Community Smiles was established in 1946 as the Dade County Dental Research Clinic. Its founding premise, which continues today, is to provide professional dental care for the low-income community. Dedicated, licensed dentists donate their time, vision and energy to the underserved in their community. Throughout its history, Community Smiles has enhanced the oral well-being of its patients.
Community Smiles provides advanced post-doctoral education and training in the art and science of dentistry through an ADA-accredited dental residency program. This program enables the participants to acquire new knowledge and skills in clinical dentistry while specialized, comprehensive care to medically compromised patients.
Expanding on its original public service commitment, Community Smiles continues to emphasize treating children and families throughout Miami-Dade County while simultaneously creating a multitude of superior dental programs. Additionally, through a cooperative relationship with the Miami-Dade County Public School System, training and job opportunities in the dental profession are available to the general public through a dental assistant program.
Our Mission Statement:
Community Smiles is a community-based, fully accredited, nonprofit dental clinic whose professionals are dedicated to oral health education and improving access to dental care for the underserved children and families throughout Miami-Dade County.
|President||Shari Witkoff, D.M.D.|
|Past President||Luis Fabelo, D.D.S|
|Treasurer||Joe Brydon, CPA|
|Secretary||Rodrigo Romano, D.D.S.|
|Fac. Co-Chairman||Charles Mandell, D.D.S.|
|Fac. Co-Chairman||Uri Elias, D.D.S.|
|Carlos Interian, D.M.D|
|Al Underwood, D.D.S.|
|Executive Director||Edwin Moure|
|Executive Assistant||Elisabeth O'Brate|
|Director Of Dental Programs||David DePorter, D.D.S.|
|Clinic Manager||Maritza Fernandez|
|Residency Program Instructor||Bruce Perlman, D.D.S.|
|MDPS Dental Assistant Instructor||Dorothy Albury|
|MDPS Dental Assistant Floor Instructor||Martha Feuillet|
|MDPS Dental Assistant||Wanda Morales|
|Dental Assistant||Sue Lara|
|Dental Assistant||Clecia Roberts|
|Dental Assistant||Ivette Dominguez|
|Executive Assistant to Dental Programs||Katie Schuldiner|
|Patient Outreach Coordinator||Michelle Cabrera|
|Patient Intake Coordinator||Celia Frank|
|Front Desk Assistant||Yohanna Hernandez|