Dr. Jesus L. Sojo grew up in Puerto Rico where he attended the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras for his undergraduate studies. He was comissioned as an officer in the US Army and left in 1986 to complete a tour in Germany. After his military service, he pursued a new course and began studies at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, from which he obtained his dental degree in 1996. Dr. Sojo received a scholarship and comission with the US Air Force where he completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He also completed advanced courses in Pathology, Oral Surgery, Forensics and Orofacial Pain. Dr. Sojo served overseas in the Pacific and Europe for 12 consecutive years maintaining a comprehensive general dentistry practice in addition to many senior level duties including director of 2 dental facilities, leading mass disaster contingency response teams and staffing new dentists in a residency program. He routinely provided leadership, mentoring and lectures for the dentists and staff. After 23 years of active duty military service, Dr. Sojo retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 2015. He moved to Tampa, FL to continue practicing dentistry in the private sector. Dr. Sojo is fluent in Spanish and enjoys providing top quality care and the best customer service experience.
Education and Training
U of L School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Medicine 1996
Dr. Dr. Jesus Sojo's Expert Contributions
In most situations, you can use denture adhesive within a day or two as long as you use a small amount and keep it away form the extraction site. Make sure to follow the recommendation from the treating dentist regarding care. READ MORE
Yes, Invisalign aligners can move teeth in many ways. That said, a complete evaluation is required to determine if what you would like can be achieved with Invisalign. Adequate space is required for correct teeth movement & it varies for each patient. READ MORE
Yes you can, as long as adjustments have been made by your dentist to ensure a passive fit so you don’t take off the temporary crown when removing your retainer. READ MORE
Our office is open and your appointment will not be canceled. Please call our office if you have any concerns or need to be seen sooner. Thanks, Dr. Sojo READ MORE
Implant healing should be evaluated by the treating dentist with follow up radiographs and clinical examination. Many factors affect healing and time can vary between patients. On a healthy patient, healing is expected to be completed in 6 months. READ MORE
Taking medication for tooth sensitivity is not recommended. You should seek an evaluation by your dentist to determine the cause and treatment options. READ MORE
Smoking can contribute to teeth stains & discoloration. However, there are other reasons that can cause discoloration. An evaluation by a dentist is the best way to determine your treatment options. READ MORE
There are many conditions which can cause this. You should seek an evaluation by a dentist as soon as possible. READ MORE
Generally you should be able to eat or drink favoring the side opposite to the extraction. Your treating dentist is the best source of advice since recommendations may vary depending on the extraction procedure. READ MORE
An examination by your dentist is the best way to determine what could be the cause. I cannot provide an answer without examining your tissues & reviewing your medical history. READ MORE
It's a simple painless procedure. The tooth surface is etched with an acidic gel & rinsed with water. Then the sealant is flowed in the fissures with an instrument and cured with a special light unit. Your bite should be checked after the procedure. READ MORE
I recommend discussing this with your orthodontist. In most cases, the implant will be done after the orthodontic treatment has been completed. READ MORE
The short answer is yes, if the implant has already healed. Part of the planning for your treatment is to indicate which teeth cannot be moved. This includes implants, certain crown and bridge restorations & teeth which are fused to the bone (ankylosed). READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Tampa Top Dentist 2019 3 Tampa Style Magazine
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry, USAF
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Get to know Dentist Dr. Jesus L. Sojo, who serves patients in Oldsmar, Florida.
Dr. Sojo is a reputable, comprehensive dentist who enjoys providing top-quality care and the best customer service experience to patients at East Lake Dental Associates in Oldsmar, Florida. He has vast experience in prosthodontics, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry, as well as has a unique caring approach for patients with dental phobias, helping them to overcome fear and restore the confidence to seek care and improve their oral health.
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Dr. Sojo attended the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras for his undergraduate studies. He was commissioned as an officer in the US Army and left in 1986 to complete a tour in Germany. After his military service, he pursued a new course and began studies at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, from which he obtained his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree in 1996.
Upon graduation, he received a scholarship and commission with the US Air Force, where he completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He also completed advanced courses in pathology, oral surgery, forensics, and orofacial pain. Thereafter, Dr. Sojo served overseas in the Pacific and Europe for 12 consecutive years, maintaining a comprehensive general dentistry practice in addition to many senior-level duties, including serving as a Director of two dental facilities, leading mass disaster contingency response teams, and staffing new dentists in a residency program. He routinely provided leadership, mentorship, and lectures for the dentists and staff.
After 30 years of military service, Dr. Sojo retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 2015 and moved to Tampa to continue his practice in the private sector. He was named Tampa Top Dentist in Tampa Style Magazine in 2019.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.
During his free time, Dr. Sojo enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, boating, snowboarding, motorcycle riding, and listening to music. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
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