Dr. Melissa Kindell, DMD
Dr. Kindell, born and raised in Okeechobee, FL attended the University of Florida after high school where she received her Bachelor of Science and continued on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine. Her pure love of both dentistry and children gave her the inspiration and passion to pursue her specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Florida. Dr. Kindell and her husband, Eric, stay busy raising their two energetic boys.
The Kindell family resides on a large span of property where they are preparing to be the next Noah’s Ark!! Dr. Kindell has two dogs, three cats and would love to add a blue whale in the backyard, a few alligators keeping in the Everglades Pediatric Dentistry theme, and even a sloth!!
Frank J. Maye, D.M.D.
Dr. Maye is a native Floridian. Born in Hollywood, FL, and raised predominantly in Coral Springs. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1998, and then his dental degree in 2001 (also from the University of Florida). Continuing to be a Gator, Dr. Maye then completed his two-year Pediatric Dental Residency (one of the best residencies in the country).
Dr. Maye’s emphasis is on the long-term preventative care of his patient’s oral health, with special emphasis on the psychology of children.
Dr. Maye is also passionate when it comes to the goal of never causing a traumatic dental experience (an experience at a young age that can place so much dental anxiety, that even in adulthood, the patient postpones dental treatment until it is an emergency).
In order to stay current on dental topics, Dr. Maye is a member of the following dental societies: Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association, South Palm Beach County Dental Association (ACCDA), the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Board Certified Pediatric Dentists
What does it mean to be board certified? It means our dentist has chosen to have her clinical and diagnostic knowledge and abilities measured and recognized through stringent evaluation and critique by professional colleagues. Nearly 70% of eligible pediatric dentists have chosen to continue on to become board certified, and in recent surveys more than half who have hospital privileges stated that certification was a requirement of those institutions.
Any time after the completion of education and specialty training, pediatric dentists may voluntarily enter the certification process that is administered by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). The ABPD, which is the only ADA-recognized certifying Board for the pediatric specialty, is led by a Board of Directors elected by the membership of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
Not all pediatric dentists choose to become Board-certified, however, all are welcome to join the process. Upon completion, the pediatric dentist is designated a Diplomate of the ABPD and becomes eligible to be a member of the College of Diplomates. We’re proud to say that Melissa Kindell, DMD is board certified.
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