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Meet Our Dentists

Children’s Dentistry of Stuart is dedicated to providing comprehensive pediatric dental services to the Stuart and Palm City, FL areas with a focus on individualized patient care. A cornerstone of our warm and friendly office environment where our patients can feel comfortable is our pediatric dentists. Whether you visit our Stuart, FL office for sedation dentistry services or any of our early dental care services, you can be sure your child is receiving the best attentive care in the hands of our Stuart, FL children’s dentists.

Nancy H. Torres, D.D.S. - "Dr. Nancy"

headshot_nancy.jpgDr. Nancy H. Torres, also known as “Dr. Nancy” in the community, is the founding dentist of Children’s Dentistry of Stuart. She is proud to be able to keep the kids of her practice’s neighboring communities smiling healthily and happily for over 30 years!

Diverse Educational Background

Born in New Jersey and of Colombian heritage, Dr. Nancy Torres received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Colombian College of Dentistry. As a prerequisite for graduation, Dr. Nancy worked in a rural village for one year where she discovered that working with children was the most fulfilling part of her young career. She then moved back to the United States, where she completed a two-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at Emory University and Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta.
 
After completing her postgraduate studies, Dr. Nancy worked for three years as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the largest hospital in the Miami area. Then in 1989, she moved to Martin County to open her private practice, Children's Dentistry of Stuart, P.A.

Dedication To Continuing Education

Since founding Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, Dr. Nancy has been a firm believer in continuing education and attends pediatric dental seminars two to three times a year to stay up-to-date with the best equipment, instruments, new technology, and materials in children’s dentistry in order to give the best to her patients. Dr. Nancy is also a member of the American Dental Association, both the American and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentists, and the Southeastern Society for Children.

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Industry Recognition

Through the years, Dr. Nancy has received awards from several organizations, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Headstart, and the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Active Community Involvement

Since she opened her practice in Stuart, FL, Dr. Nancy has dedicated and still dedicates part of her time to give back to the communities surrounding her children’s dentistry practice. She has donated time with Headstart, Hibiscus House, and Pre-K programs in Martin County, along with adopting a kindergarten class every year. Dr. Nancy and her staff members regularly visit schools and daycare centers in the Stuart area to keep children and their parents informed of proper dental care. Dr. Nancy also makes sure she continues to provide dental care to underprivileged children, donating toothbrushes and toothpaste to local children and to missionary trips.
 
Dr. Nancy loves to be involved with the recreation in her community, so she often sponsors local sports teams and enjoys going to flag football, T-ball, and soccer games, as well as her own children's sports activities.

All In The Family

Dr. Nancy has one son and one daughter. Her son Joey is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in business administration. Her daughter Julie is committed to following in her mom's footsteps and has joined the practice as a pediatric dentist.

Julie A. Sugar, D.M.D.

headshot_julie.jpgDr. Julie A. Sugar is a board-certified pediatric dentist and the daughter of Dr. Nancy! Just like her mom, Dr. Sugar is passionate about providing the best children’s dental care possible to patients in the Stuart and Palm City, FL areas. Dr. Sugar feels so fortunate that she is able to join Dr. Nancy at the office that first inspired her to pursue her passion for pediatric dentistry!

Like Mother, Like Daughter - A Path To Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Julie Sugar’s path to pediatric dentistry started almost three decades ago right here in Stuart, Florida, at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart. What began as a fun place to play with the other kids, evolved into a place where Dr. Sugar would spend her high school summers helping her mom, Dr. Nancy. Dr. Sugar began to admire her mom’s love for her patients and her profession and began developing a strong interest in pediatric dentistry.

A Floridian Dental Education

Dr. Sugar received her bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Florida. She went on to complete her professional education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. During her fourth year of dental school, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Epsilon honorary dental society, which only accepts the top 10 students from each graduating class.

Accepted into one of the top pediatric dental specialty programs at Miami Children’s Hospital, Dr. Sugar served as Chief Resident and graduated with a specialty in pediatric dentistry, receiving training in children’s sedation dentistry and dental care for children with special needs.

She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and the Treasure Coast Dental Society. Dr. Sugar is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

A Sweet Approach To Patient Care

Dr. Sugar strives to give every child a positive experience during each visit to Children’s Dentistry of Stuart. By combining a “sweet” and fun approach, she is able to establish a sense of trust with each patient in order to provide exceptional kids’ dental care.

Always Giving Back To The Stuart Community

drsugarpage.jpgIn addition to her professional dental career, Dr. Sugar is passionate about giving back to the community by participating in activities such as the local Give Kids a Smile! She also regularly visits schools, daycares, and events in the Stuart community to help educate children on the importance of dental care.

On A Personal Note

When Dr. Sugar isn’t in our Stuart office creating better smiles for her patients, she can be found exercising, cooking, or traveling. She loves spending time with her husband David Sugar who is a hospitalist for Martin Health System, playing with her rambunctious Doberman Quembry, and catching up with her family and friends.

Visit Dr. Nancy Torres & Dr. Julie Sugar In Stuart, FL

Dr. Nancy and Dr. Sugar always love to meet new patients. If you’re looking for an expert pediatric dentist in the Stuart and Palm City areas, contact our office by phone at (772) 283-1230 or request an appointment online to schedule your child’s first visit . All of us at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart look forward to welcoming you to our patient family!

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