Dr. Chaves is a General Practitioner and Periodontist with over 30 years of experience in dentistry. Dr. Chaves received his DDS degree from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil in 1977 and later his DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1999. Dr. Chaves obtained his periodontal specialty training at UNICAMP in 1981 and his certificate in Periodontics as well as his master’s degree at the University of Michigan in 1984.
Dr. Chaves has more than 40 abstracts and peer-reviewed published papers and book chapters. Dr. Chaves has participated in many research projects in the academic and private sectors. He has lectured in the diagnosis and treatment of Periodontal Diseases including regenerative therapies and dental implants.
Dr. Chaves has been married to his wife, Andrea for 18 years and returned to Florida in 2015 to be close to all their sons and daughter.