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Our Oral Surgeons

Board-Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

New Teeth Now surgeons are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. For over fifteen years they have been refining the New Teeth Now procedure to help thousands of patients take control of their oral health. Even before developing New Teeth Now, our surgeons have been placing full mouth implants dating all the way back to the 1980s. As Dr. Richards has mentioned during his live webinars, “We didn’t fall off the turnip truck, yesterday.”

Why Board Certification Matters

Board certification is more than a title. The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will license a surgeon only once they demonstrate expertise through a history of surgical cases. In addition, they must prove their disciplinary acumen through a lengthy oral exam. Becoming board-certified is a commitment to continued learning in order to ensure high quality care in the future. New Teeth Now surgeons demonstrate this commitment daily. They are constantly working to improve our processes so they can deliver successful outcomes for their patients.

Lakeland, FL

Board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. David Kirkpatrick specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on dental implant surgery and cosmetic facial surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Practicing in Lakeland since 2007, Dr. Kirkpatrick has trained with some of the most respected oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the country.

Dr. Richards has been an innovator in implant dentistry. He recognized that a business model providing both the surgery and restorative work under one roof would provide a valuable service to his patients. Over the last 15 years New Teeth Now has evolved in this direction providing teeth the same day for thousands of patients.

Dr. Vorwald is a highly trained, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with years of experience managing complex issues involving the jaws and beyond. She maintains a patient-centered, friendly, down-to-earth, and honest approach with patients. She takes pride in providing detail-oriented, quality care and working closely with patients to help them achieve their goals.

The Villages, FL

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, though her upbringing was split between Puerto Rico and Seville, Spain, Dr. Núñez is proud to be fluent in SpanishShe received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She was awarded a Master of Science in Oral Health Sciences from Boston University Medical Sciences. She attained her dental degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine.

Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Lee is an experienced and highly qualified board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has been practicing since 2008, having completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2003 from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete his postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Florida School of Medicine. Dr. Lee then continued his training, completing a Microvascular Reconstructive/Head and Neck fellowship in 2008, becoming one of the first single-degree surgeons in North America to achieve this accomplishment.


Dr. Sharafi is one of a handful of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in California who holds the California Cosmetic Surgery License due to his comprehensive training in cosmetics and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sharafi is the surgical instructor of the BioHorizons TeethXpress Full Arch Courses and has a fellowship program for full arch treatment in his office. His passion is full arch rehabilitation and All-on-X procedure of which he has done over 3,500 arches in his career.

What Sets Our Surgeons Apart

It takes more than taking a class to specialize in a single surgery for doctors to earn the title of surgeon. After dental school, oral surgeons train in residency for 4 to 6 years. We receive referrals from dentists all over the country who want to offer a greater breadth of implant solutions to patients.

Our surgeons did not simply adopt New Teeth Now as a procedure, they are the New Teeth Now procedure. Our process has developed naturally. Over the years, our oral surgeons have developed New Teeth Now in response to real patient needs. Learn more about how we became New Teeth Now.

If you are not quite ready to meet one of our surgeons for a consultation, we encourage you to continue researching your options. When researching New Teeth Now alternatives, we strongly recommend finding a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Meet the Surgeons


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Dr. Harley Richards

Board-Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

May 14 at 7:00 p.m. EST

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