Our Doctors




Dr. Paul Zaritsky was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.  He graduated Creighton University in Omaha,

Nebraska in 1993 with a B.S. degree majoring in Biology.  His dental career began and continued at

University of Florida with a DMD degree in 1997 and his endodontic degree in 1999.  Dr. Zaritsky also

received a Masters of Science degree (MS) while completing his endodontic residency program.   He

is the original owner of Endodontic Specialists which he opened as a solo practitioner in 2000.  He is an

active member in the Tampa Bay Area and works with multiple charitable and social organizations.




Dr. Stephen Cwikla grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida and received his bachelors degree from

Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Cwikla attended Harvard School for Dental Medicine where he graduated

magna cum laude and obtained his DMD degree in 2001. His endodontic residency was completed

at the University of Florida in 2003 at which time he moved to the Tampa Bay area.  Dr. Cwikla has

several research publications in the fields of endodontics and oral & maxillo-facial surgery.  He is also

a member of many local and national dental societies.  He joined Endodontic Specialists as an associate

in 2005 and is now a full partner.




Dr. Amanda Goodman is originally from Ann Arbor Michigan.  She graduated from the University of

Michigan and majored in Biology with a minor in Dance.  She attended dental school at The Ohio State

University and then completed a two year General Practice Residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in

Charlotte, NC.  Amanda worked as a general dentist for one year in North Carolina.  She then returned to

The Ohio State University for her endodontic residency and has practiced for seven years as an endodontist

in Chicago, IL.  She joined Endodontic Specialists in 2011.  She is a member of the American Association

of Endodontics, American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.

She enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.




Dr. Ivan Mericle was born and raised in Ohio and received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green

University.  He attended dental school at Ohio State University graduating in 2007.  Following dental

school he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Kunsan in South Korea and then MacDill air force

base.  With a rank of Captain he completed an AEGD residency at Wright Patterson medical facility in

Dayton, Ohio.  After completing his AEGD program Dr. Mericle went on to complete his endodontic

Residency at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Dr. Mericle joined Endodontic

Specialists as a full time associate in 2012.  He is a member of several local and national dental

Societies and enjoys spending time with friends and family in his free time.




Dr. Osman Soliman was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt where he earned his dental degree in 2004.  After

completing a one year general practice residency and a one year endodontic internship at the University

of Florida, Dr. Soliman went on to complete his endodontic training at the University of Southern California.

He is now joining Endodontic Specialists from Austin, Texas where he worked in private practice for the past

two years.  Dr. Soliman is married and has a one year old son.  His wife is completing a radiation oncology

residency at Moffitt Cancer Center and they plan to make Tampa their home after she completes her training.




Dr. Kenan Tarabishy was born and raised in the Tampa area. He graduated from the University of South

Florida with a B.A. degree in History while completing his pre-dental studies. Dr. Tarabishy attended the

University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the oldest in the nation, where he graduated with honors and

obtained his DDS degree. He completed his endodontic residency at Marquette University and obtained a

Masters of Science (M.S.)  degree for his research on postoperative discomfort. Dr. Tarabishy practiced in

Chicago,IL prior to joining Endodontic Specialists as a full time associate in 2014. Dr. Tarabishy is

a lifelong Buccaneer’s fan and enjoys spending time with friends and family.




Dr. Susan Yasrebi was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida.  She received her Bachelor of

Science degree from the University of Florida and continued on to complete her dental

degree with honors in 2008.  Following dental school, Dr. Yasrebi completed her endodontic

residency at Rutgers University in 2010.  After five years of private practice in New York

City, she is returning to her home state of Florida and joining Endodontic Specialists as a

full time associate.  Dr. Yasrebi enjoys spending time with friends and family, skiing,

traveling, and playing tennis.