Pediatric Dental Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our doctors' training, professional credentials and work experience.

 

Mario J. Martinez, DDS, FAAPD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates
 

Dr. Martinez - Pediatric Dentist South Miami FLDr. Mario J. Martinez was raised in Miami, FL  and attended Christopher Columbus High School, class of 1988.  He graduated from the University of Florida (Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising) in 1993 and the University of Iowa (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1998.  While at the University of Iowa, he was presented with the “Dean’s Leadership Award” his senior year.

After graduation he completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center (LMC) in New York City where he served as Chief Resident his second year and taught at NYU’s College of Dentistry.  While at LMC he published an article in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry titled “The New Era of Pretracheal/Precordial Stethoscopes.”  Dr. Martinez is involved in many local dental study clubs and has served as President of the Rivera Dental Study Club and South Dade Dental Study Club.  He has lectured locally and internationally on Pediatric Dentistry.   In 2009, he presented a lecture in Barbados to the Caribbean Dental Conference titled, “Nitrous Oxide and Pediatric Dentistry.”

Dr. Martinez has been on staff at Miami Children’s Hospital for over 10 years and is former Chief of the Dental Department at Miami Children’s Hospital.  He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Martinez is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Board Certification is a very rigorous process which involves a written examination and an oral examination by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Martinez is married to his wife, Arlene, and has two daughters and one son.

Rebecca Lenard, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates

Dr. Lenard - South Miami Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Rebecca Lenard was born and raised in Miami, Florida and was Dr. Webman’s patient growing up. She graduated from Ransom Everglades School and then received her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, Class of 2008. She returned to Florida to get her doctorate of dental medicine  (DMD) from University of Florida College of Dentistry, Class of 2012, and received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award. In 2014, she completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at the University of Florida in Naples where, in her second year, she held the position of Chief Resident.

Dr. Lenard is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry and currently serves as a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Lenard is on staff at Miami Children’s Hospital in addition to providing comprehensive care in the office, including oral and IV sedation. 

Coming full circle, Dr. Lenard is thrilled to be working in the office where she first learned about being a pediatric dentist.

Danielle Fernandez, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates
 

Dentist South Miami FLDr. Mario Martinez and Dr. Rebecca Lenard are very proud and happy to welcome Dr. Danielle Fernandez to our family at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates.

Dr. Danielle Fernandez was born and raised in Miami, FL and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy (class of 2005). She graduated from the University of Florida in 2009, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences. She then moved to Boston and graduated from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2014 with magna cum laude honors.

She decided to continue her training at BU by pursuing a one-year residency in General Dentistry (AEGD). The program further strengthened her passion for the pediatric population and motivated her to pursue the specialty. She moved down to Tampa, FL to complete her two-year residency program at NYU Langone Medical Centers (formerly known as Lutheran Medical Centers) in 2017.

Dr. Fernandez and her husband, Andrew, who is a general dentist decided to stay in Tampa to pursue their working opportunities and are proud to call Tampa the birthplace of their daughter, Olivia. Being that Miami is their hometown, they knew it was only a matter of time before they moved back.

Dr. Fernandez believes that a child's smile is their biggest asset and she is excited to help keep those Miami smiles beautiful, bright and healthy! On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends, spinning, running, and reading a good book. She is very excited and honored to join the South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates team and looks forward to meeting, and in some cases, re-meeting you soon!

Dr. Fernandez is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and the West Coast District Dental Association.

In Memoriam: 

Mark S. Webman, DDS, FAAPD, FICD

 

Dr. Webman - Pediatric Dentist in South Miami

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