Making a Difference with Smiles
My profession is a way to change people’s lives for the better. I enjoy the fact that I make people’s faces more beautiful, but more importantly, that I help my patients feel better about their self-image and self-esteem. My life is inspired by the positive changes that are made in our patients’ self-confidence, and in the meaningful relationships, I’ve created with them through the years. Their friendships are the best part of my profession.
I am a people person and truly enjoy being able to interact with every single one of my patients, every step of the way. It has been my pleasure to have created more than five thousand beautiful smiles during the past 12 years; smiles that were made with love and compassion.
My Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Science in civil engineering – University of Nevada, Reno
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School
- General practice residency – Miami V.A. Medical Center, University of Miami School of Medicine
- Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics – Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics.
- Elite Invisalign Certification and Provider.
- Incognito (Lingual Hidden Braces) Certification and Provider.
I actively participate in continuing education courses to keep abreast of all new advances in orthodontics. This benefits my patients with better and more aesthetic treatment results and by making the treatments less invasive and more effective. In addition to traditional orthodontics, I also like to treat more complex and challenging cases like patients with cleft lip and palate, as well as treatment of patients with major dentofacial deformities. My engineering training has helped me understand quite well the mechanics of tooth movement and facial orthopedics, which gives me an advantage in treating patients with more complex conditions.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Florida Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
My team is composed of superstars in their field. We have a very diverse group of individuals working together for the same goal: providing superb customer service and the best treatments available to all our patients. They understand that superior service is about timeliness, quality of treatment, a happy and friendly environment, cleanliness of our offices, sterilization, and complete patient satisfaction. They all strive to make this possible and to keep our promises to all of our patients.
We are also all bilingual, and come from different professional and personal backgrounds, which is what ensures a very rich and dynamic environment for our offices. Our team members were all chosen for their experience in the field, but most importantly, for their positive attitudes and happy personalities.
Outside the Office
I was born in León, Nicaragua and migrated to the United States with my family when I was 14 years old. I graduated with high honors from George Whittell High School in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 1990. I’ve lived in Miami for the past 11 years with my wife, Dr. Mayling Molina, a general dentist also trained in the United States. We have two children: Alexandra Vanessa and Enrique Alexander.
My passion besides work is travel. I love to meet people, learn about other cultures, and establish relationships with all kinds of people from all over the world. I am proud of the fact that I have friends in all continents. I love learning about other languages as well. In Miami, we have a melting pot from Latin America, which makes it very interesting to meet and learn about other countries, their customs, languages, beliefs, and ways of life.