Meet Rigo Cornejo, DMD, MD

Your Winter Haven Expert Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Rigo Cornejo, DMD, MDDr. Rigo Cornejo is a distinguished board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, bringing a wealth of expertise and a lifelong passion for dentistry to Winter Haven Oral Surgery. His journey in the world of oral health and surgery is deeply rooted in a family tradition of dental excellence, with both his parents, Dr. Rigoberto Cornejo and Dr. Martha Cornejo, maintaining thriving dental practices for over thirty-five years.

A Remarkable Educational Journey

Dr. Cornejo’s academic journey began at New Hyde Park Memorial High School in New York, where he excelled not only in the classroom but also in various athletic pursuits. Following high school, he pursued higher education at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, earning his bachelor’s degree. His educational journey continued at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he obtained his dental degree.

A Commitment to Excellence

In 1994, Dr. Cornejo embarked on a challenging six-year program at Charity Hospital, Louisiana State University in New Orleans. There, he not only earned his medical degree but also completed a rigorous one-year internship in general surgery, received extensive training in anesthesia, and honed his skills in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dedicated to Patient Care and Community

Since joining Winter Haven Oral Surgery in 2000, Dr. Cornejo has remained deeply committed to providing the highest level of care to his patients. In 2014, he built a state-of-the-art facility in Winter Haven, ensuring that the community has access to cutting-edge dental and surgical care.

Beyond the Operating Room

Outside of his professional endeavors, Dr. Cornejo is an active and engaged member of the Winter Haven community. He wholeheartedly supports local organizations such as Winter Haven Kicks and All Saints Academy, where he serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2023 to 2025. Dr. Cornejo is also a proud member of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, further strengthening his ties to the local business community.

A Family Man and Nature Enthusiast

Dr. Cornejo is happily married to Dr. Stephanie Cornejo, an esteemed orthodontist in Winter Haven. Together, they share the joys of parenthood with three children and a menagerie of beloved pets. As their children have transitioned to college and beyond, the Cornejo family has embraced their love for outdoor activities and sports, including soccer, fishing, boating, gardening, traveling, and hiking.

 Dr. Cornejo's children Christian and Grace standing on a dock smiling
 Dr. Cornejo's daughter Emma taking a professional photo in soccer uniform holding a soccer ball

Dr. Cornejo’s active lifestyle extends to his personal interests as well. He’s an avid runner, frequently participating in local 5k and 10k races. Dr. Cornejo is also a passionate wildlife photographer, often found with his camera and long lenses, capturing the beauty of local wildlife at nature trails near Winter Haven.

When you choose Dr. Rigo Cornejo as your oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you are selecting a practitioner who not only possesses exceptional professional skills but also a deep commitment to the community, the pursuit of excellence, and an active involvement in local business networks through the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce.

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Curriculum Vitae — Rigo Cornejo, DMD, MD

Licensure

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Association of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diplomate of the National Dental Board Of Anesthesiology
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • FL Board of Dentistry

Professional Organizations

  • Member of American Dental Association
  • Past President of FL Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member FL Dental Association
  • Member West Coast Dental Society
  • Member Polk County Dental Society
  • Member of FL Society of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon

Education

  • Louisiana State University Medical Center , New Orleans, Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Louisiana State University Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Louisiana State University Medical School, M.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, B.A.

Experience

  • Chair of the Dental Sub-section at Winter Haven Hospital 2003-present
  • Partner Winter Haven Oral Surgery 2001-present
  • Associateship OMFS Dr. David Neal DDS. PA. Winter Haven,FL 2000-2001
  • Research Fellowship funded by Public Health Service of National Institute of Health. University of Pennsylvania. Principal Investigator Dr. Susan Silverton

Honors

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • Quintesence Annual Investigator Award for graduating dental student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Lecturer Odontogenic Infections, Polk County Dental Society. June 12, 2001
  • Founder Winter Haven Implant Study Club
  • South FL Community College, Dental Education Advisory Board
  • Dental Anesthesia Consultant for the FL Department of Health
  • Board Member FL Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Young Eagle Award 2004 Presented by The FL Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tampa, November, 2004 Treasurer of FSOMS 2005 – 2009
  • Vice President, FL Society OMFS 2010
  • President, FL Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 2011-2012