Dental Staff

All professionals at Palm City Dental Arts maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Alex Planes

    Dr. Alex Planes is a cosmetic dentist and native of South Florida. Following dental school, he spent an additional two years furthering his education at Columbia University before establishing his practice in Vero Beach.
    Though Dr. Planes provides a wide range of dental services, his extensive training and experience in implant and aesthetic dentistry have contributed to his esteemed reputation as a Vero Beach cosmetic dentist. Dr. Planes also completed training at Augusta University and certified in the State of Florida for conscious sedation.

    Today, Dr. Planes maintains membership in multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also achieved Mastership status from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

    Dr. Planes is committed to providing patients with the utmost in comprehensive dental care. After being elected as one of America’s Top Dentists multiple times by the Consumers Research Council of America, he continues to work harder than ever to serve and expand throughout the Vero Beach area with ground-breaking technologies and personalized patient care.

    At Palm City Dental Arts, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit to our practice, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.

    Dr. Alex Planes provides excellent general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care at his offices in Vero Beach and 2 offices in Port St. Lucie, FL.
    Dr. Planes is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

    • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • The American Dental Association
    • The Academy of General Dentistry
    • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
    • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

  • Dr.
    Joy Eakins

    I am a cosmetic and implant dentist, with a passion for restoring others confidence and enhancing their quality of life. I believe health care should be a conversation, not a lecture. Dentistry should be as relaxing as going to a spa and oral health should be approached in a holistic manner, taking in clues from the entire body. My goal is to make dentistry easy for patients of all ages and fear levels.

    * Earned my Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville.
    * My innovative approach to smile design stems from my advanced coursework in cosmetics, invisalign, and laser dentistry.
    *Completed over 100 hours of specialized training in the field of Implantology.
    * Awarded fellowship status in the International Congress of Implantologists & The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.  
    * Developed in depth knowledge of pediatric treatment and oral development.

    My husband and I live in Hobe Sound, FL. I am originally a native of Seattle, so if you are looking for good local coffee, I will lead you in the right direction. Feel free to follow me and check out some incredible Before & After Photos on my instagram at smilesbyjoy.

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