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Meet our unique father-and-son team, Dr. Harvey J. Adelson and Dr. Charles Adelson! With decades of combined experience serving the Tamarac and Fort Lauderdale area, this cosmetic dentist and periodontist offer expertise in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere at the Adelson Institute for Aesthetics and Implant Dentistry. We’re happy to have the opportunity to provide some information about our dentists and support staff and allow you to get to know them a little better.
Dr. Harvey J. Adelson has been described as a "dentist’s dentist" who is widely respected and admired by his peers. After practicing in Manhattan and Glen Cove, New York, he moved to Florida and began serving the Tamarac and Fort Lauderdale area in 1973.
Dr. Adelson spent his formative years in New York City, where he graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He completed his B.S. in molecular biology at the University of Buffalo, then earned his dental degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A graduate of the world-famous Pankey Institute, Dr. Adelson completed an ADA-approved general practice residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Adelson is always updating his clinical skills through the research and continuing education courses available through his membership in the International Seattle Study Club. In addition, he has been a clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern School of Dental Medicine for many years.
Dr. Harvey J. Adelson served his community as past president of the Broward County Dental Association and as a delegate to the Florida Dental Association. In 1986, he received his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. His continuing education courses have led him to his interest in cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Atlantic Coast Dental Association.
Dr. Harvey J. Adelson lived in the north for many years, but decided he wanted to establish his family in the warmer climate and more beautiful environment of South Florida. He and his wife have raised three children since moving to the state. In his free time, he enjoys photography, jogging, and tennis.
He is extremely proud that his son, Charles, has joined his practice as a periodontist. This arrangement provides patients with a unique opportunity to enjoy a very high level of comprehensive dental care in one location.
Raised in the sunshine state, Dr. Charles Adelson graduated from J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs and continued his education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he received a B.S. in Micro and Molecular Biology. He was a member of a variety of honor societies there, including Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key International Honour Society, the Dean’s List, and the President’s Honor Roll.
Dr. Charles Adelson went on to receive his Doctor of Medical Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University’s School of Dental Medicine. He continued his studies there after completing a three-year postdoctoral surgical residency with extensive training in implant placement, periodontal surgery, and regenerative bone therapy. He wrote his research thesis on the role of plasminogen activators in periodontal disease and diabetes.
Dr. Charles Adelson is a member of the following professional organizations:
Though licensed to practice in 36 states, he has chosen to practice in his home state of Florida.
Serving Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale, and all of South Florida, cosmetic dentist Dr. Harvey Adelson and periodontist Dr. Charles Adelson are known for their family-friendly approach to general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry.
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area of South Florida, contact cosmetic dentist Dr. Harvey Adelson and periodontist Dr. Charles Adelson for premier dental care in a friendly, family-oriented environment.
Adelson Institute For Aesthetics & Implant Dentistry
7737 North University Drive, Suite 207
Tamarac, Florida 33321
In June of 2006, Dr. Charles Adelson participated in a medical mission sponsored by the Women of Hope. He traveled to both the inner cities and the rural areas of Jamaica, providing dental care to orphan children. He has said of the trip, "This was the most rewarding experience I’ve had in dentistry. Delivering quality dental care to children who otherwise would not have any access to modern medical treatment was tremendously satisfying. It put a smile on my face as well as on the faces of the children I treated. I plan to do this every year."
After graduating from Queens College of CUNY with a BA in education, Donna moved to Broward County, Florida to teach elementary school and raise her family. Time management skills came naturally to a busy mother of three, and when the children were off to college, Donna joined the Adelson Institute team. Her warm, caring nature is evident in every aspect of her work with patients. She always feels a sense of satisfaction when she can help a patient make decisions regarding their dental treatment. She answers phone calls, makes appointments, helps with insurance and financial questions and in general does a great job accommodating our patient’s busy schedules with appointments. She loves seeing patients overcome their dental fears and achieve a great smile. "I love seeing the joy on a patient's face after a complete smile makeover!"
Outside of the office, Donna enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends, playing tennis and taking long walks on the beach.
Clariza was born in Cuba and raised as a young child in Ft. Lauderdale. She graduated from Northeast High School and attended Broward College and Keiser University studying dental assisting. She has been in the field since age 17. She has had the opportunity to work with some of the most highly skilled dental professionals in both general and periodontal procedures.
“My goal is to bring a gentle and caring touch to my patients, making them comfortable and relaxed while providing the optimum level of care. It’s so exciting to be in a profession that helps to improve the lives of people every day!” In my spare time, I enjoy walking, cooking, and spending time my family & friends.
Vicky is a native Floridian, born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale. She has been a proud member of the Adelson Institute since 2003. During her third year at the University of North Florida, she studied abroad in Spain. It was there that her passion for travel and embracing new cultures began. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Mass Communications, she used her bilingual talent to accept a teaching position as a North American Language and Culture Assistant in Spain to teach English.
“I have always had a positive outlook and a drive for excellence. With my business experience, insurance training, and my passion for people, I believe I am the ideal person to help our patient family to receive the care and coverage they deserve.” When you meet Vicky in person, you’ll agree that she is a natural fit for our team!
Debby has been a practicing dental hygienist for the past 30 years. Her passion and enthusiasm for dental hygiene and for teaching our patients how to best care for the health of their mouth and teeth is her primary goal. “More than a practitioner, I consider myself an educator, providing my patients with all the skills and tools they’ll need to maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.“ She graduated from New York City Community College with an AAS degree and interned at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. In 1971 she relocated to the Sunshine state! She has had experience in private practice with both general dentists and periodontists. “I love practicing with both Dr. Harvey Adelson and Dr. Charlie Adelson. Their goal is to provide the most up-to-date dentistry for our patients, and their enthusiasm is definitely contagious! The staff and patients here at the Adelson Institute are truly one big happy family!”
Outside of dentistry, Debby volunteers at Career Day at several local high schools, giving students an overview of the dental hygiene field in today’s world of modern dentistry. She is also an advocate for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), working with special needs and disabled patients. This organization helps provide support for the mentally challenged and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her two grown children and her beautiful granddaughter, cooking, reading and creating art designs.
Erika is a native Floridian, born in Ft. Lauderdale. It was during her senior year at Ely High School when she found her passion for the dental field. Since that time she has worked in several areas of dentistry, including administration and dental assisting as well as teaching these subjects at the Sanford Brown Institute. It was there that she felt she could not only teach, but inspire young people in the field that she was so passionate about. In our office, she dedicates her energies to dental administration, patient relations and assisting as part of our clinical team. She is driven by a love of life and a love for people which is evident by her genuinely warm and beautiful smile! Her goal is to create an overall pleasant experience for each of her patients.
“I love being a part of the Adelson Institute. The amazing staff and wonderful patients are truly my inspiration. Every day in this fantastic office is a joy for me and for the patients with whom I have contact. “When I’m not working, I enjoy shopping and spending quality time with my two fantastic children.”
Serving Tamarac and the Fort Lauderdale area of sunny South Florida, our periodontist, and support staff treat every patient as an individual and as a friend. You will find that everyone who works at our office is friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate. We work to make your dental experience as rewarding and stress-free as possible.
With premier credentials and training, Dr. Harvey J. Adelson and Dr. Charles Adelson are ready to give you the smile of your dreams! Come visit us and experience premier implant and cosmetic dentistry — including porcelain veneers, ZOOM!® teeth whitening, and full smile makeover — in an intimate, family-friendly setting. Contact our South Florida cosmetic dentist and periodontist today, or view our smile gallery to see the stunning results achieved at the Adelson Institute for Aesthetics and Implant Dentistry.