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R. Eduardo del Amo, D.M.D.

Eduardo“I always knew I would become a dentist and entered dental school without a particular field of dentistry in mind. In my sophomore year in dental college, I was leaning toward becoming an oral surgeon, but I found the day-to-day routine quite monotonous.

“When I started my periodontal rotation, I became very involved in the variety of work performed and knew periodontics was the right dental field for me. Coincidentally, my future partner, Dr. Mellado, and I ended up going through the periodontal residency program together.

“I love interacting with people, and the satisfaction I get from helping patients makes it personally rewarding. After almost two decades, I still love to go to work every day. Our practice has a great staff, and we’re committed to excellence in all facets of our work. It makes my day when a patient tells me how much I’ve helped improve their life. And I’d feel privileged to have the opportunity to help you improve your life, too.”

Periodontology Certification: Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, 1992+

DMD: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, 1990

BA: Cum Laude, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1986

Former Research Assistant: Pain Control Study, Tufts University, Oral Surgery Department

Former Research Assistant: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Author/Researcher: “Superior Growth & Development of Preterm Infants Given Pacifiers During Gavage Feedings,” presented to Pediatrics Journal, 1985

Member: International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Periodontology, American College of Oral Implantology, American Society of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, East Coast Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Philadelphia Dental Society, Ceola-Helo Dental Society, Seattle Study Club, Miami Comprehensive Team Approach – subchapter of Seattle Study Club

Languages: Fluent in English & Spanish

Licensure: Florida & Pennsylvania

José R. Mellado, D.M.D., M.S.

Mellado-CV-June-July-2014“I started getting interested in the field of dentistry back in high school because I wore braces and the experience piqued my interest in orthodontics. Then in high school I attended a Career Day lecture by a periodontist and this was a life-changing experience. When I began college, I went directly to pre-dental. When I started doing my rotations, in which I was exposed to a series of dental specialties, I discovered I loved doing periodontal work.

“I found the field extremely interesting. I even read an entire periodontics textbook in one night because it so captured my attention. As fate would have it, I went through my periodontal residency with my future partner, Dr. del Amo.

“Becoming a periodontist was the right decision for me. I love waking up in the morning and being glad to go to work. I enjoy the dental challenges I see every day in the office, and I’m encouraged by the success stories of my patients.

“I like consulting with referring dentists to improve the form and function of our mutual patient’s smile, and I appreciate the gratification that helping people like yourself brings to my life. I’m committed to periodontics excellence and in doing what’s right for patients. I consider my patients as part of my extended family and will treat you as such when you are under my care.”

Periodontology Certification: Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, 1993

MS: Oral Biology, Temple University, 1994
Fellow: Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentistry
DMD: University of Puerto Rico, Medical Campus, 1990

Former Clinical ASSOCIATE Professor: Periodontal Department, Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA

Former Teacher: Dental Implants & Periodontology to undergraduate & graduate students, Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA

Lecturer/Author: Numerous lectures & published articles on periodontal care in a variety of professional settings & journals

Board: Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology

Former President: South Florida District Association

Member: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, American Academy of Periodontology, American College of Oral Implantology, American Society of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, East Coast Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Dade Dental Society, Dade Dental Study Club, Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society, Pennsylvania Dental Society, Ceola-Helo Dental Society, Miami Comprehensive Team Approach – subchapter of Seattle Study Club

Awards: International College of Dentistry Award, 1990; Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, 1990; Best Dentist in America Award, 2004; OKU Honorary Dental Society, Who is Who Professional of the Year, 2007

Licensure: Florida & Pennsylvania