Midtown Dental Newsletter Newsletter Vol.1

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Celebrating 20 years!

We are celebrating 20 years in business as a leading dental provider in the Lakeland, FL community. Our journey started nearly two decades ago when Dr. Nerestant took over Midtown Dental in October 2002. Since our founding year, it has been our priority to create long-lasting partnerships with our patients.

Our story begins with a first-generation dentist, Dr. Nerestant, born in Cap Haitien, Haiti. His humble beginnings and commitment to his family have set the foundation of his entire career. In all that Dr. Nerestant does, he does it with excellence, dedication, and integrity. The first thing you’re sure to notice about our practice is the welcoming interaction from all team members. Midtown Dental is not just a dental practice; we are a family. Our patient’s comfort is a top priority. We want your visit to be low-stress; from the moment you walk in our door, our team is focused on your well-being. You’ll feel our special attention from scheduling an appointment to treatment follow-up. We listen and partner with our patients to help achieve their goals. Nothing makes us happier than helping our clients achieve optimal health while witnessing the beautiful transformations that forever change our patients’ lives.

Our dental practice has experienced a lot in its 20 years. There are many impressive awards and highlights if you go back in time. But, the most important is the commitment to serving the community. For the past 13 years (except recently, due to COVID-19), Midtown Dental has opened its Private Practice for two days a year to offer FREE dental care to residents of the Lakeland Community. In recognition of Dr. Nerestant’s community service, he was awarded The Lakeland City Maker Award, a distinction reserved for a select few influencers in the community. Dr. Nerestant and a team of volunteers also participate in an overseas mission trip to the Caribbean every year. We feel blessed to work in a field we love and feel passionate about giving back whenever the opportunity arises.

Twenty years under our belt is a fantastic milestone; all that the world is going through today-this means even more. Twenty years later, Midtown Dental remains steadfast in providing exceptional care. Today and in the future, our values remain the same: Excellence, patient-centered care, teamwork, and Integrity.

We are so grateful to our customers for trusting us to do what we love best. Cheers to 20 years!

Meet Our Doctors


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.

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. 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.

2021 marked a personal milestone birthday. As Dr. Nerestant turned 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.


Dr. Klein grew up in North Carolina, earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Klein received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida in 2013 and has been practicing in Lakeland for nine years. She has studied with the Nash Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry and is excited to announce that she will become a certified provider of Invisalign in March.

Dr. Klein has a passion for helping people and loves interacting with her patients. She feels so blessed and grateful to be able to do what she loves. Dr. Klein chose to join the Midtown Dental family because they share that same passion and understand dentistry is about making a positive difference in the lives of others. Dr. Klein and her husband have a 5-year-old daughter, Kinley, and just welcomed their second daughter, Madison, in July. They have an Australian Shepherd named Jack and love spending time as a family. She also enjoys baking, running and going to the beach.

What is your specialty? Building relationships with my patients so that I can ease any fear or anxiety they may have and provide the highest quality dental care I can in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

What do you love about being a part of the Midtown Dental team? I love our team. It is such a pleasure to work with a team that strives day in and day out to provide the best patient care and experiences we can while working together like one big family.

What brings you the most pride and happiness at work? When my patients tell me they are no longer afraid of going to the dentist and look forward to coming and knowing that I am providing a reason for them to smile and enhance their quality of life.

What is something new patients should know about you? I had a bad dental experience as a child, so I understand where many patients are coming from when it comes to fear or anxiety holding them back. I am here to treat them as part of our family. I make sure patients understand things and feel comfortable during procedures.


Dr. Daphne Toussaint sees dentistry as a profession where she can transform lives and use the artistry of working with her hands to provide customized dental treatment that patients desire. Dr. Toussaint has been going the extra mile in dentistry from an early age. She started working at Midtown Dental when she was 16-years-old as a Sterilization Technician to raise money for her high school marching band, for which she played the saxophone. Dr. Toussaint quickly fell in love with dentistry while watching her cousin Dr. Nerestant treat patients at Midtown Dental. 

Dr. Toussaint graduated Cum Laude from the University Of Florida (UF) with a Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. Afterward, she completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) training at the New York University Langone Medical Center.

Since her days as a double gator, Dr. Toussaint has fostered her dentistry joy. Dr. Toussaint enjoys taking courses to enhance the care she provides for her patients. One includes studying at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, which focuses on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Her training and experience have allowed her to transform her patient’s smiles with cosmetic cases, rebuild broken teeth, and gently deliver comprehensive care.

Dr. Toussaint also enjoys giving back to communities. Dr. Toussaint has traveled to places as far as Panama, Haiti, Guatemala, and Trinidad to provide dental care to people who otherwise would not have access to it. She has also committed to serving the people of Lakeland by delivering care in Midtown Dental’s very own annual Free Dental Day. When not in the office, one of the places you will find her is at her CrossFit gym, pushing her fitness to the next level. She has completed numerous Half Marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks. With Dr. Nerestant, she is currently training and competing as a bikini fitness model for WBFF (World’s Beauty Fitness and Fashion) in Las Vegas. She also adores spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being a foodie. Dr. Toussaint is elated and honored to serve the people of Lakeland.