Raul Cook DDS, MS, PA
Dr. Raul Cook earned his dental degree from CES University, Colombia, in 1994. In 1998 he achieved a Master in Public Health in the CES University as well. He completed a 3-year Master Program in Periodontics at Saint Louis University in 2008, and his research project was on “The Mandibular Density Heritability in a Captive Baboon Population”.
Dr. Cook, during his Master program, was a Clinical Instructor for the undergraduate medical-dental students from Southern Illinois University. In 2001, he worked as an Assistant Faculty at the College of Dentistry at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Cook worked as a general dentist for several years and work with different international health organizations such as World Health Organization developing health programs in Colombia.
Dr. Cook is a member of the America Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, America Academy of Periodontology, Broward County Dental Association and Fort Lauderdale study club. Dr. Cook is a director of the Seattle Study Club - Intracoastal Dental Study Club and offer seminars and symposium for dental continuing education. Dr. Cook also is a Co-Chair the Department of Implant Dentistry at Broward College, and on staff at the Imperial Point Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
Dr. Cook is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Cook is married and has one daughter, and another on the way. Dr. Cook and his family like to travel, spend time together with family relatives and friends.www.raulcookdds.com
Roland Fernandez, DDS
Dr. Roland Hernandez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California in San Francisco where he was student body president of the International Dentist Program. His residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery was done at the University of Miami, School Medicine where he was chief resident and received an Outstanding Surgical Skills Award. He is affiliated with several major hospitals and teaching programs in the area and continues to be active in the training of interns and residents.
He lectures extensively and has several publications in the areas of maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction. In addition, he is affiliated with several professional organizations like the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fort Lauderdale Dental Study Club, Fort Lauderdale Surgical Societsy, and Broward County Dental Association.
Dr. Hernandez has worked in a multi-group practice where he has become more proficient in the field of contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Now He is very happy at being in a small office setting where he continues to help build a practice based on his personal assurance that each patient is treated with the highest level of professionalism, respect and kindness just as he would expect for himself and his family. It is this idea which exemplifies the mission statement of this practice.
Dr. Hernandez has surgical privileges at Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Holy Cross Hospital, Coral Springs Medical Center, Mercy Hospital Miami, Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital South and Memorial West.
Christopher S. Freeman, D.M.D., M.S.
Dr. Christopher S. Freeman obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry. He graduated as the valedictorian of his 2001 class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Pierre Fauchard National Dental Honor Societies. Shortly thereafter, he earned a master's degree in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry.
Dr. Freeman established Freeman Orthodontics in 2004, with a focus on customer service and excellent clinical outcomes. With his outstanding academic achievement and diverse clinical experience, he and his team quickly became one of the premiere orthodontic offices on South Florida. He is committed to providing quality orthodontic care to the residents of Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding communities.
Dr Freeman is published author on his expertise in orthodontics and has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics (the primary journal of his profession), The Journal of Nuro-Viroligy, and the Journal of Clinical Dentistry for his original for his innovative and original, research and ideas. He has been asked to speak on the topics of technology in orthodontics, multidiscipline treatment of complicated orthodontic problems and children’s orthodontics. He is also one of the few orthodontists that has actually submitted his cases to the American Board of Orthodontists and been awarded the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists. While Dr Freeman is an excellent orthodontist, was top in his class, and a published author and speaker, he prides himself on being down to earth and focusing on communication and customer service. You will always see him at every visit and he makes himself available to discuss your treatment with you every time you come in.
Dr. Freeman is the past president of the Broward County Dental Association and maintains active membership in several organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists, the Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Education and Research, the Broward County Dental Association and the American College of Dentists. He is also a member of the College of Diplomats for the American Board of Orthodontics.
Barry Kligerman, DMD, MS
Dr. Barry Kligerman graduated Colby College (1962-1966), a small New England School with 1,000 students in Waterville, Maine, where he was a Senior Scholar and a member of the Executive Committee of the Student Government. He attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1966-1970) where he served as Vice President of his class for two years. He became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1970 - 1972) while maintaining a practice of General Dentistry in the city of Boston.
After fulfilling a lifelong dream of a brief 5-month trip around the world, Dr. Kligerman attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine (1972 - 1974). He earned his degree as a Periodontist while completing a simultaneous Masters of Science degree (M.S.), by investigating the Effects of Chemical Agents on Plaque.
Dr. Kligerman later published a paper on "The Effects of Chemical Agents on Plaque Accumulation" in the Journal of Periodontology. His responsibilities also included lecturing to the dental students of Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Kligerman was an instructor of periodontics at the Dental Continuing Educational Center of Lindsay Hopkins, Miami, Florida (1974 - 1976) and Broward Community College Dental Research Clinic (B.C.C.) Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1976 - 1988). He assumed co-chairmanship of the Department of Implant Dentistry at B.C.C. (1989 - present).
Dr. Kligerman loves his practice of Dental Implants, Periodontics and T.M.J. therapy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is currently Chairman of a Seattle Study Club, the Intracoastal Dental Study Club of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is committed to helping patients and his referring doctors.
John Stone DDS
Dr. Stone has been practicing cosmetic dentistry in Ft. Lauderdale since 1979. His success as a cosmetic dentist is based on years of advanced dental education culminating in a specialty degree certificate in Prosthodontics and over 30 years of practical experience.
Dr. Stone currently teaches dental implant therapy to dentists in two different locations: Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic at Palm Beach College and at Broward Dental Research Clinic at Broward College. He is a specialist in tooth replacement, a Prosthodontist, and has been placing implants surgically since 1991.
Dr Stone obtained his DDS degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. After graduation, he attended a 2-year hospital residency program at the prestigious Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens Hospital Affiliation in New York.
Most dentists do not take a hospital residency program and even fewer attend a 2-year program. In his second year Dr Stone was made Chief Resident. A hospital residency trains doctors in more advanced and complcated treatments than dental schools. The experience Dr. Stone gained was beyond anything he would have achieved by going directly into private practice after dental school.
Dr Stone went on to a 2-year specialty program in Prosthodontics at the Medical College of Georgia. Prosthodontists are experts in dental rehabilitation and have mastered many procedures including: crowns, caps, bridges, veneers, removable partial dentures, dentures and dental implants.
In addition to restoring dental implants, Dr. Stone also surgically places implants. Dr. Stone teaches implant dentistry to other dentists at 2 local continuing dental education programs.
Prothodontists receive extensive training and experience in dental esthetics and cosmetics during their graduate programs, which currently lasts three years. Many cosmetic dentists receive training during seminars or a series of courses, but this training is usually limited to weekend or possibly week long courses.
The Prosthodontist is best viewed as the “architect” of your dental project. Dr. Stone has the vision of your final outcome, both the esthetics of your smile and the improved function of your bite.
Dr. Stone originally moved to South Florida from Detroit, Michigan in 1968. He attended the University of Miami, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. Dr. Stone received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1974 at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Stone’s path toward becoming a cosmetic dentist continued to expand. As a junior student, Dr. Stone was one of the first to practice outside of the School of Dentistry by performing dental procedures at a Public Health facility in the Newport News, Virginia area. As a senior student, Dr. Stone became an exchange student with the Rush Presbyterian School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois for the summer session. Dr. Stone completed the Medical College of Virginia program, graduating in 1974.
Upon graduation he became Board Eligible in the specialty of prosthodontics and established his practice as a Prosthodontist and cosmetic dentistry in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Jared Young, D.M.D
Jared Young, D.M.D., is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist; a Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He received his dental training in Florida, at Nova Southeastern University where he was a recipient of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship. Originally from Michigan, Dr. Young then returned to Children’s Hospital of Michigan to serve as Chief Resident and receive 2 years of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry.
This specialty training involved education in general anesthesia, emergency medicine, cardiology, pediatric medicine, cleft lip/palate, conscious sedation, orthodontics, oral surgery, growth and development, and operating room dentistry. Graduating with Highest Honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in Psychology, Dr. Young loves interacting with children and parents. More important Dr. Young is involved in the community. The Lighthouse Point area is home for Dr. Young and his wife Catherine Young, D.M.D. He is currently the Broward Dental Association’s Chair for Give Kids a Smile, an annual charity event that provides free dental care to needy South Florida children.