About Your Dentist

Juan Carlos Ortiz Cedeno, DDS

“Dentists make the world a better place, one smile at a time.”

My Mission

“My goal is to grow and evolve in the profession to continue providing the best service to our community, and at the same time constantly strive and educate myself to know how to carry out the procedures in the best way and to overcome the barriers that normally seem to hinder the treatment of patients to maintain healthy teeth.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Guayaquil – Guayaquil, Ecuador

Bachelor of Science in Dentistry
University of Guayaquil – Guayaquil, Ecuador

Dr. Ortiz Cedeno continues to hone his craft by taking additional courses in dentistry. He completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency program at Rochester, New York’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and completed an orthodontic specialty program at the Latin-American University Valley Campus in Mexico City. He’s taken additional courses regarding mini implant placement, imaging sciences, esthetic dentistry, and more.  

Professional Memberships

Dr. Ortiz Cedeno is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast District Dental Association, the Ecuadorian Dentistry Association, the Academy of International Dentistry, the Ecuadorian Association of Orthodontics, and the Mexican Academy of Orthodontics.

Life & Hobbies

When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Ortiz Cedeno enjoys playing tennis and soccer, going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and traveling the world. 

Pooja Sandesara, DMD

"A smile is the prettiest thing you’ll ever wear"

My Mission

My goal is to provide high-quality dental care and establish successful, long-lasting relationships with my patients by treating them with compassion and empathy.  I believe the best dental care results from working collaboratively with patients in order to formulate individualized treatment plans that meet each person's unique needs and expectations.

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental Association


Rutgers School of Dental Medicine – Newark, NJGeneral Practice Residency

LECOM School of Dental Medicine – Bradenton, FLDoctor of Dental Medicine

Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH; BS in Biology

Continuing Education

Dr. Sandesara is committed to pursuing continuing education opportunities in order to provide her patients with the most up to date techniques, treatments, and technology in modern dental care. She has successfully completed the following courses:

  • Heartland Dental Aesthetic Continuum Course
  • Fellowship with Implant Direct
  • Laser certified (Academy of Laser Dentistry)
  • Invisalign Certified

Life & Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Sandesara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and traveling to different parts of the world.