About Our Practice
Choosing a family dentist is an extremely personal decision that requires a lot of thought. In your search for one whom you can trust wholeheartedly, look no further than Alafaya Family Dentistry. Our Orlando area dentists have decades of experience tailoring general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to the unique needs of their patients. Our team can improve your self-image by dramatically transforming the appearance and health of your smile. By proudly giving every treatment a personal touch, our dentists can give you and your smile the focused attention and care that you both deserve.
Alafaya Family Dentistry is not your typical dental office. Our dentists, husband-and-wife duo Dr. David Ross and Dr. Karen Schmitt, are dedicated to delivering dentistry that is personalized, comprehensive, and of the highest quality. Our team builds long-lasting relationships with patients, as we treat every patient on an individual basis and as if he or she were a cherished member of our family. From the bond we form with each patient who walks through our door to the patient promise we establish with everyone we treat, it is no wonder that people speak so highly about Alafaya Family Dentistry and the phenomenal work that our Orlando area dentists do.
We are truly a one-stop-shop for all of your dentistry needs. By having a state-of-the-art facility that is fully equipped with the most advanced technology, including a CT scan and digital x-ray machine, intra-oral cameras, CEREC®, and a computer-controlled dental injection system, we can more comprehensively evaluate the health and condition of your smile. Additionally, because you won’t need to travel elsewhere for imaging, the extraneous expenses that often coincide with going to outside laboratories will be nonexistent.
Whether you require topical anesthesia or a relaxant to ease the anxiety you feel prior to or during a treatment, we offer multiple forms of sedation. We will work with you to create a custom solution to help you remain worry-free and pain-free while our dentists help you achieve your goal of a healthy and stunning smile.
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Dr. David J. Ross
Dr. Ross graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1985. After dental school he completed a general practice residency at the University of Kentucky where he concentrated on more complicated dental reconstructions, oral surgery and anesthesiology.
He went to the University of South Florida for his pre-dental education and enjoyed the Florida sunshine so much that after dental school he came back to the state.
Dr. Ross has taken numerous hours of postgraduate education in occlusion, implants and cosmetic dentistry at the Pankey Institute, the Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg Florida, as well as numerous courses at the Seattle Institute For Advanced Dental Education. He has also recently completed the 2-year long Master’s Series Implant Class, in Miami, Florida. Additionally, he recently received his Mastership from the American Dental Implant Association.
He is a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) and a member of the American College of Oral Implantology. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Central District Dental Association and the Greater Orlando Dental Society.
He is married to Karen (Dr. Schmitt) and they have 4 children. They have been practicing in Oviedo since 1988. In his spare time he enjoys running and playing tennis.
Dr. Karen M. Schmitt
Dr. Schmitt graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1985. She received her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Kentucky and practiced as a dental hygienist for five years prior to dental school.
After dental school she completed a general practice residency at the University of Kentucky where she concentrated on more complicated dental reconstructions, oral surgery and anesthesiology. She moved to Orlando in 1986 where she worked as an associate in the area until opening up her practice in Oviedo in 1988. Dr. Schmitt has taken numerous hours of postgraduate education in occlusion and cosmetic dentistry at the Pankey Institute and the Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg Florida, as well as numerous courses at the Seattle Institute For Advanced Dental Education. She has also completed comprehensive surgical dental implant courses through Implant Seminars.
She is married to David (Dr. Ross) and they have four children. She is active in the community and her church and enjoys running.