Meet the Doctor
Proudly Serving the Community of Bonita Springs
Ernesto Llerena, DMD, RN
Dr. Llerena grew up in South Florida and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He cares deeply about his patients and goes above and beyond to provide them with the best care possible. As a child, he endured a lot of dental treatments and suffered from severe dental anxiety. His goal in practice is to make dentistry a more pleasant experience for everyone. He is also a big believer in continuous learning and completes over 100 hours of additional training each year, perfecting his skills and incorporating the latest developments in dental medicine.
Dr. Llerena obtained a degree in nursing from Nova Southeastern University and worked as a registered nurse in a cardiac unit for several years. His passion for health care and great manual dexterity led him to a career in dentistry. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed an internship in an oral and maxillofacial surgery center, where he was exposed to a wide array of dental/medical complications and gained extensive training in dental implants and IV sedation.
In his spare time, Dr. Llerena enjoys photography and traveling with his wife Linda. They have visited over 35 US States and more than 20 countries. He is an animal lover and has two beautiful dogs, Rocky and Pixie.