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2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Omar Betancourt

Omar Betancourt, DDS, CAGS, MSD, Dipl. ABO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

Email address  obetanc@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7841
Office location  AHSC 1132
Office hours  By appointment


MSD, Orthodontics, Jacksonville University
CAGS, Jacksonville University
Cert Ortho, Central University of Venezuela
DDS, Central University of Venezuela

Professional Information

Dr. Betancourt obtained his DDS degree from the Central University of Venezuela School of Dentistry and received his Certificate in Orthodontics from the same University. He was involved in academic activities during that time as a professor of the Human Anatomy Department. Subsequently,  he worked in private practice for more than a decade. He also served as Secretary and President of the Venezuelan Society of Orthodontics as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Association of Orthodontics. Later, he relocated to USA and obtained his CAGS in Orthodontics and MSD degrees at Jacksonville University. Additionally, he also holds a certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  

Dr. Betancourt has been invited to give lectures at different orthodontic meetings in Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. He also has published some papers related to the specialty. He is a member of the American Association of the Orthodontics, Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, Latin American Association of Orthodontics and Venezuelan Society of Orthodontics where he currently serves as an Advisory Council Committee member.