Dr. Alvaro Ordoñez (South Miami, Florida)

Dr. Ordonez is a trained expert and professor on temporomandibular disorders, dental occlusion and orofacial pain. He was trained at the Gelb Craniomandibular and Orofacial Pain Center at Tufts University in Boston, Ma, by Noshir Mehta, Albert Forgione and Harold Gelb. He is a recognized expert in the diagnosis, treatment and long term management of TMD that has been refractory to conventional, conservative and surgical treatment.

His field of practice is related to advanced implant dentistry and cosmetic reconstruction of dentitions that have been destroyed by parafunctional habits like clenching and grinding.

Dr. Ordonez is a well-known international speaker in the fields of dental implants, TMD, dental occlusion and facial pain. His involvement in the dental community as an expert and educator has span throughout his career from the moment he began as a dental student. He teaches and lectures regularly at the University of Florida and the Veterans Hospital in Miami. He teaches residents the clinical and academic aspects of TMD, dental occlusion and facial pain. He has been an honored guest speaker at the Miami Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami, and the Jackson Memorial Hospital, as well as a professor at both Tufts University and Nova Southeastern University. As a result, he has been recognized by many educational institutions and dental societies.