When you meet Dr. Astrid Alves, you will see right away her passion for dentistry. She is an expert prosthodontist, specializing in restorative dentistry, and her goal is to create a dental haven for those in Miami and Coral Gables. Dr. Alves is bilingual and welcomes patients of all ages to Forma.
Dr. Alves attended Universidad Santa Maria in Venezuela. To become an expert prosthodontist, she then completed three additional years of advanced training beyond dental school, earning her master’s degree in an ADA®-accredited graduate program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Prosthodontists are the recognized dental experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth. This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth and gums. While general dentists can do some of these treatments, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care. Dr. Alves is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry, including whitening and veneers, fillings, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and treatment for temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD).
If you have missing or broken teeth, have lapsed in your dental care, or are interested in a total smile makeover, Dr. Alves welcomes you to your dental home at Forma.
Dr. Borges obtained his degree in Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated with honors and was presented with an award in “Outstanding Achievements and Performance in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was also awarded membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society.
His interest in medicine and surgery led Dr. Borges to the pursuit of additional training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his residency training at Nova Southeastern University in south Florida, where he developed a special interest in dentoalveolar surgery, implant reconstruction, orthognathic surgery and facial trauma. He has also received extensive training in the diagnosis and management of oral cancer, and has played a key role in the surgical management of patients with anomalies of jaw relations.
Dr. Borges has hospital affiliations in Broward Health Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, both level I trauma centers. He has participated in numerous advanced facial reconstruction cases and was chief of a busy head and neck cancer service, offering a wide array of treatment options to patients with head and neck malignancies.
Ramzi Alhashimi, DMD (Endodontist)
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Dania Melnick Alonso, DMD
Dr. Dania Melnick Alonso, who is simply referred to by her patients as “Dr. Melnick,” has always loved dentistry from a very young age. Her mother, a dentist in Coral Gables for 25 years, taught her the importance of approaching dentistry with a gentle, caring and patient-centered perspective. Dr. Melnick believes that treating each patient as if they were a member of her family is the key to her success.
Dr. Melnick attended the University of Miami, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 1998. She attended Tufts University of Dental Medicine, where she graduated in 2002. After graduating, she immediately was sought out to work for an incredible practice right outside of Boston, Massachusetts. In 2005, Dr. Melnick decided it was time to return to Coral Gables to raise her family and practice dentistry.
Dr. Melnick makes sure she is on top of the latest scientific and technological trends. She has been using digital impressions in her everyday practice since 2008. Dr. Melnick states, “Dentistry has never been more comfortable for our patients than it is today. Technology absolutely matters, and learning what is new in our profession will always be a top priority for me as a dentist.”
Dental health is connected to a person’s overall health, so it is important to know how everything is connected so a dentist can treat a patient as a whole. Dr. Melnick volunteers her time at Camillus Health as a member of the Camillus Health Clinical Quality Forum. She is involved in making sure that dental services that the clinic provides our homeless community is connecting dental health to overall health.
When Dr. Melnick is not learning and reading about dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We love helping people improve their oral health and achieve more beautiful smiles, and we are dedicated to providing quality dental care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Give us a call today at 786-762-2465 to learn more about dental care in Coral Gables, Florida, and make your appointment with our dentists at Forma Dental — Modern Dental Aesthetics.