Changing Lives with Compassionate Innovation
Dr. LaViola’s commitment to personal growth creates a rare opportunity for his patients. With over 600 hours of advanced education in the past 6 years, he’s focused on bringing simple solutions to complex dental problems. Perfecting his skills while integrating cutting-edge innovations opens doors that many patients never knew existed.
Dr. LaViola’s expertise using dental implants, mixed with his passion for advances in tissue engineering and bone grafting, form an unbeatable combination. Patients unable to smile confidently for years discover the life-changing influence of exceptional dentistry. Whether gum tissue around a single tooth needs regeneration or an entire jaw needs new bone, Dr. LaViola has solutions.
Most importantly, Dr. LaViola’s gentle chair-side manner and ability to listen intently set the tone for his relationship with his patients. Nothing means more to him than what advanced dentistry does for the hearts and minds of the patients he helps every day.
When Dr. LaViola isn’t caring for his patients or attending a continuing education course as a student or mentor, he enjoys time with his son, Caden. He also dedicates time to reading, running, hiking, mountain climbing, cycling, and playing basketball.
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Doctor of Dental Medicine, May 2005
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Bachelors of Science in Finance, August 1999
Magna Cum Laude
Commonwealth of Virginia February 2011
Commonwealth of Virginia Moderate Conscious Sedation Permit
Commonwealth of Virginia IV Conscious Sedation Permit
ACLS and BLS Certification
State of Maryland, 2011
State of Florida, June 2005
kois Center Press Release - 2012
Dr. LaViola was awarded the distinguished Mentor status at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA, a rigorous didactic and clinical program offering the latest advances in esthetics, implant and restorative dentistry. The “Mentor” designation requires completion not only of a nine-course dental education curriculum but also successful completion of both a written examination and a clinical skills assessment. Requiring over 200 hours of continuing education encompassing all facets of clinical care including gums, teeth, bite problems, cosmetic and implant dentistry, it is certainly an impressive achievement.
The philosophy of Dr. John C. Kois, D.M.D., M.S.D., is one that looks at individual patient risk factors that define successful treatment outcomes, to develop a customized treatment and oral health care program that is optimal for each patient. Dr Kois does this with an evidence-based scientific approach that allows dentists to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to new technology and techniques. With this approach, Dr. LaViola enjoys providing the most advanced, conservative, and long lasting dentistry with predictability and comfort.
And now, as a Kois Mentor, Dr LaViola is excited to help teach other dentists coming from all over the world to learn at the Kois Center so they can improve their level of patient care.
Dr LaViola goes to Seattle 4-5 times per year. During this time he will be helping dentists understand the role occlusion, or bite relationships, play relating to tooth wear, tooth movement and mobility, joint and muscle health and disorders, stability of comprehensive restorative treatment, treatment failure and why it occurs, and when complex treatment may or may not be necessary, implant rehabilitation and tissue engineering.
“Going through the program and then becoming a mentor was a tremendous growth experience for me both personally and professionally. I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity to give back and have an impact on other dentists’ lives which will result in more patients receiving a better quality of care and life.”