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Dr. Yani

I was drawn to dentistry at an early age, and pursued it with a passion. I understand the importance of being knowledgeable about current treatments and offering access to the latest technology: these deliver the most comfortable care and strongest results for my patients.

They, my patients, are my true passion. Everyone I meet and care for is a unique individual, with a unique situation and concerns. I enjoy getting to know each as real people; every person has something interesting to share, and I learn so much from our conversations. I love those moments, and the connections that grow between us.

To spend my days helping people reach optimal dental health a life-changing smile: what could be better?  Dr. Yani

Education and Continuing Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Florida
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Each year Dr. Yani pursue many hours of continuing education. By staying abreast of changes in dental treatments, materials, and technologies, she ensures her patients receive the highest level of care. Through her attendance at conferences, lectures, and seminars, Dr. Yani learns from the leaders in oral healthcare. She’s constantly strengthening and expanding her skills and knowledge. It’s Dr. Yani’s goal that every patient is comfortable during their visits and smiling at the end of their treatment. Continuing education ensures that happens.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Atlantic Coast Dental Association

Personal Life


Born and raised in Bolivia, Dr. Yani practiced dentistry in her home country until 2001. She also volunteered at Bolivia’s Cancer Center Institute, providing free dental care to children, and participated with a team from Yale University to care for children with cleft lip and palate.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Yani has lived in Fort Lauderdale with her daughter, Stephanie. The family also has a adorable pug Otis. Spending time with her loved ones is important to Dr. Yani, especially enjoying outside activities and the sun. She’s an avid traveler, with a sense of adventure, and wants to see as much of the world as she can.

Dr Theofilos Koutouzis

A Passion for Dental Health


Dr Theofilos Koutouzis DDS, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Koutouzis is the Director of the prestigious Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontology and Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University. He has trained generations of periodontists that practice all over the world. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Koutouzis earned his Certificate and Master’s Degree in Periodontology at Gothenburg University in Sweden. Gothenburg University is world-renowned as the birthplace of dental implants, where they were invented and developed through top research. In addition, Dr. Koutouzis received a second certificate in Periodontology from University of Florida, where he also served as an Assistant and Associate Professor for 8 years.
Dr. Koutouzis has contributed to the development and evaluation of several surgical techniques in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. He maintains an active research team at Nova Southeastern University evaluating several innovative treatment methods related to Periodontology and dental implants. He serves as a consultant and shares his expertise with several dental implant companies. He has published extensively in scientific literature and actively lectures at scientific meetings all over the world.
Dr. Koutouzis is an award-winning periodontist in research and education from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation Award, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. He is the recipient of the prestigious Astra Tech World Conference Basic Research Competition Award.

MessageOur Staff

5 star dental office! Thank you Dr Yani and team for being so welcoming, reassuring and attentive to my needs. Overall a great experience! Anna T. - patient

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Fort Lauderdale Office

212 SE 12th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (954) 525-6010

Fort Lauderdale Office

212 SE 12th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (954) 525-6010