family and friends.

Meet Our Dental Team

Our staff prides themselves on providing the highest quality of care and service. Our highly qualified dental office manager, coordinators, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and receptionists will provide you with personalized care in a welcoming environment.

DeeDee, Office Manager

Jessica, Hygienist

Jennifer, Hygienist

Kelly Ann, Hygienist

Team member Penny

Penny, Hygienist

Ashley, Hygienist

Amanda, Hygienist

Team member Kelli

Kelli, Assistant

Team member Mary

Mary, Assistant

Savanna, Assistant

Stephanie, Assistant

Lakerha, Assistant

Lexie, Assistant

Rainy, Assistant

Desiree, Treatment Plan Coordinator

Crystal, Receptionist

Brandy, Receptionist

Amanda, Receptionist

Esmeralda, Receptionist

Abby, Receptionist

Comprehensive Dentistry Services – Lake Wales

  • Minimal Sedation Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Cleanings
  • Dental Implants
  • Partial & Full Dentures
  • Fixed Bridges
  • Root Canals
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Implant Supported Dentures
  • Mouthguards
  • Tooth-Colored Dental Restorations


701 State Road 60 East
Lake Wales, Florida 33853

Dental Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm


Contact Us


p: 863.676.6021
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