Meet the Team

All that is good begins with a beautiful, healthy, smile. Our center is almost complete, and our grand opening will be in November 2021. Our new state-of-the-art center is in the 5th Avenue Shops, next to CVS, and Living Green.

At 5th Avenue Dental, our team of specialists provides you with the personalized, gentle care you deserve. Our team specializes in General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, and Orthodontics. We look forward to meeting you.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Leticia Silva, D.D.S.

Dr. Leticia Silva, D.D.S.

Cosmetic & Orthodontic Dentistry

Dr Silva started her journey as a doctor in Brazil, where she received her dental degree at FAESA University in Vitoria - Espirito Santo. She completed her Orthodontics specialization at USC University in Bauru - Sao Paulo. Pursuance and passion drove her desire for constant growth. Dr Silva moved to the United States to further her career and education. With hard work and dedication, Dr. Silva completed her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry and obtained her Dental License at the University of Florida.

Dr Leticia Silva now has over 10 years of experience caring for her patients. Her main focuses are cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, advanced restorations and Clear Aligner Therapy utilizing Invisalign.

You will always meet Dr. Silva with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Her goal is to provide exceptional care and an excellent experience to all her patients. She ensures that each patient of hers is comfortable, informed, educated and happy throughout every step and visit. Dr Silva lives by the C.A.N.I principles of Constant And Never-ending Improvement by seeking out the newest techniques and innovations to dentistry. She keeps her thirst for knowledge growing as an active member of American Dental Association and American Academy of Clear Aligners.Dr. Silva loves to go for long walks with her dog to wrap up her fulfilling day at work. During her free evenings and weekends, she enjoys date nights trying out different cuisines and restaurants with her husband

Eric Rieger, D.D.S.

Cosmetic, General & Family Dentistry, Dental Surgery

As a member of our community, Dr. Rieger is committed to improving smiles all throughout South Florida. Dr. Rieger's patients benefit from his years of diverse and extensive dental training, as well as his personable, one-on-one approach. Dr. Rieger has ample experience in all phases of dentistry, specifically cosmetic, general, and family dentistry. He utilizes only the most advanced, high-quality technology and techniques. Dr. Rieger's goal is to ensure his patients get the best possible dental care in the most comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.

Dr. Rieger was born in Long Island, New York. He is a second-generation dentist who received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York in 1985. In 1993, Dr. Rieger relocated to Florida to enjoy a more active and bright lifestyle all year-round in the sunshine state. In his free time, Dr. Rieger enjoys traveling, sports, being outdoors, exercising, and spending time with his family.

“I have always been very passionate about dental healthcare. As a dentist, it is important for me to stay up to date with the latest technologies and treatment options for the community. It is essential for me to provide that to my patients; they deserve it."

Dr. Gabriela Espinoza D.M.D.

Orthodontic, Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr. Gabriela Espinoza has over 10 years of experience caring for her patients! She received her dental degree (DMD) from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and completed a fellowship in Orthodontics at New York University. Prior to her dental career in the USA, Dr. Espinoza completed her dental degree in Venezuela at Santa Maria University in 2008.

Dr. Espinoza focuses her practice on restorative dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, and Invisalign. She is also trained and certified in Digital Smile Design and enjoys incorporating the most up-to-date technology into her practice.

Her ultimate goal is to provide the best quality of care for all of her patients and to add to their overall sense of well-being. For Dr. Espinoza, it is very important to establish a great relationship with patients and make sure they are comfortable and happy at every step of the process.

Jovani Gonzalez DDS

Cosmetic, General & Family Dentistry

Dr. Jovani Gonzalez is a South Florida Native and received his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry & American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is in constant pursuit of extensive continuing education in the aspects of dentistry. Dr. Gonzalez enjoys the cosmetic avenue of dentistry which includes fabrication of crowns, bridges, and veneers in combination with the placement and restoration of dental implants, to create life-changing smiles and improved oral health for his patients.

Dr. Gonzalez portrays a passion for dentistry which extends beyond his love for the unique blend of art, healthcare, engineering, science, and social interaction that the profession brings. His favorite part of dentistry is not only experiencing the enjoyment of seeing the result of a beautiful smile, but in getting to know his patients and tailoring their treatment to their specific needs to provide a comfortable & painless, high-quality dental experience.

Over the last decade, advancements in dental technologies like digital impressions, dental implants & CT scans have given dentists the ability to provide more accurate diagnosis and predictable treatments. Staying up to date with the latest technologies and treatment options has now allowed Dr. Gonzalez the opportunity to provide friends, and your family an easier, faster & better dental experience than ever before.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Gonzalez enjoys golfing and playing basketball, landscape photography, spending time with his family, snowboarding & traveling to experience different cultures and cuisines.   One of his favorite quotes by Mark Twain states “Love and enjoy what you do, and you never truly work a day in your life”.

Dr. Andrew Forrest, D.M.D., M.S.

Periodontics, Dental Implants, & Dental Surgery

As a third-generation dentist, creating beautiful smiles is in Dr. Forrest's DNA. Throughout his 17 years of experience, Dr. Forrest has time and again distinguished himself as an industry leader in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. He completed his clinical research at the University of Miami on the interdisciplinary management of Cancer Treatment, Irradiation Therapy, and Implantology, which earned him the prestigious Straumann ITI Implant Dentistry Scholarship Award.

While attending Dental School, Dr. Forrest completed two Periodontics externships at New York University and Harvard University. He then completed his three-year specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, earning his Master's Degree focusing on Oral Immunology.

He is currently a faculty reviewer for the Periodontics Chapter in the McGraw Hill Clinical Dentistry textbook. In addition, he retains a teaching appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Florida.

To date, Dr. Forrest has placed more than 20,000 dental implants. Dr. Forrest also lectures nationwide to practitioners on his methodology, teaching others how to attain the best possible results in Implant Dentistry.


Board-certified Prosthodontist

Dr. Omar Abdo is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the replacement of missing teeth with artificial devices such as bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Dr. Abdo focuses his professional practice on restorative dentistry, complex denture therapy, maxillofacial prosthodontics, as well as, advanced cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. In his 20-plus year career, Dr. Abdo has acquired valuable clinical experience and furthered his knowledge with continuing education and teaching. His training, experience and quest for excellence has provided him with a genuine and meticulous style, which he uses to offer his patients a comfort level and understanding of what is going on in their mouths and which is the best course of action for them.

Among his affiliations, Dr. Abdo is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and holds faculty appointments with the University of Illinois, Marquette University School of Dentistry, and NOVA Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with graduate specialty training in Advanced Combined Prosthodontics and has completed his Master of Science degree in Oral Science at the University of Illinois Graduate College. Prior to establishing his Jupiter practice in 2005, Dr. Abdo was in private practice in Chicago and served on the prosthodontic staff at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Milwaukee and West Palm Beach

Dr. Forrest maintains a reputation for achieving excellent results by consistently following the basic principles of proper treatment planning and team synergy. He continues to treat many of the most complex and challenging cases to improve the quality of life of others and, most importantly, to make people smile.

Maria, R.D.H.


Maria was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Cali, Colombia. She graduated from Universidad del Valle, as a dentist and worked at several hospitals and community projects. In 2015, Maria moved to the United States in order to continue her professional growth, education and research experience. In 2017, she started her master’s program in public health at Nova Southeastern University. The passion she has for helping people and improving patient’s oral health encouraged Maria to study for her master as well as acquire her Dental Hygiene license. Her research and experience is focused on Oral Cancer Prevention and Screening and the Prevention of Periodontal Disease. Maria has participated in several health fairs in South Florida spreading her mission which is to create new, healthy, and beautiful smiles. Outside of work, Maria likes to spend time with her family, friends, traveling and trying different restaurants. Her favorite thing to do is to laugh and make people smile. Her goal is to bring confidence and trust to her patients and their overall dental care.




Jong was born in South Korea and raised in Maryland. He has been a Dental Hygienist for over 7 years and has practiced in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Florida. Jong comes from a family of dentists which allowed him to learn and see a lot of perspectives on Dentistry while working with several Doctors and Dental Hygienists with decades of experience. Jong is soft-spoken and is excellent with patients that struggle with Dental anxiety. When not in the office, Jong enjoys traveling and spending time with his Family. After many vacations in the Sunshine State, he fell in love with the weather and the Floridian lifestyle and decided to make Florida his new home. Jong strives to provide excellent Dental Hygiene Care while making the experience as pleasant as possible for his patients.

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