Lakewood Ranch Dentists

We believe that people can feel great about their smiles.

Meet your Lakewood Ranch dentists

Dr. Jacob Berger, Dr. Courtney Fridella and Dr. Bryce Opps are an all-star team dedicated to giving you the smile of your dreams. Imagine how you’ll feel when you first look in the mirror and see how years of worry and embarrassment instantly fade away. Confidence and self-esteem are yours again with this dream team of dentistry.

We invite you to learn more about each doctor.

Jacob Berger, DMD

“Be true to your teeth, or they will be false to you.”

My Mission

“My mission is to care for my patients with compassion, empathy, and a healthy sense of humor. I strive to provide the best dentistry I can in order to be a leader in my field, as well as in my community. If I put the patient first, everything else seems to fall into place.”


Doctorate of Dental Medicine
ATSU – Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health – Mesa, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL

Professional Development / Personal Excellence

Dr. Berger is an active member of the Hispanic Dental Association, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. In addition to duties at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch, Dr. Berger also serves as Regional Doctor Mentor of Operations at Heartland Dental.

Life & Hobbies

When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Berger enjoys spending quality time with his family. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, lift weights and enjoy outdoor activities. His past career was barbering in the Tampa area! Dr. Berger attends church regularly and uses his Sundays to catch up with his family over lunch.

Courtney Fridella, DMD

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”

My Mission

“My mission is to always treat each of my patients in a comprehensive manner as oral health plays a significant role in one’s systemic well-being. With every person who I am lucky enough to call my patient, I passionately strive to provide them with the best and most pleasant dental experience unique to them. We will sit down together and come up with the best treatment plan that fits your dental goals. I am blessed to be a dentist and cannot wait to be YOUR dentist.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

Professional Memberships

Dr. Fridella is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Fridella is a Floridian born and raised! She grew up in the Tampa Bay area, is a Florida Gator through and through, and loves nothing more than warm, sunny beaches. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Fridella loves spending time with her big Italian family, being with friends, and taking care of her Goldendoodle puppy. She also enjoys riding her Peloton, reading thriller novels, boating, and baking!

Bryce Opps, DMD

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable when I step in the operatory.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
LECOM – Bradenton, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wisconsin

Professional Memberships

Dr. Opps is an active member of the Florida Dental Association and the West Coast Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Opps loves to stay active and spend time with his wife, Katie, and two dogs, George and Evander! In his free time, he loves to watch his favorite Wisconsin teams play sports (the Bucks, Packers, Badgers, Brewers) and play golf!

You deserve to smile big and laugh around friends and family.


A Beautiful Smile Restored!

In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!

Reach out to us today - Because you deserve a confident smile!

We believe in life-changing dentistry. Call us today at 941-216-3803 to talk about getting the smile of your dreams! You can also use the contact form to email us.

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