Dr. Kira Gekht was born in Russia, immigrating to the United States with her family at the age of 19 and settling in Silvers Spring, Maryland. It was only a few years later that Dr. Gekht met her husband, Gennady Gekht M.D. In 2002, Dr. Gekht qualified as a dentist, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. After graduating, Dr. Gekht moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she concentrated on improving her clinical skills, gaining experience in all aspects of general dentistry, in dental implants technology and in some pediatrics. A few years later Dr. Kira Gekht and her husband were delighted to become the parents of two children and the family moved to Sarasota, Florida in 2007; they all love being part of the community and are definitely here to stay. Dr. Kira Gekht warmly welcomes you to her practice, Simply Smiles and she and her dedicated dental team look forward to helping you enjoy optimal dental health and all the benefits it can bring.