Meet our Coral Gables Dentists

Today’s society can get very hectic and busy, leaving very little time to get to know who your healthcare providers are. We make it our top priority to stop, sit and give you the opportunity to ask all those questions you need answered.  As you will see below and on the walls throughout our office we have the education, certifications and experience to help you gain that healthy smile. We invite you to take a moment, call our Miami dentists professionals and get to know them an their team!

JORGE L. FORNARIS, DMD

Jorge L. Fornaris, DMD was born in Holguin, Cuba. At the age of 16 his brother, mother and father came to Miami, FL for a better life. He attended American Senior High and graduated. He went on to study Molecular Biology at University of South Florida and graduated Cum Laude. After receiving acceptance letters from a few top Dental Schools he chose University of Connecticut Dental Medicine to further his study of Dentistry. Jorge L. Fornaris, DMD graduated top of his Dental class and was inducted into the OKU National Dental Honor Society. Once graduated Jorge L. Fornaris, DMD moved back to South Miami and completed his Graduate Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at University of Florida where he currently is on the faculty.  He enjoys fishing, boating and the outdoors.

“My profession, my family and my faith are the Trinity of my Life.” – Jorge L. Fornaris, DMD

Education

American Senior High

University of South Florida
B.S. Molecular Biology

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Dental Medicine Doctor

University of Florida
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency

UCLA College of Dentistry, Department of Anesthesiology Dr. Yagiela
Intravenous and Enteral Sedation Training

Misch Institute Implant Institute
Implant Surgery and Prosthetics 1 Year Residency

Temple School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology
Implant Surgery Certificate

Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry
LANAP Procedure

Pikos Institute
Advanced Bone Graft

Nash Institute
Full Mouth Rehabilitation Training

Memberships & Certificates:

  • National Honor Society
  • NIDR research Grant Fellowship
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, Phi Chi Chapter
  • Dr. Robert G. Levine Award for Outstanding Student in the field of general dentistry
  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine Community Service Award
  • ALS – Advanced Life Support Certificate
  • BLS – Basic Life Support Certificate
  • ADSA – American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • FDSA – Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • AGD – Association of General Dentistry
  • ICOI – International Congress of Oral Impantologists
  • FICOI – Fellowship of International College of Oral Implantologist
  • MICOI – Master of International College of Oral Implantologist
  • FICOL – Fellow of the International College of Laser Dentistry

RAMIRO R. ESPARRAGOZA, DDS

Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS was born in Caracas , Venezuela where he graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela School of Dentistry. He moved to the United States with the love of his life, his wife Natalia. Dr. Esparragoza got early acceptance to attend New York University College of Dentistry where he Graduated top of his class. During this time at NYU, he was part of the Faculty Practice (an honor program for outstanding senior students). He moved to Florida to complete his Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at University of Florida where he is currently on the faculty. Dr Esparragoza has three children and enjoys playing sports and musical instruments.

“I’m blessed with my family, my profession and the opportunity of
helping others”. –  Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS

Education:

Universidad Central de Venezuela
Odontologist

New York University College of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Florida
Advance Education in General Dentistry

UCLA College of Dentistry, Department of Anesthesiology Dr. Yagiela
Intravenous and Enteral Sedation Training

Dawson Academy
Comprehensive Full Mouth Rehabilitation Training

Nash Institute
Full Mouth Rehabilitation and Esthetic Training

Dental Education Laboratories
Endodontic Training

Memberships and Certificates:

  • New York University College of Dentistry Faculty Practice Honor Program
  • ALS – Advanced Life Support certificate
  • BLS – Basic Life Support Certificate
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • ASDA – American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • FDSA – Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • AGD – Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • ICOI – International College of Oral Implantology

Dr. Osbel Borges

Dr. Borges 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. 

Education

Florida International University
Major in Biology

Nova Southeastern University
Doctorate in Dental Medicine

Nova Southeastern University/Broward General Medical Center
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Academic Affiliations:

  • Nova Southeastern University- Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Miami Children’s Hospital- Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • South Miami Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Kendall Regional Hospital
  • Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Aventura Medical Center
  • Coral Gables Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Bayside Ambulatory Center

Organizations

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
  • American Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Publications and Presentations

  • 11/2013    Oral Abstract Presentation- Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  Simultaneous Multifocal Metastatic Disease of the Head and Neck: Large Metastatic Polymorphous Low Grade Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Orlando, FL
  • 08/2013    Kaltman, S. I., Ragan, M., Borges, O. Managing the Untoward Anesthetic Event in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics, 2013-08-01, Volume 25, Issue 3, 515-527
  • 06/2013    Oral Presentation- Maxillofacial Trauma: Treatment Basics and Technological Advances. Broward General Medical Center Trauma Grand Rounds. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 04/2013    Oral Abstract Presentation – ACOMS Annual Scientific Conference and Exhibition –  Scottsdale, AZ
  • 04/2013    Borges, O., Jakubowski, J., McClure, S.A. (2013). Postoperative High Dose Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy for Treatment of Recurrent Keloids . Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology. Abstract in print
  • 04/2013   Poster Presentation – Virtual rounding via videoconference-enabled smartphones: a case for multifacility rounds. Broward General Medical Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 11/2012    Oral Abstract Presentation – ACOMS Resident Research Meeting.  Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/2012    Borges, O., Movahed, R., Kaltman, S.I., Katz, R.L. (2013). Facial Feminization Surgery: Case Report- Utilizing Computer Assisted Surgical Simulation and a Novel Technique for Cranioplasty. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology Vol. 115, Issue 6, Page e4
  • 05/2012    Poster Presentation- Intraosseous Neurothekeoma of the Mandible: A Rare Occurrence. Broward General Medical Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 04/2012    Kaltman J. M., Best S. P., Movahed R., Borges O., Kaltman S. I. Bilateral Condylar  Intrusion Into the Middle Cranial Fossa: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Maxillofacial Trauma. 2012 April;1(1):30-5
Our Doctors are proud members of the Academy of General Dentistry.

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