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. 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. 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!
Dr. Ernesto Quezada -Dentist
Dr. Quezada was born in Managua, Nicaragua, but raised in Miami. He attended Miami Killian Senior High School, Miami-Dade College, and Florida International University before receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Quezada is proficient in the practice of General and Cosmetic Dentistry which includes cleanings, periodontal treatments, fillings, bondings, crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures, root canals, and extractions. Oral health is his number one priority and therefore he has dedicated large amounts of time in and out of the office researching materials and techniques to best help his patients. He prides himself on effectively communicating to his patients their oral conditions, all options for treatments, and how to maintain good oral health.
Dr. Quezada is a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.
Dr. Raquel Pino - Dentist
Dr. Raquel Pino was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Raquel graduated Cum Laude from Florida International University where she received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology. She earned her Doctor of Medical Dentistry Cum Laude from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Raquel Pino is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Florida Dental Association.
Dr. Raquel Pino is a General Dentist who is excited to treat patients in our practice. Her philosophy is to be compassionate and to provide individualized treatment to her patients so that they receive exceptional dental care. Raquel's down to earth demeanor along with great supporting team members will make your visit as comfortable as possible. Dr. Pino has a passion for cosmetic dentistry with a keen eye for detail. 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, seminars, and continuous self-study. Raquel loves to make her patients feel comfortable and is therefore Nitrous Oxide certified (laughing gas). Dr. Pino is sensitive to different cultures and their traditions and is able to fluently converse in English and Spanish.
In her free time, she enjoys time with her two Chihuahuas Minnie and Chloe, playing video games, watching movies, and vacationing to the Caribbean.