Please take comfort in knowing that we have always strictly adhered to CDC infection control standards and have now implemented additional protocols to help ensure patient and employee safety. For more details about our COVID-19 sterilization protocols, please see our Patient Safety page.
IS THE UNIVERSAL WELCOME
MEET OUR DOCTORS
Linda DiFranco, DMD
With over twenty years of experience in the dental field, Dr. DiFranco provides exceptional care for her patients. Dr. DiFranco graduated from the highly regarded University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1994. Prior to obtaining her dental degree, she was a registered Dental Hygienist for many years practicing in a wide variety of dental offices specializing in implants and periodontics. “I feel very fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with various talented dentists as a hygienist while attending dental school. The knowledge and experience gained in these private practices was a rare opportunity to both learn and observe from many leaders in dentistry”. Dr. DiFranco continues to seek out educational opportunities to provide the highest standard of care for her patients. She has studied and completed coursework at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In addition, Dr. DiFranco utilizes other educational opportunities by regularly attending dental conferences and is a member of several dental study clubs and associations.
LT Bruno Kuloba, DDS
Department Oral and Facial Surgery
Great Lakes, IL
Dr. Kuloba was born in Kakamega, Kenya and currently resides in Chicago, IL. Bruno was born to Bernard and Pamela Kuloba and grew up with one older sister and two younger brothers. At the age of 7, the family moved to the United States; first living in Chattanooga, Tennessee and then Pensacola, Florida. He became interested in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at the age of 9, and worked to bring this dream into a reality. He attended undergraduate at the University of West Florida, receiving his B.S. in Biology, and attended dental school and oral surgery residency at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN.
Alexander Smith, DMD
General and Cosmetic Dentist
I am originally from Holland, Michigan. Following high school, I decided to continue my academic career at Adrian College in southeast Michigan. I majored in Biology and earned my bachelor’s degree while also playing NCAA Division III lacrosse for Adrian.
After graduating from Adrian College, I attended Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL where I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. During my time at Midwestern, I had the opportunity to serve on the board of multiple student organizations while also gaining invaluable clinical experience that has prepared me for providing the utmost level of dentistry to my patients.
Shanice Algarin DMD
My name is Dr. Shanice Algarin and I am thrilled to be joining the team. To tell you a little bit about myself, I became interested in dentistry at a young age. Growing up in an underserved Hispanic community, I experienced a lot of dental decay, pain, and embarrassment. When I was able to pursue dental treatment, I soon realized how life changing dentistry could be. It was then that I decided to pursue career in dentistry. My hope is to change lives as my life was changed by a simple dental visit.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Health Science at the University of Central Florida. After graduating UCF, I moved to Nashville, TN to attend Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. After finishing dental school, I continued my dental education in Advanced General Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ., where I spent a year advancing my skills in implants, dentures, orofacial pain and cosmetic dentistry. I gained a great deal of experience in treating medically compromised patients, special needs patients, and those with oral cancer. I have a passion for teaching patients about whole body well-being and oral health.
New Patient Offers
We know you have your choice of where you go to the dentist, so we want to thank you for choosing our practice.
Acierno Dental is a modern dental clinic, specialized in diagnostics and treatment of dental and oral disorders. We offer comprehensive services from all fields of dentistry. In addition to high-end dental equipment, all services are provided in a comfortable, luxury environment.
Monday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am - 3:00 pm*
*Oral Surgeon Only