About Your Dentist

Jacob Berger, DMD

“Be true to your teeth, or they will be false to you.”

My Mission

"My mission is to care for my patients with compassion, empathy, and a healthy sense of humor. I strive to provide the best dentistry I can in order to be a leader in my field, as well as in my community. If I put the patient first, everything else seems to fall into place."

Education

Doctorate of Dental Medicine
ATSU - Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health - Mesa, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

Professional Development / Personal Excellence

Dr. Berger is an active member of the Hispanic Dental Association, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. In addition to duties at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch, Dr. Berger also serves as Regional Doctor Mentor of Operations at Heartland Dental.

Life & Hobbies

When he isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Berger enjoys spending quality time with his family. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, lift weights and enjoy outdoor activities. His past career was barbering in the Tampa area! Dr. Berger attends church regularly and uses his Sundays to catch up with his family over lunch.

Courtney Fridella, DMD

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”

My Mission

“My mission is to always treat each of my patients in a comprehensive manner as oral health plays a significant role in one's systemic well-being. With every person who I am lucky enough to call my patient, I passionately strive to provide them with the best and most pleasant dental experience unique to them. We will sit down together and come up with the best treatment plan that fits your dental goals. I am blessed to be a dentist and cannot wait to be YOUR dentist.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

Professional Memberships

Dr. Fridella is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Fridella is a Floridian born and raised! She grew up in the Tampa Bay area, is a Florida Gator through and through, and loves nothing more than warm, sunny beaches. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Fridella loves spending time with her big Italian family, being with friends, and taking care of her Goldendoodle puppy. She also enjoys riding her Peloton, reading thriller novels, boating, and baking!

Bryce Opps, DMD

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable when I step in the operatory.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
LECOM – Bradenton, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wisconsin

Professional Memberships

Dr. Opps is an active member of the Florida Dental Association and the West Coast Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Opps loves to stay active and spend time with his two dogs, George and Evander! In his free time, he loves to watch his favorite Wisconsin teams play sports (the Bucks, Packers, Badgers, Brewers) and play golf!