About Us

Florida Craniofacial Institute is a comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgical center. We use state-of-the-art x-ray equipment that delivers very low dose radiation, and is completely digital so we can email images to other doctors in our patients’ care. We use digital photography and document patient progress in our computerized database. Our surgical suites are completely outfitted with the most modern equipment for your safety and comfort.

Dr. Ricalde did her subspecialty training in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Her area of expertise is the management of children with facial differences, and jaw deformities. Even though all of our doctors have different backgrounds and different subspecialty training, we believe there are no shortcuts when it comes to training and education. Any doctor who performs surgery in the mouth or face needs to be trained with dental, medical, and surgical knowledge and have experience in managing complications that may arise from those conditions.

Florida Craniofacial Institute is proud to be affiliated with the Tampa Bay Cleft and Craniofacial Center. The TBCCC provides a specialized, interdisciplinary and family-centered approach to treat patients with facial differences from birth into adulthood.  Tampa Bay Cleft and Craniofacial Center team is organized to take care of your child’s medical psychosocial and surgical needs. Learn more by visiting: flcleft.com. The TBCCC is listed as an ACPA Approved Team by the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Assoication (ACPA).

Tampa Bay Cleft and Craniofacial Center is supported by Every Smile Has A Story. We are a non-profit team.