DELIA COTERA, DDS
Born in Lima, Peru, Dr. Delia Cotera earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1997 after graduating in the top 15 percent of her class from Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima. She earned a postgraduate diploma in endodontics from the same university in 1999. In 2002, Dr. Cotera was awarded an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate from the University of Maryland’s Dental School. She served as a faculty member in the restorative dentistry department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Cotera is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the West Coast Florida Dental Association. She is certified in a number of advanced dental procedures, including Invisalign orthodontics (invisible braces), traditional orthodontics, and dental implants.
A gifted clinician, Dr. Cotera is passionate about creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles. She is committed to providing the highest quality dental care available in a warm and caring ambience. Dr. Cotera enjoys working with children; her gentle approach can ease even the most anxious patient. She is also passionate about giving back to the community. Dr. Cotera has worked with underprivileged children in rural areas from as far away as the Andes, and looks forward to offering dental assistance to disadvantaged people in Sarasota County.
She and her husband moved to Sarasota from the Washington, D.C., area in 2005. They fell in love with Sarasota’s rich cultural offerings (avid cinephiles, they are now fans of the Sarasota Film Festival and Sarasota Film Society) and its lush natural beauty. “We didn’t think twice after spending a few days here. We knew this was home.” Their daughters, Camille and Evangeline, were born in Sarasota in 2008 and 2013 respectively. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Cotera enjoys traveling to new places, exercising, movies, music and spending time with her family.
ZACHARY F. KESLING, DDS
Dr. Zachary Kesling earned his bachelor’s of science degree in biology in 1995 from the College of Arts & Sciences at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2000 from Indiana University School of Dentistry and his Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate in 2001 from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Kesling is also educated and certified in dental implants and both traditional and clear aligner orthodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the West Coast Dental Association and the Orthodontic European Begg Society.
Dr. Kesling is proud to share a practice with his wife. “We bring two strong and dynamic skill sets to our practice and can offer comprehensive dental health treatment for patients of all ages. It’s a natural collaboration.” He is a firm believer that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. “As a family practice, we understand that optimal health is different for each person. Our goal is to facilitate each individual's discovery of his or her unique oral health needs.” Dr. Kesling also stays abreast of the latest dental technology and techniques. When he’s not working, he enjoys studying architecture and design, skiing, golf, scuba diving and traveling.