Endodontics and Periodontics Staff

All our professionals at Endodontics & Periodontics Associates, PA maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in Endodontic and Periodontal treatment.

Dr. Torres Tampa, FL Periodontist Maria C. Torres, DMD


Dr. Maria Torres earned her bachelor's degree in biology from University of Puerto Rico in 1985. She attended the School of Dentistry at the same institution and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1989. Dr. Torres completed her education at Columbia University in New York where she received her Certificate in Periodontics in 1995.


Dr. Ruiz Endodontist in Tampa

Alberto A. Ruiz, DMD


Dr. Alberto Ruiz obtained his bachelor's degree in science from University of Puerto Rico in 1985. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1989. Dr. Ruiz then completed his specialty training at Columbia University where he received his Certificate in Endodontics in 1995. In 1995, Doctors Ruiz and Torres began their private practice in Tampa. They and their three children enjoy the vibrant, active community. Memberships: American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association


Victoria Gil-Ferrer, Office Manager                                                                                                    

Graduated as a Dental assistant (EFDA) since 1992. Office Manager since 2002. Experiences with insurance & management over 20 years.         

I joined Endodontics & Periodontics Associates 2018. I'm from Colombia fluent in Spanish/English.

Veronica Cruz, Front Office Coordinator     


I'm the youngest in the office team; with a strong work ethic, particularly in patient-facing roles where excels in greeting,

 I assist with paperwork and insurance matters, office tasks and support coworkers with different responsibilities.

 I'm fluent in English and Spanish. Was born in Tampa with a Mexican background.

My goal is to provide the highest level of care to patients. I love my job.


 Janice Jackfert, Dental Hygienist


 I have been a dental Hygienist for 37 years & have been with Dr. Torres for 10 years. I am originally from West Virginia, 

Yudismay Diaz, Dental Assistant (EFDA)


Graduated as Dental Assistant (EFDA) since 2017. I joined Endodontic - Periodontic team in 2019. Been in the dental field for over 7 years. I am from Cuba fluent in Spanish and English. My free time is dedicated to my wonderful family. 

Stella Giraldo, Dental Assistant (EFDA)


With 30 years of experience as a dental assistant, since last year, she has been a reliable and welcoming presence at Endodontics & Periodontics practice, adept at assisting both patients and colleagues. Her wealth of experience ensures smooth operations and exceptional patient care, making her an essential part of our team.  From Colombia, fluent in English and Spanish.