Sage Dental

Sage Dental of
Deerfield Beach at The Cove(Office of Drs. Rivera, Sauers, & Ortlieb)

313 SE 15th Terrace
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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Meet our Dentists & Specialists

Joseph Ortlieb, DDS

General Dentist in Deerfield Beach, FL
Joseph A. Ortlieb was born in Kingston, NY, and raised in the small town of Kerhonkson, NY. Dr. Ortlieb attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He then attended New York University College of Dentistry, where he graduated at the top of his class with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation from dental school, he was accepted into a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration in Albany, NY. Dr. Ortlieb then returned to Kingston, NY, where he went into private practice for the next ten years. Dr. Ortlieb moved to Florida and has been at the current location since 1997, practicing general, aesthetic, and reconstructive dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Atlantic Coast Dental Society, and the International Team of Implantologists. Dr. Ortlieb is known for his caring, professional demeanor and attention to detail, resulting in high patient satisfaction. He finds great pride in creating healthy, beautiful smiles that change patients’ lives and inspire greater self-esteem. Dr. Ortlieb is an avid cyclist and has combined this passion with his desire to help others raise funding for various charities. Dr. Ortlieb is a past president and current member of the Board of Directors of the Deerfield Beach Rotary Club.

Michelle Rivera, DMD

General Dentist in Deerfield Beach, FL
Dr. Michelle L. Rivera was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Science. She continued her education at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in June of 2000. Soon after graduating from dental school, she moved to Virginia Beach, where she practiced dentistry at Little Creek Naval Base. While there, she provided dental care to the United States Navy Seals. Before moving to Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Rivera practiced dentistry for three years in Saginaw, Michigan. Since moving to Boca Raton in 2006, she's been practicing dentistry with Dr. Ortlieb and became an owner of Deerfield Beach Partners in Dentistry in 2011. Dr. Rivera's philosophy as a dental practitioner is to treat patients like family. She provides patients with high-quality dental care in a comfortable and professional environment—her attention to detail results in beautiful smiles. Dr. Rivera is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Broward County Dental Association, the Atlantic Coast Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Team of Implantologists.

Samantha Sauers, DMD

General Dentist in Deerfield Beach, FL
"Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. Samantha Sauers attended Florida State University for her undergraduate studies and earned a BS degree in Exercise Science in 2011. Dr. Sauers then attended Barry University and earned her Master's in Biomedical Science. Upon completion of her Master's degree, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in May 2020. At Tufts, she received many awards, including the Alumni Clinical Excellence in Public Health Dentistry, the Elenor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student award by the American Association of Women Dentists, The Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Scholarship, and the Chaim and Rieva Scholarship. Dr. Sauers was very involved in research and volunteer outreach while at TUSDM and upon graduation, was inducted into the Robert Andrews Research Honor Society and Honos Civicus. She was a driving force behind the Give Kids a Smile event and the Service with a Smile program. During her final year at Tufts, she was an ADEA ADCFP Fellow and presented her research on Clinical Preparedness amongst dental students. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association. Dr. Samantha Sauers is thrilled to be practicing back home in South Florida. In her free time, she enjoys staying active by running and being out on the water or on the beach. Dr. Sauers is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and loves making her patients smile. She prides herself on serving the community with compassionate care and a gentle touch."

Fernanda Vargas, DMD

General Dentist in Deerfield Beach, FL
Meet Dr. Fernanda Vargas, a Bolivian native whose insatiable thirst for knowledge propelled her on a journey to the United States, where she pursued her lifelong aspiration of becoming a dentist. Driven by her passion, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the prestigious University of Florida, immersing herself in the captivating realm of oral microbiology. Before embarking on her dental career, Dr. Vargas refined her skills as a Microbiologist at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Her unwavering dedication to advancing oral health research steered her towards exploring oral pathology, constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance dental care and overall well-being. Dr. Vargas then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, where she excelled academically and graduated with honors, earning recognition for her unwavering commitment and expertise. In the field of esthetics and rehabilitation, she discovered her true calling, artfully combining scientific knowledge and creative flair to elevate patient masticatory function and overall health. Beyond creating stunning smiles, Dr. Vargas's work revolves around improving the lives of her patients, ensuring they can savor their favorite foods and maintain optimal oral health. She approaches her profession with utmost care and compassion, attentively listening to her patients' needs and customizing treatment plans to align with their unique goals. In her leisure time, Dr. Vargas indulges in outdoor activities and biking, relishing the beauty of nature. She finds joy in dancing and cherishes moments spent with her loved ones, cherishing the bonds of family and friends. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
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