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Doctors Bios
Jeffrey Ganeles, D.M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles is one of our country’s most recognized periodontists and dental implant surgeons. He has authored over 45 professional texts, given more than 100 invited presentations to the dental community, and taught at many academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, he graduated valedictorian of his class at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He went on to complete his general practice residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by receiving specialty training and a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies while also serving as a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Ganeles earned many honors and awards, including achieving the highest level of recognition as a periodontist-becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1993 and has recertified several times since then. He is one of the founding faculty members at Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine, where he teaches post-doctoral residents.

Dr. Ganeles is believed to have performed the first immediate loading dental implant procedure on Primetime television Feb 12, 2004, where a patient received dental implants and immediate fixed teeth on the ABC television show Extreme Makeover. Since then he has founded a national network of dental specialists called TeethToday, LLC to promote and perfect these procedures so patients can quickly receive tooth replacements throughout the USA.

Throughout his professional career, Dr. Ganeles has been an innovator focused on developing better, faster, more efficient and less traumatic methods to obtain great, long lasting results for patients. This has included developing and implementing new technology, creating innovative practice styles and tools. When not focused on professional activities, he is an avid snow skier, traveler and photographer with his family.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Florida Academy of Periodontology
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology - Fellow
  • American College of Dentists - Fellow
  • Academy of Osseointegration - Fellow
  • International Team for Implantology - Fellow
  • The Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation

The Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation has recognized Dr. Ganeles as an Expert and is featured within their organization.

Frederic J. Norkin, D.M.D.

After earning his B.A. from Emory University, Dr. Norkin earned his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Miami, Florida where he received extensive training in hospital and operating room dentistry, as well as the treatment and management of medically compromised patients.

Dr. Norkin then received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontology from Nova Southeastern University and became an adjunct professor where he continues to serve as a guest lecturer . He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and an accomplished author on a variety of clinical topics. Dr. Norkinshares his expertise with the dental community by lecturing on complex subjects that aid in providing patients everywhere the highest standard of treatment. His special areas of interest and treatment include minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of periodontal disease, bone and soft tissue regeneration, and the esthetics of beautiful smiles.

When not involved in professional activities, Dr. Norkin focuses on fitness, tennis and his family.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Florida Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology - Fellow
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International Team for Implantology - Fellow
  • Western Society of Periodontology
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiology
Samuel Zfaz, D.D.S.

Dr. Samuel Zfaz is originally from Mexico City where he earned his D.D.S. degree in 1998 from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico. In 2000 he completed a residency program in Advanced General Dentistry at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.

He then received a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontics from Nova Southeastern University and became an adjunct professor where he continues to serve as a guest lecturer, educating the next generation of dental professionals. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and frequent lecturer domestically and in Latin America.

Dr. Zfaz is an active participant in several dental societies, and his areas of interest and treatment include dental implants, periodontal esthetics and periodontal support for complex periodontal-restorative cases. He is also a partner in a business dedicated to technology applications and developments and perfection of podium presentation skills in implant dentistry called DevRight, Inc. Dr. Zfaz lives and maintains a practice limited to periodontics and dental implant surgery in Aventura, FL in addition to his affiliation with SFCPID.

When not involved in professional activities, Dr. Zfaz is focused on his family, wine and snow skiing. Dr. Zfaz is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Florida Academy of Periodontology
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology - Fellow
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International Team for Implantology
Saynur Vardar, D.D.S., Ph.D

Dr. Saynur Vardar-Sengul is a Turkish-American Board Certified Periodontist. She completed her specialty training with honors in Periodontics and Dental Iimplants at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry in 2010, where she also received the Excellence in Periodontology Award.

Dr. Vardar serves as a full-time Associate Professor of Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University and trains residents who will become the next generation of periodontists. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, served as the Guest Executive Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Design, led many clinical research projects, and continues to lecture both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Vardar is a holistic periodontist with a passion for a natural approach to dental care. She says "I intend to treat and heal each person with compassion and love. I thrive to identify the cause of the problem before treating and suppressing a symptom." She incorporates healthy lifestyle regimens into her treatments in order to shift the focus beyond disease-free and onto overall health and wellness, so that her patients may enjoy the highest quality of life.

Dr. Vardar is a KRI certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, which she enjoys teaching in her spare time. She is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist and uses breathing techniques to help patients to relax before treatments. She is fluent in Turkish and English.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Florida Academy of Periodontology
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology - Fellow
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Holistic Dental Association
Dr. Liliana Aranguren D.D.S, M.D. Sc.

Dr. Aranguren graduated from University of Zulia, Venezuela in 2003 with highest honors. She received a rare faculty appointment as well as practiced in Maracaibo briefly before leaving the country due to political and economic turmoil.

She moved with her family to South Florida where she learned English, earned a license to practice as a dental hygienist and eventually earned an opportunity to attend the University of Connecticut Residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where she learned and practiced hospital dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and other disciplines. Dr. Aranguren set the standards for all residents as a skilled dentist but developed a passion for periodontics.

She then spent another 3 years completing specialty training in periodontics and implant dentistry and performing laboratory research receiving both a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontics and a Masters in Dental Science. She is returning to south Florida to apply her passion and talent in periodontics and implant dentistry.

Dr. Aranguren is a fitness fanatic and can be found running, biking or enjoying the ocean when not focused on professional activities. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Florida Academy of Periodontology
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology - Board Eligible
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International Team for Implantology