About Your Dentist

Stephen C. Layton, DDS

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Layton earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Albright College, PA. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1981. Dr. Layton received post-graduate training at the US Air Force Medical Center in Keesler, MS., where he completed his General Practice Residency. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Collier County Dental Association. Dr. Layton has been serving the Naples community since 1983. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Layton enjoys spending time with his wife, Diane, and their two sons. Outside of the office, Dr. Layton loves to travel, go fishing, and fitness training.

Arleen Aportela, DMD

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love; a gift to that person; a beautiful thing.”

My Mission

“My passion for dentistry derived from my love of art and science. It is said that a smile can say 1000 words. I believe in Dentistry we can create a work of art in people’s smiles every day. I aspire to build relationships with my patients and give them the confidence of a healthy smile. I hope to make an impact in people's lives and show them there are no strangers in life, just friends we haven’t met yet.”

Education & Continuing Education

University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, Florida Doctor of Dental Medicine

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, Florida Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Dr. Aportela completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at New York University Langone Health in Fort Myers, Florida. As part of her commitment to continually expanding her dentistry knowledge, Dr. Aportela has also completed the “From TMJ to Smile Design” Functional Occlusion Course by The Dawson Academy.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Aportela is an active member of the Florida Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists.

Life & Hobbies

When she isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Aportela loves artistic DIY projects such as interior decorating and creating memorable videos for special occasions. She is also a car enthusiast who loves customizing vehicles. She has a passion for traveling, learning about different cultures, and most importantly, spending quality time with her family and friends.