At Confident Smiles & Implants, we do dentistry differently. We are dedicated to delivering a stellar patient experience whether you are here for a simple preventive appointment or implant surgery. Our goal is to empower every patient to put their best smile forward, and that’s why we offer a personalized approach from start to finish.
When Dr. Luis was 7, he moved to the USA from Brazil with his family. His passion to help others, interest in science, and creating things with his hands, led him to pursue dentistry. Dr. Luis met his wife, Dr. Tori while attending a pre-dental conference at the University of South Florida, where he earned his Bachelors degree in Biology. After undergrad, they both applied to dental schools across the country in hopes of attending together. They were both accepted into their top choice, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Since earning his DMD from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Luis has expanded his implant knowledge through a number of courses such as, Implant Pathway where he helped provide dental care for Veterans in Arizona and was invited back to instruct. He also trained at McCracken Implant Education in Alabama. He was awarded a fellowship from the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) and the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics in 2018.
With his dedication to lifelong learning and compassionate, judgment-free care, you can trust that you are in good hands with Dr. Luis.
Since Kindergarten, Dr. Tori knew that she wanted to become a dentist. Her curiosity for medicine and working with people turned into a passion, which she followed all the way to college.
She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Biology and a Minor in Public Health. She then went on to earn her DMD from the University of Kentucky.
One of Dr. Tori’s favorite things about dentistry is being able to improve a patient’s oral health and emotional well-being through transformative cosmetic work. She is Invisalign certified and offers Botox treatments to help give patients the smiles they’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Tori also loves creating a fun and trusting environment for kids of all ages.
After falling in love with the Knoxville area, Drs. Luis and Tori moved to Farragut to serve the community through dentistry, with a mission to treat every patient like family. They both enjoy hiking with their good boy, Oliver, traveling, spending time with friends and family and being active in their church.
If you’re looking for a down-to-earth, expert dental care in Farragut, come in for a visit with Dr. Tori!
Dr. Dina Alani grew up in Knoxville, she attended West high school. She was always a Vols fan and went on and graduated from University of Tennessee-Knoxville and then went to University of Iowa College of Dentistry to peruse her dream of becoming a dentist. After dental school, Dr. Alani came back home and completed a General Practice Residency at University of Tennessee Medical Center, focusing on general, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Alani’s hobbies include staying active, working out, hiking, exploring restaurants and coffee shops. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places.
Dr. Alani is committed to lifelong learning, she started doing continuing education courses while still in dental school. She serves as an attending faculty at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and has passion for teaching as well as continuing to learn. She has a deep passion for dentistry and has strives to achieve a strong impact on her patients and their lives.
After graduating from Creighton University dental school and serving as a decorated officer in the United States Army Dental Corp. Dr. Mercer returned home to California to practice dentistry with his father. They created a unique and well-respected practice in Sacramento and operated it for more than 20 years.
Dr. Mercer's passion has always been to assist his patients in achieving and maintaining their optimal dental health and "Smile" goals in the most gentle, and compassionate way possible.
Dr. Mercer also holds certificates in nutrition and personal training and his favorite hobbies include exercise and reading. His favorite things though are spending time with his wife Tina, his two children, and their three dogs.
Now that he has moved to the beautiful Knoxville area we are so excited to have him as part of our team.
When you arrive at our office, you’ll always be greeted with a warm welcome. After we give you a tour and show you to our operatory, Dr. Tori and Dr. Luis will get to know you, discuss your needs and goals, then begin your oral exam. Next, we will take x-rays and clean your teeth. At the end of your visit, we will discuss our findings and suggest a treatment plan, if necessary. If no issues are found during your visit, we will simply book your next preventive appointment in about six months!
First visit? Bring your insurance card, if applicable, along with any pertinent dental health records.
Are you on any medication? Bring a list and let us know! We don’t want your medication to interfere with any treatment.
Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Call and let us know ahead of time, and we will go over your sedation options!