meet-the-doctorDr. Leandra Dopazo was born in Gainesville, Florida, and she was raised in Brazil where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Universidade Federal do Para, in Brazil, in 1997. Graduating at the top of her class, she then attended the University of Florida for her orthodontic education where she received her Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Dopazo also completed a Fellowship in Orthodontics at the University of Florida. She operated her own orthodontic practice in Brazil for several years before returning to Florida in 2005.

Dr. Dopazo regularly attends various continuing education courses and seminars hosted by local, state, regional and national professional orthodontic organizations. She believes it is important to stay current with the latest advances in orthodontics so her patients can benefit from the most progressive treatment options available.

Board eligible, Dr. Dopazo is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Jacksonville Dental Society, University of Florida’s Orthodontic Alumni Association and the River City Forum Comprehensive Care Study Group.

She is committed to providing her patients with personalized care with the quality and time they deserve. Besides being committed to her patients, Dr. Dopazo is dedicated to academics. She served as Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Florida College of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics for over five years, primarily involved in the clinical training of future orthodontists.

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.