Dr. C. Romesh Weerasooriya (Dr. Mesh) is a native of Englewood. Having grown up in Englewood from the age of 7, he graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 1986. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in 1990 and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1994, he returned to his hometown, where he practices dentistry alongside his brother Dr. Shanaka L. Weerasooriya and Dr. R. Scott Thompson.
Dr. Mesh has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education through the years since graduating from dental school. This commitment to excellence in his field helps him better serve his patients’ needs. His concentration is on comprehensively treating a patient’s entire oral system. This includes not only the teeth and gums, but a patient’s bite, the associated jaw joint (TMJ), and the muscles of the head and neck. A large part of this post-graduate education was completed at the prestigious Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, where Dr. Mesh achieved Mastery Level status and studied under Dr. Frank Spear, one of the top dental educators in the country. He has also studied extensively with Dr. Pete Dawson, another top educator in advanced dentistry, at the Dawson Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Mesh is a graduate of the Schuster Center for Professional Development, having completed a rigorous 2-year program in leadership and practice management. He has also studied with Dr. Sam Low at the University of Florida in the use of dental lasers for the treatment of periodontal disease. With this dedication to learning and advanced technology, Dr. Mesh can deliver cutting-edge dentistry to his patients.
Dr. Mesh holds memberships in the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA), Florida Dental Association (FDA), Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (FACD), Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), and the Dental Oral Conscious Sedation Association (DOCS).
Science is continually finding links between disease processes in the mouth, like periodontal disease, and long-term health consequences to the entire body. Dr. Mesh takes a “holistic” approach to dentistry by keeping the importance of a patient’s overall, long-term health at the forefront of his care. He believes very strongly in developing long-term relationships with his patients and delivering personalized care that meets the individual needs of each person. This attention to individualized treatments means raising the bar in regard to the details of dental care. His goal is to create dentistry that is as functional as it is beautiful. He works very closely with his talented ceramist, Dave Matrisciano, to create truly customized restorations in harmony with each patient’s goals and desires. Dr. Mesh also works in close collaboration with the area’s top dental specialists to meet the needs of patients who require more complex treatment. He is a founding member of the Gulf Coast Interdisciplinary Network, which was started by his brother Dr. Shanaka. This organization is a group of dentists that meet and discuss their cases and the latest aspects of treatment planning. Specialists from the fields of Periodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Dental Laboratory Prosthetics, and Restorative Dentistry are represented in the Network.
Dr. Mesh is proud to be a part of the Englewood Community and continues a legacy in delivering healthcare that was started by his father, Dr. “Lucky” Weerasooriya, who was a longtime physician in the area. He is a member of the Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Club, which has been a leading service organization in this community for a long time. His wonderful wife, Jeneen, is a pharmacist at Englewood Community Hospital. The couple has one lovely daughter named Maya. In his time away from the office, Dr. Mesh enjoys being with his family, fishing, skiing, and indulging his passion for travel.