Cosmetic Dentist - Homestead
2870 NE 8th Street
Homestead, FL 33030
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Nick Lekkas
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. Julia Bewley
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. Sandy Miranda
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. Thembi-Ann Evans
Dr. Thembi Evans’s commitment to her patients is evident in her high quality approach to dental health, her emphasis on long lasting relationships with patients and her commitment to using the most state of the art equipment available.
She is a proud graduate of the University of Florida with dual degrees in Psychology and Biomedical Engineering. She decided to travel north to pursue her dental degree and graduate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (the world’s first dental school). Following her dental degree, Dr. Evans completed her residency in advanced dental education at the Veterans’ Affairs hospital in Washington D.C., with surgical rotations at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.
Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Evans returned to the warmth and sunshine of Miami and soon after began her work in private practice.
In an effort to provide the best for her patients, Dr. Evans continually attends continuing education courses in order to abreast of the most current advances in dentistry.
Dr. Evans is dedicated to help patients keep their teeth for a lifetime and giving them the smiles of their dreams. A well respected, compassionate dentist, her work is characterized by her compassion warmth, enthusiasm and professionalism.
Dr. Evans listens to the needs of her patients and takes time to establish strong lasting relationships.
In her spare moments, Dr. Evans enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling any place where she can snowboard.
Dr. Jorge Fernandez-Abril
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. Martine Gedeon
Dr Martine Gedeon received her Bachelor degree at the University of Miami.
In 2006 she completed a dental degree at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. She went on to complete a residency in Advance Education in General dentistry at the University of Florida in Hialeah. For two years she worked in an underserved area of Collier County in Immokalee, Florida where she treated mostly children.
In July 2011 she obtained her pediatric specialty degree at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, NY.
Dr Gedeon strives to make the dental experience of each pediatric patient as enjoyable as possible. Her goal is to educate not only the patient but parents as well on the importance of a good oral healh and the prevention of dental caries.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Florida Dental Association.