Family Smiles of Ringwood

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.” 

I also love his office staff for their empathy, consideration and attention

The best experience I have had in dental consultation and treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Fernando Tordoya for his professionalism, responsibility and excellent human treatment. I also love his office staff for their empathy, consideration and attention, leaving the most pleasant impression on me. My congratulations to that human and professional team.

- Rosabel T.

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