General Dentists


Manhal Yazji, D.D.S.

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Regency Dental of Port St. Lucie is pleased to introduce Manhal Yazji, DDS, as an Associate General Dentist. Dr. Yazji experienced in providing esthetic and restorative dentistry as well as orthodontic treatment for children and adults.

Dr. Yazji graduated from Damascus University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1981. In 1996 he became a Life Diplomat of the International Board of Orthodontics and Associate Instructor in Orthodontics by the IAO and has been teaching Orthodontic treatment and techniques to General and Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Yazji has used his experience and knowledge of the dental industry as the Clinical Director of Regency Dental since 1994. He is currently a member of the ADA, FDA, South District Dental Association, Treasure Coast Dental Society, and a Diplomat of the International Association of Orthodontics. He speaks five languages including: English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Creole.

When out of the office Dr. Yazji enjoys Equestrian Show Jumping, Racket Ball, tennis and biking. He is happily married with a great wife and three children that keep him busy on his days off.

Arthur Alexander, D.D.S.

Dr-AlexanderGeneral Dentist

Regency Dental is proud to have Dr. Arthur Alexander as an Associate General Dentist in our practice since 2007. Dr. Alexander has been practicing esthetic and restorative dentistry for 50 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He moved to Florida after he sold his solo practice of 35 years in Northern Virginia. Dr. Alexander has extensive experience with large restoration cases that he uses to create beautiful smiles for his patients. Dr. Alexander also is trained in hypnosis for the dental patient, Nitrous Oxide Sedation, and appliance therapy. He and his beautiful wife Laurie moved to Palm Beach County planning on retiring, but Dr. Alexander missed his patients so much that he now works on a part-time basis. Dr. Alexander has never treated a tooth, he has never had tooth walk through the door, only people with dental concerns.

In his spare time Dr. Alexander enjoys playing golf, singing as a member of the Ibis singers, photography, cooking, the theater, and traveling. His four sons, 11 wonderful grandchildren, and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Daisy, always keep him and his wife busy.

Joseph Catuogno, D.D.S.

Dr-JoeGeneral Dentist

Regency Dental of Port St. Lucie is pleased to introduce Joseph Catuogno, DDS. Dr. Catuogno has been associated with Regency Dental since 2007. He received his dental education from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After graduation from Dental School he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps where he served at Naval Training Center, Orlando, FL with 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC.

After receiving an honorable discharge, he entered private practice. He has practiced esthetic and restorative dentistry in many clinical settings from solo ownership to large group practices.

He is an avid NASCAR fan, likes many sports, enjoys bicycling, pool, bowling and loves the great outdoors. Much of his free time is spent with his son, daughter, and Maltese and Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

Elvira Gallardo, D.M.D.

Dr-GallardoGeneral Dentist

We are proud to have Elvira Gallardo DMD as an Associate General Dentist at Regency Dental. Dr. Gallardo received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the University of Florida in 1989. She is trained in Nitrous Oxide sedation to help her patients with dental anxiety.

Dr. Gallardo has an eye for detail, and is quite the perfectionist. She has extensive knowledge of implant and full mouth restoration cases. Her patients love her ability to understand their needs, and to provide them with the best of care, in a caring and compassionate way.

Dr. Gallardo enjoys traveling, reading a good book, and spending time with her grandchildren in her spare time.

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Shekha Patel, D.D.S. CopyOf_drpatel

General Dentist

Regency Dental of Port St. Lucie is pleased to introduce Dr. Shekha Patel to our office.  More information is coming.