For many years, Dr. Ricardo Chang has been creating perfect smiles as a certified orthodontic specialist. Dr. Chang’s extensive experience in general dentistry and orthodontics allows him to create unique and comprehensive care plans for his patients to provide them with their ideal smile. Dr. Chang migrated to Miami, Florida from Jamaica. In Miami, he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida International University. He then attended Howard University, where he graduated at the top of his class with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery.Read More
After receiving his Doctorate, Dr. Chang completed a General Practice Residency at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Following two years of intensive training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Chang received his specialty certification in orthodontics.
Dr. Chang’s education never stops. With new research and techniques constantly being developed, Dr. Chang attends continuing education courses every year to ensure he provides the best and most innovative care possible.
In addition to his education and training, Dr. Chang is an active member of the following professional organizations:
At his practice, Dr. Chang offers the latest cutting-edge technology in the field of orthodontics. He has completed advanced certification in Invisalign, as well as training in iBraces (Incognito braces), Damon System self-ligating orthodontic appliances, and temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews).
To ensure a successful treatment, Dr. Chang treats each case individually and makes sure to spend time with every patient at each visit. During an appointment, Dr. Chang educates his patients and communicates all the aspects involved in their specific treatment plan. This helps the patient understand the orthodontic process for a shorter treatment time and ensures the best possible clinical care.
When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Chang spends his leisure time with his family. He enjoys listening to all varieties of music, traveling to new places, and loves being outdoors on beautiful days.
Dr. Lesley Tenn is a general dentist with ten years of experience treating primarily pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients. One of the first offices she worked in maintained a large population of underserved youth patients. It was there that she gained her affinity and skill for working with children and adolescents. She employs patience, understanding, and empathy when treating all of her patients.Read More
Dr. Tenn was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States when she was two years old. She was raised and attended elementary, middle, and high school in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Dr. Tenn graduated with honors from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida with a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Tenn maintains certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She has also continued her education to receive certification as a Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Dr. Tenn’s primary goal is to ensure that all patients receive optimal, compassionate care. She also feels strongly about adequate communication when addressing patient treatment needs and options. She will not compromise patient health or safety and always looks to the best interest of the patient. Overall she wants her patients to leave her care with diminished fears and anxiety and with a smile on their faces.
“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.”Read More
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: