Dr. Randall Rodriguez Torres, Owner of USA Dental
Dr. RT is the founder and visionary of USA Dental. He has a deep-rooted love for his country and a great respect for veterans along with our service men/women. His maternal grandfather was a paratrooper from the 101st Airborne, who jumped and fought on D-Day during World War II. He also has uncles who bravely served during the Vietnam War. Both his maternal and paternal grandparents migrated to the United States to create a better future for their families. Dr. RT holds a sacred belief that the United States is the best Nation on Earth. He believes that our Freedom is not Free, and that we should all be extremely grateful to live in such a prosperous Nation. Dr. RT is dedicated to ensuring that all USA Dental clinics throughout the country will burst at the seams with patriotism and will express his vision for the company. That vision revolves around three very important words: Trust, Value, and Pride or what he calls (TVP). You can learn more about TVP in our “About USA Dental” tab.
Dr. RT graduated with Honors from Nova Southeastern University in 2013. He received the Nation’s first Dual degree in both medicine and dentistry (D.O./D.M.D.) which is considered by most a historic accomplishment. Combining both his medical and dental knowledge gives him a profound advantage when dealing with medically complex patients. His initial plan was to practice both Medicine and Dentistry under one roof; however, after graduation he decided to focus his attention solely on Dentistry. During his many years of clinical practice, he has been dedicated to rigorous continuing dental education credits especially education of implant dentistry. Dr. RT is experienced in all aspects of clinical dentistry with exceptional experience in oral surgery, dental implants, and dentures. When it comes to treatment of patients, Dr. RT operates on a simple credo: “The patient doesn’t care how much you know, until he/she knows how much you care.”
Personally, he is known to most patients, friends and family as a very warm, caring, intelligent, and friendly person. He is married to his wife Nidia, and they have two precious twin girls.
In their spare time, the family loves the outdoors and especially the Ocean.
Dr. RT, when and why did you move to the Treasure Coast?
I grew up in Port Saint Lucie as a young child. My parents moved here in 1989 from Miami because they wanted to raise us in a family friendly city. My mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law and nieces live in Port Saint Lucie.
Please tell us about your family.
I have a wife Nidia who is a Nurse Practitioner for South Florida Orthopedics & Sports Medicine here in Tradition Port Saint Lucie. We have twin daughters Sophia and Olivia who are 3 ½ years old. My mother and father Lisa & Raul live I Port Saint Lucie. My brother Alex and his wife Zineb live in Port Saint Lucie with their daughters Julia and Jazmine.
My maternal grandfather fought in WWII and jumped on D-Day. My paternal grandfather is a Cuban Cardiologist who immigrated to the USA in search of opportunity and escape from Communist Cuba.
Why do you love about what you do?
I love that I can alleviate patient’s pain, rid them of infection, and create balance and function for their teeth so that they can eat, speak, and smile comfortably. Through development of trust and truly educating the patient, I can create a treatment plans the layout a path to healthy mouth and improved smile. I believe that the best patient is an informed patient. I also believe that patient’s care about how much you know, only after they understand how much you care. Through good systems, state of the art technology, trust, value, and pride, I truly believe we are a fantastic dental office for any patient.
Dr. RT, please give us a short story about how your business has helped people.
Aside from the day-to-day that any dental office can offer, we have helped a vast number of patients afford care through our dental membership program. The cost to join is very affordable and the benefits are extraordinary. Many patients even opt to use our membership program instead of their insurance because of the value that it offers to them. It’s simple, valuable and patients are extremely pleased with it.
We also give back to the community through donations to DDS4Vets which is a local wounded veteran’s foundation. For every new patient we see, we donate to DDS4Vets.
What are your future plans?
Our future plans are to spread the vision and mission of USA Dental throughout the country. Por Saint Lucie is our first location; however, as our name implies, all of USA is our trajectory.
What is your philosophy on business and life?
I believe that you should love what you do. We are only blessed with one life on earth and so it should be meaningful and with purpose. I believe that we should strive to leave a positive legacy behind that has a lasting impact and benefit for future generations.
In our case we are very patriotic and love our country. We believe freedom is not free and for that we are grateful. This is why USA Dental has developed so many ways to support our men and women in uniform. God Bless America!