Meet the Dentists

Palm Beach’s Experienced Cosmetic & Preventive Dentistry

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of our commitment to serving our patients involves providing information that helps you to make more informed decisions about your oral health needs. Our staff attends continuing education courses to ensure that our patients benefit from the most recent advancements in procedures, protocols, and technology. Scroll down to meet the dentists of Appearance Implant & Family Dentistry. 

Salvatore V. Melita, D.D.S.

  • Graduate University of Buffalo, School of Dentistry, 1977
  • Two years general practice hospital residency in Schenectady, New York
  • Private general practice 1980 to 2006 in West Palm Beach, Florida

Jay A. Gelman, DMD

Dr. Jay Gelman graduated from Boston University in 1988 with his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. He completed his general practice residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and is a long-time resident of South Florida.

Dr. Joseph A. Gaeta Jr.

Dr Joseph Gaeta is a Board Certified Implant Dentist and published author who hails from Nebraska. We are excited to have someone with Dr. Gaeta’s impressive credentials on staff and look forward to growing our practice with him in the years to come. 

Alana Shields BSN, RN, DMD

We are proud to welcome this talented practitioner to our team of dedicated professionals. A graduate of Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Shields is practiced in the latest cutting-edge dental techniques.

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