Have you ever stopped and wondered who your healthcare providers are? Who are the people behind those happy smiles you see on the streets of Doral? At our dental clinic, we are open to all our patients’ questions. Ask whatever you want. We need you to feel comfortable. Here you will have the opportunity to get familiar with our professional dentist Doral team. Their educational background, certifications and experience make them proficient in patient care and dental services.

We invite you to take a moment and get to know us!

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. While studying in Connecticut he met his wife Caroline Fornaris. Today they reside in Palmetto Bay with their 3 children and pup Sophie. He enjoys fishing, boating and the outdoors.

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

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

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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

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. LAURA CALVO EDWARDS

Dr.Laura Calvo Edwards was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to the United States with her family when she was seven. She grew up in Miami and went on to attend MAST Academy High School. She graduated with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She completed her dental studies at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry were she received her DDS degree and graduated at the top of her class. Dr.Laura Calvo Edwards has completed advanced training in CAD/CAM digital dentistry and technology. She enjoys the restorative and esthetic aspects of dentistry and her greatest reward is seeing her patients smile happily and with confidence. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, boating and spending time with family and her two little boys.

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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

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