Meet Dr. Cornejo

 

“I love being an orthodontist! Creating beautiful smiles and helping people improve their self-confidence is truly rewarding. Every day, I enjoy the friendships I have made with my patients and their families. My goal is for each patient to feel comfortable with me, my wonderful team, and most of all with every aspect of their orthodontic care. It is an honor for me to give my patients personal attention at each visit, and the amazing smile that will give them success!”

Education and Experience

Dr. Cornejo’s education in dentistry and orthodontics has provided her with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience which she uses every day to achieve optimal results for her patients. Dr. Cornejo attained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She then graduated with high honors from LSU with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Because she is committed to excellence and wanted to further her education beyond her graduate dental degree, Dr. Cornejo completed a year-long residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at LSU.

Due to her passion for creating beautiful smiles and love for working with children, Dr. Cornejo decided to devote her professional time exclusively to practicing orthodontics in the Winter Haven area since 2001. She completed two additional years of post-graduate residency in the specialty of orthodontics at LSU in New Orleans. Here, Dr. Cornejo trained under many well-known leaders in the orthodontic profession and became exceptionally proficient with the latest technological advances in orthodontics. She earned her certificate as a Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from LSU, and has been practicing orthodontics exclusively for over 14 years in the Winter Haven area.

Continuing Education

By participating in several different venues of continuing education throughout the year, Dr. Cornejo stays current on the latest technology and orthodontic treatments. She attends lectures at professional orthodontic meetings, participates in study clubs, engages in orthodontic webinars, and reads monthly orthodontic journals and publications. She especially enjoys participating in Invisalign® education as this is an area of orthodontics that continues to change and improve. Dr. Cornejo feels strongly that continuing education allows her to provide her patients with more options and better orthodontic results.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast District Dental Association
  • Polk County Dental Association

Community Involvement

Dr. Cornejo is grateful to be part of such a wonderful community, and believes in supporting schools and programs locally that provide positive, fun activities for children to help improve their confidence and self-esteem, form friendships, and encourage physical activity. She supports the community by contributing to school programs and fundraisers, as well as sponsoring local children’s sports teams such as soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, dance, and cheerleading.

Family Life

Dr. Cornejo met her husband, Rigo, during college and they have been happily married for over 20 years. They have three amazing children that are their pride and joy: Christian, Emma, and Grace. Their three dogs, Cody, Coach, and Jenny, are also  important members of the family. Dr. Cornejo is very involved in the activities of her children and spends most of her free time watching their soccer games, attending dance recitals, and helping them with their school projects and homework.  As a family, they enjoy playing soccer, boating, swimming, watching movies, and taking fun vacations.

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