Dr. Navarro

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11 Oct 2021

Dr. Navarro

Jose Navarro, D.M.D.

Dr. Navarro is a dual-certified dental specialist in Orthodontics and DentoFacial Orthopedics and Pediatric Dentistry. He was born in Managua, Nicaragua and moved to Florida when he was 11 years old to start a new life. He played baseball at Nova High School in Davie, Florida where he won the Florida State Championship at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Baseball opened the doors to an education at LaGrange College in Georgia where he played baseball for four years and earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. During Dr. Navarro’s college years, he shadowed a local dentist which led him to pursue and earn his DMD degree with honors from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). He practiced as a general dentist in Warner Robins, Georgia and then moved to Brooklyn, NY to complete his first specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at NYU Lutheran during which he was exposed to orthodontics and realized that by creating beautiful smiles he could also vastly impact the lives of his patients. After practicing as a pediatric dentist in Queens, NY he went on to complete his second specialty in Orthodontics and DentoFacial Orthopedics at NYU Hospitals Center, where he received the Theodore L. Jerrold award in recognition for outstanding achievement and graduated first in his class. He also was awarded the 2023 Alumnus of the Year by Augusta University (Formerly Medical College of Georgia).

Dr. Navarro is not an average orthodontist. His two specialties have given him a better understanding of growth and development which gives him the ability to treat complex cases that require surgical intervention, growth modification with orthopedics, and craniofacial anomalies in conjunction with craniofacial teams. He has ample experience with Invisalign and can treat routine and complex cases with aligners.

Dr. Navarro and his wife life in Lutz and have served the Tampa Bay community for the last five years. He enjoys playing softball (when not recovering from a knee injury). He likes to help the community by sponsoring local schools, little league teams and donating wood bats to ball players. Dr. Navarro regularly returns to Nicaragua to share his specialty knowledge and expertise by treating underprivileged children in conjunction with local dentists.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists


  • Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, NYU Hospital Centers, Brooklyn, NY
  • Certificate of Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry, NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • DMD, Dental College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • BA Biochemistry, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

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