Dr. Yocasta Pastora, DDS

Dr. Yocasta Pastora, DDS

Family Dentistry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Yocasta Pastora, DDS is a family dentistry practitioner in Gainesville, FL. She practices family dentistry, endodontics, and more.Read her story

2602 SW 87th Dr Ste 101

Gainesville, FL 32608

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • Guardian
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Dr. Pastora's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pastora "Dr. Yocasta Pastora was born and raised in El Sauce, Nicaragua. She attended National University of Nicaragua in Leon, from where she received her doctor's degree in 1985. Right after graduation she volunteered for a one-year period in Jinotega, rural part of Nicaragua, providing oral health education as well as exams and treatment to undeserved community.She decided to move to the United States in 1987, where at first she volunteered for three months in Westchester Dental Office in South Miami, then worked as a dental assistant in the prison system in Lake Butler, FL for five years. During this time Dr. focused on improving her English and working toward her license to receive her credentials in the US.In 1995 Dr. Pastora moved to Gainesville where she worked as an associate for a year. Then, she bought the practice and named it Archer Dental, which she has owned since 1996.Dr. Yocasta Pastora has practiced dentistry for twenty years now, here in the United States and she is very passionate about it. She excels at General Dentistry, works great with children, and especially enjoys Cosmetic Dentistry. She is a member of the Alachua County Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.Dr. Pastora loves changing people's lives through restoring their dental health. She has great satisfaction knowing she has the ability to help others.When she is away from the office, she enjoys her family, her friends, church, and travelling. She is a great asset to the community. Dr. Pastora continues to update her dental education each year with the latest technologies available."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pastora "Lord, be with me daily as I practice dentistry.May I treat with gentle hands all who put their trust in me.May my calm assurance help to ease their fearsTo relax the tense adults and dry the children's tears.May I treat each patient with competence and skill,Whether a difficult procedure or a tooth that I must fill.As I diagnose and treat be with me all the while,And reward me with my patient's lovely, healthy smile.Amen.(Ramona K. Cecil)"

5  Practice Areas

  • Family Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Special Care Dentistry

15  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

20  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Extremely competent dentist, have gone to Dr Pastora for many years for routine dental work , crown & bridge work , dental extractions, implants
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DAVID in Gainesville, FL – Apr 19, 2016
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Went to her because she was on our insurance. She billed $700 when we were only to pay $397.50. I spoke to her and she gave me a sob story that she isn't making any money. She continued to argue and refused to return the amount we overpaid. We have never received an itemized bill. We suggest...Read More
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Gloria in Gainesville, FL – Nov 10, 2015
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