Three doctors committed to superior dental care
Dr. Silver, Dr. McEntire and Dr. Ruso approach each patient as a unique individual which unique needs. We possess comprehensive understanding and advanced training in providing oral care for children and teens in order to determine the best courses of action for every patient. They complement one another perfectly and communicate well in order to ensure the best care of their patients. We consult with one another to determine the best comprehensive approach to your Child’s growth and development needs. Like all of our staff members, Dr. Silver, Dr. McEntire and Dr. Ruso share the philosophy that the safety and comfort of patients is the absolute top priority.
Dr. Silver’s decision to specialize in pediatric dentistry came during his first clinical experience with children while he was in dental school. He found that the ability to work and relate to children came naturally to him. He also found incredible value in taking a very personal approach to pediatric dental care in order to help patients grow, to make them comfortable and to help children perceive a trip to the dentist favorably.
Dr. Silver received his undergraduate training in Microbiology at Florida State University then attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD). After a successful three-year career in general dentistry, he pursued specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the Baylor University College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, where he earned his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry as well as a Masters Degree in Science.
Dr. Silver also recently completed an executive MBA program through the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. His accomplishments also include being awarded the highest award for dental research while at Baylor University and Board Certification by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and a Diplomate.
Dr. Ruso is a board certified orthodontist and is proud to serve the patients and families of St. Petersburg, South Tampa, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Largo, and Clearwater with treatments that result in beautiful smiles. Our professional team is known for its excellence and for its friendly and warm attitude toward each and every patient. With a dedication to service for children, teens, and adults, we offer Tampa Bay families the highest quality treatments in a caring, fun environment.
We make it a point to explain all of our treatments beforehand so that you know what you can expect before, during, and after your care. We also make sure you understand how to maintain your healthy smile so that you can enjoy it for a lifetime. Dr. Ruso strives to provide patients with a unique experience by offering a variety of treatments including traditional braces, clear braces, Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen™ and The Damon® System.
When you’re ready to take the next step toward orthodontic treatment, please contact Dr. Ruso for your complimentary orthodontic consultation, and get ready to start smiling!
Dr. McEntire is excited to join the ranks of Dr. Ruso as part of our orthodontic team. He has been practicing in Tampa for the last 4 years, and in St. Petersburg for the last year as part of Amley McEntire Orthodontics.
He’s from Birmingham, AL and went to Auburn where he met his wife, Abby, a native Floridian. He then went to University of Alabama at Birmingham for dental school where he graduated first in his class and received the Dean’s Medal. Dr. McEntire and Abby then moved to Richmond, VA for residency training in orthodontics. They now have 2 little girls– Arden and Rosie, and a golden retriever.
Dr. McEntire is passionate about family, service, and community. He also loves soccer, running, cycling, and fishing. In the dental community he serves as the Chairman of the New Dentist Committee for the West Coast of Florida to the FDA, and he is looking forward to a mission trip later this year in Haiti. He looks forward to meeting you!