Dr. Luis F. Alicea graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor in General Science in 1994 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1998. Dr. Alicea participated in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship at the University of Puerto Rico, followed by an Externship at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University. In 1999, he completed a one year Internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami. Dr. Alicea returned to the University of Puerto Rico to complete a 4-year residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Alicea was in private practice in Orlando from 2003 until 2009. After that, he decided to take a position at the University of Alabama in Birmingham as an Adjunct Assistant Professor while his wife completed dental specialty training in Endodontics.
Through his extensive training, Dr. Alicea was involved in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including cosmetic surgical procedures. These include, but are not limited to dentoalveolar surgery, IV sedation, TMJ surgical management, orthognathics, trauma, pathology and implants. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Alicea is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Florida Dental Association, Central Florida District Dental Association, the Dental Society of Greater Orlando, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Pan-American Dental Association, and subscribes to their codes of ethics. Dr. Alicea is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is affiliated with area Hospitals including Orlando Regional Medical Center, Arnold Palmer Hospital and Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.
Dr. Alicea and his wife, Dr. Frances Ballagas, an endodontist, live in Orlando with their two daughters Frances and Lauren.