Our Bonita Springs Doctors
Dr. Robert Bracho, DDS
A Maryland native, Dr. Bracho was born and raised in the Washington D.C. metro area. He attended St. Lawrence University, where he received his undergraduate degree in neuroscience. In addition to academics, Dr. Bracho was an All-League player for the St. Lawrence University football team. Dr. Bracho attended University of Maryland Dental School where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He was a participant in the universities Oral Surgery Clerkship. Through this opportunity, Dr. Bracho was able to gain advanced knowledge and experience in surgical procedures and extractions. He was an active member of Gamma Pi Delta, a prosthodontics honor society.
Continuing his pursuit of knowledge, Dr. Bracho has completed a Digital Smile Design Residency at New York University, learning to implement the cutting edge of digital dentistry. Dr. Bracho is part of the mentor program for Condor Technologies, developing their new intraoral scanner. His Fellowship with the International Academy of Laser Dentistry, and LANAP Protocol Certification, allows Dr. Bracho to treat patients suffering from periodontal disease in a proven method with unseen results. To help patients with obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Bracho utilizes his course training with AADSM (American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine) on Mandibular Advancement Devices. Dr. Bracho’s extended course work includes training in Invisalign and Propel accelerated orthodontics. Dr. Bracho completed a comprehensive program in parenteral conscious sedation, to gain certification in sedation dentistry. This mini residency was completed at the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in conjunction with Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences. The coursework and certifications allow Dr. Bracho to perform oral and IV sedation for his nervous and fearful patients. Additionally, he has studied at the Dawson Academy for TMJ and occlusion treatments.
Dr. Bracho is a standing member of the A.D.A, A.A.C.D., and the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry. Dr. Bracho has committed to the accreditation process for the A.A.C.D.. He is also certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.
When not practicing his passion of dentistry, he can be found practicing agility with his golden retriever Griz; or on his boat fly-fishing in the 10,000 Islands in pursuit of redfish, snook, and tarpon.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Digital Smile Design New York University
Certification in Sedation Dentistry
Oral & IV Sedation
Invisalign & Propel Accelerated Orthodontics
Dr. Samanta Andisco, DMD
Dr. Andisco now lives in Bonita Springs with her amazing husband, two children and two golden doodle dogs. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Fort Myers, Florida with her family at the age of 14. She graduated from Fort Myers High, where she obtained the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program Diploma. Dr. Andisco went on to the University of Central Florida, where she received a full athletic scholarship to play volleyball. She graduated from UCF with a BA degree in Biology in 2002. She then attended Nova Southeastern University, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). She is fluent in both English and Spanish (Se Habla Español!)
Dr. Andisco got married while in Dental School to her amazing husband, who was also on scholarship at UCF for tennis. After graduating from Dental School, she moved with her husband back to Fort Myers. It was shortly after this that she first started practicing in Port Charlotte. She moved on to a larger group practice shortly after the birth of her daughter, Gabriella.
Dr. Andisco got involved early in occlusion study clubs and began taking several courses at the Dawson Academy. She has undertaken course training in Invisalign and has taken on many Invisalign cases over the years. She thoroughly enjoys improving a patient’s smile aesthetically as well as helping the patient overcome pains and headaches through occlusal corrections.
After having her second child, Maxton, she decided to work closer to home. She began working part-time in Bonita Springs and part-time in Marco Island. The Bonita Springs office was a transition into a pediatric environment. She was able to work closely with children and special needs kids. Having a special needs child herself, Dr. Andisco enjoyed this experience immensely. She found working with pediatrics to be very rewarding. She believes that by providing young children with positive dental experiences, we can help set them up for a lifetime of good oral health habits and minimize their fear of the dentist!
Over her career, she has sought out continuing education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, complex dental crown and bridge cases. Dr. Andisco met Dr. Bracho during her time working at the Marco Island practice. They worked exceptionally well together and shared the same dental treatment philosophies. When the opportunity presented itself to become co-owners in SMILE Dental, both doctors felt extremely fortunate. They know together, they can achieve great dental care for patients of all ages.
Dr. Andisco's continuing education has included: occlusion, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Hands-on Course Training
Course Training & Continuing Education