Eduardo Cortes-Contreras D.D.S., M.Sc.D.
Dr. Eduardo Cortes-Contreras (Dr. Cortes) was born in Venezuela and raised by an immigrant family; he is the first person to become a dentist from both sides of his family. Since he was a child, he has always shown interest in dentistry and became one after graduating in the top five of his class from Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela in 2005. The university is highly recognized for having the highest level of education in Venezuela and South-America. Eduardo joined the only recognized Oral-Maxillo Facial Surgery fellowship program in Venezuela from 2005-2008, as well as practiced dentistry at the same time.
He was then accepted into the College of Dental Medicine’s Operative Dentistry Specialist program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and graduated in October 2013 with honors. He completed a Master of Science in Dentistry with specializing in biomaterials, at Nova Southeastern University where he focused on teaching components and research. He developed a master research project in CAD-CAM combined with esthetics dental materials. Dr. Cortes-Contreras presented the master project “Effect of CAD/CAM Processing on Esthetic Characteristics of Porcelain Veneers” Master Thesis, which was published in 2014. He was also invited to present at the Academy of Operative Dentistry in Chicago, in 2013. His presentation reported on his research project and was titled “The use of the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape on implants: A restorative approach.”
Dr. Cortes then made the decision to obtain his degree in Operative Dentistry; which was a fresh specialty focusing on Full Mouth Rehabilitation. At Smile Orange Blossom and Smile Sand Lake, this expertise will be of priceless value to patients receiving comprehensive treatment, including implant treatment, occlusal (bite) rehabilitation, restoration of multiple teeth, and cosmetic smile makeovers. His dedication to continuing postdoctoral education is truly remarkable, and is driven by his desire to help patients with the best care Dentistry has to offer us today. With this kind of clinical mastery, Smile Design Dentistry dentists ensure that their investment in dentistry not only results in a healthy mouth and beautiful smile but also is a lasting investment from which they will derive quality of life and confidence for years to come.
Dr. Cortes enjoys educating patients about oral health and dental diseases, dental wear (for example, attrition, abfraction, abrasion, and erosion), neuromuscular (TMJ) problems, and dental treatments available for each specific case, such as Botox and Juvederm, missing tooth replacement, surgical tooth extraction and periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening, dental implants, smile design, cosmetic crowns, cosmetic bridges, comprehensive restorative dentistry, root canal treatment with esthetic considerations (for example, internal and external bleaching), dentures, removable partial dentures (RPD), implant supported overdentures, implant-retained (fixed) prosthesis, full mouth rehabilitation, and TMJ treatments. Dr. Cortes loves to work using the most sophisticated dental tools as well as the most advanced, updated dental materials. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his friends, who are all around the US, do yoga, play golf, and travel around the world.