A native Floridian, Dr. Robyn Matonti relocated to Naples in 2018. Drawn by the opportunity to acquire her own dental practice from a retiring doctor, Matonti dove straight into her new community.

“I oversaw an extensive reno­vation of the office to implement state-of-the-art dental technology and update the equipment,” she says. “As a local art fan, we have a constant rotation of works by Na­ples-based artists displayed on the walls throughout the practice.”

Matonti volunteers at the non­profit Panira Healthcare Clinic, which provides free and low-cost services to uninsured, low-income and unemployed residents throughout the Naples community. She also went on a humanitarian mission to the Dominican Republic to perform den­tal surgeries and place implants to restore function and health for those without access or funds for care.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

To have faith in myself. I have been faced with adversity in my life and have been able to overcome it. It’s the reason why I am grateful and why I give back to my community.