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Your smile makes us smile.

When it comes to giving everyone in Pembroke Pines, Plantation, and Margate, Florida a great smile – we’re your go-to practice. We offer comprehensive pediatric dental and orthodontic care for kids as young as 2 and as old as 18 in a caring, clean, and safe environment. We also see adult patients for their orthodontic needs, too. At Jacaranda Smiles, we’re on a mission to make you smile which is why we use the most advanced technology to care for our patients.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to give the gift of everlasting smiles, and a healthy, friendly and professional environment for our patients and ourselves.

We combine the highest standards of care through advance technology with a knowledgeable and experienced team. It is an honorand privilege to care for our patients and their families with love compassion and respect.

Pembroke Pines orthodontist

Meet the Doctors

Meet our smile dream team.
Jacaranda Smiles Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist - Dr. Milan Khakhria

Dr. Milan Khakhria orthodontist

Dr. Milan Khakhria was born and raised in Kenya. Dr. Khakhria enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where upon graduation he was awarded the International Dentist of the Year Award and ranked first in his class. Dr. Milan Khakhria continued his education in the Master’s program at the University of Oklahoma Orthodontics Residency. When he is not busy creating beautiful smiles, he loves spending time with his lovely wife Priti, their two sons, and their doodle dog, Zeus.

Jacaranda Smiles Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist - Dr. Rene Landa

Dr. Rene Landapediatric dentist

Dr. Rene Landa was born and raised right here in South Florida as the only child of Cuban/Puerto Rican parents. After graduating from the University of Florida for dental school, he went to Boston University where he received his specialty training in pediatrics. For Dr. Landa, making kids smile is the best part of his day. He loves to challenge himself daily by competing in triathlons, marathons, and adventure races. He loves doing outdoor activities and singing along with his two beautiful kids and his wife and best friend, Andraisa.

Jacaranda Smiles Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist - Dr. Vanessa Matamoros

Dr. Vanessa Matamorospediatric dentist

Dr. Vanessa Matamoros was born and raised in Port St. Lucie, FL. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Business from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), she went on to achieve her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at NSU College of Dental Medicine. She then attended an advanced training residency program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she served as chief resident during her second year. Dr. Matamoros is passionate about educating her patients about the value of healthy oral hygiene habits and its impact on overall wellness. Outside of the office, she enjoys playing the piano to relax and will never ever say no to Mexican food! We are excited to welcome Dr. Vanessa to the Jacaranda Smiles team.

Jacaranda Smiles Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist - Dr. Hugo Calero

Dr. Hugo Caleroorthodontist

Dr. Hugo Calero is originally from Cali, Colombia, The salsa capital of the world! He graduated with a Doctor in Dental surgery degree from the University of Valle in Colombia, after practicing for several years as a general dentist. He moved to the USA and received his American dental license from the University of Rochester, where he also completed fellowships in TMJ and orofacial pain, community dentistry and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Calero also received his postdoctoral degree in Orthodontics from the University of Rochester. Due to His passion for orthodontics, he did an extra year fellowship in Craniofacial orthodontics at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City where he was trained to treat patients with congenital and acquired dentofacial deformities. Dr. Calero resides in Miami with his wife and two kids and has even found time in his busy career for acting and was on an episode of Law and Order! Dr. Hugo is always on the hunt for new places to eat! So make sure to let him know your favorite spots.

Dr. Monika Srivastava. pediatric dentist

Dr. Monika SrivastavaPediatric Dentist

Dr. Monika Srivastava, better known as “Dr. Monika” received her doctorate in Dental Medicine at Boston University, and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Columbia University in New York City.  After working in private practice as a general dentist, Dr. Monika decided to pursue her passion for pediatric smiles and was accepted to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children pediatric residency program. Dr. Monika is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member within the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Gelman

Dr. Regina GelmanPediatric Dentist

“Dr. Gini,” as called by her colleagues and patients, wants to make each visit to Jacaranda Smiles a successful and pleasant experience for every child. She understands that children are energetic, curious, and constantly learning. This is what makes her work so rewarding. She enjoys teaching kids the importance of oral healthcare and how it will benefit them throughout their lives. She completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the renowned Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Gelman is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Santa Maria University in 2006, where she graduated in the top of her class. Dr. Gini encourages prevention and takes the time needed to get to know every child’s individual needs. She is always available to address any concerns and tailors her high-quality treatment options dependent on each child. She believes strongly in treating her patients as she does her own children – with empathy, understanding, and age-appropriate explanations. During appointments, she can often be heard singing children’s songs with young children or talking about the latest movies with her older patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Meet the Staff

Meet our smile go-to team.

Why Jacaranda Smiles

We believe every family is special just like every smile is special. That’s why everything we do for our patients is tailormade with the patient’s specific needs, goals, and budget in mind.

High Standards & High-Tech

Our expert team combines the highest standards of care using the latest in orthodontic technology. We truly feel honored and privileged to care for our patients and their families with love, compassion, and respect.

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

We offer the convenience of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics throughout our three locations. Our pediatric dentists care for all of our child patients’ dental health needs ranging in age from 1 to 18. And our orthodontists care for the orthodontic needs of our patients ranging in age from 7 to 77+.

See The Same Doctor At Every Visit

Whether you’re at our office for pediatric dentistry or orthodontics, you’ll see the same doctor every time! We believe in consistency which is why when you visit us you’ll be treated by the same doctor every time you come to our office.

Our Team Loves Our Community

The Jacaranda Smiles team is proud of our community and participates in several events that support it. You will see our smiling faces outside our office.

We Are Your Neighbors

It is important to us that we make you feel at home when you visit us. We are conveniently located in Plantation, East Pembroke Pines, West Pembroke Pines, and Margate.

Open Line of Communication

Our doctors believe in an open line of communication to ensure that our patients are in the finest dental care.

High-quality Care in Multiple Languages

We are proud of our highly accomplished and diverse team members. With a combined experience of over 100+ years, you are in good hands. A member of our staff is available to speak with you in the following languages to ensure your treatment is efficient and comfortable:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • Swahili
  • Portuguese

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Office hours

Monday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday By Appointment Only

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