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Dr Gaud

Dr. Gaud of Econ Dental, Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Dr. Gaud of Econ Dental, Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Dr. Luis Gaud got his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry from University of Puerto Rico, followed by graduate school to complete Doctorade in General Dentistry. Served the U.S. Army as a General Dentist. Completed Advanced Education for Invisalign and Standard Orthodontic, Nobel Biocare All in Four Implant System,Lumineers and IV Sedation. Dental Licensee in Florida, Maryland and Puerto Rico.

Serving three dental offices: Orlando, Maryland and Puerto Rico. Professional Membership/Affiliations: Fellow, International Congress of Implantology. Member of Academy of General Dentistry, International Association for Orthodontics, Colegio de Cirujanos Dentista de Puerto Rico.

Greatest Personal Achievement: I am very proud of my family and of how my children have learned that hard work, good values, ethics and trusting God pays off. Greatest Personal Achievement: Becoming a dentist and health-care provider. I take great satisfaction in seeing my patients happy, healthy and confident with their smile.

Innovations: Our latest technology includes: Cerec, CT Scan and Digital Radiography, Implants, Lumineers, Invisalign, VELscope vx. What set us apart: Our practice follows the highest quality standards using the latest technology. Econ Dental provides a full range of services, including metal-free crowns, veneers, fixed bridges and porcelain restorations in less than an hour by using the Cerec computerized system, Lumineers, Teeth Bleaching, Braces and Invisalign all part of the services we offer nitrous oxide analgesia as well as other options to make the experience more comfortable.

Major services also done in our offices are: dentures, periodontal treatment, root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, implant placement and restoration, from a single implant with a crown to a full-mouth restoration with multiple implants supporting fixed bridges or dentures.

Off-Hours: Playing saxophone, as well as classic car restoration and golf.

Charitable Work: We provide charitable dental services in our office to those less fortunate throughout the year.

Dr. Michelle Recio


Dr. Michelle Recio

Dr. Michelle Recio graduated Magma Cum Lande with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor degree in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and her dental degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry in 1994. She worked for two years as a general dentist in a government program that helped children and young adults achieve better oral hygiene. She also has a private practice in Puerto Rico and worls aldo at Econ Dental in Orlando, FL with Dr. L. Gaud and Dr. E. Mendoza.

She is an active member of the Colegio de Ciruganos Dentistas in Puerto RIco since 1995. Also belongs to the International Association of Orthodontics (IAO);and active member of the America Dental Association since 1998.

Dr. Recio is multilingual in English, Spanish and French and her main focus is in cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry. She is compassionate, gentle and really listens to her patient concerns and needs which has been a great sucess in her practice. Dr. M. Recio is married and has two children and the family enjoys skiing, traveling and bicycling.

Dr. Mendoza


Dr. Mendoza

Dr. Mendoza has been practicing Dentistry for 15 years. After graduating in 2001 from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry and practicing in Puerto Rico for several years, Dr. Mendoza moved to Orlando, Florida in 2005.

Since joining Econ Dental in 2012, Dr. Mendoza appreciates Dr. Gaud’s mentoring and he is very thankful of how great and accepting his patients has been.

His current educational pursuits are to incorporate more advanced procedures, with emphasize on dental implants and restoration on implants for which he actively participates in continuum education courses in order to keep up with the most advanced technologies and procedures.

In his spare time, Dr. Mendoza likes to spend time with his family, cheering his son and daughter while they play soccer and volleyball. Watching professional sports games while improvising kitchen recipes has become one of his favorite spare time activities on Sunday’s afternoons.


We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using state of the art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!


A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services that the patient desreves. We provide comprehensive treatment palnning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see you and care for you as soon as possible.


Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to us. We want to make your experience positive and pleasant. Nitrous sedation as well as TV and radio are part of our process for your comfort.


The controversy about the safety and health implications of silver- mercury fillings still wages on. Today’s technology has given us a superior, safer and more esthetic use of restoring a patient’s dental health. The new resin and ceramic materials are creating better mechanical and chemical bond to the natural tooth structure, reducing possibilty of leak that may result in decay under fillings.


As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We are proud that our office uses only digital x-rays, which significantly decreases exposure to our patients. We are also one of the few offices in Central Florida that posses the newest technology that allow our patients to get their crowns completed in one and not two visits. We are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental meetings to say informed of new techniques, latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can use to provide state-of-the-art dental care.


As a practice, we truly believe that prevention and education are the keys for optimal care. We strive to provide dental care vs disease care. That is why we focus on thorough exams, checking the health of teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams and taking necessary x-rays and scanners. Not only are we focused on the health of your teeth, we are concerned about your general health as we review your medical history since there are illnesses that may impact your dental health.


Infection control in our office is very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly mantain sterilization and cross contamination process under standards by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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