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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. Brigitte Corredor

    Dr. Brigitte Corredor attended school in Venezuela, Universidad Jose Antonio Paez. She then went on to Universidad Catolica Argentina – OMFS / AEGD, which led her to Florida Dental Institute Community Smiles. Dr. Corredor is committed to her patients and having the education and training to do what is best for them. One of her professional interests is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

    “I enjoy helping patients with their needs and being able to change their life quality, whether it is getting them out of pain or helping them to be able to chew properly again. Ever since I was eight years old, I always felt attracted to the dental world and found the dental office fascinating. Later, facial esthetics became my top interest, which is why I did OMFS training.”

    When Dr. Corredor is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys horseback riding/jumping, and running at the beach. Spending time at home with her pets and family are important to her. Dr. Corredor also speaks multiple languages, one being Spanish. She is currently learning Serbian.

    Dr. Corredor is a compassionate person who enjoys when she can help others. “I try to be very gentle with other people, since everybody is fighting their own battles.”

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    Dr. Ashton Dahms, D.D.M.

    Dr. Ashton Dahms, D.D.M., attended Florida State University for undergraduate school. He then went on to Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health for dental training.

    Dr. Dahms, is committed to ongoing education, training, and professional memberships. He has a strong interest and additional training in implantology, endodontics, oral surgery, wisdom teeth extractions and cosmetics.

    “I enjoy dentistry because it gives me an opportunity to give back to the community, give people confidence about their smile, and improve their health! Growing up, I would always find myself using my hands and building arts and crafts or woodwork. After high school anatomy class, I knew dentistry was the perfect profession to continue my hands-on desire.”

    Dr. Dahms takes a patients’ needs and desires into consideration prior to coming up with a plan of action. This enables him to engage with every patient while building a unique approach and treatment plan.

    Outside of work, Dr. Dahms enjoys long outdoor walks, maintaining good health (with exercise and diet), boating and golfing. He also speaks Spanish as a second language.

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    Dr. Sharon Anitha Jacob

    Education:

    University of Alabama (DMD)

    P.M.N.M. Dental College in India (BDS)

    Fun Fact:

    I’m always addicted to Indian cuisines, so whenever I travel, the first thing I search is nearby Indian restaurants!  

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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. Ashton Dahms, D.D.M.

    Dr. Ashton Dahms, D.D.M., attended Florida State University for undergraduate school. He then went on to Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health for dental training.

    Dr. Dahms, is committed to ongoing education, training, and professional memberships. He has a strong interest and additional training in implantology, endodontics, oral surgery, wisdom teeth extractions and cosmetics.

    “I enjoy dentistry because it gives me an opportunity to give back to the community, give people confidence about their smile, and improve their health! Growing up, I would always find myself using my hands and building arts and crafts or woodwork. After high school anatomy class, I knew dentistry was the perfect profession to continue my hands-on desire.”

    Dr. Dahms takes a patients’ needs and desires into consideration prior to coming up with a plan of action. This enables him to engage with every patient while building a unique approach and treatment plan.

    Outside of work, Dr. Dahms enjoys long outdoor walks, maintaining good health (with exercise and diet), boating and golfing. He also speaks Spanish as a second language.

    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.