Background and Historical Bio

  • Founder and President of Caparra Gallery Dental Laser Center  (1993)
  • Co-founder of Centro Dental Familiar (1994) (largest chain of Dental Clinics in PR)
  • Fellow of International Association of Orthodontics (1999)
  • Co-founder of Action Dental Supplies (2000)
  • Founder of Efesos Elderly Homes (Missionary services for homeless elders) (2001)
  • Fellow of World Clinical Laser Institute (2002)
  • Co-founder of Academy of Oral Laser (2003)
  • Co-founder of Taller 34 (development corporation) (2005)
  • Co-founder of Dentistas Misioneros de P.R. (Missionary dentistry around the world) (2010)
  • Co-founder of Fundación Padre Juan Jose Santiago (Scholarship program for youngsters at private schools) (2011)

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate education at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia
  • D.M.D degree obtained at the University of P.R. School of Dentistry in Rio Piedras, P.R. (1992)
  • Externship Program in Maxillofacial Surgery at San Antonio Health Science Center (1992)
  • Fellow Certificate of International Association of Orthodontics (1995)
  • Fellow Certificate of World Clinical Laser Institute (2003)
  • Fellow Certificate of Academy of Oral Laser (2005)

Awards and Honors

  • Peer Review Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry Award (2013)
  • Dentists Choice Humanitarian Award (2012)
  • Americas Top Dentist Award (CRCA) (2008, 2009, 2014)
  • Outstanding Student Award of the International College of Dentistry
  • Award of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration
  • Award of the Organization of Teachers of Dental Practice Administration
  • Outstanding Student Award for leadership and Humanitarism from the University of PR Medical Science Campus