Meet Dr. Sonia Vargas

I’m very proud to be able to practice in the states. I never thought dentistry would take me far away from home! As a dentist, I learn from other people’s experiences. Not only dental-related, but most importantly when they share stories about their lives. I feel most fulfilled, professionally and personally, when a patient says, “I want to see you next time.” That means I met the person’s expectations. All people want, I believe is to have a dentist who is honest and who cares.

~ Dr. Sonia Vargas


A native of Lima, Peru, Dr. Sonia Vargas graduated in 1996 with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. She later obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) at Temple University School of Dentistry in 2004. Initially attracted to the oral healthcare field with a vocation for service – she worked in public health for more than ten years – Dr. Vargas enjoys working with her hands and has an aesthetic eye for restorations.

As a Dentist

Dr. Vargas is happy to be part of Tampa Advanced Dental Solutions, as the core of the team has worked together for years and feels like a family. The doctors and staff share the same goal: high-quality care and satisfied patients.

In practice, Dr. Vargas is attuned to her patient’s comfort and providing gentle care. Knowing that many patients are afraid of seeing the dentist, she takes time to listen to the individual’s fear and works with them to overcome their worries. Every visit begins with Dr. Vargas asking, “How may I help you today?”

Providing painless treatment is key to building trust. At the end of a visit, when she hears “I didn’t feel the needle!” or “You have silk hands,” Dr. Vargas knows she has done well. Not only is her patient pleased, but they are more open to returning, which leads to better oral health outcomes.

Continuing Education

Throughout her years in practice, Dr. Vargas has regularly pursued continuing education, including online Glidewell Dental Education courses and trainings. Staying up-to-date on new technologies and techniques allows her to provide the best treatment and results for her patients.

Beyond the Office

A Tampa resident since 2015, Dr. Vargas returns home in the evening to spend time with her supportive husband and teenaged son and daughter. Her family also includes Charlie, their Cocker Spaniel.

Family activities tend to keep Dr. Vargas busy, including volunteering at her children’s school and traveling to their sporting events. She also enjoys jogging several days a week and, occasionally, staying at home in her PJs – all day long!