Dr. Lilliana Aranguren joined South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in 2016 after completing two residencies at the University of Connecticut in General Dentistry and Periodontics, as well as a research-focused Masters in Dental Science.
Born and raised in Venezuela, she graduated in 2002 with highest honors from University of Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second largest city. She received a rare faculty appointment as well as practiced in Maracaibo briefly before leaving the country for South Florida due to political and economic turmoil. She then embarked on a 12-year quest to build her American credentials and earned an opportunity to attend the two-year University of Connecticut Residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where she learned and practiced hospital dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and other disciplines. While in this program, she was recruited to the three-year residency in periodontics.
Board Certified in Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery by the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Aranguren is fluent in Spanish and is licensed to provide IV and conscious sedation. She has tremendous insight, empathy and enthusiasm for her patients, and treats them with a gentle touch and a warm smile. Dr. Aranguren practices state-of-the art procedures including minimally invasive tissue (gum) grafting, laser-assisted periodontal treatment, immediate load implant dentistry (TeethToday®), accelerated orthodontics, and esthetic enhancement in addition to more routine procedures.
Dr. Aranguren is a pioneer of Yomi Robotic-Guided Dental Surgery, advancing the state-of-the-art in robot-assisted surgical techniques for the benefit of dental patients. She lectures to local and international dental groups on subjects including implant complications and regenerative periodontal treatment.
When not focused on professional activities, she can be found running, biking or enjoying the ocean.