Meet Dr. Hernandez
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree – New York University, College of Dentistry
Pediatric Dental Residency – Interfaith Medical Center, New York, NY
“I feel extremely blessed to be a dentist. Working in pediatric dentistry allows me to share my love for children and help others in a field I am passionate about. It has provided great challenges and even bigger rewards. I am proud of all my parents and patients, particularly those with special needs. For me, dentistry is not just about the teeth, but the child behind the smile.”
Dr. Hernandez began her career in dentistry as a dental hygienist over 30 years ago. She then attended New York University College of Dentistry, where she attained her DDS and then completed her Pediatric Specialty training in 1995 at New York University’s Interfaith Medical Center immediately after. She has maintained her private practice in Kissimmee, Florida for over 20 years. Dr. Hernandez’s understanding of the influence of a child’s temperament and age appropriate expectations creates an environment of trusted safety. A supportive and empathetic approach, along with many years of experience gently guiding children through treatment, has made the need for sedation rare in our office.