¨I enjoy periodontics since there are few fields that combines both science and art. It brings me such joy to create perfect smiles that people can enjoy for a lifetime¨
Dr. Javier Sanz is originally from Barcelona, Spain. After recieving his dental degree, he went on to complete a speciality in Prostodontics in the Universidad Internacional of Catalunya. Since his passion for dentistry laid in surgical approaches, he decided to pursue his speciality in Periodontics. After being in private practice for a few years he moved across the world to study periodontics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. While there, not only did he get a strong clinical and research background, but he also met his wife Nancy.
After completing his residency, Dr. Sanz and his wife moved back to Barcelona where he started in private practice, became clinical director of research in periodontics at the Universidad of Catalunya, finished a pHD in periodontal lasers, published more than 20 research articles and gave continuing education courses to dentists and hygenists. He also began a position as clinical investigator in an implant company, Phibo. Dr. Sanz is particularly proud to be recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. This status is granted to a periodontist who has completed significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty. Less than 50% of periodontists are board certified.
Six years later, his wife wanted to return to the United States to be close her family and they decided to settle in the Northern virginia área with their newborn son. In Virginia, Dr. Sanz was in private practice as well as working as an adjunct faculty in the periodontal department of the Virginia Commonwealth University where he enjoyed educating future periodontists on surgical techniques and dental implantology.
In October 2016 Dr. Sanz and his family decided to move to Wilmington. Dr. Sanz joined Dr. Michelle Broder’s periodontal specialty office while she was gradually transitioning on to teaching. His main interests include implants, bone regeneration, and periodontal plastic surgery. He strives to utilize the most advanced techniques to provide patients with optimal care and treatment outcomes.
Dr. Sanz is an active member of the following organizations
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Delaware Dental Society
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Sanz enjoys cooking, traveling, playing tennis, golf and skiing, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.