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Our Mission

Our friendly staff is dedicated to caring for you and your entire family's oral health and well-being. We take the time to create a personalized treatment for each patient and we offer a wide range of services. It is our goal to make your visit with us an extremely pleasant one and to send you home with a beautiful and healthy smile.

Meet Our Doctors

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    Dr. 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.

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    Dr. 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.

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    Dr. Malena Lemus Ramos , DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Malena Lemus Ramos, D.M.D. has joined the Altima Dental family!

    “I studied dentistry in Cuba, so when I came to the United States, I decided to follow my dream to be a dentist in this country. Treating patients and promoting oral health is one of the things that I enjoy the most.”

    Dr. Ramos earned her undergraduate degree from University of Medical Sciences, Pinar del Rio, Cuba. She then went to University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2021. Dr. Ramos is also trained in facial Rejuvenation with Botulinum Toxin and HA Fillers. She earned a student award of merit from American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and earned The Quintessence Award of Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry.

    Dr. Ramos has special interest in prosthodontic, aesthetic dentistry, dental implants and general dentistry. Being well versed in many areas allows her to share her expertise with her teammates and patients every day.

    “I enjoy dentistry because I love transforming basic things into art. Also, I enjoy caring for my patients and helping them develop confidence in our work and team. I care about people and they deserve to have the best medical attention. Giving the patients a reason to smile is the best award for a dentist.”

    Playing the guitar, reading, crochet, party decorations and dancing are some of the things that Dr. Ramos enjoys in her free time. She loves visiting new places and traveling. Her family owns a Cuban restaurant and she enjoys doing her part and helping them with their business. Spending time with her friends and family are important to her.

    Dr. Ramos loves being part of a team and she is always striving to be a better dentist. She has deep Cuban roots which is a large part of who she is. Speaking Spanish is one of the strengths she brings to our team.

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    Dr. Francisco Azar , DDS

    Pediatric Dentist

    Board Certified-American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

    As a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Azar has completed two years of advanced Pediatric training and education beyond dental school. A pediatric Dentist provides both primary and specialty comprehensive preventative and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through their adolescent years.

    Dental School

    Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery-DDS 1993, School of Public Health-MPH May 1993.

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    Dr. 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.

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    Dr. 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.

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    Dr. 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.

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    Dr. 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.

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    Dr. 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.

    Profile photo of Dr. Nick Lekkas, DDS

    Dr. 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.

    Profile photo of Dr. Malena Lemus Ramos, DMD

    Dr. Malena Lemus Ramos , DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Malena Lemus Ramos, D.M.D. has joined the Altima Dental family!

    “I studied dentistry in Cuba, so when I came to the United States, I decided to follow my dream to be a dentist in this country. Treating patients and promoting oral health is one of the things that I enjoy the most.”

    Dr. Ramos earned her undergraduate degree from University of Medical Sciences, Pinar del Rio, Cuba. She then went to University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2021. Dr. Ramos is also trained in facial Rejuvenation with Botulinum Toxin and HA Fillers. She earned a student award of merit from American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and earned The Quintessence Award of Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry.

    Dr. Ramos has special interest in prosthodontic, aesthetic dentistry, dental implants and general dentistry. Being well versed in many areas allows her to share her expertise with her teammates and patients every day.

    “I enjoy dentistry because I love transforming basic things into art. Also, I enjoy caring for my patients and helping them develop confidence in our work and team. I care about people and they deserve to have the best medical attention. Giving the patients a reason to smile is the best award for a dentist.”

    Playing the guitar, reading, crochet, party decorations and dancing are some of the things that Dr. Ramos enjoys in her free time. She loves visiting new places and traveling. Her family owns a Cuban restaurant and she enjoys doing her part and helping them with their business. Spending time with her friends and family are important to her.

    Dr. Ramos loves being part of a team and she is always striving to be a better dentist. She has deep Cuban roots which is a large part of who she is. Speaking Spanish is one of the strengths she brings to our team.

    Profile photo of Dr. Francisco Azar, DDS

    Dr. Francisco Azar , DDS

    Pediatric Dentist

    Board Certified-American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

    As a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Azar has completed two years of advanced Pediatric training and education beyond dental school. A pediatric Dentist provides both primary and specialty comprehensive preventative and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through their adolescent years.

    Dental School

    Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery-DDS 1993, School of Public Health-MPH May 1993.

    Profile photo of Dr. Osbel Borges, DMD

    Dr. 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.