Meet Our Empathetic & Quality-Focused
Dentists In Port St. Lucie, FL

Dr. Armando Bengochea, DDS

Lead Dentist

Dr. Armando Bengochea is a compassionate general dentist who’s dedicated to establishing strong relationships with his patients by listening to their unique needs and concerns. He firmly believes in educating patients on all treatment options available to them, enabling them to make the best decision for their oral health. Continually passionate about staying abreast of the latest dental technologies and research, he looks forward to helping each person in his care achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Bengochea earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and completed his residency in Youngstown, OH, where he held various leadership roles, including the chief resident of general practice. Dr. Bengochea is board certified in restorative dentistry by the Northeast Regional Board, is BLS (basic life support) certified by the American Heart Association, and he’s also a member of the American Dental Association.
When he’s away from the practice, Dr. Bengochea loves being with his family and their dog, Goliath. He’s a self-proclaimed foodie, tropical fish lover, and he stays active in our community by donating dental services to adults and children in low-income communities.

Dr. Paulina Pichardo


Dr. Paulina Pichardo, a dedicated dentist, proudly serves the vibrant Treasure Coast, FL, community. Her journey in dentistry began at the prestigious Columbia University, where she attained her dental degree.
Dr. Pichardo’s compassionate approach to dentistry extends beyond her credentials. During consultations, she takes the time to empower her patients with a thorough understanding of their conditions, assisting them in making informed decisions about their personalized treatment plans.
Beyond her professional commitments, Dr. Pichardo finds joy in exploring new horizons through travel, maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, and cherishing moments with her loved ones, including her beloved pet.

Dr. Alex Planes, DDS

Founder & CEO

Dr. Alex Planes achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and completed his residency at Columbia University. Continually passionate about ongoing education, he went on to train at Augusta University to become certified in the State of Florida for conscious sedation.

Dr. Planes is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has also achieved Mastership status from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Planes developed an interest in dentistry as a child – he made his foray into the industry as a dental technician when he was just 12! – and has always been focused on helping people. He loves treating patients of all ages and comfort levels and is devoted to creating environments that put people at ease. Highly experienced in all areas of general dentistry, Dr. Planes is particularly passionate about providing diligent and effective restorative, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry services.

In his spare time, Dr. Planes loves spending time with his wife and their three beautiful boys.

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