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We are compassionate dental professionals committed to providing quality care in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Welcome to Our Downtown Tampa, FL Dental Practice

Ferrara Dental, PLLC, is a full-service general practice in downtown Tampa delivering quality dental care with an emphasis on esthetics. Our dentists, Leslie L. Ferrara, DMD, and Maria A. Upshaw, DMD, are skilled in treating oral health concerns and improving the smile’s beauty. Our whole dental team is committed to the highest standards of care, providing safe and gentle treatment that supports a positive experience. We offer our dental services to all surrounding areas, including Harbour Island, Davis Island, and Channelside.

Our office is in the Fifth Third Bank Center on the 14th floor, and you can likely find Valet Parking in the garage attached to the building, just off Tampa Street. We are a convenient dental office to visit during your lunch break, or when you need dental care delivered promptly.

General Dentistry with a Cosmetic Focus

Dr. Ferrara and Dr. Upshaw understand how crucial the smile is, from daily living to your self-esteem. We offer procedures and treatments to safeguard your oral health for a lifetime. Whether you have dental concerns such as toothaches or stained teeth, our doctors have solutions. At our practice in downtown Tampa, we offer the following services to improve smiles: 

Dental Implant Restorations
Professional Teeth Whitening
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns
Dental Cleanings
 Digital Cavity Detection X-Rays

To help our patients achieve the best oral health possible, we offer a number of Philips Sonicare and Oral B products. These products include the ADA approved Oral B® electric toothbrush, the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum and Diamond Clean electric brushes, the Sonicare Air Floss Pro and replacement heads for all of these products.

A Patient-First Treatment Philosophy

Patients can expect a personal approach from our doctors and staff, as we value building long-term relationships. We listen to your concerns and pay attention to what’s causing issues, putting your needs first. Our treatment plans are designed around those needs and include our expert recommendations for your next steps. We explain each option available for treatment and allow you to decide the best course of action.

We strive to be as helpful as possible during your visit. Our office staff works hard to make sure insurance paperwork is completed correctly. Dr. Ferrara and Dr. Upshaw are happy to answer any questions and concerns. If you experience a dental emergency after hours, you can always get ahold of us. 

Contact Our Tampa Dentists for an Appointment!

Call Ferrara Dental, PLLC, to schedule your first exam with us or to ask about our other procedures. We will schedule you for the next most convenient appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

Need a FREE ride in or around town? Use the Downtowner taxi system to get to our office. 

Ferrara Dental, PLLC
General & Cosmetic Dentistry 
201 East Kennedy Boulevard 
Suite 1425
Tampa, FL 33602 
Phone: 813-229-8090
Fax:    813-224-0009


Share Your Smile

Let our dedicated dental professionals help you achieve a smile that you can be proud of!


Everyone is always so nice & efficient

*This patient gave us 5 STARS!

Melissa R.

Never thought visiting the dentist could be such a pleasent experience. The entire team is there to work with you and you never feel pressured to complete a suggested treatment, but always encouraged to do so with a plan in mind to meet the objective set forth. Missing an opportunity to visit Dr. Maria Upshaw is like missing that scoop of Vanilla ice cream on top of a freshly baked pie, it just doesn't get any better!


The Amazing Kesha

I was initially impressed with Kesha’s enthusiasm. She is dedicated and eternally upbeat.

Kesha took extra time to explain what she was doing, why she was going to do it and helped prepare me for any discomfort I might encounter. Her attention to detail was unparalleled to anything I have experienced in a dental office.

Kesha made my experience in the dentist chair an enjoyable one.

She did an amazing job removing stains 2 different dentists were unable to. I owe her gratitude. Kesha is a world class Hygienist and she has my highest recommendation for any dental work.

Joe P.

My friend Nancy referred me to your office & it has been great from Day 1. The environment is warm, caring & friendly. 'A Team Environment'. Holly has been wonderful to deal with - Very Professional! Penny has been wonderful as well. Great side chair presence - caring & reassuring. Kesha is also great! Dr Upshaw you are wonderful as well & it reflects in the care of your patients & your staff. Thank you!! : )

Carol C.

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