Our Dental Specialists
Dr. Gilberto Galvez
Is the head doctor at SmileMakeOver Playa, he is a dedicated person that strives to give our patients the best possible experience and to keep the team motivated. Dr. Galvez has been involved in Dentistry all his life. He comes from a Dental Family. Both his parents and many uncles and aunts are dentists. But after 12 years of experience, it’s not only a familiar thing, but a true personal passion.
Dr. Galvez is a Certified Endodontist with 10 years of experience in this particular field (Endodontics). He has successfully saved thousand of teeth of patients seeking to keep their natural dentition. Dr. Galvez has the goal of changing the general idea that root canals are painful and something to be afraid of. So make sure that every case is unique and special for him, and he will make every effort to make it painless and stress free.
Dr. Galvez finished Dental School in 2006. In 2008 He was accepted at the Masters Program on Endodontics at the University of La Salle Bajio (California Board Approved University). In 2010, Dr. Galvez completed the rigorous board-certification process to become Certified Endodontist by the “Consejo Mexicano de Endodoncia”. This is a distinction achieved by only 20% of all practicing endodontist. He is a member of the Mexican Endodontic Association and as well as a the member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE).
He has gained a lot of expertise and ability from an extensive private practice, with over 8 thousand root canals done to date, so you can feel at ease that he knows what he is doing, but most important he will give you always an honest view on your particular case. In the last 4 years Dr. Galvez has been one of the few Endodontist in the region that uses a Dental Microscope and 3D scanning for his cases.
A Dental Microscope is a magnification device that aids the dental practitioner to SEE better, resulting in better and longer lasting outcomes. And a 3D scanner allows to see the internal anatomy of a tooth much accurately than a traditional x-ray. With this 2 tools diagnosing, planning a treating a tooth becomes so much more predictable.
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Dr Galvez’s passion for Endodontics had led him to publish hundreds of cases on social platforms and forums. Were he has gained reputation among colleagues and the dental online community. You can see some of his work at his Instagram account: @drgilbertogalvez.
Dr. Galvez has been working with patients traveling to Cancun and Playa del Carmen in search of dental care since 2010. He is fluent english speaker and understands the needs of the traveling patient. Besides dentistry, Dr. Galvez enjoys the most being with his family. He has 2 kids, a 4 year old girl and a 10 month old baby boy. He also loves sports, specially tennis, which he has practiced all his life.
Dr. Alejandra Paz
Is our Cosmetic & Restorative Specialist in SmileMakeOver Playa. With 10 years of experience and hundreds of new smiles you can be assure you are in great hands when planning a cosmetic & functional treatment.
Dr. Ale has a Maters Degree in Prosthodontics & Implantology at the University of La Salle Bajio. This means her experience is not only Cosmetic, but also she has a wide panorama and knowledge of the overal-health and functionality of the restored mouth.
Dr. Ale has a love for teaching and sharing her knowledge too. She has tough in different Universities in Mexico. She continuously keeps training herself also. She has assisted to international courses in Los Angeles, Jerusalem and Liechtenstein. This has enriched her skills and love for dentistry.
Besides Dentistry, Dr. Ale enjoys outdoors sports, like biking, skating and swimming. She loves living in the Caribbean and traveling. You will find in her a very approachable and detailed person that will work hard to give you the desired results.
Dr. Martha Tziu
Is one of our Restorative & Cosmetic Specialists at SmileMakeOver Playa. She has 11 years of experience restoring teeth, creating new smiles and making patients feel confident about their oral health.After Dental School she spent 3 more years specializing in Prosthodontics. This enables Dra. Martha to perform with expertise very complex restorative and cosmetic cases.
But not only this, Dr. Martha has been a teacher as well. She has been training dental students and young dentists seeking to improve their restorative skills.
Dr. Martha loves being updated with the newest technologies and techniques. For the last years she has been involved in the Digital Workflow of Dentistry. This includes Digital Smile Design, which can give us a very real preview of what a new Smile will look like. This allows our patients to be really involved in the process of creating their new teeth.
She works hand to hand with out dental technicians in our in-site lab so the results can be functional, long lasting and meet our patients expectations.
Dr. Martha is an esencial part of the SmileMakeOver team and most of all she will work until her patients are satisfied. You will find out that she is an expert but also a very caring person. Besides Dentistry, Dr. Martha likes spending time with her husband and Husky Siberian dog. And she is always in for some traveling. Be sure she will take good care of you!
Dr. Claudia Mansutti
Is our Periodontist & Implantologist at SmileMakeOver Team in Playa del Carmen. She takes excellent care of our patients needing Gum treatments and Dental Implants.She started her Dental studies in 2004 and graduated from University of Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela. She practiced general dentistry for some years and then moved to Mexico City to follow her true passion, Periodontics and Implantology, in 2013, graduating from Universidad Latinoamericana in 2015.
During her masters residency, she had the opportunity to work along her professors in their private practices. Gaining so much knowledge and experience from them. Since then Dr. Mansutti has placed over 2 thousand implants and surgeries. She felt in love with Mexico and it’s culture and decided to stay. In 2016 she re-certified her Dental Degree and has been into private practice since.
Dr. Mansutti’s motivation to keep updated is the key of her continue success. She is eager to get her hands on the newest technologies, such a NaviDent. NaviDent is a 3D live guide to place implants. SmileMakeOver is one of the few clinics around the world using this technology when placing implants. It allows a much more precise placement of implants, resulting in better outcomes.
She enjoys attending international courses, such as the anual event from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), and she has participate in the International Team of Implantology (ITI) by Straumann.
Dra. Claudia is an essential part of the team. You will find her charisma and good vibes are very helpful to ease the stress of dentistry. She enjoys a quiet life after work, she loves cooking, specially Venezuelan food.