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Meet the Dentists

Dr. Melissa Marino, DMD

“Everyone deserves to have a beautiful and healthy smile! I’m a strong advocate for preventive care and patient education. My goal is to provide exceptional dental care in a comfortable environment to help patients with their dental needs.”

Dr. Marino earned her undergraduate degree from Florida International University. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine in 2017. Prior to joining Punta Gorda Dental Care, Dr. Marino was Lead Dentist at a very busy practice in the area. 

She is committed to bringing the very latest techniques and technology to her patients and completes continuing education each year to ensure she is up-to-date on current best practices. Dr. Marino has completed advanced training in Invisalign®, Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and implant technology. 

Dr. Marino was born in Cuba and relocated to Miami along with her family. During her time at school in Bradenton, she fell in love with the Gulf Coast and decided to make this area her home. She currently lives in Venice along with her husband, son, and their two dogs. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys reading, working out, and traveling. 

Dr. Marino is passionate about giving back to the community and has volunteered at Florida Mission of Mercy, Remote Area Medical and Give Kids a Smile events. 

Dr. Marino is fluent in English and Spanish. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Clear Aligners

Dr. Paolo Berrios, DMD

Dr. Paolo Berrios has been in dentistry since 2016. She graduated Magna Cum Laude for her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Biology and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine, both from the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Berrios completed a two-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at NYU-Lutheran Medical Center. Her post-graduate training included advanced education in oral rehabilitation, implants (both surgical and restorative) and Invisalign.

Prior to joining the Punta Gorda Dental Care team in 2022, Dr. Berrios provided the full range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services to dental patients at practices in Florida and Puerto Rico. Dr. Berrios stays up to date with the latest techniques and technologies so she can offer her patients the highest quality treatment. She approaches her patients with empathy and compassion to ensure their comfort while receiving care.

Throughout her career, Dr. Berrios  has been committed to providing care to underserved populations. She has volunteered her services as dentist in Colombia and Guatemala. She has also provided pro-bono treatment for veterans, incarcerated people, and immigrants.

Dr. Paola Berríos was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has made Florida her home since 2020. As a teenager, she was so talented at  competitive swimming she received an athletic scholarship to college. She remains active today – hobbies include running, paddle boarding, and dancing salsa and bachata. In her free time she also enjoys spending time with friends and family. Dr. Berrios is fluent in Spanish and English and is currently learning Turkish. 

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