Dr. Morales, Dr. Garcia or Dr. Yazback represent nearly forty years of clinical experience and well over two-thousand hours of continuing dental education including courses at the world renowned Pankey Institute and through organizations such as the Seattle Study Club and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Our objective has been to establish a practice where we can treat all the members of a family from the age of 3 upwards. We want our patients to feel as though they are being treated by someone who is part of their family, and strive to establish long-term relationships. We find that this is the ultimate reward for our efforts.
Dr. Richard D. Morales
Dr. Morales is a product of Jesuit education, having graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami. He then attended the University of Miami where he received his Bachelor's in Science majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. He graduated from University of Florida in Gainesville with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 1995, and then went on to complete a one year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
In practice now for nearly 20 years, Dr. Morales has been in his current location for almost four years after spending 7 years in South Miami and 5 years on Miracle Mile. Since graduating from his GPR program, Dr. Morales has kept up to date on the latest procedures and studies by immersing himself in continuing education courses, averaging over 150 hours yearly, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.
Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. Morales maintains close ties to the community, and is active in youth sports programs and in his church. He and his wife Cecilia and their four young children live, work and play in and around Coral Gables.
Dr. Rebeca Garcia
Dr. Garcia joined the team at University Dental Group in October 2009. Prior to working with us, she was the sole dentist working out of the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, where she practiced comprehensive dental care using the techniques taught at the world-renowned advanced-learning facility.
Born and raised in Miami, Dr. Garcia received her undergraduate education at the University of Miami. She then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2004. Since completing a residency at the Veterans Administration and Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2005, she has been in private practice.
Dr. Garcia prides herself on providing gentle and comprehensive dentistry to all her patients, making her a perfect fit for our team.
Our Dental Team
Ines Infante Ferret is the newest member of the University Dental Group staff. She is the daughter of Cuban immigrants. Born and raised in Miami, she is continuing making this great multi-cultural city her home along side her husband of 28 years and two amazing sons. She began in the dental field as an assistant while in high school and learned to manage the insurance aspects of a dental office during that time. In 1987 she graduated hygiene school and practiced for over 27 incredible years. In January 2015 she joined University Dental Group where she has taken on the administrative responsibilities. She enjoys every moment in which she can help make someone's dental experience just a little better.
Ines is the first point of contact with our office. She welcomes your call, and will assist you with arranging your visit and answering any of your insurance benefits concerns and questions.
Janette Lopez was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has been married for 18 years and has 2 daughters. After 10 years of working in a dental office, she decided to further her dental career by enrolling and graduating from hygiene school in 2005. With 20 years of experience in the dental field and a recent license in local anesthetic, she is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment and personalizing each visit to accomplish a prime dental experience for each patient.
Aileen Coombs was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She has worked as a dental assistant for 12 years and has been a part of our practice for 8 of those years. On her days off Aileen enjoys spending time with her husband of 9 years and two children. She loves kids and is active in her church where she serves in the preschool ministry.