Doctors and Staff

Meet our friendly and caring staff.

Dr. Larry Kawa D.D.S.

FL Lic # 13104

Dr. Larry Kawa earned his degree from New York University in 1991 and his specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthodontics from New York University in 1993. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Brooklyn College in 1987. He is a dual Board Certified Orthodontist, having been Board Certified by the National Board of Orthodontics. He did a thesis on cleft palates and craniofacial anomalies and their respective treatments. An emphasis in his training in his post-graduate studies was placed upon orthognathic surgery and complex interdisciplinary cases. He also spent a year in implant training and placement at New York University as well.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Palm Beach County Dental Association (where he has served on the board of trustees), Broward County Dental Association and Southern Association of Orthodontists.

 
Dr. Kawa has also been a continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Dentistry since 1994 and has contributed to the dental community by sponsoring a complimentary study club for both dentists and their staff. He is also closely involved with the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts and the Haven (a home for abused and neglected children). The Florida Panthers (where he has served as the official team orthodontist since 1997), Bartons Boosters (program of underprivileged children), and the National Children’s Dental Health month project.

Dr. Kawa is a second generation orthodontist. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Brooklyn College and graduated with honors in 1987. He has a working knowledge of both Spanish and Portuguese. He lives with his wife Virginia in West Boca Raton. He adores both his son, Michael, and daughter, Niki and hopes they one day share his passion for orthodontics..

 

 

Dr. Claudia Succar D.M.D.

FL Lic # 18435

Our team warmly welcomes Dr. Claudia Succar to our family practice. She was born in Lima, Peru and then moved to the United States at age eight. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her great personality and warm charismatic persona are matched only by her clinical skills and impressive academic background.

Dr. Succar earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in 2003 at Florida International University, from which she graduated with the honor of Magna Cum Lamle. She then went on to attend the prestigious Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 2007.

Dr. Succar then attended Nova University College of Dental Medicine to earn her specialty certificate in orthodontics.

She also earned a Masters of Science in Dentistry Concomitantly with her specialty training in orthodontics. Dr. Succar is currently enrolled in training the Masters of Business Administration program at Lynn University as she furthers her academic pursuits during her professional career. Prior to joining our practice, she practiced in Miami. Her leadership experience is underscored by her Presidency of the Harvard Chapter of the Hispanic Dental Association. She has also served as the ASDA career liaison to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She has also served as ASDA President of the HU presidential chapter.

Dr. Succar’s passion is salsa dancing, which she does almost every weekend. Her parents and brother are musicians and she frequently performs with them. She is enthusiastic about salsa as she is for her passionate pursuit of excellence in orthodontics. We are blessed to have her dynamic heartfelt smile illuminates and warm our practice each day.

 

 

Dr. Brad Santelli, DDS

FL Lic # 17283

Dr. Brad Santelli earned a doctorate of dental surgery degree from New York University School of Dentistry and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. During residency, Dr. Santelli’s thesis focused on the effects of orthodontic treatment related to a patients profile. In 2006, Dr. Santelli achieved board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Santelli is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Santelli is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, World Association of Orthodontists, Florida Dental Association, Atlantic Coast Dental Society, Broward County Dental Association and Palm Beach County Dental Association. Dr. Santelli has been practicing with Kawa Orthodontics since 2006.

Dr. Santelli is an Elite Invisalign provider and has successfully treated thousands of patients in South Florida. Dr. Santelli’s passion is orthodontics and he has become known as one of the finest clinicians in South Florida.

Dr. Santelli resides in Boca Raton with his wife, Mariana Guimaraes Santelli. In his free time, Dr. Santelli enjoys weight training, golfing, reading and traveling.

 

 

Dr. Vishy Broumand DMD, MD,
Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

FL Lic # 14533

We are proud to have nationally renowned oral surgeon, Dr. Vishy Broumand, on our surgical team. While most oral surgeons have a single dental degree, Dr. Broumand is dual degreed as both a DMD as well as a Medical Doctor and his Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He attended the University of Florida to earn his DMD and then the University of Miami School of Medicine to earn his MD he then continued on to do a six year oral surgery program at the University of Miami, at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

In his six year postgraduate program, Dr. Broumand served as Chief Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical resident with a special emphasis on complex craniomaxillofacial trauma and dentoalveolar surgery and ambulatory office anesthesia.

This was then followed by serving as Chief resident with an emphasis on orthognathic jaw surgery, TMJ surgery, and facial cosmetic surgery. He then served as chief resident with an emphasis on dental implants and head and neck tumor reconstructive surgery. After this, he did a two year residency consisting of general surgery.

Finally, he was then offered the prestigious and unique honor of being invited to partake in a two year fellowship in head and neck oral & maxillofacial tumor and reconstructive surgery under the mentorship of the world renowned icon, Dr. Robert E. Marx. Having completed this head and neck cancer fellowship, a rare few surgeons ever accomplish, Dr. Broumand spent two more years at the University of Miami School of Medicine serving as assistant professor of clinical surgery. He then spent two more years as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery also at University of Miami. Concomitantly with his impressive academic career and teaching positions, he has served in two private practices over seven years. He was awarded hospital privileges in five hospitals and achieved these appointments in some of the most prestigious hospitals from Miami up to Daytona Beach. His honors and awards are too lengthy to mention, as are his 28 prestigious professional society memberships, most of which span many years.

His humanitarian efforts include being a rape victim advocate and suicide and crisis line counselor. He served as a medical volunteer after 2006 earthquake in Iran and offered critical disaster relief after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti having volunteered to serve two tours of Haiti as part of Operation Changing Lives. His research experience spans many years and he has published 37 landmark articles and has been the keynote speaker on these topics from local to national dental and surgical societies. He is proud of all 18 Board Certifications and Appointments including of course from the prestigious American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Broumand is proud of his accomplishments which have helped attract to his practice, national celebrities to other healthcare providers eager to be comfortable knowing that they are under the care of the top of the field. Perhaps Dr. Broumands most impressive trait is his personality in that he can have a resume which is so overwhelmingly impressive, but instead of allowing it to go to his head he has focused on helping his patients in the most down-to-earth, compassionate and sincere possible way. His reputation is predicated upon the combination of his heartfelt demeanor in conjunction with his humble desire to serve other with the tools he has been fortunate enough to acquire over several decades of diligent training.

 

 

Dr. Allyn Segelman DMD, SM, SM

FL Lic # 18355

Dr. Segelman, a Boston native, received his D.M.D degree, Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Education from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Postgraduate Division, and Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

He also holds two additional Master of Science degrees from Harvard University in both the Public Health field of Epidemiology and in the business field of Health Care Management.

Dr. Segelman has served Extramural Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health as Clinical Fellow in Oral Surgery (Oral Cancer) at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine and Research Fellow in Dental Administration, Oral Health Policy & Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

He is a Diplomat of both the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Oral Medicine. He is licensed to practice Dentistry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Florida. He is a Certified Dental Consultant for the dental benefits industry by the American Association of Dental Consultants.
Dr. Segelman was in the private practice of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Boston, as well as performing research and academic teaching at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he was Assistant Clinical Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. From 1997 to 2003 he was the Dental Director, Dental Operations and Policy, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Dr. Segelman moved to Florida and joined the practice in 2004. Dr. Segelman’s unique skill sets allows him the ability to provide exceptional clinical surgical judgment and care, as well as a background of medical and dental insurance industry experience that allows him to be an exceptional advocate for patients coordinating issues of insurance predeterminations, and appeals.Dr. Segelman practices with Dr. Broumand in a Team approach, sharing patient care responsibilities affording our patients the benefits of 38 years of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery practices experience, as well as the latest technical advancements and clinical skills of the 21st century.

 

 

Dr. Giancarlo Bland, DMD

Giancarlo Bland, DMD, was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He came to the United States at an early age and was raised in Miami, Florida. He decided to pursue his higher education at the University of Miami where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. While at the University of Miami, Dr. Bland met and shadowed Dr. Robert Marx, one of the leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the world. This experience confirmed that Dr. Bland wanted to dedicate himself to a career in this field. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Florida where he graduated with honors.

Dr. Bland was accepted to the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program whose chairman is the renowned Dr. Robert Marx. This intensive program offers unique training in all aspects of oral surgery including facial trauma, pathology and reconstructive surgery, orthognathic surgery, dental and implant surgery, and anesthesia. Due to his training, Dr. Bland is well qualified to and regularly provides anesthesia and sedation to all of his patients.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is also where Dr. Bland met his wife, Dr. Sarah Fedorovich, who is an internist in Boca Raton. Dr. Bland and his wife live locally with their young daughter and son. In his spare time he enjoys painting, following Miami sports teams, and relaxing with family and friends. Dr. Bland is fluent in Spanish.