Dr.Vani Prabakaran

Originally from Sarasota, I completed my dental training at New York University College of Dentistry and went on to do a General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. After working as a General Dentist for a year in the Tri-State area, I then moved to Boston for training in the Post-Doctoral Periodontal Residency program at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. I returned back to the southwest Florida area with my husband, Dr. Rajeev Prabakaran, who is a Fort Myers native working at NCH. I reside in Bonita Springs and have two young daughters, Ela and Kaia, and a fur-child named Sebastian. 

My focus is on all aspects of periodontal therapy, including the treatment of periodontal disease, dental implants, site preparation for dental implants (bone grafts, sinus lifts), gingival grafting for treatment of recession, dental crown-lengthening, and extractions. My passion lies in the oral-systemic connection and I hope to open a line of communication between dentists and physicians with regard to our patients. 

I am a member of the following associations:

  • American Academy of Periodontology

  • American Dental Association

  • Florida Dental Association

  • West Coast Dental Society

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

  • Collier County Dental Society