Our Doctors

DR. PAUL ZARITSKY D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Paul Zaritsky was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.  He graduated Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1993 with a B.S. degree majoring in Biology.  His dental career began and continued at University of Florida with a DMD degree in 1997 and his endodontic degree in 1999.  Dr. Zaritsky also received a Masters of Science degree (MS) while completing his endodontic residency program. He is the original owner of Endodontic Specialists which he opened as a solo practitioner in 2000. He is an active member in the Tampa Bay Area and works with multiple charitable and social organizations.

DR. PAUL ZARITSKY D.M.D., M.S.

DR. STEPHEN J. CWIKLA, D.M.D.

Dr Cwikla was born and raised in Melbourne Beach Florida where he first developed his interest in dentistry while working summers at his father’s endodontic practice.  Dr Cwikla received his undergraduate bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and then went on to attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston for his post-graduate dental degree.  Dr Cwikla graduated magna cum laude from both Vanderbilt and Harvard university, has presented his research both nationally and internationally, and has been published for his work in both the fields of oral carcinogenesis and microbiology.  Dr Cwikla completed his endodontic specialty training at the University of Florida in 2003 at which time he moved to the Tampa area to establish his endodontic career.  Following a couple years as an associate Dr Cwikla joined Dr Zaritsky in 2007 as a full partner in Endodontic Specialists.   When he isn’t attending local and national dental meetings, Dr Cwikla enjoys boating, fishing, skiing and spending time with family.  

DR. STEPHEN J. CWIKLA, D.M.D.

DR. AMANDA GOODMAN, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Amanda Goodman is originally from Ann Arbor Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan and majored in Biology with a minor in Dance. She attended dental school at The Ohio State University and then completed a two year General Practice Residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Amanda worked as a general dentist for one year in North Carolina. She then returned to The Ohio State University for her endodontic residency and has practiced for seven years as an endodontist in Chicago, IL. She joined Endodontic Specialists in 2011. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. She enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

DR. AMANDA GOODMAN, D.D.S., M.S.

DR. IVAN MERICLE, D.D.S.

Dr. Ivan Mericle was born and raised in Ohio and received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green University. He attended dental school at Ohio State University graduating in 2007. Following dental school he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Kunsan in South Korea and then MacDill air force base. With a rank of Captain he completed an AEGD residency at Wright Patterson medical facility in Dayton, Ohio. After completing his AEGD program Dr. Mericle went on to complete his endodontic Residency at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Mericle joined Endodontic Specialists as a full time associate in 2012. He is a member of several local and national dental Societies and enjoys spending time with friends and family in his free time.

DR. IVAN MERICLE, D.D.S.

DR. OSMAN SOLIMAN, B.D.S.

Dr. Osman Soliman earned his dental degree in 2004 from Cairo University in Egypt. He continued to practice general dentistry for over 4 years until he decided to return to school to further his education. After completing an internship in  Endodontics at the University of Florida in 2011, Dr. Soliman went on to complete his Endodontic residency in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. He completed his specialty training in 2013, and subsequently became board certified by the American Board of Endodontics.  He joined Endodontic Specialists in 2015 where he continues to contribute clinical expertise and compassionate care. When not taking care of patients, Dr Soliman enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

DR. OSMAN SOLIMAN, B.D.S.

DR. KENAN TARABISHY, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Kenan Tarabishy was born and raised in the Tampa area. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. degree in History while completing his pre-dental studies. Dr. Tarabishy attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the oldest in the nation, where he graduated with honors and obtained his DDS degree. He completed his endodontic residency at Marquette University and obtained a Masters of Science (M.S.)  degree for his research on postoperative discomfort. Dr. Tarabishy practiced in Chicago,IL prior to joining Endodontic Specialists as a full time associate in 2014. Dr. Tarabishy is a lifelong Buccaneer’s fan and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

DR. KENAN TARABISHY, D.D.S., M.S.

DR. JACLYN RIVERA, D.M.D.

Dr. Jaclyn Rivera is a Bay Area Native and a graduate of Tampa Catholic High School. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) from Midwestern University in Arizona. After completing a one year General Practice Residency at The University of Utah she went on to complete her Endodontic training at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Rivera is currently serving as a board eligible member of the Professional and Public Relations council for the American Association of Endodontics, Heart Gala Planning Committee and the Junior League of Tampa. She has been an active member of the organized dentistry community working to lobby for fair student loan practices and providing care to underserved communities. Dr. Rivera also served in many national leadership positions within the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and The American Student Dental Organization. Jaclyn lives in South Tampa where she enjoys spending time with friends, family and exploring all the new developments in the rapidly growing metro area.

DR. JACLYN RIVERA, D.M.D.

DR. KEVIN MELKER, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Kevin Melker was born in Clearwater, Florida. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University. He was then granted the University of Texas Alumni Association’s Scholarship, awarded to the top incoming dental student. Dr. Melker earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. Following dental school, Dr. Melker completed an endodontic residency at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. During the program he earned his Masters of Science degree.Dr. Melker is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and the Seattle Study Club. He has received awards for his research, presented at the International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, and has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. He has lectured at several meetings, including speaking at the American Association of Endodontists Annual Session.

DR. KEVIN MELKER, D.D.S., M.S.

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