José Navarro, DMD, Orthodontist with Blue Wave Orthodontics, Invisalign provider

Get to know Dr. José Navarro, who serves patients in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Navarro was born in Managua, Nicaragua. He moved to South Florida at a young age to start a new life full of dreams and hope. 

He played baseball at Nova High School where he won the Florida state championship. It was baseball that opened the doors to a college education. 

He played collegiate baseball at Lagrange College in Georgia where he earned a degree in biochemistry. During his college years he shadowed a local dentist where he became interested in dentistry.  

He earned his DMD degree from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University) and practiced as a general dentist in Warner Robins, Georgia.  He decided to further his education and was accepted at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY for a specialty in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry.  

He practiced as a pediatric dentist in Queens, NY; however it was during his pediatric dental experience when Dr. Navarro was exposed to Orthodontics and realized creating beautiful smiles gave him great satisfaction and that it could greatly impact a patient’s life. 

To his great satisfaction he was then accepted into Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at NYU Hospital Centers later earning the Theodore L. Jerrold award in recognition for outstanding achievement.

Dr. Navarro is a respected associate at Blue Wave Orthodontics where he is joined by a talented team of doctors in their dedication to providing unparalleled experiences and beautiful smiles to the Tampa Bay area.

With over 50 years of combined experience, Blue Wave Orthodontics offers services for children, teen, and adult patients including both traditional braces and state-of-the-art Invisalign aligners. 

Blue Wave Orthodontics believes you deserve the best smile possible for your self-esteem and overall dental health. Their highly trained doctors tailor treatment plans unique to each patient for orthodontic correction of conditions including: overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowding, irregular spacing, and jaw malformations.

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