Meet the Dentists

Meet Dr. Evelyn Arellano, DDS

Dr. Arellano brings more than 20 years in practice to Estero Bay Dental. She has practiced at several Florida dental offices, most recently in Naples. She relocated to Estero and joined our team in 2022. Dr. Arellano’s passion is oral surgery. She has undergone extensive training, been an educator on the topic, and has decades of applied clinical experience with oral surgical procedures.

Patients know Dr. Arellano as a gentle, compassionate dentist with a genuine interest in getting to know and understand them. Dr. Arellano is committed to providing  superior dental care that focuses on each patient’s unique needs and goals. When she is your dentist, you have a dentist who truly cares about you as a person.

Dr. Arellano graduated from Central University of Venezuela, School of Dental Medicine. She completed a residency in oral surgery at San Martin University in Bogota, Colombia. Upon moving to Florida, she studied at Nova Southeastern University, where she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Arellano also served as Undergraduate Director and instructor at Nova Southeastern University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Arellano is fluent in English and Spanish. She is a member of:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Educators Association (ADEA)
  • Venezuelan Dentists Association

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Chavez, DDS

Dr. Elizabeth Chavez has been in dentistry for several years. She graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic as Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Chavez completed additional graduate studies in dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City. In addition to her practice here at Estero Bay Dental, Dr. Chavez has been the lead dentist at Elite Dental Care in Naples since 2020.

Dr. Chavez approaches her patients with empathy and compassion, setting them at ease with kindness and humor. Skilled at patient communication, she enjoys connecting with her patients, guiding them through the treatment process, and watching their self-confidence improve along with their smiles. Her goal is to build relationships with her patients not only by offering the best dentistry in Estero, FL but by demonstrating that they can trust her to put their best interests, and budgets, first when making treatment recommendations.

Dr. Chavez was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Cape Coral, FL. She has lived in Santo Domingo, Sarasota and New York City. She now lives in Cape Coral with Sparky, her 15-year-old Chihuahua.

In her free time, she stays active by taking walks and jogging. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is community-oriented and participates in multiple free dentistry events.

Dr. Chavez is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
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