About Our Doctor
Dr. Jorge Parajon
Dr. Jorge Parajon is a native of Miami, Florida and completed all of his pre-dental school studies at the University of Miami (Go Canes!) in the heart of Coral Gables. Having completed his collegiate studies in just 3 years, Dr. Parajon earned early admission into dental school with generous academic scholarships. During his dental education at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Parajon participated in a mentorship program where his interest in Orthodontics began. Fascinated by how straightening crowded and misaligned teeth could produce an amazing transformation in the patient’s smile, confidence and self-esteem,
he developed a passion for Orthodontics. In 2001, Dr. Parajon graduated dental school at the top of his class and began his orthodontic specialty training at Marquette University’s Department of Orthodontics. After an intense 2 year post-graduate program with over 18 orthodontic specialists, he learned exclusively the didactic and clinical proficiency of the orthodontic specialty with training from leading orthodontists in the field of clinical practice as well as academia and research. Upon graduation, Dr. Parajon worked in the greater Orlando area for 3 years in a fast paced clinical setting until he decided to establish Parajon Orthodontics and focus on beautifying the smiles of the Lakeland community. Thank you Lakeland for your warm welcome!
A Step Beyond Orthodontic Training: Board Certified Orthodontist
As part of his Orthodontic training, Dr. Parajon also completed original research in the field of Orthodontics and earned a Masters of Science degree. Shortly after his specialty training, Dr. Parajon continued to pursue his passion for excellence in Orthodontics by voluntarily subjecting his completed orthodontic treatments to peer review and further examination. Successful, he achieved the Certification of Board Certified Orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest clinical certification attainable in the specialty. To learn more about what is a Board Certified Orthodontist, watch this VIDEO: "Why Board Certification?". Board Certified since 2007, Dr. Parajon continues to maintain his status of Board Certified Orthodontist through ongoing periodic certifications to assure his patients that he is at the top of his skill in the field of orthodontics.
Additional Training and Certifications
Through continued education and additional certifications, Dr. Parajon is also proficient in orthopedic correction of jaw disharmonies, lingual orthodontics, clear aligner therapy such as Invisalign, dental and soft tissue laser technology for cosmetic recontouring of swollen and asymmetric gum lines as well as exposure of impacted teeth. He is also implementing the use of orthodontic miniaturized implants (VIDEO: TAD’s) for optimizing treatment mechanics. With 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Parajon tailors his treatments beyond straightening teeth. His goal is to emphasize facial balance, which is at the heart of facial beauty! This assures all his patients the most harmonious, elegant, natural looking smile.
Dr. Parajon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an active member of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). He maintains active memberships with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO), Florida Association of Orthodontists (FAO), as well as the American Dental Association (ADA), Florida Dental Association (FDA) and the Polk County Dental Association (PCDA).