Dr. John DeStefon, DMD
Dr. John DeStefon is proud to be serving the residents of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County with thoughtful, personalized general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. John combines the latest technology with compassionate dental care to help patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
After earning a bachelor’s degree with honors at the University of Florida in Gainesville he earned his doctorate in dental medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Prior to joining private practice he gained clinical experience treating those in need in public health.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Broward County Dental Association. With the goal of providing comprehensive dentistry in the most effective, efficient, and comfortable manner, Dr. John has committed 100s of hours of continuing education in many areas of dentistry including, cosmetics, endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery.
Dr. Jonathan Cook, DMD
Dr. Cook was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. After high school he attended Florida State University where he graduated with honors with a degree in Biological Sciences. Upon graduation he moved to south Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry during which he was invited in consecutive years to attend a dental mission trip to Jamaica to help treat those with no access to dental care.
At graduation, Dr. Cook was awarded The Southern Academy of Prosthodontics Award, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Since graduation Dr. Cook has worked throughout south Florida expanding his skills and knowledge working with some of Florida’s top dentists.
The American Dental Association (ADA)
The American Dental Association (ADA) exists to empower the profession of dentistry and to assist it’s members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. Together with over 163,000 members, they have been driving dentistry forward for 160 years. The ADA is also a strong advocate for public health – fighting oral cancer and combating the opioids crisis – and they are teaming up with industry partners to help patients stay healthy from the dental chair to daily care at home.
The Florida Dental Association (FDA)
The Florida Dental Association (FDA) is a state constituent of the American Dental Association (ADA), which represents dentists throughout the country. Florida has six district dental associations that represent the interests and activities of dentists in those areas. Each district association is comprised of affiliate (local) societies that have separate membership policies and programs, but typically work in conjunction with their district dental associations. As such, they function as what is called a tripartite (three-part organization). By joining one level, doctors get the benefits of all of them — the “Power of Three,” which underscores the mission of the ADA, FDA and its district associations to “help members succeed” by delivering programs, services, continuing education and advocacy to maximize value and service on every level.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care. The AACD offers superior educational opportunities; promotes and supports a respected Accreditation credential; serves as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas; and provides accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.
The AACD includes more than 5,000 dental professionals, laboratory technicians, educators, and researchers from 70 countries worldwide. This global perspective allows AACD members to gather information from the international field of cosmetic dentistry. With the formation of the Accreditation and Fellowship Programs, the AACD offers the most stringent and respected postgraduate certification in cosmetic dentistry to both dentists and laboratory technicians.
The Southern Academy of Prosthodontics Award
Essay contests were held for senior dental students beginning in the early 1970’s. This was later changed to the awarding of a plaque to the outstanding senior dental student in the area of prosthetics from each of the Schools of Dentistry within the Academy’s geographic borders. This award continues today supporting excellence in prosthetics. To receive this award is acknowledgement of a student being the best in not only his class, but in all classes, in all schools within the area.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award
As the leading organization in implant dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry is the home of the leaders in the profession. The Academy and its Foundation have recognized the accomplishments of clinicians, researchers, students, and volunteers in the field of implant dentistry through various awards.
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon is a national dental honor society founded for the purpose of encouraging scholarship and advancing the ethical standards of the dental profession. Members, elected from the top 20 percent of the graduating class, show potential for professional growth and serve as examples among their peers. Students who, in addition to scholarship have demonstrated exemplary traits of character and potential qualities of future professional growth and attainments, may be elected to alumni membership by the active members of this component chapter.