Meet Dr. Alquizar
Dr. Alquizar is a caring person who loves to spend time chairside with his patients. He finds it rewarding to be able to help patients of all ages achieve and maintain beautiful, functional smiles. He believes that straight teeth are important for daily life, not only for the obvious aesthetic benefits, but also because straight teeth are healthier since they are easier to clean.
His philosophy of treatment emphasizes taking into account the effects of orthodontic treatment on the facial features, and utilizing his scientific knowledge as well as his artistic sense to design a wonderful smile for each patient, while providing excellent bite function.
Dr. Alquizar received his Doctor in Dental Medicine degree from Temple University, where he obtained numerous honors. Among them was the induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, the Arthur W. Gage Award to the senior student with the highest average in the senior examinations, and the award for greatest accomplishment from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
Dr. Alquizar completed his three-year orthodontic specialty training at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also earned a Master in Medical Sciences degree for research and training in the field of Oral Biology and a Certificate in Clinical Orthodontics and teaching. During his residency training at Harvard, Dr. Alquizar received ample training in orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatment for children and adults, with the most modern and scientifically based principles in orthodontic technology. Dr. Alquizar also worked as a general dentist for the U.S. Department of Labor in Massachusetts for two years.
Dr. Alquizar is a highly qualified orthodontist who enjoys teaching and is an attending orthodontic instructor at Miami Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.
Dr. Alquizar and his wife, Carla, reside in the vibrant city of Miami where they enjoy live music, theater, salsa dancing, and volunteer activities. Dr. Alquizar’s favorite activities are playing drums, reading, learning new languages, and deep sea fishing.