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The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
 

            dental care, dentist Fort Myers, FL, Dr. Paul KuhnDr. Paul Kuhn:

  • Attended the University of Iowa from 1975-1979, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. He then went on to graduate from the University of Iowa Dental School in 1983.
  • From 1983 - 1998 he practiced dentistry in the Midwest.
  • In 1998, Dr. Kuhn and his family escaped the cold Midwest winters and relocated to sunny Southwest Florida, where he has been enjoying paradise and practicing comprehensive dentistry for the last 12 years.
  • In June of 2008, he and Dr. Scott Bakos opened their state of the art new office: Horizon One Dental, where they offer patients the latest advancements in dental procedures and comfort, while also treating them with respect and giving them the personal attention they deserve.
  • Dr. Kuhn, his wife and their three happy and spoiled dogs live in Naples.  He and his wife have three grown sons; two of whom are married.  All three sons attended college in Florida.  The universities attended and thus divided team loyalties range from UF in Gainesville, FSU in Tallahassee and FGCU in Estero.  It makes game days interesting in the Kuhn family.
  • When not busy making Horizon One Dental a dental practice of excellence and high standards, Dr. Kuhn has a couple of personal interests on which he focuses his efforts.  Along with his wife, they enjoy working out a local cross-fit gym.  Another area of strong passion for Dr. and Mrs. Kuhn is doing whatever they can to further the cause of finding “forever homes” for all homeless pets. (See the adorable and adoptable dogs and cats available for placement on our website through Lee County Animal Services).
  • The rest of the Kuhn family free time is spent enjoying their three family dogs, two shelties and a German Shepherd/Border Collie mix; two of them being rescue dogs!   Also, Dr. Kuhn and his wife enjoy spending time with their sons and the entire family as much as possible.


 Dr. Scott Bakos, dentist Fort Myers, FL, cosmetic dentistry Fort Myers FLDr. Scott Bakos:

  • Attended Case University until 1977, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Biology. Following this, he attended Case University Dental School in 1981.
  • Moved to Florida in 1983, and has practiced comprehensive dentistry for the last twenty-seven years in Fort Myers, FL. Since 1987, he has placed and restored dental implants, and has enjoyed changing his patients’ lives and smiles through modern dentistry.
  • In June of 2008, he and Dr. Kuhn opened their brand-new, modern office, Horizon One Dental. This new office allowed for the ability to offer patients the latest advancements in dental procedures, while also providing a caring and compassionate atmosphere.
  • Dr. Bakos also makes it a huge priority to take part in several continuing education programs to improve his skills and remain current with the new innovations in dentistry. Implants, Lumineers, Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment, and Cosmetic Dentistry are but a few of the advanced treatment options that he offers at Horizon One Dental.
  • On a personal level, Dr. Bakos enjoys spending time at home with his family, which includes his wife and five children. His non-medical interests include golfing, fishing, and other sports. He currently lives on Sanibel Island, where he enjoys the island lifestyle.

 


   Dr. Makaela Manner – Fort Myers FL, dental care Fort Myers FLDr. Makaela Manner:

  • Attended Stetson University and finished her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in 2005 with honors.  She then continued her passion for learning at the University of Florida until 2009 with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) where she was honored with the Clinician Award for best clinical skills of her team.  Go Gators
  • Born in Upper Peninsula of Michigan and escaped from the cold with her family to sunny Naples, Florida as a child.  After completion of her schooling she came back to Southwest Florida to practice dentistry. 
  • Dr. Kunstler has been trained with the most current technology.  She is certified in Invisalign (clear braces), and have formal training in root canal treatment, implant restoration and veneers. She enjoys aesthetic dentistry and greets each patient with a smile.  She has heard from very anxious patients over the years that she has changed the way they feel towards dentistry and has put them at ease.  She takes delight in treating the whole family from Grandparents to children.  Dr. Kunstler's goal is to make each dental visit a pleasurable one, and with new techniques and treatments this is often the case.
  • On a personal level, Dr. Kunstler enjoys boating, running and biking with her family.  Dr. Kunstler lives in Naples with her new husband, Kenton.  Dr. Kunstler is very happy to be part of the Horizon One Dental Team and is looking forward to serving the community One smile at a time!     


Dr. Ariana Almasi:

  • Dr. Almasi attended the University of Miami where she graduated in 2010 as a true “Cane” with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and English literature. Dr. Almasi then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Almasi also trained in modern dentistry techniques and routinely performs procedures such as crowns, bridges, root canal therapy, implant restorations and removable appliance therapy.  She is also certified in Invisalign.
  • Dr. Almasi is a native Floridian, born in Miami, FL, where she grew up there until she moved to Fort Myers, FL in 2014.
  • Throughout her career Dr. Almasi has always stressed putting her patient’s first, paying special attention to their concerns and functional dental needs.  Dr. Almasi's priority is to make every dental visit as comfortable and informative as possible.
  • Dr. Almasi has a strong desire for community outreach. Every year she goes back to her dental alma mater and volunteers for NSU’s Give Kids a Smile, where she provides dental services for underprivileged children in the Fort Lauderdale community.
  • In her spare time, Dr. Almasi enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, kayaking, and water color painting. She is also fluent in Spanish and is currently learning German.
     

 

 

 


 

 

Dentist - Ft. Myers
8004 Summerlin Lakes Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33907
239-267-7385