Dr. Nina Cunningham is a periodontist specializing in implant dentistry, periodontal resective and regenerative surgery techniques, and periodontal plastic surgery. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in 2007 and moved to the U.S. in 2009 to be with her husband. In 2012, she graduated as Valedictorian of her dental class from Nova Southeastern University located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after completing the International Dental Graduate Program.
Dr. Cunningham went on to successfully complete a 3-year postgraduate program in Periodontics and Implant dentistry as well as a Master's degree in Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University. She is well-versed in esthetic treatment planning, crown lengthening procedures, and gum-grafting using established and advanced tunneling techniques. Nina strongly believes in consistent, open communication between dental professionals to achieve the best results for her patients.
As a periodontist, Nina Cunningham enjoys improving her patients’ smiles and general well-being by treating health-related problems caused by periodontal disease. She believes that each patient deserves a comfortable and pleasant experience. Nina lives with her 6-year-old daughter, 4-year-old son, and husband in Fort Lauderdale, where they enjoy riding their bicycles to the beach, visiting her family in Germany, and spending time with family and friends. She speaks English, German, and Swedish.
Dr. Michelle Kuznia graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Linguistics and Biochemistry. Throughout her undergraduate career, she helped to plan, fundraise, and travel to Central America for several medical and dental mission trips. During her first mission abroad, working with patients and doctors worldwide, she realized her passion for helping others attain their best selves through healthy smiles.
Dr. Kuznia obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy, where she stayed intricately involved in organized dentistry and served as the American Dental Association Vice President. She was awarded the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship and served her country alongside soldiers from all branches and countries at the U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command. She continues to serve her country in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Dr. Kuznia enjoys yoga, traveling, mountain biking, and hanging with her rescue-pup Honey in her spare time.
Dr. Juan Mendoza is a highly respected periodontist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is known for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, as well as in placing dental implants. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality of care and takes a personalized approach to treatment, ensuring that each patient's unique needs and goals are met.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Mendoza is actively involved in continuing education and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology and the Florida Dental Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Mendoza enjoys spending time with his family and staying active through outdoor activities like biking and hiking. He is also committed to giving back to the community and regularly volunteers his time and resources to local charities. Patients can trust that they will receive top-notch care and personalized treatment from Dr. Mendoza at Sage Dental.
Introducing Dr. Doris Basali, a distinguished endodontist making a significant impact in the vibrant landscape of south Florida's dental care.
With a dedicated focus on endodontics, Dr. Basali's expertise encompasses the intricate realm of root canals, retreatments, and a comprehensive range of endodontic procedures on all teeth. Hailing from the Cleveland, Ohio area, her journey into dentistry began at New York University College of Dentistry, where she earned her dental degree in 2016.
Driven by a commitment to excellence, Dr. Basali's postgraduate journey was marked by a General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University. Building on this foundation, she pursued advanced training with an Endodontics Residency and Master's in Oral Sciences at the prestigious University of Illinois in Chicago.
Having honed her skills, Dr. Basali has left her mark in both Chicago and New York City, contributing her expertise to private dental practices. Her ability to seamlessly integrate technical prowess with patient comfort showcases her dedication to providing exceptional care.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Basali thrives on the thrill of exploring her new home in south Florida alongside her family. Supporting Cleveland sports and immersing herself in the local community's vibrant spirit are additional sources of joy.
A proud member of the American Association of Endodontists, Dr. Doris Basali epitomizes the essence of modern dentistry – a perfect blend of clinical mastery, compassionate patient care, and a fervent dedication to advancing oral health.
Introducing Dr. Christel Torres, a dedicated dental professional whose journey in dentistry is marked by a commitment to serving others and a passion for creating beautiful smiles.
Dr. Torres's educational path began with achieving an undergraduate degree at the University of Havana, Cuba, in 2011. Her early experiences in dentistry led her to Venezuela, where she participated in a humanitarian mission, providing dental care to those in need.
Dr. Torres's pursuit of excellence continued when she arrived in the United States. She embarked on a transformative educational journey, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from NYU Langone Health as part of an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. This program honed her skills and deepened her commitment to the field. As a proud member of the American Dental Association, she stays connected to the dental community and remains at the forefront of dental advancements.
Dentistry is a source of pride for Dr. Torres and her way of contributing to society. Her giving nature is evident in her dedication to improving the lives of her patients, one smile at a time. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Christel ensures effective communication with her patients, creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for all.
Beyond her professional life, Christel finds true joy in spending quality time with her family and friends. She is an avid traveler who thrives on discovering new places, capturing memories through photography, and creating lasting bonds with those she meets along the way.
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