Dr. Daira Avila Barakat is the owner and lead dentist of Sunshine Dentistry, a general practice in Lake Magdalene.
Dr. Barakat is an active member in her local and state dental associations and is very passionate about her profession. She has also provided pro bono dental health services to the needy both throughout Florida, and abroad.
Dr. Barakat is a proud “Double Gator”, graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology in 2007 and from the College of Dental Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Barakat immigrated with her family from Cuba at the age of 15. Not long after arriving in the country, Dr. Barakat’s mother entered the family child care field and now operates a child care facility in West Tampa. Seeing her mother’s dedication to the children of the community inspired her to volunteer her time and join the board of the Early Learning Coalition where she aspires to ensure the quality education and care of our youngest and most vulnerable children.
Dr. Barakat resides with her husband and their two children in South Tampa.