Sage Dental

Sage Dental of
East Fort Lauderdale

6171 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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Christel Torres, DDS
Christel Torres, DDS
General Dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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.
Tim Howard, DDS
Tim Howard, DDS
General Dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Introducing Dr. Timmy Howard, a fresh graduate from the esteemed NYU College of Dentistry, class of 2021, ready to embark on a fulfilling journey in the world of dentistry. Outside the dental world, Dr. Howard finds joy and relaxation in various hobbies. A culinary enthusiast, he takes delight in cooking, exploring new recipes, and savoring delicious flavors. His green thumb leads him to the garden, where he nurtures plants and cultivates a thriving outdoor sanctuary. Additionally, Dr. Howard maintains a healthy and active lifestyle through regular workouts, recognizing the importance of physical well-being. Dr. Howard is not only skilled in the language of dentistry but proficient in both English and Chinese, enhancing his ability to connect with a diverse range of patients. As he begins his professional journey, Dr. Howard combines his passion for dentistry with his diverse interests, promising a well-rounded approach to patient care and a dedication to the well-being of the community he serves.
Andrew Demos, DMD
Andrew Demos, DMD
Orthodontist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Andrew Demos earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Following college, Dr. Demos attended dental school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. During this time, he realized his passion and love for the specialty of Orthodontics. While in school, Dr. Demos received several honors, including the Clinical Excellence Award in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Divisional Excellence Award in Behavioral Science and Oral Biology. After dental school, Dr. Demos completed his orthodontic residency at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics. Dr. Demos prides himself on being highly skilled in all areas of Orthodontics, and his fondness for his chosen profession is matched only by the quality of his work. In addition to Orthodontics, Dr. Demos is well known for his care and compassion toward his patients.
Karen Ben-Elazar, DMD
Karen Ben-Elazar, DMD
Pedodontist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Karen Ben-Elazar is a board-certified pediatric dentist born and raised in New Jersey. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in psychology at Rutgers University. During her undergraduate career, Dr. Ben-Elazar presented and published multiple research works through the honors program and graduated Cum Laude. After making South Florida her new home, Dr. Ben-Elazar earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2019. Throughout her dental training, Dr. Ben-Elazar has always loved public health, research, and volunteer work to instill good oral health practices in pediatric and adolescent populations. After completing her DMD degree, Dr. Ben-Elazar attended an advanced training residency program at the University of Florida, Naples campus. During her post-doctoral training at UF, Dr. Ben-Elazar focused her practice on establishing a conservative approach to dental care for patients of all ages through evidence-based treatments and patient education for prevention. Through her residency, Dr. Ben-Elazar also received advanced training in behavioral management techniques, including oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Although she enjoyed watching beautiful Naples sunsets, she always knew she would return home to the east coast of Florida to give back to her local community. Dr. Ben-Elaza is fluent in Hebrew, proficient in American Sign Language Finger Spell, and has a basic understanding of Spanish.
Doris Basali, DDS
Doris Basali, DDS
Endodontist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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.
Akiva Lautman, DMD
Akiva Lautman, DMD
Endodontist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Akiva Lautman is a dedicated dental professional born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from NOVA Southeastern University in 2022. During his final year, he was honored to be accepted into NOVA's prestigious Postgraduate Endodontics Program. The past six years of advanced education have been incredibly enriching, keeping him at the forefront of the latest dental literature and technology developments. Dr. Lautman is thrilled to advance his career as an Endodontist and is passionate about providing exceptional patient care. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Lautman is an enthusiastic sports fan despite the occasional challenges of supporting Cleveland teams. He enjoys playing basketball, tennis, piano, guitar, and snowboarding. Most importantly, he cherishes spending quality time with his wife, son, and dog. Dr. Lautman is a proud member of several study clubs, the American Association of Endodontists, the Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He speaks English and Hebrew, and looks forward to meeting you and delivering outstanding care for all your oral health needs.
Jamie Luria, DDS, MD
Jamie Luria, DDS, MD
Oral Surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Jamie Luria hails from the suburbs of Detroit and is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology in 2005 before continuing his education at the university's dental school, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009. Dr. Luria then pursued further training, completing his M.D. at SUNY Buffalo in 2012 and a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2015. This comprehensive program included extensive training in trauma, orthognathic procedures, pathology, anesthesia, and implant and dentoalveolar surgery. Dr. Luria achieved board certification from The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2018. After a year of private practice in his hometown, Dr. Luria relocated to Chicago, where he spent five years practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. This included taking trauma calls at level-one trauma centers in the city and contributing to training residents at the Cook County surgery training program. For the following two years, Dr. Luria worked full-time at a specialized cosmetic and full-arch implant center, focusing on implant and full-arch surgery, commonly known as All-on-4 procedures. As a third-generation dentist in his family, Dr. Luria deeply understands the importance of dental care and empathizes with the challenges people face in accessing it. Having observed his grandfather, father, and uncle care for patients throughout his childhood, he is committed to connecting with each patient and understanding their specific surgical and anesthetic needs. Dr. Luria treats patients of all ages, custom-tailoring their surgical experiences and outcomes to meet their unique needs. Excited to make South Florida his new home, Dr. Luria looks forward to immersing himself in the area's culture. On weekends, he can be found rooting for his Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions or enjoying a good concert or must-try restaurant.
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