Sunshine Dentistry
Daira Avila, DMD:
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Sunshine Dentistry
Daira Avila, DMD
Tampa, FL













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Andrea Z. from Coconut Creek, FL (Source: Yelp)


It’s great to have such a nice and patient dentist. Going to the dentist is never my favorite time but Dr.Avila made the experience exceptional. She is smart and competent dentist who treats her patients with respect. The hygienist, Christy, is also so sweet! She’s kind and makes sure to take her time. Everyone there just treats you so well, you feel like family! The office is small, clean and with very friendly staff. They are helpful and there to serve you. It was an efficient experience. Each room has a tv for the patient which adds to the comfortability. I’m so glad I found Sunshine Dentistry. It’s great to have such an awesome dentist near home!

Dina Badalamenti (Source: Google)


Dr Avila and her entire staff are just amazing! They are professional, gentle and kind! From the front desk to the hygienists and to the doctor, it’s a first rate, well-run, clean and amazingly compassionate practice. All of the staff members learn your name on the first visit! They strictly follow CoVid procedures from the moment you arrive at the door. Everything is explained in easy layman’s language (not made overly complicated with technical jargon) and you are given a recommended treatment plan, if needed, without needless and ridiculous up charges! Everything from routine exams and cleanings to cavity fills, dentures, complicated crowns and whitening are available (and more) and can be done in this one stop practice. This is the place you would recommend, without reservation, even to your mother!! Dr Avila and her staff genuinely care about each of their patients! After years of living in Tampa, I have FINALLY found a practice I trust!!! I cannot say enough great things about Dr Avila! This office is a Tampa gem!!

Linda Gaddis (Source: Facebook)


Today was my first visit to Sunshine Dentistry. I was very pleased and I would highly recommend them. The dental hygienist was wonderful, my appt was on-time and it was clear that they have good safety measures in place. I have a number of dental issues and Dr. Avila quickly came up with a plan of “attack”. The pricing seems very reasonable as well. Everyone was so nice and friendly – A+ IMO..

Brian H. from Saint Petersburg, FL (Source: Yelp)


I 100% recommend this establishment. The doctor and staff are very friendly and take the time to educate the patient. Everyone who works there seem to have great chemistry and communication skills. It’s always nice when you can just zone out and watch your favorite Netflix show with noise canceling earphones, while your teeth are getting maintenance. Not into tv? You can always stare into the sky… no really you can do that here. Some of the light fixtures are paintings of palm trees, clouds, blue skies. Pretty cool.

Victor Hong (Source: Google)


I’ve been getting dental care here for about 5 years. The staff is great ! They are always friendly and very knowledgeable. Most importantly, Dr.Avila never tries to push unnecessary services or deliberately upcharge. She explains the work needed and gives an accurate estimate before starting procedures.

Betty W. from Ormond Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend this practice. Ours was an emergency appointment of which was met with kind and compassionate understanding. I spoke with Connie and explained my daughter’s situation. She immediately scheduled a early next day appointment. Dr. Daira Avila and her office staff are most kind and compassionate. Dr. Avila assessed my daughter’s situation and referred us to a specialist. She was able to refer us to be seen by the specialist the same day. Our thanks to Dr. Avila and staff. We highly recommend this professional dental practice. Thanks to ALL.

Cj W. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Avila is a true artist. I’ve tried dentists all throughout the Carrollwood / Lake Magdalene / North Tampa area, and most are either too painful, too grumpy, or too expensive. Dr. Avila gives first-class treatment AND service. I needed multiple crowns done in a hurry, before I went home for the summer, and the Doctor did a perfect job at a reasonable price. Would give 10 stars if I could.

Adriana Bracho (Source: Google)


It took me a long time to find a Dentist that I could trust. Dr. Avila is a very caring, compassionate and skillful dentist. I appreciate that she is conservative with my treatment and does not try to sell me on stuff I do not need. The office staff is also very nice. You will not regret giving Dr. Avila a chance!!!

Ava Dava (Source: Google)


The BEST dentist office I have ever been to, the staff is so friendly and the service is awesome. I absolutely loved the fact that they didn’t try to lock me into procedures I don’t need or want. Dr Avila and her staff actually explain what they are doing and why as well as give you a break down of procedure costs. Great experience overall

Mark Spears (Source: facebook)


I’ve been going here for a little over a year now and Dr Avilla and the rest of the staff are awesome. She takes the time to explain what the situation is and answers questions you have. I went in yesterday because I thought something might b wrong and she gladly checked it out for me and sent me on my way. And she/her staff seem honest to me and don’t try to oversell or hound me to get certain services like many places do. Highly recommend

Ivona Young (Source: Facebook)


Top notch all the way! From Laura the receptionist, to Joanna (?) the dental assistant and Dr. Avila and Chrissy the hygienist. Simply amazing and thorough. My wait was minimal, all the procedures were explained in detail so I could understand them, the staff took their time, they were patient, professional and I highly recommend Sunshine Dentistry. My experience was pleasant and I’ll be having all my dental work done here.

Lydia Jenna Atkinson (Source: Google)


Dr. Avila has an excellent bedside manner and she genuinely cares for her patients. On top of that, her office is efficient; they get you in quickly and in a timely manner and complete cleanings quickly. My dental hygienist, Chrissy, was extremely thorough and left my teeth feeling clean. After years of moving around and trying new dentists, I am happy to have found one who I can trust and enjoy treating with.

Sharon Chrisner (Source: Facebook)


Had a great experience this morning having my teeth cleaned. Chrissy Roper was the hygienist and she did a super job. She put me at ease and was very kind and professional as well as personable. Dr. Avila was her kind, sweet self as always. Thanks again and I will see you in January!

Ronald Nunez (Source: Google)


(Translated by Google) Very professional service, Family oriented business. They treat you wonderfully well creating a comfortable environment that makes you feel good. I loved it. Tremendously professional. Totally bilingual. With a very affectionate treatment that makes you feel in family. I loved it. I would recommend it without hesitation.

Faizi Ahmed (Source: Google)


Dr Avila here is very good at explaining the pathology and procedures. I have been to two places before I came here for the second opinion. The doctor at previous place wanted me to get extra unnecessary procedures on my theeth/gums and never explained why. I am glad a found this place and they took care of everything. I highly recommend this place.

April Foreman (Source: Google)


I wish I would have found this place sooner. I have been at this office a little over a year and it’s always a pleasant experience .The office is run efficiently, the staff is so nice and accommodating and the pricing is fair and reasonable. They never try to over sell all “the bells and whistles.” They tell you what you need to do and let you make decisions based on your schedule and finances.

Kristin Tylenda (Source: Google)


I definitely do not enjoy dental cleanings but I had a wonderful experience today at Sunshine Dentistry. The staff were friendly, welcoming, and made me feel very comfortable during my x-rays and cleaning. Although I have sensitive teeth, Dr. Avila and her team were gentle and eased my anxieties about discomfort or pain. I would highly recommend Sunshine Dentistry to family and friends!

Lauren Reeser (Source: Google)


Sunshine Dentistry’s staff members were all so nice and polite. They took time to explain what they were doing before they started. They made sure I was comfortable. All of their staff members were very knowledgeable. And I Dr. Avila was amazing. She went over my treatment plan, answered all of my questions and took her time. I had a great experience here. This is the place to go if you want for your dental care. I highly recommend them

Jonathan M. from Coconut Creek, FL (Source: Yelp)


There are too many good things to say about this place. I will start off by saying that their patient service is great. They really take their time with patients to explain the procedure and to make them feel comfortable. What better than a few smiles as you walk in, a TV right in front of you, and friendly service from everyone in the office. Secondly, they are efficient and do a quality job. I have had multiple cleanings and just recently had a teeth whitening. I would highly recommend both services to everyone. There are so many dentists in the Tampa Bay region, but there aren’t many great dentists. Well this office has one. Dr. Daira is so kind and loving to her patients. She has been in the profession for such a long time and is very knowledgeable on the subject of dentistry. I wouldn’t go anywhere else and I definitely wouldn’t find anything better.

Ashley V. from Saint Petersburg, FL (Source: Yelp)


From the moment I walked in I was greeted with a big smile and a hello. The staff is very warm, knowledgeable, down to earth and patient. This is a small family owned business that I would definitely recommend to anyone who lives in this area! Conveniently located in a shopping center, there is ample parking and it is well lit. They are also open until 7pm on Tuesdays which is very accommodating for the working man or woman! Oh! And what really sold me even more was the oil diffusers throughout the office. It did not smell like a “dental office” at all! Very relaxing atmosphere.

Sina Hosseinian (Source: Google)


I called on a day that the office was closed and the dentist still picked up. Although they were fully booked, she managed to squeeze me in the next day because my insurance was expiring soon. Ended up needing two fillings, it was quick and painless. Dr Avila explained everything she was doing and made sure I was comfortable. The staff was very nice and patient. Thank you for squeezing me in on such short notice!

D G (Source: Google)


I am new to Tampa and was in need of a new dentist office. I am so happy that I decided to take a chance on Sunshine Dentistry Tampa! Dr. Avila was super nice and very knowledge! Chrissy the hygienist and Laura at the front desk were amazing as well. The dentist may not be the most fun trip to make, but these ladies do an amazing job of making your visit as enjoyable as possible. Thanks for a great visit ladies!

Sasi G. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Avila was just wonderful: I came to Sunshine Dentistry for a second opinion and was seen immediately. Dr. Avila was kind, friendly, and not only made me feel comfortable, but confident in her assessment of my gum recession. The office staff was helpful and friendly, as well! I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience with Sunshine Dentistry!

Scott K. from Lutz, FL (Source: Yelp)


After meeting the staff at the Yelp Elite event, i signed up for the Xray,exam,and cleaning deal. I showed up early handed over my paperwork, paid the bill and only waited a few minutes.I sat down to watch some tornado hunters while Chrissy prepped for the X-rays. They were fast and not that bad, with pics coming up on the computer instantly. The Doc showed up soon after and checked my x-rays. Told me what’s wrong and then my hygienist probed my gums and started the cleaning. She was quick, precise and thorough. I can’t stop running my tongue over my teeth! They feel so clean. Next up was that rotation brush thing and not bad tasting cleaning stuff. Finally i got a good flossing and it was all over. Chrissy broke down my dental plan and explained what was urgent, the cost and hints on how to execute the plan. If you need a new spot to Shine up your Pearly whites, Do yourself a favor. Come to Sunshine Dentistry. You’ll be smiling in no time.

Ida Quilab Riley (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Avila and her staff are awesome. If I can only give them 10 stars, I would. My daughter and I have been seeing this dentist for years, even before Dr. Avila bought out the practice. I am glad I continue to see the new dentist, Dr. Avila as she has been fantastic and easy to deal with. They don’t try to sell services you may not need. The hygienist is one of my favorite people there as well. She is very sensitive to her patients’ needs. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone needing dental work.

Sasi Goldstein (Source: Google)


Dr. Avila was just wonderful: I came to Sunshine Dentistry for a second opinion and was seen immediately. Dr. Avila was kind, friendly, and not only made me feel comfortable, but confident in her assessment of my gum recession. The office staff was helpful and friendly, as well! I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience with Sunshine Dentistry!

Susan Robinson (Source: Google)


Wow. I was treated like a queen from the moment I walked in. Waits were brief, and fresh coffee and TV made the time fly by. Dr. Avila is so kind and knowledgeable, and took the time to answer all my questions. Such a great experience, compared to the “Corporate” dentists nearby, where you never see the same dentist twice and where my time is not treated with any respect. Three crowns later and two fillings later, I have a brand-new smile. Thanks, Sunshine Dentistry. A+++

Kimberly Simpson Florival (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Avila is amazing , her staff are incredible. She is very thorough and let me know exactly what needed to be done. Very flexible, easy to make appointments and you are seen right away. Will be back for rest of my procedures so I can keep my teeth pretty! !

Deisy Fuentes Azpeitia (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Avila, congratulations and best wishes, you are a very special person, as your patient I recommend you for your patience and delicate way to give dental care . The employees of Sunshine Dentistry are very kind and competent. Thanks you very much.

CJ Watson (Source: Google)


Dr. Avila just took over this practice in November 2015, and already has made some amazing improvements! If you haven’t been to this office in awhile, you are going to be super-impressed. Unlike some offices that have limited hours and force you to wait weeks for an appointment, Sunshine Dentistry is open five days a week and has early/late appointments available so I didn’t have to take time off from work. And they had fresh coffee and a big-screen TV to enjoy during my brief wait. So convenient and comfortable. Dr. Avila placed several crowns quickly and painlessly, at a very reasonable price, and treated me like family throughout. Never had a better experience at the dentist. To top it off, Dr. Avila has HD TVs and Rokus with headphones in each room so that I could watch Netflix or listen to Pandora throughout my procedure. I got to watch my favorite Friends episodes, and the time flew by! I’d never seen this cool tech before in a dentists office, but now I dont think I could ever go see a dentist without it. I cannot recommend Dr. Avila highly enough. She even has some great new patient specials, that helped save my family a few $$ for Christmas presents. Tell them CJ sent you! 😉 (PS- Ignore those old negative reviews. They are for the old dentist and his wife, who are now retired.)

Heba Atallah (Source: Google)


The doctor is extremely friendly and professional. She is kind and smart and always gives you the right advice and makes the right decisions for you. The clinic is a very welcoming place everyone is so friendly and charming. They call to confirm your appointments and reconfirm them every single time and are very considerate.

Andrea N Zuniga (Source: google)


It’s great to have such a nice and patient dentist. Going to the dentist is never my favorite time but Dr.Avila made the experience exceptional. She is smart and competent dentist who treats her patients with respect. The office is small, clean and with very friendly staff. They are helpful and there to serve you. It was an efficient experience. Each room has a tv for the patient which adds to the comfortability. I’m so glad I found Sunshine Dentistry. It’s great to have such an awesome dentist near home!