We take all your family's smile needs into account while providing high-quality and effective dentistry. Dr. Fernando Tordoya treats patients in Ringwood and surrounding areas with a gentle and personable touch. Everyone at Family Smiles of Ringwood is passionate about serving our patients and providing the oral health procedures they need. We go out of our way to create an enjoyable and satisfying experience for our dental family.
We concentrate on preventive and family dentistry, and we work hard to keep our patients comfortable and stress-free at all times.
Our dental team is made up of gentle and compassionate people who love doing what they do. Each appointment is time for us to talk and get to know each other better, and for us to educate you on the importance of your oral health.
We can't wait to meet you and your family, and we invite you to take a minute to learn more about our team.
Dr. Fernando Tordoya
Dentist - DDS, FAGD
Dr. Tordoya’s vast experience in all fields of dentistry is well complemented with his education and high achievements throughout his career.
He first studied dentistry at Universidad National Mayor San Marcos in Lima, Peru graduating first in his class in 1999. After that, Dr. Tordoya received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated with High Honors (2nd in his class) in 2005.
In the same year, he was inducted as an alumni member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society, a well recognized and respected national award, which is only given to the top dental students in the class of each school in the nation.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Tordoya went for further studies in prosthodontics (a dental specialty that deals with complex cases of teeth replacement) and completed a one-year Fellowship at New Jersey Dental School. He is also a recipient of multiple awards during his career as a dental student and as a dental professional in Peru and the United States.
His emphasis is on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry, which enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. He is also fluent in Spanish, as he is a native speaker.
Dr. Tordoya is the recipient of the following awards in the United States:
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society Omega chapter from New York University. Alumni member inducted in May 2005. This award is only given to the TOP 10% of the class.
- Dr. Harry J. Gersten Award in Fixed Prosthodontics.
- Long Island Academy of Odontology Award.
- Henry T. and Henrietta Quade Scholarship at New York University College of Dentistry.
- American College of Prosthodontics Scholarship Foundation.
Dr. Tordoya has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments as well as children. He conducted Research involving Oral Medicine and Periodontics (Gum Disease), which received excellent recognition and praise.
Dr. Tordoya is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He achieved Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry and is one of the handful dentists in the nation that hold this award.
I’m an FAGD dentist! What does that mean for you and your family?
FAGD stands for Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Earning Fellowship takes dedication to dental continuing education (CE) beyond graduation. Only about 6 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Fellows. When you see a dentist with FAGD after their name, you can rest assured that they care about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. AGD Fellows practice these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year—not every dentist does this.
To become an AGD Fellow, a dentist must:
- Complete over 500 credit hours of CE.
- Earn 350 of those 500 credits in live courses.
- Pass an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams.
Dr Tordoya is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is working towards his Fellowship. He has already passed the rigorous written exam and completing his other requirements soon.
When Dr. Tordoya isn't making patients smile, he can usually be found having fun with his family.
Dr. Tordoya’s family includes his wife, Leslie, a registered nurse, and their daughter Abby. They enjoy spending time together and with their pet. Dr. Tordoya always finds time to be with his family and friends. His hobbies are traveling, reading, playing the guitar, listening to music, and enjoying all types of cuisine and cultures.
“I am really excited to offer my patients with the best comprehensive oral care they can receive. My biggest compliment is to gain your trust and referrals which I strive for every day.”
RN, BSN - Patient Care Coordinator
Welcome to our dental family!
Most of the time you will find me at the front desk as your Patient Care Coordinator. I will be more than happy to answer your questions, plan your visits, and help to address any concerns you may have to make your experience with us a positive one.
I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I enjoy being able to provide the tools and education to each one of our patients to help them achieve and maintain their oral health as well as assisting them to connect their overall health to their dental health. I find it an exciting challenge to be able to work in a dental setting as a nurse.
My husband and I have an energetic and beautiful, almost 5-year-old daughter. I like to stay busy, so when I’m not in the office, I work as a nurse as I have been doing for the last ten years.
As a family, we are also very involved in our church and hope to transmit the faith to our daughter. I enjoy reading about nutrition, health, and keeping up with the latest in the medical and dental fields. I am a big animal lover and have a cat named Fifi, who is a member of our family.
I would be a veterinarian if I had the time for a third career!