Dr. Polo was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He was originally trained at University Francisco Marroquin School of Dentistry in Guatemala City, where he received his Bachelor in Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree with Cum Laude Honors in 2003. He moved to the United States in 2004 and completed an additional three and a half years of Residency in Advanced Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry, and the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, in Birmingham, Alabama. At that time Dr. Polo also obtained his Master of Science Degree in Clinical Dentistry in 2007.
Dr. Polo was part-time faculty at UAB School of Dentistry in the Comprehensive Care Department from 2005 to 2007, teaching in the fixed and removable prosthodontics department as clinical instructor for freshman and senior undergraduate dental students. He enjoyed giving time and effort back to an institution that has been so personally influential to him.
In 2008 Dr. Polo moved to Winter Haven, Florida and joined Dr. Robert M. Atkins at his practice, were he worked for several years as an associate. In December 2010 he took over the
practice with his partner Dr. Jose Cruz and started Dental Solutions of Winter Haven, P.L.C. Their vision was to create a dental practice that would benefit the community and the patients.
Dr. Cruz is a general dentist who graduated in the top 1% of his class from the Universidad
Evangelica de El Salvador. He then graduated with honors from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2007.
Dr. Cruz holds active membership in numerous professional associations including American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association and the Polk County Dental Association. He stays up-to-date with the most current concepts of the practice of dentistry, with particular emphasis on caries prevention, esthetics, endodontic and implant restoration. Currently he serves as membership Treasurer for the Polk County Dental Association.
Dr. Cruz resides in Winter Haven and has been serving the patients in Central Florida since 2007. His wife, Dr. Tiffany Chen, is a Board Certified pediatric dentist at Bright Smiles of Winter Haven. They have one child, one on the way and a puppy named Foofy. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling and coaching competitive youth soccer.