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:
Dr. Jose A Guerra, DMD practiced dentistry for three years in Cuba before moving to New Jersey. He obtained his dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Guerra in 2015 shifted to Florida to complete a full one year comprehensive dental implants training with implant experts.
Dr. Guerra believes in taking care of all small problems before they run out of control. He is very much comfortable working in all aspects of General Dentistry.
Since Born and raised on a tropical island of Cuba, Dr. Guerra likes South Florida’s weather similar to his home. He enjoys the surrounding here, the city, water sports, working out, and spending time with his family and his favorite dog Bruno.
Dr. Gorman obtained his dental degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He completed his Bachelor's of Heath Science degree in rehabilitation counseling from the same University.
Dr. Gorman also completed his certification in IV Conscious Sedation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received extensive training in a dental bone grafting and surgical implant placement and restoration course in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Gorman also served in the U.S Navy after graduating from college for 4 years. His expertise includes a full-mouth restoration, general, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.
With his intensive knowledge of dental procedures Dr Gorman is able to make his patients walk into his office with no fear or anxiety and leave with a new smile!
Dr. Robert S. Weishoff, obtained his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also attended the University of Florida in Gainesville for completing his bachelor’s degree. After dental school, Dr. Weishoff completed a one-year program in advanced education in general dentistry, or an AEGD, at Nova Southeastern University. He thereafter attended the University of Maryland for completing his specialty training in Periodontics and also received a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Weishoff born and raised in South Florida. He obtained excellent dental skills and training for Periodontology, including being certified in Nobel’s All-On-Four technique for dental implants.
Dr. Weishoff places hundreds of dental implants each and every year.
Dr. Khalid Mutawalli is a passionate and caring board certified pediatric dentist. He loves coming to work every day to provide a positive experience for patients, parents, and the team. Dr. Mutawalli emits positive energy and is eager to help all patients and families in the community!
Originally from Egypt, Dr. Mutawalli received his dental degree from the historic Cairo University in Egypt. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Mutawalli moved to the United States and furthered his education at the elite University of Maryland School of Dentistry to pursue a 3 year residency in Advanced General Dentistry. While at the University of Maryland, he worked on several research projects that included pathogens related to the development and progression of dental caries in children. Dr. Mutawalli earned a Masters of Science Degree at the University of Maryland as a result of his research projects. His research was published in PLos Pathogens, a high impact scientific journal.
Dr. Mutawalli’s passion in helping children maintain optimal oral health lead him to complete another 2 years specializing in Pediatric Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University and Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital. His leadership and motivation to learn lead him to become the Chief Resident during his pediatric dentistry residency. During his residency, he received extensive training in behavioral management techniques. His overall goal is to utilize behavior management techniques effectively and safely to deliver dental care to pre-cooperative and uncooperative children. Sedation and Hospital dentistry are two of the many skills he learned while at Nova Southeastern University. He trained with some of the nation’s top Pediatric Board Certified Anesthesiologists at Joe Dimaggio and Broward General Hospital to provide dental rehabilitation for pediatric patients under general anesthesia.
Dr. Mutawalli trained at the Mailman Segal Center that specializes in children with special needs. He developed a strong passion in understanding children with sensory issues, ranging from children with mild hypersensitivities to children with severe autism.
During his free time, Dr. Mutawalli loves playing sports including soccer, basketball, and tennis. He loves to travel and learn about different cultures. Coming from a large family, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his beloved family.