Inspired by the passion for orthodontics and by the importance of building relationships and staying connected with their patients, Dr. Leandra Dopazo and her team are dedicated to creating a fun-loving atmosphere that makes patients feel like they are family as soon as they walk in the door. It is their mission to provide orthodontic treatment to children and adults with an experience that wows every step of the way.
Dr. Dopazo has been creating beautiful healthy smiles for more than 15 years. She is a Florida native raised in Brazil, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1997. Graduating at the top of her class, she then attended the University of Florida's Orthodontic Residency Program receiving her Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She then returned to Brazil where she operated her orthodontic practice for several years before returning to Florida in 2005 when she accepted a full time faculty position as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s Orthodontic Department, primarily involved with the clinical training of future orthodontists. Dr. Dopazo moved to Jacksonville in 2011 to dedicate herself to her current orthodontic practice located in the San Marco area.
Dr. Dopazo combines skillful artistry with the most progressive orthodontic techniques available to children, teens and adults, including state of the art equipment such as the iTero® Digital Scanner, which replaces traditional impressions resulting in more patient comfort, precise digital models and allows for immediate 3D treatment simulation. Dr. Dopazo is a 2018 Invisalign® Gold Provider in Jacksonville, which means she is extensively experienced in treating adults and teens with clear aligners.
Dr. Dopazo is actively involved in organized dentistry. She has served as president of the Northeast District Dental Association and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Jacksonville Dental Society, and the University of Florida’s Orthodontic Alumni Association.
In her personal life, Dr. Dopazo has been blessed to be married to Abe since 1995. They have two extraordinary children, Lucca and Enzo. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, cooking, and traveling. She also participates with the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville.