Dr. Ricardo Chang is a certified specialist in orthodontics and has been creating perfect smiles for many years. He draws from his extensive training and experience in general dentistry and orthodontics when providing comprehensive care for his patients.
Dr. Chang migrated from Jamaica to Miami, Florida, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida International University. Dr. Chang graduated top of his class with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University and then completed a General Practice Residency at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Chang received his specialty certification in orthodontics after two years of intensive training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Chang is committed to staying on the cutting-edge of the latest advancements in the field of orthodontics and has completed advanced certification in Invisalign, training in iBraces(Incognito braces), Damon System self-ligating orthodontic appliances, and temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews).
Dr. Chang is an active member of the following professional organizations:
Dr. Chang understands that orthodontics is a changing field, with new research and techniques being developed all the time. To provide the best and most innovative care available, he attends continuing education courses every year throughout the country.
Dr. Chang feels it is important to treat each case individually and spends time with each patient at every visit. He also believes in educating his patients and communicating all of the aspects involved with their orthodontic treatment. This ensures excellent clinical care and often a shorter treatment time for his patients.
During his leisure time, Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to new places, listening to all types of music and spending as much time as possible outdoors enjoying beautiful days.
Dr. Marlene Rivera-Sotomayor practices in all disciplines of dentistry including general and restorative dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Marlene Rivera-Sotomayor was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico for her undergraduate degree, received a Master in Public Health and her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Rivera-Sotomayor, completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and worked in a private practice in Queens, NY for two years. After that, she decided to relocate to a warmer city and moved to Miami, FL. Her goal is for every one of her patients to leave smiling, knowing they received top notch treatment from a doctor that truly cares about them.
“My philosophy of practice is to provide patients with exceptional periodontal care, based on evidence based treatment, with the most advanced dental technology and medicine available. An additional and equally important goal is to provide that care in a compassionate environment, providing the patient with the necessary information to help them become better educated about their treatment options and ultimately about their oral health while focusing on the individual concerns of every patient.”
Dr. Ileana Ramudo-Townsend is committed to promoting oral health and providing all patients, her Professional Colleagues and staff with the necessary and dedication to arrive at the most successful outcome of treatment possible for every individual. She is equally committed to educating herself, her patients and the dental community about the practice of Periodontics and Implant Surgery.
Dr. Townsend was born in Cuba and lived in Spain before she and her family settled in Miami, Florida. After four years of graduate studies, Dr. Townsend received her doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She continued with her post-doctoral education at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York City, where she received a Masters of Science degree in Periodontics.
Dr. Townsend is a member the following professional affiliations: