Meet the Dentist

Dr. Vivian DeLuca

DMD, FAGD, FADIA

"Your dental health is so much more integral to your overall health than most people understand. My passion is helping people live healthier lives by taking care of their teeth!"

Dr Vivian DeLuca

About Me

Raised in Dayton, Ohio by an engineer and homemaker with a medical background, I was one of five children. We all had summer jobs and were diligent in school. I graduated from Ohio State University in 1987 with a Bachelors in Fine Art – Sculptor then headed out to California. Shortly after that in 1990, I was hired out of the dental chair by my local dentist to run and manage one of his four offices. Looking for someone with a mid-western work-ethic and a fiery personality, they could tell I would pick it all up quickly.

Before I knew it, a new and unexpected career in dentistry was born. From there only a year late, one of Dr. K’s dental associates hired me to start a new office for him. He trained me to assist chair-side, and I moved from front office business assistant to clinical dental assistant. I later worked for a world-class prosthodontist for four years and spent four more years working for a few different orthodontists. When they stopped answering my questions, I decided it was time to go to dental school.

I returned to night school to take the necessary sciences to prepare for dental school. After joining the U.S. Navy during my first year of dental school, I graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2001. My first tour of duty was in Okinawa, Japan where I completed my AEGD residency. I was then transferred to Kings Bay, Georgia to complete my obligation to the U.S. Navy Dental Corp.

After my separation from service, I moved to Tampa, Florida in the middle of a four-hurricane season to begin my professional dental career. I worked as an associate dentist until opening my own private practice, “Impeccable Smiles” in 2010.

My mission is to provide every patient with comprehensive dental care in a compassionate, home-like setting. I take a natural, holistic approach to dentistry. I believe you must focus on improving oral health to improve the overall health of the body — they go hand in hand. By finding the root causes of patients’ dental problems, often medical in nature, I help create long-term, sustainable solutions and help to improve their overall physical and oral health.

What I do every day combines my background in art and the health sciences to help patients solve their dental problems — big and small. As a trained artist, I recreate what disease has destroyed. As a scientist, I find the source and solutions for patients’ diseases and state of disrepair. As an innate caregiver, I help my patients cope with anxiety and fear that are common with dental issues help them to achieve their very own impeccable smile.

Dental Education

  • B.A. in Fine Art, Ohio State University — 1987
  • DMD: University of Florida College of Dentistry — 2001
  • AEGD: Residency: U.S. Navy Dental Corp., Okinawa, Japan — 2002
  • Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies — 2004-2005
  • FAGD: Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry — 2007
  • FADIA: Fellowship in American Dental Implant Association — 2009

Advanced Continuing Dental Education

  • Oral Conscious Sedation, DOCS Training
  • Aesthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Invisalign BracesClear Correct Removable Braces
  • Orthodontic Seminars, Orlando Mid-Atlantic, Tip-Edge and Straight Wire Techniques
  • Implant Dentistry Continuum, Dr. Arun Garg
  • MDI and SHATKIN Mini-Dental Implant Placement Seminars
  • The Periodontal Institute’s Surgical Techniques Continuum
  • Turbyfill Custom Characterized Dentures/Partial Denture Seminars
  • Dawson Academy of Advanced Predictable Dentistry
  • Tulsa Dental Advanced Rotary Endodontic Therapy courses — Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS
  • Endodontic Root Kamp with Dr. Kit Weathers DDS/U.S. Navy Dental Seminars
  • Orofacial Pain and TMJ/TMD, Headache Pain Therapy — AAFE
  • Botox Injection – Myofascial Pain Trigger Point Injection Therapy — AAFE
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetic Botox and Dermal Fillers
  • Dental Sleep Medicine/Sleep Apnea — Sleep Solutions Seminars/ ADA Sleep Apnea Symposium
  • Bell Leadership Institute and Dental Boot Kamp/Team Building