Originally from Bilbao, Spain, I have been residing in Miami since 1987. I was first introduced to the dental field while working in my grandfather’s dental lab every summer in Spain. This has made me become very detail-oriented and enjoy working with my hands to create intricate dental restorations. In addition, I have always excelled in the sciences as a high school student, and thus dentistry soon became a great opportunity to combine my talents with a chance to become my own boss.
Upon graduation from Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, FL, I studied at the University of Michigan, subsequently earning a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and pre-dentistry in 1995. I then went on to achieve a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1999. I have also spent several years working as an associate at other dental offices, obtaining further knowledge and experience prior to establishing my own practice in 2002.
As a healthcare professional, I believe it is important to remain a lifelong learner. I have taken extensive post-graduate courses in various dental specialties, which included endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Every year, I attend a variety of continuing education seminars and meetings in order to be aware of and be able to provide the finest dental treatment options available to patients.
As your Miami dentist, I am an Invisalign Preferred Provider, as well as an Inman Aligner certified provider.
I also strongly believe in helping those who are less fortunate, which led to my taking part in dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
My professional and industry-specific memberships include:
• American Dental Association
• Academy of General Dentistry
• Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society – an honor given to dental school
students who graduate in the top 10% of their class
• Psi Omega dental fraternity
• South Florida Dentists in Pursuit of Excellence Study Club
My wife, Dr. Lamya Manzur, is also dentist. We have been happily married since 2001 with two sons. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and coaching soccer. I am also a hard core supporter of
Athletic Club de Bilbao, the soccer from my hometown in Spain.
Please don’t hesitate to schedule your first consultation at Artistic Smiles!