Meet The Team

  • Dr. Vanette Guerra
    Dentist

    My desire to become a dentist was inspired by my grandmother, Dr. Suri. She and I are very much alike in that we are timid yet bold women. Our lives are driven by both our love for God and people. It is because of her that my father, mother, and second cousin studied to be…

    My desire to become a dentist was inspired by my grandmother, Dr. Suri. She and I are very much alike in that we are timid yet bold women. Our lives are driven by both our love for God and people. It is because of her that my father, mother, and second cousin studied to be dentist. I have a family legacy that I can only hope to continue. As a dentist my desire for helping society will be fulfilled one person at a time by improving their health and increasing their self-esteem. It was my dream to become a dentist as I love everything about it- from the small things, such as the smells of a dental office, to the big things, such as the opportunity of working directly with people. I have worked in dental offices since I was 17 years old. The driving forces that have kept me encouraged to continue the path of dental medicine has not only been my grandmother but also my parents and my passion for the dental career. It is always a joy for me to walk into work. To know that I am a part of the team that helps a person’s health and self-esteem gives me great pride. Knowing that I have the blessing of continuing my family’s legacy truly encourages me to face any challenge ahead.

    Fun Fact: May Hear her Serenading you as she Works on your Teeth

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  • Jacqueline Garcia-Castellanos DMD
    Dentist

    Dr. Jacqueline Garcia Castellanos is an Associate General Dentist at K&K Dental since 2009. Born New York City and raise in the island of Puerto Rico bring a blend of Latin and Inner City spark to her personality. She returns to the city of New York as a young adult to pursue her Bachelor in…

    Dr. Jacqueline Garcia Castellanos is an Associate General Dentist at K&K Dental since 2009. Born New York City and raise in the island of Puerto Rico bring a blend of Latin and Inner City spark to her personality. She returns to the city of New York as a young adult to pursue her Bachelor in Science degree from Manhattan College. Soon after she is back in San Juan, Puerto Rico working with American Airlines as it transitions into the biggest airline Hub Operation in the Caribbean in the late 1980’s. Her calling for career as a health care provider is quite latent and palpable during this period of time and after four years of world travel and great exposure to the corporate world she returns to her calling and follows her dream of career in Dentistry. In 1994 she completes her dental training and earns her Doctorate Degree in Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry  in Philadelphia, PA. From there she moves to South Florida and expands her training and knowledge base in a one year hospital base General Practice Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, Florida. Not shy to an adventure she then joins the United States Air Force Dental Corps and completes a four year active duty tour that takes her to Dyess, AFB in Texas. Among her military accolades she earned a NATO Medal for her contributions in the Bosnia Conflict of 1995-1996. After separation od active duty status from US Air Force she joins the Reserve component to continue her service  and embrace her military career to its fullest as the transitions into private practice in the West Kendall community in Miami, Fl. Now in her 18 years of tenure as a Lieutenant Coronel and Chief of Dental Services at Homestead, Air Reserve Base she has under her wing  the responsibility of the care and  readiness of a population of over 1,500 troops. Her military responsibilities have called for her to work side by side with colleagues  from African continent to the Mississippi Delta. In private practice Dr. Garcia Castellanos brings to her patients her expertise, desire, and commitment to quality comprehensive dental care with humanity, respect and current knowledge of cutting edge technology. From restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and oral surgery to implant ology and root canals, rest assure that you will be in good hands and fully engaged in this journey to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come. Nowadays, she continues to travel the world  in the fine company oh her daughter and engage with humanitarian entities to assist in the coordination and execution of relief campaigns.

    Fun Fact: She Lives to Travel

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  • Luz Guerra
    Practice Coordinator

    Born in Havana Cuba age 53, married with 3 daughters and the daughter of Alba F. Suri our founder and President. Luz is a foreign trained dentist and we call her The Smile Coach. Her main focus is making your visit the most enjoyable experience you have ever had at a dental office. She manages…

    Born in Havana Cuba age 53, married with 3 daughters and the daughter of Alba F. Suri our founder and President. Luz is a foreign trained dentist and we call her The Smile Coach. Her main focus is making your visit the most enjoyable experience you have ever had at a dental office. She manages the staff and coordinates with the correct dentist and specialist so the patient receives the utmost dental care. Quality care is the main focus and her motto is, we welcome you as a patient but when you leave we consider you a Friend.

    FUN FACT- LOVES DIRECTING PLAYS AT HER CHURCH

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  • Carolina Arcila
    Co-Therapist

    Carolina is a dentist who received her dental degree from the “Universidad de Carabobo” in Venezuela in 2002. She moved to Miami and took the National Boards to become a Registered Dental Hygienist with certification in dental anesthesia in 2015. Since then she’s working with us at West Kendall Dental. As a dentist with professional…

    Carolina is a dentist who received her dental degree from the “Universidad de Carabobo” in Venezuela in 2002. She moved to Miami and took the National Boards to become a Registered Dental Hygienist with certification in dental anesthesia in 2015. Since then she’s working with us at West Kendall Dental. As a dentist with professional training from Venezuela, she has always been committed to her patients and taken every opportunity to enhance her knowledge to educate them and promote good oral health. As she describes “working with this team have been one of the most enhancing experiences in my life professionally and personally. We are like a family that works with ethically towards the same goal with a high standard of service and excellence”.

    Fun Fact: She’s our Office Diva

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  • Dineska Rodriguez
    Billing and Code

    Dini as we all like to call her was born in San Juan Puerto Rico. She’s 28 and is married. Has been working with us for a while, and her greatest attributes are organization and willingness to resolve issues to help our patient receive all the benefits that their insurance offers. Dini is a hard worker and has a pleasant disposition. Always willing to lend a hand and help around the office in any way she can to make the patients feel right at home.

    Fun Fact- SHE LOVES COFFEE!

    Dini as we all like to call her was born in San Juan Puerto Rico. She’s 28 and is married. Has been working with us for a while, and her greatest attributes are organization and willingness to resolve issues to help our patient receive all the benefits that their insurance offers. Dini is a hard worker and has a pleasant disposition. Always willing to lend a hand and help around the office in any way she can to make the patients feel right at home.

    Fun Fact- SHE LOVES COFFEE!

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  • Yarelys Aguiar
    Dental Assistant

    Yarelys Aguiar age 28 born in Cuba, and is also married. This  humble sweet girl has been on staff with us for a few years now. Yarelis is the shy quiet type. She works hard and has a very sweet disposition. She is our dental assistant. Amongst her other jobs Yarelys greets the patient and…

    Yarelys Aguiar age 28 born in Cuba, and is also married. This  humble sweet girl has been on staff with us for a few years now. Yarelis is the shy quiet type. She works hard and has a very sweet disposition. She is our dental assistant. Amongst her other jobs Yarelys greets the patient and welcomes them in to the treating area. Xrays can be uncomfortable but she is very gentle and takes her time to make sure that your first visit with us is as enjoyable as possible. A very asset to our team.

    Fun Fact: She’s Quite with a Wild Laugh

     

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  • Aylen Calero
    Front Desk

    Born in Cuba, Married with 2 kids. Aylen came to our office and her passion for serving others was the first attribute we encountered on her interview. We love her cheerful personality towards our patients and staff. Aylen has a whimsical air about her, and when patients  call the office she  her solves all their …

    Born in Cuba, Married with 2 kids. Aylen came to our office and her passion for serving others was the first attribute we encountered on her interview. We love her cheerful personality towards our patients and staff. Aylen has a whimsical air about her, and when patients  call the office she  her solves all their  appointment issues, verify their insurances and even make them a Cafecito Cubano to make their visit more pleasurable, after all no one like to go to the dentist so let’s make them feel at home while they are here.

    FUN FACT- LOVES TO TALK!

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