Dr. Nerestant received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University Detroit/Mercy in Michigan. Immediately after, he joined the Air Force as an Officer in the Dental Corps. Since his Air Force days, Dr. Nerestant has been nurturing a passion for comprehensive dentistry. He has studied with the esteemed Dawson Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, Misch Implant Institute, Nash Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Frank Spear, a living legend in Cosmetic Dentistry, to name a few.
Dr. Nerestant utilizes his extensive training and experience to treat even the most challenging dental situations. He has been delivering cosmetic, implant, and functional solutions to patients for over 23 years. His commitment to “doing it right” and ability to “handle just about anything” has won him the admiration of thousands of patients.
A big bonus is that Dr. Nerestant uses his expertise to prevent big problems from ever happening. He has been helping patients so they can enjoy eating and smiling again with dental implants since 1998. He has implemented unique methods of implant dentistry to “rescue” denture patients and those with debilitated teeth needing complete reconstructions. He also uses special techniques in sedation dentistry for fearful patients. Combined with advanced techniques, these strategies allow even the most compromised individual to return to a life of enjoying dental health. In light of his broad scope of training, most of his patient’s treatments are performed in the same office.
Advanced training is accessible to any licensed dentist. What sets Dr. Nerestant apart, in addition to his commitment to avail his patients of the best Dentistry has to offer, is his calming demeanor, his attentiveness in “listening” to his patients, and his genuine concern for his patient’s comfort. Also, when you talk to Dr. Nerestant, you soon learn why this soft-spoken man has built such a great practice. He takes little credit and points to his team of dedicated professionals with decades of combined experience.
- University of Detroit/Mercy School of Dentistry
- US Air Force
- Nash Institute
- Misch Institute/Temple University
- Dawson Academy
- Scottsdale Center For Dentistry
- University of Alabama IV Sedation
- MGE: Practice Management with a Strong Emphasis on Communication Skills for the Dentist and Dental Team
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Fellow)
- Misch International Implant Institute (Fellow)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow-Candidate)
- National Dental Association
- Tampa Area Dental Association
Dr. Nerestant has a long history of achievement from his younger days to the present in his professional life. He received the “Air Force Achievement Medal” for his outstanding leadership, professional skills, and dedication to his patients in the Air Force.
Dr. Nerestant is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), one of the highest international designations for skill in the surgery and restoration of dental implants, the most life-changing treatment that dentistry offers. He has gained fellowship status at the Misch International Implant Institute (MIII), the most acclaimed implant training institute globally. Both (ICOI and MIII) are very select dental-medical groups that recognize achievement in overall dental skills and the specialized area of dental implant surgery and reconstruction. He is a candidate for Fellowship in the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), a recognition of the countless hours he has devoted to the broad range field of Cosmetic Dentistry for the benefit of his patients.
In 2013, Dr. Nerestant was honored with The Tampa Bay Area Dental Association’s Carl H. Norton award, given to celebrate and recognize an outstanding dentist that has promoted dental health education and service to the greater Tampa Bay community.
As a first-generation dentist, Dr. Nerestant was born in Cap Haitien, Haiti, the second-largest city in Haiti. He was raised in a country setting and grew up generally roaming the rural countryside and spending time on his relative’s farms. At 14, he moved to New York to rejoin his parents, who had migrated to the US years earlier. Although he was an only child, he grew up in the company of many cousins, an experience that strengthened his appreciation for his large family.
After finishing High School in the top 5% of his class of over 400 students, Dr. Nerestant left the nest to pursue his dream. Soon after, the first of his two sisters, Esther, arrived. Three years later, his mother gave birth to his second sister, Danielle. He id the proud uncle of Josette, Adele, and Jacob Jr.
Dr. Nerestant came to Tampa to complete his tour with the US Air Force. Shortly after his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, Dr. Nerestant came to Lakeland in 2001. He has been active over the years with the LVIM (Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine). For the past 13 years (except for 2020, due to COVID-19), he opens his Private Practice for two days a year to offer FREE dental care to residents of his Lakeland Community. In recognition of his community service, he was awarded in October 2018, The Lakeland City Maker Award, a distinction reserved for a select few influencers in the community.
Dr. Nerestant’s an avid world Traveler and has married his love of traveling and penchant for Philanthropic endeavors thru various overseas Medical/Dental Mission Trips to regions like Cameroon, Jamaica, his native Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago.
He has a wide range of interests, including traveling, cooking, Toastmasters, fitness, and is an active athlete in soccer and tennis. He
is learning to speak Spanish.
2021 marks a personal milestone birthday. As Dr. Nerestant turns 50 this year, he set out to take his fitness and nutrition to the next level. He fulfilled a bucket list with a quick starter recomposition plan and competed as a Male Fitness Model at the WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion) in Las Vegas.
Dr. Nerestant’s stated purpose in life is to inspire everyone he encounters to reveal the best version of themselves authentically. This mission starts with him.