Dr. Donald Van is an experienced and compassionate dentist who offers comprehensive, high quality gentle dental care in his state-of-the-art practice.
Dr. Van completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Indiana University. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Central Florida District Dental Association and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Van and his staff are proud of the warm patient-friendly environment they have created and of the lifelong relationships they have built with multi-generational families in the area. Dr. Van welcomes patients of all ages and looks forward to meeting you and offering you the professional, caring and pain free oral health care that you deserve.
Saira Velez was born in Medellin, Colombia. She relocated to states in 1989 and first resided in New Jersey. In 1999, she started her career as a health care provider as a gifted Medical Assistant. Many years later, she was given the opportunity to move to Orlando with her husband and son. During this time, she was fortunate enough to transitioned into dentistry as a Dental Assistant. Knowing where her aspirations were, Saira then took her talents to learn more in business and administration and became highly trained in Small Business Administration.
As the Office Manager of Ventura Dental, she oversees the everyday office operations while providing patients with a Paradise-type of customer care. With her welcoming smile and incredible positive persona, she has always been committed to making our patients and their family’s experience an exceedingly positive one!
Saira has 15 years of dental experience and over 20 years in customer service. She also serves as our treatment coordinator. By sharing her wealth of knowledge, she can provide our patients an optimum learning experience of their dental health and conditions. Ultimately, her exceptional customer service and management skills helps equip our team to best serve our patients and their families.
Favorite Hobbies: Family time, decorating, dancing, Universal Studios, cooking, music.
Something that she’ll never forget: My kids.
Favorite Food: Seafood, Bandeja Paisa!
Favorite Drink: Margarita's.
Best Season: Summer, =) Love it!
Wanda Rodriguez is from Dominican Republic, she was born on October 2nd in the beautiful city of San Pedro de Macoris, where a lot of Major League baseball players comes from.
Since 2010, she has spent many years traveling between New York and Dominican Republic. In 2015, Wanda graduated with a Doctor of Dental Degree from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. She always had the aspiration to be with her family in the U.S. and to practice dentistry. Wanda returned to the states in 2015 with an exceedingly high level of training in dentistry. For the last number of years, she has been providing dental care as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant and Clinical Manager in different offices in New York and our sunshine state of Florida.
Mrs. Rodriguez was also educated in Medical school from 2007 to 2009 in Dominican Republic. With specialized training in OB GYN and Perinatology at Antonio Musa Regional Hospital. Wanda has years of experience and develop high level skills in dentistry from taking impressions, imaging in x-rays and CBCT, standardizing sterilization techniques, patient communication skills and building rapport to make sure our patients understand their dental treatment and conditions.
Favorite Hobbies: Sleep, eat and watching movies with her family.
Something that she’ll never forget: To eat.
Favorite Movie: Titanic and Ratatouille.
Favorite Food: Dominican, Asian, Thai, Colombian.
Favorite Drink: Red wine, coke.
Best Season: Fall and winter.
When not practicing dentistry: Wanda can be found eating, with her husband and two daughters or just at home cooking and resting.
Marilena Caruso was born and raised in Venezuela. In 2009, she graduated as a Doctor of Dentistry in Universidad Romulo Gallegos. Then in 2010, she furthered her training and specialized in Pediatric Dentistry. Astoundingly, she was honored in 2014 to received her Masters of doctorate in Orthodontics in Sao Paolo, Brazil. She now live here in our community with her husband and three little boys.
Marilena is also multilingual is Spanish, Italian and the English languages. In addition, further her language base and learned Portuguese while completing her masters in Brazil. She now provides exceptional dental care in the states by completing her Dental Hygienist certification here in Orlando.
Favorite Hobbies: Quality time with sons and husband, Yoga, meditation, painting, scuba diving.
Something that she’ll never forget: My kids.
Favorite Food: Sushi.
Favorite Drink: Mojito.
Best Season: Spring.