Meet the Doctors

Dr. Jose R Porras, Periodontist

Dr. Rafael Porras was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is a graduate of the Dental School at the University of Costa Rica. After working for the Costa Rican government and in private practice as a general dentist in San Jose for two years, he moved to Connecticut and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency as well as a Fellowship in General Dentistry from the University of Connecticut Health Center.

After three years in Connecticut, Dr. Porras got his specialty certificate in periodontics, as well as Master of Science in Dentistry, was awarded by the Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He is board certified by the American Academy of Periodontology.

Personal Life

Dr. Porras is married and has a newborn child Liam. He and his wife Andreja both enjoy traveling and outdoor activities on the beach.

Dr. Maria Carolina Guia, Orthodontist

Dr Guia was born and raised in Venezuela, where she became a Dentist in 2005 at Universidad Central de Venezuela. Following dental School, she came to the United States to pursue her dream of becoming an orthodontist. She completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Nova Southeastern University in 2010, where she had the opportunity to treat medically compromised and special needs patients.

Afterwards, she moved to New Jersey to complete her orthodontic training at Rutgers University where she obtained her Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Master of Dental Science. Upon graduation, she became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in order to provide the highest quality patient care.

Dr Guia moved back to Florida in 2014 and since then, she has been working in private practice as an orthodontist. She is passionate about treating her patients, creating beautiful smiles, bringing them confidence and great personal satisfaction.

When she is not taking care of her patients, Dr Guia enjoys spending time with her husband and her two kids. She likes playing tennis, outdoor running, going to the beach and traveling.

Are you looking for an Orthodontist in Doral, FL?

Make your appointment today with Dr. Carolina Guia, give us a call at (305) 574-9526!

Dr. Alejandro Alvarado

Dr. Alejandro Alvarado earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Zulia, Venezuela in 2003. He followed his formal education by working for the Department of Health of Venezuela and in his private practice for eight years.

After leaving Venezuela, Dr. Alvarado moved to Florida where he achieved a postgraduate degree by completing two years of training in a residency program with a focus in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at The Florida Institute for Advanced Dental Education in the Lindsey Hopkins Technical Institute in Miami.

Dr. Alejandro Alvarado has over fifteen years of experience working in all phases of general dentistry and is passionate about providing the highest quality dental care in a warm and comfortable environment. He is an active member of the most highly regarded dental associations in the country, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • South Florida District Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Latin American Academy of Osseo-integrated Dental Implants

Dr. Alvarado has dedicated hundreds of hours to volunteer work, providing free dental treatments to underserved communities in his hometown in Venezuela and around the state of Florida through the Healing Hands Outreach Program. In his free time, Dr. Alejandro Alvarado loves to spend quality time with his family, going outdoors, trying different flavors of food, and listening to music.

Want an Experienced Dentist in Doral, Florida?

Dr. Alejandro Alvarado has international experience in bringing smiles to countless patients. He is dedicated to your well-being and wants to make you proud to smile again. If you’re ready for quality dentistry you can count on, call Midtown Doral Dental today!

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