Meet The Doctors
Dr. Thieu Dao
Dr. Thieu Dao attended the Dental School of University of Southern California and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001. After graduating, he moved from California to Oregon where he practiced dentistry for two years. In 2003, Dr. Dao decided he wanted to move to the East Coast and started practicing dentistry in the Tampa Bay area.
In his spare time, Dr. Dao enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife love travelling the world together with their daughter and son-in-law.
Dr. Erika Siemiet
Dr. Erika Siemiet was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she first graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro dental school in 1994. Right after graduating, her love for children drove her to pursue a specialty degree in pediatric dentistry from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. After moving to the USA, she attended University of the Pacific dental school where she received her DDS degree with honors in 2003. Dr. Erika has been working as a family dentist with practice limited to children in the Tampa Bay Area since then.
Dr. Erika is committed to provide the highest quality pediatric dental care in a friendly, kind and compassionate setting where children are always a priority, can feel comfortable and are happy to come back!
When she is not in one of our offices, Dr. Erika enjoys spending quality time with her son, daughter and husband outdoors, listening to good music, going to the beach and traveling to discover and learn about new places and cultures.
Dr. Jay St. Charles
Dr. St. Charles was born and raised locally here in Tampa Bay. He is an active alumnus of Tampa Jesuit High School and a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a degree in biology. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University located in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. St. Charles recognizes the importance of continuing dental education as an integral part of his ongoing professional development; therefore, he regularly attends seminars and courses that benefit the way he is able to treat his patients. He is also an active member of the Tampa Bay community, and regularly participates in philanthropic and volunteer efforts around the region.
Dr. Shweta Chapagain
Dr. Shweta Chapagain has lived in Florida since 2004. She has been practicing in the field of dentistry for over nine years. In 2010, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has since been practicing dentistry in Florida for nine years, with extensive experience in pediatric and adult dentistry. Dr. Chapagain attends numerous continuing education courses to enhance her knowledge and better serve her patients. She is currently involved in a two-year extensive general dentistry course from University of Florida.
Dr. Chapagain is happily married to her husband and has two kids. She enjoys travelling, trying new foods, cooking, and most of all, doing all these things with her family.
Dr. Tham Pham
Dr. Tham Pham received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Smith College in Massachusetts in 1991. She then went on to do research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston from 1991-1994. She decided that her passion was in dentistry and was accepted into the Dental School of the University of West Virginia and received her DDS in 1998. She has lived and practiced in the Tampa Bay area since 2000.
In her free time, Dr. Pham enjoys the arts, crafting and travelling the world. She can speak four languages: Vietnamese, Spanish, French and English. She loves trying new things and keeps an open mind to new experiences and opportunities.
Dr. Stephen Yamodis
Dr. Stephen Yamodis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997. After serving as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, he went on to graduate from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Dr. Yamodis then served as a general dentist for the U.S. Navy. His service was highlighted with a deployment to provide dental care during Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. After his military service he received a Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from The UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2012.
Dr. Stephen Yamodis is honored to have an opportunity to serve the people in the greater Tampa area. As an orthodontist, Dr. Yamodis is very professional and strives to treat every patient with respect, courtesy, commitment and excellence in achieving a beautiful and healthy smile. Dr. Yamodis treats patients of all ages with many options including early, limited and comprehensive treatment. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists and Florida Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Yamodis enjoys spending time with his family (wife, Nadia, and two children, Sophia and Stephen II). He is a big sports fan and enjoys going to the beach, playing basketball and swimming.
Dr. Ruben Viloria
Dr. Ruben Viloria was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He graduated from dental school in La Vega, Dominican Republic (Universidad Catolica Tecnologica del CIbao – UCATECI) in the year 2000. After graduating, he began to work as a general dentist for about two years before moving to the United States. After passing his dental boards and meeting all the requirements, Dr. Viloria was accepted at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. While there, he completed two years of advanced education in general dentistry. He then was accepted to participate in a fellowship program for advanced education in general dentistry with a focus in completed oral rehabilitation and dental implants education at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University in New York City.Following the fellowship he was accepted at Howard University College of dentistry, where he completed his training in Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics.
During his free time, you can find Dr. Viloria travelling, watching any and all sports or cycling! He also enjoys trying new foods and restaurants and learning all about different cultures.
Dr. Ariana Godoy
Dr. Ariana Godoy was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from NYU College of Arts and Science. From there, she went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Godoy decided to complete a general practice residency at Bellevue Hospital Center and Gouverneur Hospital Center in Manhattan, NY. Upon completion of her residency, she decided to work on Long Island and NYC prior to deciding to move to the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Godoy continues to expand her knowledge of dentistry by taking continuing education courses. Dr. Godoy loves all aspects of dentistry, but, most importantly, she loves putting her patients at ease. She is dedicated to delivering the best standard of care as well as educating her patients. She is fluent in Spanish as well.
During her free time, Dr. Godoy loves exploring Tampa! She loves visiting new restaurants and going on walks. She especially loves spending time and playing with her dog, Bentley.
Dr. Jose Navarro
Dr. Jose Navarro is a dual certified dental specialist in Orthodontics and DentoFacial Orthopedics and Pediatric Dentistry. He was born in Managua, Nicaragua and moved to Florida when he was 11 years old to start a new life full of dreams and hope. He played baseball at Nova High School in Davie, Florida and won the 2004 Florida Baseball State Championship played at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Baseball opened the doors to an education at LaGrange College in Georgia where he played baseball for four years and earned an undergraduate degree in biochemistry.
During Dr. Navarro’s college years, he shadowed a local dentist and was immediately drawn to the field. This led him to pursue and earn his DMD degree with honors from the Medical College of Georgia (now The Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University). He practiced as a general dentist in Warner Robins, Georgia and then moved to Brooklyn, New York to complete his first specialty in pediatric dentistry at NYU Lutheran. It was during his training in pediatric dentistry that Dr. Navarro was exposed to orthodontics and realized that creating beautiful smiles gave him great satisfaction and he could vastly impact the lives of his patients. After practicing as a pediatric dentist in Queens, NY, he went on to complete his second specialty in Orthodontics and DentoFacial Orthopedics at NYU Hospitals Center, where he received the Theodore L. Jerrold award in recognition for outstanding achievement and graduating first in his class.
Dr. Navarro is not the average orthodontist. His two specialties have given him a better understanding of growth and development that gives him the ability to treat complex cases that require surgical intervention, growth modification with orthopedics, and craniofacial anomalies in conjunction with craniofacial teams. He has ample experience with Invisalign and can treat routine and complex cases with aligners.
Dr. Navarro lives in Lutz with his wife, Kelly, and has served the Tampa Bay community for the last four years. They like to explore Tampa (and the world!), entertain, cook and eat new foods. He enjoys playing softball (when not recovering from a knee injury). He likes to help the community by sponsoring local schools, little league teams and donating wood bats to ball players. Dr. Navarro regularly returns to Nicaragua to share his specialty knowledge and expertise by treating underprivileged children in conjunction with local dentists.
Dr. Shruti Pandhi
Dr. Shruti Pandhi started her dental career in India and moved to New York after getting married. She attended Eastman Institute of Oral Health (Rochester, NY) and completed her AEGD residency. Growing up, she has always had a passion for working with kids and adults in multitudes of ways and as a professional, she wanted to enter a field in which she can improve people’s lives. As a dentist, her goal is to provide comprehensive care to her patients with the latest technology, and precision work, and formulate a procedure plan that best suits each individual. Dr. Pandhi believes in educating and encouraging preventive care and providing the best treatment including restorations, root canals, crowns and bridges, extraction, space maintainers, nitrous oxide sedation, sealants, fluoride treatment, and much more.
Dr. Pandhi relocated with her husband and son to Florida in order to begin the next step in her professional career. Together, they thoroughly enjoy exploring new places, learning about different cultures, and sharing a cup of coffee with new people.