West Kendall Doctors
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our doctors's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Nick Lekkas
We work hard to bring you the very best in orthodontic care and it shows. You see it in the education, dedication and experience of Dr. Lekkas. Accomplished and respected, Dr. Nick Lekkas is a highly qualified board certified orthodontist utilizing the very latest techniques in orthodontic treatment. His goal is to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive orthodontic care whether traditional, invisible, and surgical treatment options for adults and children. Dr. Lekkas has a strong commitment to the diagnostic requirements of each individual to obtain optimal facial balance and appearance, as well as a beautiful smile.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Science and graduated with distinction in the honors program and subsequently received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in dentistry after completing four years of training at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He also completed a one year Advance Education in General Practice Residency from Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida.
Dr. Lekkas practiced as a general dentist before he was one of six residents chosen to attend the world-renowned Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed a three-year postgraduate program at where he was awarded his orthodontic specialty certification. Dr. Lekkas has achieved Board Certification and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction only awarded to a small number of orthodontists. He holds active memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Southern Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Nancy Lee
Dr. Nancy Lee is a South Florida native. She was born and raised in Miami, and after obtaining two Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology at the University of Florida, she returned and was awarded her Doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine, graduating with the top of her class. Dr. Lee then received advanced education in General Dentistry at the Miami VA Medical Center.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, snorkeling and diving, stand-up paddle boarding, and gardening, among other activities.
Dr. Lee's professional memberships include the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Her practice philosophy involves thoroughly listening to her patient's concerns, helping them understand the causative factors of underlying problems, and providing treatment options that suit their needs.
Dr. Lee wants to help you gain function, health and beauty, and maintain it for life!
Dr. Francisco Azar
Board Certified-American Board of Pediatric Dentistry As a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Azar has completed two years of advanced Pediatric training and education beyond dental school. A pediatric Dentist provides both primary and specialty comprehensive preventative and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through their adolescent years.
Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery-DDS 1993, School of Public Health-MPH May 1993.
Dr. Ivet Romero Vazquez
Dr. Romero was born and raised in Cuba where she completed her four out of 5 years program to become a dentist at University of Havana. She migrated to the United States in 2008. She attended Florida International University where she obtained her bachelor degrees in Biology graduating with honors. She attended University of Florida College of Dental Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude being the only Hispanic woman among the four top students of her class. For Dr. Romero, "This is a profession that requires compassion, perseverance, and tenacity. We need to be ready to take on this responsibility and to rise to this challenge because; as dentists, we cherish the opportunity to offer our knowledge and skills to those in need."Dr. Romero loves to spend time with her family and friends. She strives to learn something new every day, and she enjoys reading, taking pictures, and listening to music.
Mohamed Elazizi, DMD
Dr. Mohamed Elazizi is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an award-winning Ivy League graduate. As a specialist, dental researcher and professor he is uniquely qualified to provide state-of-the-art dental implants, gum and bone surgeries, gum disease treatments and cosmetic procedures that restore healthy smiles and confidence. With prestigious scientific publications and patents for his discoveries, he is perhaps best known for his caring and friendly approach to patient care. With precise attention to detail, he compassionately addresses patient concerns with honesty and proven expertise.
Dr. Jose I. Garri
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Garri's long educational path started in Gainesville, Florida. There he attended college and obtained his dental degree at the University of Florida. Upon completion of a general practice residency in dentistry, he sought further training and completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It was during this residency that Dr. Garri developed an interest in the treatment of cleft lip and palate patients, and in the care of children with facial deformities.
In order to pursue these interests, Dr. Garri decided upon the completion of his oral surgery training, to return to medical school and pursue a career in plastic surgery. He completed medical school at SUNY at Stony Brook and then a general surgery program at the University of Miami. It was there, that he also completed his training in plastic surgery. Dr. Garri finished his long surgical training at UCLA with a year of craniofacial surgery.
With a strong background in both medicine and dentistry and many years of surgical training, Dr. Garri is amply qualified to pursue his clinical interests which include cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. He not only has a private practice in South Miami, but also is involved in Miami Children's craniofacial clinic.
The author of several articles and book chapters, Dr. Garri has also participated as a faculty member in several courses within his areas of expertise. He has also co-edited a book on craniofacial surgery which was published in early 2008. He is also involved with several charities and is a board member of the Miami CARE Foundation, a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with craniofacial anomalies. The education of young surgeons is also extremely important to him and he truly appreciates and enjoys the time he devotes to working with students and surgical residents. Dr. Garri has also recently been featured as one of the surgeons on the television show Facemakers (The Learning Channel), a documentary series on the work being by the craniofacial clinic at Miami Children's Hospital.
A very dedicated surgeon, Dr. Garri believes strongly that every patient deserves his very best. Thus he is committed to continuing to pursue educational opportunities that will allow him to optimize his knowledge base and surgical skills. Likewise, he strongly believes in patient education and especially in helping patients become fully informed regarding their treatment options.
Dr. Garri and his staff share the practice philosophy of providing the best quality care possible in a friendly and professional environment. It is our hope that you will feel comfortable and welcome in our practice. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do achieve that goal. We will make every effort to make sure your surgical experience is a very positive one.
Osbel Borges, DMD
Dr. Borges, a native of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, 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, a prestigious and nationally recognized organization which rewards excellence in scholarship and exemplary traits of character.
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 wisdom teeth surgery, implant reconstruction, maxillofacial pathology, cosmetic surgery, orthognathic surgery and facial trauma. With hospital affiliations in Broward Health Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, both level I trauma centers, Dr. Borges 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. He received extensive training in the diagnosis and management of oral cancer with exposure to microvascular free flap reconstruction. As coordinator of a multidisciplinary dentofacial anomalies team, Dr. Borges has played a key role in the surgical management of patients with anomalies of jaw relations and has performed numerous jaw rearrangement surgeries.
Committed to education and patient care, Dr. Borges has published in several scientific journals and has recently published a book chapter in Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America with the goal of optimizing awareness and providing the best treatment possible for patients. As a clinical instructor in local anesthesia administration and adjunctive anesthetic techniques, Dr. Borges has mastered the skills of local anesthesia administration and deep sedation, providing a more comfortable environment and a more pleasant experience for his patients. He believes that it is the duty of every surgeon to maintain updated knowledge as technological advances modify the practice of medicine, and maintains adjunct faculty position in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Nova Southeastern University and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Miami Children’s Hospital.
Treating each patient with the highest levels of respect and consideration, Dr. Borges continues to expand his scope of practice as a life-long student, and strives to excel in every aspect of patient care, dedicating as much time as necessary to address all of his patients’ concerns and ensuring that each patient’s experience is as pleasant as possible. With his extensive training, numerous accomplishments and dedication to his profession, Dr. Borges continues to provide an excellent service to the community.