Sebastien Murphy, DDS

Dr. Sebastien Murphy was born in Montreal, Canada, then lived in multiple states growing up, including Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland. He knew he wanted to be a dentist from the young age of 14 and worked hard toward that goal.

Dr. Murphy obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biochemistry, then attended dental school at the University of Maryland. Since graduation, he dedicated countless hours toward continuing his education. He has taken over 200 hours of continuing education every year in implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, and endodontics.

Dr. Murphy’s purpose is to transform the lives of his patients by restoring oral health, function, and aesthetics of his patients.

His passion is to use the latest technology and incorporate digital dentistry to deliver the best, most predictable results.

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity

Dr. Taras Kulynych, DDS

Dr. Taras Kulynych is originally from Westchester, New York. He earned his doctor of dental surgery degree at the acclaimed NYU College of Dentistry in NYC. He then completed a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He has continued taking many continuing education courses focusing on all aspects of dentistry including facial aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry as well as oral surgery, orthodontics, and endodontics.

Dr. Kulynych uses the latest techniques and technologies taught by the most respected clinicians in the world, with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry and digital technology.

He is passionate about showing people that their smile is their greeting to the world. You can see his true personality, sense of humor, and positivity radiated through his interactions with patients and colleagues.

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Frank Spear Study Club

Natalie Hage, DMD

Dr. Natalie Hage is originally from New Jersey and came to Florida to earn her doctor of dental medicine degree from LECOM School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton. She then went on to complete a general practice residency at the VA hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Since graduating, Dr. Hage has been dedicated to advancing her practice through continuing education, one of her favorite topics being implant dentistry. She has a passion for staying current on the latest dental techniques and research.

Dr. Hage is a vibrant part of the dental community and is known by her patients for her personable demeanor and gentle touch. She explains dentistry clearly and simply and also has an ability to empathize with her patients, making them feel comfortable and confident in her care.

Dr. Hage chose to practice at Atlantic Dentistry at Bartram because of her shared values in providing patients with a healthy and confident smile through compassion, empathy, and the highest quality of dental care.

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
  • American Academy of Periodontology

Erik Hekkert, DDS

Dr. Erik Hekkert’s story is one of passion and transformation. After completing his undergraduate studies in Belgium in 1988, he embarked on a life-changing adventure that took him to the vibrant city of Houston, Texas. It was there that he discovered his true calling: dentistry. With unwavering determination, he pursued and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2001, igniting a lifelong commitment to excellence in oral care.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Hekkert has embraced the art of continuous learning, constantly seeking new horizons in dental education. His insatiable thirst for knowledge has led him to renowned institutions such as the University of Colorado, Academy of General Dentistry, Kois Center, Spear Education, Nobel Biocare, and Align/Invisalign. By immersing himself in these prestigious centers of expertise, he has mastered the latest techniques and technologies that redefine the boundaries of dental care.

Dr. Hekkert stands at the forefront of digital dentistry, pioneering its integration into everyday practice. Since 2003, he has been an avid advocate of same-day CEREC crowns, leveraging the power of cutting-edge technology to provide efficient and high-quality dental restorations. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, he has explored the vast potential of Sirona/CEREC education, pushing the limits of digital applications. From natural tooth restoration to implant restorations and orthodontic aligner therapy, Dr. Hekkert’s expertise shines through in every aspect of his work. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Hekkert is known for his warm and compassionate approach, creating an atmosphere of comfort and trust for his patients. His dedication to providing exceptional dental care is matched only by his genuine care for each individual’s well-being.

Experience dentistry in a refreshing way with Dr. Erik Hekkert, where expertise meets innovation and a passion for patient satisfaction. Discover a dental journey like no other, guided by a visionary who believes in creating smiles that reflect both beauty and health.

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
  • American Academy of Periodontology
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