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Meet Dr. Gutu and Dr. Shoopak

Dr. Anna Shoopak, DMD

Dr. Anna Shoopak is a compassionate dentist committed to the highest quality of patient care. She enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, she moved to the U.S. when she was eight years old.

Dr. Shoopak received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida. She pursued a career in Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Dr. Shoopak furthered her training by completing a General Practice Residency in New York City at The Mount Sinai Hospital in affiliation with the Icahn School of Medicine. During her time at Mount Sinai, she became proficient in many advanced aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge, and implant treatments.

Dr. Shoopak enjoys being involved in humanitarian dentistry and has been on mission trips to treat patients in Nicaragua and Jamaica. She also volunteers in the community providing dental treatment to patients at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and to children who have limited access to healthcare at the Tampa Bay Rays Team Smile events. In her spare time, Dr. Shoopak enjoys boating, trying out new recipes, exercising, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Credentials & Education

  • DMD from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Invisalign Certified
  • Member of International Academy of Facial Aesthetics (IAFA)

Dr. Elena Gutu, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Gutu grew up in Moldova, a small country between Ukraine and Romania known for its temperate climate and well-established wine industry. She graduated in 1999 from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2005, Dr. Gutu earned her DMD from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class and began work as a general dentist. She married her husband Steve in 2012 and they had their daughter Anya in 2015. Dr. Gutu opened St. Pete Modern Dentistry in 2016 to provide excellent dental care for patients in the greater St. Petersburg area.

In 2018, Dr. Gutu received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). In order to receive this award, Dr. Gutu completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuing membership with the AGD. The Fellowship Award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.

Over the years, Dr. Gutu has had the opportunity to work in varied settings as a dentist, including volunteer work at dental clinics and international trips to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. She has gained significant experience with different aspects of dentistry, including pediatrics, oral surgery, root canal treatments, implant placements and the use of soft and hard tissues lasers. Dr. Gutu proudly stands behind her work and will do all she can to deliver a gentle, friendly and relaxing dental experience.

Credentials & Education

  • Graduate of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • DMD from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)