By Tom Bostock

Ask any of their patients. They will be the first to tell you that Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry, wholly woman-owned, is not just another run-of-the-mill family dental practice. From the comfortable furnishings to the caring staff, this is an exceptional general dentistry and cosmetic practice, with special emphasis on family. 

Here’s a sampling of what several of their many, many, satisfied, long-term patients have to say about them online:

“Dr Bulnes and her staff are warm, caring and very professional. They explained what would be done how long it would… take, and what it would cost. I had no discomfort during my procedure and was given detailed instructions to take home. I would recommend all my family and friends to this office. Thank you for a great experience!”

“After having braces for three years in my teens, I never thought that my teeth would again be crooked. I met with Dr. Bulnes and her staff to see if I was a candidate for Invisalign. I began using the “aligners’ after the second appointment with Dr. Bulnes and could see the difference in one week. I have been using Invisalign for several months and my teeth are almost completely straight. Dr. Bulnes’ expertise in Invisalign is stellar and I would recommend her to everyone. I now can smile with confidence because my teeth are perfect because of Dr. Bulnes and her wonderful staff.”

“My family & I have been patients at Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry for over 10 years. They consistently provide excellent professional, friendly, convenient & prompt service at every visit. I would highly recommend them without reservation for virtually every dental need. These people are fantastic. Every single person in the office goes out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at ease! Best experiences I have ever had at a dentist’s office is with these folks. I highly recommend them!”

This is well-deserved praise for a practice started by Dr. Bulnes-Newton in 2002 to serve families in the Westchase, Citrus Park and Carrollwood areas. An integral part of the Carrollwood community herself, as she noted in a previous Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles article. “I love this community. I’m part of it. I live in Carrollwood myself. My children go to school in the community, so it’s been very nice to serve the community that I actually live in.”  

She specifically chose Westchase to establish Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry, seeing the potential of new, young families moving into the area. As she again previously noted, “It was part of Tampa that had a high level of growth, so I thought it would be a good area to start integrating my practice and I can be here until I retire.” I’m sure that her many satisfied patients are glad that she did. 

When it was time to expand her practice and add another expert dentist to her staff, Dr. Bulnes-Newton had very specific requirements and wouldn’t settle for less. The result, in 2016, was Dr. Laura Goodwin, the expert that she had been looking for with outstanding training, background and experience in implant, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. A Fellow with the prestigious International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Goodwin, complimented Dr. Bulnes-Newton’s already extensive experience. 

Both Dr. Bulnes-Newton and Dr. Goodwin are impeccably credentialed in their fields of cosmetic and general dentistry. Dr. Bulnes-Newton attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, and then the University of Florida for her Advanced Education in General Dentistry degree. Not only providing general and cosmetic dentistry services for her patients, she specializes in treating patients who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea disorders. According to her website, her “Designated Dentist” status with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will be replaced with an esteemed Board Certification Diplomate Status Summer of 2019. With almost a decade of experience treating over 1000 patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dr. Bulnes-Newton is surely the expert to see.  

No stranger to excellence herself, Dr. Goodwin, after obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree, also attended the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, graduating in the top 10% of her class. An Advanced Education at Bay Pines VA Hospital greatly increased her practical knowledge of her chosen field. 

Both doctors are strong proponents of continuing education and are constantly striving to learn the latest techniques in their fields. As their website notes, they offer not just good but exceptional cosmetic and family care; from veneers, bonding, Invisalign, to dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures to advanced techniques like obstructive sleep/apnea and snoring treatment. 

A powerful statement, noted in a previous article, gives a glimpse into the essence of who and what Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry is all about: “Although we have the latest technology available, state-of-art equipment, that’s not what separates us from the competition. We are an office of all women. We are very family oriented. We provide a level of compassion and empathy to offer dental work with the utmost dignity to our patents. We pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date, high-tech, top-quality dentistry in a very gentle, relaxing environment” … “and we love seeing children.” 

Conveniently located at 10131 Wilsky Blvd, Tampa, FL, Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry is open Monday through Thursday 8 – 5 with special hours on Wednesday until 7pm to accommodate those who need evening hours.  Call today for your appointment 813 792 8211. Westchase Esthetic Family Dentristry. You’ll be so glad that you did. When they say that “we believe that all patients deserve the best care regardless of age,” how can anyone do better than that?