Nick Lekkas, DDS

Nick Lekkas, DDS

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 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.

Norys Hayes, DMD

Norys Hayes, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Norys Hayes graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2005. The following year she took a nine- month course in Implantology. She has continued to practice Dentistry in south Florida for the past 10 years.

Dr. Hayes is the mother of a seven year old girl and continues to balance her time between working mom, wife, and professional care giver. Fun time would include travel, skiing, and any other outdoor activity that is energetic and doesn't include rest or relaxation. Dr. Hayes works with speed and confidence and welcomes the challenges that Dentistry offers on a daily basis.

Jorge Fernandez-Abril, DDS

Jorge Fernandez-Abril, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Jorge Abril is a 2004 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Florida, and he attended high school locally at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School.

Dr. Abril has been married to his wife Ana Cristina for six years, and they just recently had a baby girl, Carolina. Dr. Abril is the second dentist in his family, along with his sister Maria, who is also a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Dr. Abril believes in performing thorough dental, periodontal, radiographic, and oral cancer exams. After enough information is gathered, he believes in executing a well planned and predictable course of treatment.

In his free time, Jorge is an avid sports fan and follows the Heat, Marlins, Dolphins, Gators, and Canes. He enjoys playing basketball and hopes to pass on a love of the game to his daughter in the future. Dr. Abril plays some acoustic guitar, and despite a mediocre singing voice, he has been known to hog the microphone on karaoke night.

Marios Grigoropoulos, DDS

Marios Grigoropoulos, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Grigoropoulos is originally from Toronto. He received his Bachelor’s degree and dental degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Interested in continuing his education, he completed the General Practice Residency Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Drawn by South Florida’s unique climate, location, as well as its diverse cultures, he made South Florida his home.

Since 2007, Dr. Grigoropoulos has been practicing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida providing a full spectrum of quality care with an emphasis on aesthetic dentistry. Recently he joined the Dental Center of Homestead excited by the opportunity to collaborate with his colleagues.

In his free time he enjoys soccer, cycling, hiking, beaches and traveling.

Gonzalo Cortes, DMD

Gonzalo Cortes, DMD

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.

Osbel Borges, DMD

Osbel Borges, DMD

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Borges, a native of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, obtained his degree in Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated with honors and was presented with an award in “Outstanding Achievements and Performance in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was also awarded membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, a prestigious and nationally recognized organization which rewards excellence in scholarship and exemplary traits of character.

His interest in medicine and surgery led Dr. Borges to the pursuit of additional training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his residency training at Nova Southeastern University in south Florida, where he developed a special interest in wisdom teeth surgery, implant reconstruction, maxillofacial pathology, cosmetic surgery, orthognathic surgery and facial trauma. With hospital affiliations in Broward Health Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, both level I trauma centers, Dr. Borges has participated in numerous advanced facial reconstruction cases and was chief of a busy head and neck cancer service, offering a wide array of treatment options to patients with head and neck malignancies. He received extensive training in the diagnosis and management of oral cancer with exposure to microvascular free flap reconstruction. As coordinator of a multidisciplinary dentofacial anomalies team, Dr. Borges has played a key role in the surgical management of patients with anomalies of jaw relations and has performed numerous jaw rearrangement surgeries.

Committed to education and patient care, Dr. Borges has published in several scientific journals and has recently published a book chapter in Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America with the goal of optimizing awareness and providing the best treatment possible for patients. As a clinical instructor in local anesthesia administration and adjunctive anesthetic techniques, Dr. Borges has mastered the skills of local anesthesia administration and deep sedation, providing a more comfortable environment and a more pleasant experience for his patients. He believes that it is the duty of every surgeon to maintain updated knowledge as technological advances modify the practice of medicine, and maintains adjunct faculty position in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Nova Southeastern University and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Miami Children’s Hospital.

Treating each patient with the highest levels of respect and consideration, Dr. Borges continues to expand his scope of practice as a life-long student, and strives to excel in every aspect of patient care, dedicating as much time as necessary to address all of his patients’ concerns and ensuring that each patient’s experience is as pleasant as possible. With his extensive training, numerous accomplishments and dedication to his profession, Dr. Borges continues to provide an excellent service to the community.

Jose I. Garri, DDS

Jose I. Garri, DDS

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 done 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.

Mohamed Elazizi, DMD

Mohamed Elazizi, DMD

Periodontist

As a specialist, dental researcher and professor he is uniquely qualified to provide state-of-the-art dental implants, gum and bone surgeries, gum disease treatments and cosmetic procedures that restore healthy smiles and confidence.

With prestigious scientific publications and patents for his discoveries, he is perhaps best known for his caring and friendly approach to patient care. With precise attention to detail, he compassionately addresses patient concerns with honesty and proven expertise.

Amr Radwan, DDS

Amr Radwan, DDS

Endodontist

Dr. Amr Radwan is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has been practicing Dentistry since 2006. After graduating dental school in Egypt, he enrolled in a one-year general dentistry internship, where he also joined the faculty practice. His interest in Endodontics led Dr. Radwan to pursue specialty training in Endodontics. He completed a two-year residency program in Endodontics at Cairo University School of Dentistry. Dr. Amr Radwan took a journey to the United States for a fellowship in Endodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry in Texas. A year after his fellowship, he was accepted into the Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He then completed a two-year post-graduate program at Columbia University in New York, where Dr. Amr Radwan received his certification in Endodontics.

As an Endodontist, he is committed to providing patients with standard-of-excellence care that is personal, respectful, and clinically uncompromising. Dr. Amr Radwan as participated in research projects, which were published in the Journal of Endodontics and the Open Journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports. He is a co-author of a chapter in an Endodontic textbook called Clinical Cases in Endodontics and he assisted in research on the subject of Rapid Root Extrusion for Chapter 19 –Preparation for Treatment – in Ingle’s Endodontics, 7th edition.

As an Endodontist, he is committed to providing patients with standard-of-excellence care that is personal, respectful, and clinically uncompromising. His is goal is to increase the longevity of his patient’s teeth and to ensure that each of his patient’s experience is as pleasant as possible.

During Dr. Amr Radwan’s free time, he enjoys playing his guitar, working out or any physical outdoor activities and spending quality time with his wife and family.