Cosmetic Dentist in Miami, FL
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our Doctors's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Nick Lekkas - Orthodontist
We work hard to bring you the very best in orthodontic care and it shows. You see it in the education, dedication and experience of Dr. Lekkas. Accomplished and respected, Dr. Nick Lekkas is a highly qualified board certified orthodontist utilizing the very latest techniques in orthodontic treatment. His goal is to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive orthodontic care whether traditional, invisible, and surgical treatment options for adults and children. Dr. Lekkas has a strong commitment to the diagnostic requirements of each individual to obtain optimal facial balance and appearance, as well as a beautiful smile.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Science and graduated with distinction in the honors program and subsequently received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in dentistry after completing four years of training at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He also completed a one year Advance Education in General Practice Residency from Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida.
Dr. Lekkas practiced as a general dentist before he was one of six residents chosen to attend the world-renowned Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed a three-year postgraduate program at where he was awarded his orthodontic specialty certification. Dr. Lekkas has achieved Board Certification and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction only awarded to a small number of orthodontists. He holds active memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Southern Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Erin Arroyo - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Erin Arroyo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurology, Physiology and Behavior at University of California, Davis.
She obtained a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated Magne Cum Laude. She completed an additional residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Miami.
She completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at University of Florida, Naples. While there, she trained to specialize in comprehensive preventive and restorative dentistry for infants, children and adolescents, including children who have special health care needs. Dr. Arroyo trained in various behavior guidance techniques, as well as sedation and hospital dentistry for children who may benefit from such services to complete their dental care.
Her approach with each child is unique, and she has the ability to adapt for your child’s individual success. Dr. Arroyo received her specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and is eligible for board candidacy through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Arroyo’s warm and compassionate demeanor and calm confidence will help put your child at ease. She strives to make the dental experience of each pediatric patient as positive as possible. Her goal is to educate not only the patient but parents as well on the importance of a good oral health and the prevention of dental caries. She encourages you to ask questions about your child’s oral health. She strives to serve her patients by combining outstanding care with an exceptional and informative experience for your family.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Florida Dental Association.
In her free time, Dr. Arroyo enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and sports. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Dr. Gonzalo Cortes - Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric Dentist Dr. Gonzalo Cortés is a specialist in pediatric dentistry. After college, he received his pediatric dental degrees from the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine & Miami Children’s Hospital. He has extra years of specialized training developed just for kids. This includes preventive dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, treatment of traumatic injuries, child psychology, and care of special needs patients.
Dr. Julia Bewley - Dentist
Dr. Julia Bewley is a general dentist who is proud and excited to welcome patients to our practice. Her philosophy is to be compassionate and to provide individualized treatment to her patients so that they receive exceptional dental care. Julia's easy to talk to demeanor along with great supporting team members will make your visit as comfortable as possible. Julia's gentleness puts patients at ease when visiting our office.
Dr. Bewley has a passion for cosmetic dentistry with a keen eye for detail and the skill of an artisan. Both science and art were strengths for Julia early on in her academic career and Julia has always been interested in the significance of art among cultures throughout the world and history. She is dedicated and motivated to provide the most technologically advanced treatments for root canals, extractions, fillings, crowns and bridges, etc. by attending continuing educations, study clubs, seminars, and continuous self-study.
Julia enjoys treating adults and children alike and loves to make her patients feel comfortable and is therefore Nitrous Oxide certified (laughing gas). Dr. Bewley is sensitive to different cultures and their traditions and is able to fluently converse in English and German. She is also able to communicate in Spanish and Chinese.
Dr. Julia Bewley was born and raised in Hannover, Germany where she completed her primary education. Julia moved to the U.S. in 2001 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the University of Florida in Gainesville and is proud to be part of the Gator Nation.
Dr. Bewley believes in giving back to the community not only through charitable contributions but also by getting to know her community and giving of her time and talents to help families in need. Julia actively volunteers at the Dental Mobile Unit at Christ Fellowship in Downtown Miami. In addition, Dr. Bewley was part of a mission trip to help the underprivileged children and families with no ability to seek dental care in the mountains and farmland of the Dominican Republic and is planning to be part of other international trips in the future.
Dr. Julia Bewley is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, South Florida Dental Association, and the Rivera Study Club. Julia and her husband Jason have been married for 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, outdoor activities, and vacationing with her husband to exotic, less traveled locations around the world.
"I hope to be able to make a difference in your dental visit by providing the best individual care for you and your family! You are very important to me, it is not just about teeth for me. I want you to be comfortable here at the Dental Center so we can provide you with exceptional care, knowledge, and make your visit as pleasant as possible. I pride myself to treat every patient with the respect and compassion they deserve. " ~Julia Bewley, DMD
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Dr. Jose I. Garri - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Garri's long educational path started in Gainesville, Florida. There he attended college and obtained his dental degree at the University of Florida. Upon completion of a general practice residency in dentistry, he sought further training and completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It was during this residency that Dr. Garri developed an interest in the treatment of cleft lip and palate patients, and in the care of children with facial deformities.
In order to pursue these interests, Dr. Garri decided upon the completion of his oral surgery training, to return to medical school and pursue a career in plastic surgery. He completed medical school at SUNY at Stony Brook and then a general surgery program at the University of Miami. It was there, that he also completed his training in plastic surgery. Dr. Garri finished his long surgical training at UCLA with a year of craniofacial surgery.
With a strong background in both medicine and dentistry and many years of surgical training, Dr. Garri is amply qualified to pursue his clinical interests which include cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. He not only has a private practice in South Miami, but also is involved in Miami Children's craniofacial clinic.
The author of several articles and book chapters, Dr. Garri has also participated as a faculty member in several courses within his areas of expertise. He has also co-edited a book on craniofacial surgery which was published in early 2008. He is also involved with several charities and is a board member of the Miami CARE Foundation, a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with craniofacial anomalies. The education of young surgeons is also extremely important to him and he truly appreciates and enjoys the time he devotes to working with students and surgical residents. Dr. Garri has also recently been featured as one of the surgeons on the television show Facemakers (The Learning Channel), a documentary series on the work being by the craniofacial clinic at Miami Children's Hospital.
A very dedicated surgeon, Dr. Garri believes strongly that every patient deserves his very best. Thus he is committed to continuing to pursue educational opportunities that will allow him to optimize his knowledge base and surgical skills. Likewise, he strongly believes in patient education and especially in helping patients become fully informed regarding their treatment options.
Dr. Garri and his staff share the practice philosophy of providing the best quality care possible in a friendly and professional environment. It is our hope that you will feel comfortable and welcome in our practice. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do achieve that goal. We will make every effort to make sure your surgical experience is a very positive one.
Dr. Sandy Miranda Brito - Dentist
As a warm and personable practitioner, Dr. Sandy Miranda Brito strives for a dynamic doctor-patient relationship, which allows the patient to be an integral part of their treatment. Dr. Brito’s passion for dentistry is evident not only clinically, but intellectually as well. She believes that motivation for dental care is the key to success and patient education is her utmost priority.
Dr. Brito has enjoyed the South Florida sunshine her entire life. As a graduate of Florida International University, she earned her bachelor’s degree, at an expedited rate, in Health Sciences with a minor in Health Services Administration. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she received her dental degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. There, she participated in numerous extramural rotations to learn state of the art advances in all areas of dentistry including: Cosmetic Dentistry, Implantology, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics.
After graduation, Dr. Brito moved to Miami to begin a career in private practice. Her ultimate goal is to remain up to date with the most innovative techniques and technology that dental medicine has to offer. As an avid believer in comprehensive dentistry, she strives for the highest quality of care for each and every patient. Dr. Brito plans to remain on the cutting edge of dentistry through continuing education courses and membership in organized dentistry. Currently, Dr. Brito is a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Brito enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, sampling new restaurants, traveling, dancing, and running. Recently, she completed a marathon (26.2 miles) at the ING Miami Race!
Dr. Jorge Fernandez-Abril - Dentist
Dr. Jorge Fernandez-Abril takes pride in listening to his patients, providing honest assessments, and performing quality dentistry with the utmost care and understanding. He believes in constantly developing his skills and keeping up to date with the newest research in dentistry.
Dr. Fernandez-Abril graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School, the United States' oldest dental school, in 2004. Four years of cold weather, as well as the blizzard of 2002, pushed him from Baltimore back to the warmer weather of northern Florida.
Sacrificing a year in private practice, he polished his skills in a general practice residency (GPR) program at the Veterans Administration hospital in Gainesville, Florida. It was in Gainesville where he honed his interests in restorative dentistry and oral surgery, and discovered a special
knack for helping patients in need.
Jorge was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Miami at the age of nine. He attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, and then graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in 1999. Following in his sister's footsteps, he went on to dental school.
Dr. Fernandez-Abril is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and is licensed in the state of Florida. Jorge is an avid sports fan and has been known to play a little acoustic guitar and sing karaoke.
Dr. Nancy V. Nguyen - Dentist
Dr. Nguyen was born and raised in Miami, FL. She attended the University of Florida where she obtained her bachelor degrees in Biology and Psychology. She attended Nova Southeastern University's College of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Nguyen then went on to complete her Advanced Education for General Dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, FL, helping vets achieve healthy smiles.
Dr. Nguyen likes cooking and exercising during her free time. Kayaking and rock climbing are among other activities that she also enjoys.
Dr. Nguyen finds value in teaching her patients about their oral health, including ways to prevent different oral diseases and how to treat them when they arise. She loves helping patients look and feel their best!