About Us


Welcome to Riverwalk Dental Group.
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About Us

At Riverwalk Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing advanced dental services to patients of all ages. With many years of combined experience and the highest level of patient care, we are your choice dentist in Stuart, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie West. From routine preventative care and cleanings to smile makeovers and everything in between, our experienced and friendly team is here to help you enjoy a happy, healthy and brighter smile.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Alex Shnaydruk
Dr. Payal P. Chokshi, DMD

Dr. Chokshi is a distinguished member of the Jupiter dental community, and she received her doctorate from the Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry in 2009. She is an honored member of the Florida Dental Association, Academy of General dentistry, and the American Dental Association. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Chokshi worked for an underserved area in central Florida to give back to the community.

She has also volunteered on overseas dental mission trips to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Dr. Chokshi strongly believes oral health is key to a person's overall well being. Healthy and beautiful smile is not only for aesthetics,but it enhances a person's confidence, function, and lifestyle. Dr Chokshi enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and reading. In her spare time, she enjoys doing fun activities with her two boys and husband.

Dr. Joy Eakins, DMD

I am a cosmetic dentist, with a passion for restoring others’ confidence and enhancing their quality of life. I believe health care should be a conversation, not a lecture. Dentistry should be as relaxing as going to a spa and oral health should be approached in a holistic manner, taking in clues from the entire body. My goal is to make dentistry easy for patients of all ages and fear levels.

  • Earned my Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville.
  • My innovative approach to smile design stems from my advanced coursework in cosmetics, invisalign, and laser dentistry.
  • Completed over 100 hours of specialized training in the field of Implantology.
  • Awarded fellowship status in the International Congress of Implantologists & The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.
  • Developed in depth knowledge of pediatric treatment and oral development.
Dr. Kyle B. DeLuca, DMD

Dr. DeLuca is Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery and has specialized training in:

  • Aesthetic dental implant placement
  • Upper and lower same-day tooth replacement therapy
  • Management and treatment of gum disease
  • Saving teeth
  • Correcting “long teeth” and “gummy smiles”
  • Bone building procedures for implants
  • Correcting root sensitivity, including sensitivity to cold and brushing
  • Exposure of impacted teeth for orthodontics
  • Improving comfort with dentures
Dr. Elhosary

The Jupiter office would like to WELCOME Dr. Elhosary!

She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland Ohio. She also did additional training in Oral & Maxillary Surgery.  She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has special interest in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, as well as oral surgery.

When she’s not working she enjoys the beach, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She is a big advocate for total body fitness. She believes leading a healthy life starts with good oral hygiene.

Dr. Elhosary is accepting new patients and will always put your dental health and needs as her top priority!

Dr. Scott Kirkhoff
Dr. Romero

Dr. Romero was raised in a small town in Cuba, but always had big dreams. Since a very young age, she found it in her nature to make others smile. She accomplished this through friendship, kindness, and her natural ability to form strong bonds with others. However, the most significant took place when she had the privilege of enrolling in a special needs school to help the other students. She learned sign language to better help them form relationships. This brought a smile to their faces. From that point on, she associated a smile with happiness. This led her to pursue dentistry. She found a dental career ideal so that she could form, improve, and maintain smiles for others while making a positive impact on their lives.
Dr. Romero graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2022 where she was invested into the Matthew Cryer Honor Society. Before studying and graduating as a dentist in the United States, she practiced dentistry in her home country Cuba as well as in Venezuela. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She knew from a young age that dentistry was her calling and strives to help patients get a healthier happier smile. Dr. Romero loves nature, the outdoors and hiking with her family. Most of her free time is spent with her son, her two sweet Australian shepherds and her husband.

Dr. Tatyana

Dr. Tatyana is an experienced and compassionate dentist dedicated to providing high-quality dental care to patients of all ages. With over 10 years of experience in the field, Dr. Tatyana has honed her skills and expertise in various areas of dentistry, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and more.
Dr. Tatyana comes from a family of dentists, which inspired her to pursue a career in the field. She graduated from dental school in Russia in 2004 before moving to the United States to further her education and career. She later earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Tatyana has also completed several advanced training programs and courses to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and provide the best possible care to her patients.
As a firm believer in patient education and preventive care, Dr. Tatyana takes the time to educate her patients on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and adopting healthy habits that promote dental health. She also strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for her patients, making every visit to her clinic a positive experience.

Dr. Laya Gholami

Dr. Laya Gholami is double board certified in Dental Implant Surgery and Periodontology. She is honored to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Gholami has an extensive experience in full mouth rehabilitation implant surgeries, advanced bone augmentations, sinus grafts and oral cosmetic surgeries.
Dr. Gholami received her certificate in Periodontics and Masters in Craniofacial Biology from Nova Southeastern University College of Dentistry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She also earned a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Certificate in Advanced Periodontal Surgeries and Implantology from University of Florida College of Dentistry. She is actively engaged in practice, teaching and research in Implantology and Advanced Periodontics. Dr. Gholami has published and presented her research results in multiple conferences both nationally and internationally and has served as a reviewer for several journals in her professional society.
Dr. Gholami is member of American Academy of Periodontology and American Board of Periodontology. She has been honored to teach Periodontics and Implantology at University of Florida, University of Illinois, Chicago and currently at Nova Southeastern University to pursue her passion of educating and inspiring the young fresh mind of her students and residents. Dr. Gholami is committed to providing excellent patient care and life-long learning.
In spare time, Dr. Gholami enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, working out, watching comedy movies, swimming and jogging by the beach.

Dr. Ed Kosakoski, DMD

Dr. Ed Kosakoski is a long-time Florida resident and a retired Naval Officer. He was born and raised in Miami. He graduated from University of FL dental school in 1986.  GO GATORS!!! He Joined Navy after graduating from dental school. In his early years He served as Navy Seal for 10 yrs and continued serving in Navy for 30 yrs. Dr. Kosakoski practiced as a general dentist while serving in Navy, one of his passions was doing challenging root canal treatments on patients who were suffering from severe toothache, so he decided to a post graduate program specializing in endodontics and graduated in 1997 from Bethesda dental School as a Root Canal treatment specialist (Endodontist). Dr. Kosakoski practiced in San Diego from 1998 to 2012. He moved to Stuart FL in 2012 and has been practicing endodontics in the treasure coast area for past 11 yrs. He travels between all four Riverwalk Dental Locations to perform root canal treatment on our patients. He sees patients on Saturdays by appointment.  In his spare time, Dr. Kosakoski enjoys Boating, hiking, fishing, and live music with his wife Lucy.

Dr. Jeffrey Wendt
Dr. Jay Gelman

Dr. Jay Gelman graduated from Boston University in 1988 with his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. He completed his general practice residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Gelman practiced general dentistry in Manhattan until 1995, when he moved to South Florida. He is an active member of the Florida Dental Association and American Dental Association. Dr. Gelman has been practicing general dentistry in the palm beach and treasure coast area for more than 25 years. Dr. Gelman is a caring person, which has helped him to develop a strong patient following. He has 2 adult kids who are his world. In his spare time, Dr. Gelman likes to cook and take his 2 dogs for a walk.

Dr. Elad Mirman

Dr. Mirman’s mission in dentistry is to provide his patients the highest quality of dentistry in a safe, compassionate and welcoming environment. He was born and raised in South Florida.  After earning his doctorate degree from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona, he practiced in Washington state before moving back to the sunshine state. Dr. Mirman loves to cook and play the accordion. He also enjoys traveling, swimming and CrossFit.

Dr. Jeffrey Wendt
Our Patients Say

Our Patients Say

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I just started using this dental office and have nothing but positive things to say. Dr. Bidkar is fantastic and treats my entire family to include my three elementary school age boys. Everyone here is professional and knowledgeable. There was some minor cosmetic remodeling going on when I first went in but the place is clean and updated. I would recommend this dental office to anyone looking for a no frills or gimmicks dental office.

Michael Z - Jupiter, FL

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I brought my active 3 yr old daughter for her first time visit to the Dentist. I was worried that she won't sit in one place and allow Dr. Chokshi to examine her. But little did I know, Dr. Chokshi made her feel completely at ease. She blew a balloon out of the rubber glove and made a smiley face with a sharpie. She allowed my daughter to sit on my lap during check-up and simply talk to her. Dr. Chokshi is extremely experienced with children and it shows.

Avni G - Newark, DE

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Amazing, knowledgable staff and excellent customer service from Dr. Chokshi and Shawn. I highly recommend Riverwalk Dental Group. They put their patients first.

Gina B - Berkeley, CA

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We have just moved to Jupiter permanently. Riverwalk Dental Group has made the change of Dentists very easy. I was able to get an initial appointment with in 10 days of my phone call. All of the Staff is friendly.

Mary D - Baltimore, MD

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Just had major dental work and had a great experience. Margarita at the desk was friendly when I walked in and was really helpful. The Doctor took his time to answer all questions and was really patient with the work. Would definitely recommend to friends/family

Jake S. - Los Angeles, CA

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I called my insurance to find a dentist, Riverwalk Dental Group was one of the office they recommended. I walk in today hoping to schedule an appointment. Surprisingly they offered to fit me in the same day. The staff were wonderful, very nice people. The office look very nice and clean. Thank you.

Felando B. - Port St. Lucie, FL

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