Beatriz E. Terry, DDS, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Beatriz E. Terry was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After graduating high school from St. Brendan, she attended Florida International University. She completed her dental training at Marquette University School of Dentistry graduating Top 10 with Honors and receiving membership into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Terry then went on to complete a Masters program and residency in Periodontics and dental implants from the University of Minnesota and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest level attainable.
Dr. Terry has been a practicing periodontist for over 25 years. In addition to her practice, she lectures in English and Spanish locally and nationally on periodontics, dental implants and systemic links to periodontal disease. She is a member of the Advisory Board at Miami Dade College School of Dental Hygiene and a Florida Dental Board Examiner. In addition, she is very involved with organized dentistry. Her previous and current positions include the following:
- Past President – South Florida District Dental Association
- Past President – Florida Association of Periodontists
- Trustee – Florida Dental Association
- Florida Delegate – American Dental Association.
Dr. Terry is proud to have been nominated and inducted into several dental honor societies including Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Family life is very important to Dr. Terry. She is married and has 3 children. She and her family enjoy traveling, snow skiing and fishing. In her free time, she enjoys spinning and the outdoors as well as attending local cultural events.
Giovanna Rivas, R.D.H.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Giovanna is a new and wonderful addition to Dr. Terry’s practice. She is a recent graduate of Miami Dade College School of Dental Hygiene, receiving her certification in May 2018. She loves to treat and educate patients on periodontal disease. She is a great fit to our practice, focusing on non-surgical periodontal treatment and periodontal maintenance visits. In addition, Giovanna is certified in administering local anesthesia. This certification allows her to make patients, when necessary, more comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits.
Sandra has numerous years of experience in the dental field. She has been a dental assistant and surgical assistant for well over 20 years. Sandra is responsible with helping Dr. Terry in all surgical procedures and has a natural abiity of making patients feel very comfortable while undergoing periodontal therapy. She is kind and thoughtful and highly qualified at her job. In addition, she makes herself available via telephone or email to discuss any questions or concerns current patients may have.
Magenta recently joined Dr. Terry’s practice. She has well over 10 years experience working in dental and specialty dental practices. She is usually the first person you would come into contact with when calling our office. She is always ready to welcome you with a smile and a kind, reassuring word. She is trained in coordinating your cleaning visits, your periodontal and/or implant treatment procedures and assisting you with insurance claims if necessary.
Julian has been interning with our practice Summer 2018. He is currently a student at Auburn University who plans on continuing his studies in dentistry and has been “learning the ropes”. He has been a great asset to both our front office and back office, assisting with patient scheduling as well as shadowing in various surgical procedures.