About Your Dentist

Dr. Christopher Donato_Lifetime Smiles Dental CareMeet Dr. Christopher M. Donato

Changing lives through dentistry is the foundation of Dr. Donato’s philosophy of superior patient care. Originally from upstate New York, his passion for dentistry started when he realized that he wanted to help people. He is naturally caring and always wanting to help those in need. In his youth, he displayed an artistic eye and manual dexterity which lead him toward dentistry.

Currently residing in the Southwest Florida area, his impressive background includes a dental degree from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, combined with over 15 years experience as a practicing dentist. In order to provide the highest quality of care possible for his patients, Dr. Donato commits to annual continuing education. This equips him with leading edge knowledge of the latest clinical techniques in dentistry, which in turn helps him to serve his patients with the highest quality care possible.

“I strive every day to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for my patients. I am fortunate to have such a skilled and motivated dental team by my side. They help enable me to provide brighter and healthier smiles for each of my patients. When patients smile with confidence we know we have done our best!”

Dental Implant Continuum Course
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Montefiore Medical Center
Certification of Parenteral Conscious Sedation
Boston University-Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry
Doctor Medicine Dentistry
Merrimack College 
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Professional Affiliations
Tampa General Hospital, staff privileges
Sarasota Memorial Hospital, staff privileges
Lakewood Ranch Hospital, staff privileges

Professional Memberships
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
West Coast District Dental Association
Hillsborough County Dental Association
American Dental Association of Anesthesiology
Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
American Dental Implant Association

Spending time with family, running, flying, sailing, competing in triathlons, adventure racing and a wide variety of endurance events.

Meet Dr. Lowry
lowryDr. Lowry was born outside Chicago and relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1991. She graduated from Northside Christian High School in 2006 and pursued her collegiate studies at University of Florida. In 2010, Dr. Lowry graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Sciences in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Despite out of state options, she chose to continue her dental education with the Gator Nation at the University of Florida.. Following graduation, Dr. Lowry attended the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through the University of Florida in Seminole, Florida. She worked along side various specialists and gained valuable experience in advanced dentistry aspects such as occlusion, TMJ disorders, dental implants, periodontal surgeries, prosthodontics, and endodontic procedures. Through her experience with the residency and attendance at multiple continuing education courses, Dr. Lowry attained a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Throughout the past year, Dr. Lowry has undergone over 120 hours of continuing education in Implant Dentistry alone. Dr. Lowry is also certified in Intravenous Sedation, Oral Sedation, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. In an interest to her passion for comprehensive dentistry, Dr. Lowry has completed the Dawson Academy Seminars on smile design, esthetics, and treatment planning. She is also certified to provide Invisalign treatment. Dr. Lowry is currently pursuing her Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry. She is a member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Pinellas County Dental Association.

As a St. Petersburg native, Dr. Lowry is an active member in her community. Her interests include swimming, golfing, spending time with her family and cheering on the Gators!

Meet Lawrence Hale D.D.S.

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Dr. Hale is a graduate of Xavier University and Case Western Reserve University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has conscious sedation training from Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Hale scored a perfect score on the clinical portion of the North East Regional Boards. He has been a general dentist for 30 years. He is a Diplomat of American Dental Implant Association and Fellow of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Hale provides the following services:

Dental extractions including wisdom teeth
Dental implants
Bone Grafting
Minor orthodontic treatment
Cosmetic bonding
Porcelain Veneers/crowns
Oral, IV, and inhalation sedation
Dermal fillers and Botox
Tmj treatment
Laser periodontal surgery
Laughing gas/Nitrous Oxide
Dentures and Partials including same day repairs

Dr. Hale’s professional Affiliations:

Midwest Implant Institute
Academy of Laser Dentistry
American Dental Implant Association
American Orthodontic Society
International Academy of Facial Esthetics

Meet Dr. Tyler Branscombe

Tyler Branscombe DMDDr. Tyler Branscombe was born and raised in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. He graduated from Bayshore High school in 2005, and began his collegiate studies at Webber International University, where he played baseball before transferring to the University of South Florida in Tampa. In 2009, Dr. Branscombe graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. After graduating, Dr. Branscombe decided to pursue his dental studies at the University of Florida, where he received the Award of Excellence in Implant Restoration from the Academy of Osseointegration. Upon graduating from UF College of Dentistry in 2014, Dr. Branscombe returned to his hometown with his wife and children and began practicing dentistry. When he’s not working, Dr. B enjoys fishing, golfing and spending time with his family at the beach or at Disney World!

Meet Ivo Bushati, D.M.D.

Dr. Bushati was born in Albania and moved to Pinellas County at the age of 19. Dr. Bushati obtained a Bachelors in Science degree in Biomedical Science with double Minors in Public Health and Physics from the University of South Florida in 2007. Following undergraduate studies, Dr. Bushati attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he obtained his D.M.D degree in 2014. Dr. Bushati is presently married to his wife, Christina, an attorney who represents healthcare practitioners, including dentists in the Tampa Bay Area. Together they happily reside in downtown St. Petersburg. Dr. Bushati is dedicated to being at the forefront of dentistry and has completed over 400 hours of continuous education courses focusing on implant dentistry, cosmetic restorations, endodontics and oral surgery. Dr. Bushati is also the incoming President of the Tampa Bay Academy of General Dentistry. His hobbies outside of Dentistry include traveling, cooking, trying local new restaurants with his wife, exercising, Gator athletics, and above all soccer.

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