When it comes to giving everyone in Pembroke Pines and Plantation, 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.
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.
Dr. Pamela Ortiz was born in Puerto Rico. Dr. Ortiz obtained her dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry where she consistently ranked among the top of her class and was awarded the Department of Orthodontics Award. Upon graduation, she attended the orthodontics residency program at The State University of New York at Buffalo where she obtained her master’s degree and specialty training. Dr. Ortiz loves creating beautiful smiles for all of her patients. And believe it or not, she also loves salsa dancing, traveling, and a game of paddle ball at the beach.
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 has two beautiful kids and is married to his best friend, Andraisa.
Dr. Izzy is from New York and finally moved away when he went to dental school at Nova Southeastern University. While there, he met his wife Brittany, and together they raised their doodle dog, a.k.a their furbaby, Jackson. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Izzy completed a post-graduate Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. His favorite things to do when he’s not making kids laugh is to spend time with his wife at the beach, camping, and hanging out with their big Florida family.
Priti’s extensive education and business background make her a valuable part of the management team. She has specialized training in practice management, treatment coordinating, and administration to keep the entire staff on track and on their toes! From the moment she arrives, there is always a friendly smile and warm hello for patients and staff. Her ability to help us all achieve our goals both personally and professionally makes her someone to look up to in both offices.
Lorri is the Office Manager of the Plantation, Florida office. She is a native New Yorker. She started her career in the dental field 29 years ago. When Lorri is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, son, and daughter, and the ruler of the house – Tinkerbell, their Shih Tzu-Poodle mix. She loves to travel, listen to music, and cook.
Daniela is the Office Manager of the East Pembroke Pines, Florida office. She has worked in the dental field for 15 years, with experience as an assistant in general and pediatric dentistry. She loves seeing patients smile and enjoys working with children. Daniela has been living in South Florida since 2014, though she grew up in Colorado where she graduated with her MBA, she loves living near the beach. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her two children.
Jennifer is the person who will be at the start of your road to a better smile. She will help you understand the ins and outs of orthodontics and help you make the best decisions at your consultation appointment. Her warm and friendly disposition will make your initial office visit a positive one!
A Delaware native, Tricia loves animals and children. Her friendly smile and helpful nature make her a great team member. Always enthusiastic and willing to learn, Tricia assists in accommodating all of our patients’ busy schedules and making your orthodontic visit a positive one from start to finish!
Jaime is the Scheduling Coordinator in the Plantation, Florida office. Originally from Queens, New York, she has been living in Florida for 13 years. She loves spending time with her daughter, swimming, playing board games, and making people smile.
Nichole was born and raised in sunny South Florida. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, which includes being at the beach and listening to music. Having braces is what inspired Nichole to go to school and pursue a career in dentistry. Seeing the smile on the patient’s faces is what encourages her to keep sharing her own positive experience.
Afshan was born in Algeria and raised in Pakistan where she graduated as a dentist. She loves working in dentistry and helping everyone achieve their perfect smile. Afshan has been living in the United States for 7 years and loves spending time with her family and friends.
Maria was born and raised in Venezuela, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics. Maria has been married for eleven years and has a beautiful daughter who is their greatest joy and pride. Maria loves orthodontics and she has been in the dental field for 17 years. In her spare time, she loves watching movies with her family and going to the beach.
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.
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.
We offer the convenience of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics throughout our three locations. Dr. Rene and Dr. Izzy care for all of our child patients’ dental health needs ranging in age from 1 to 18. And Dr. Khakhria and Dr. Ortiz care for the orthodontic needs of our patients ranging in age from 7 to 77+.
Whether you’re at our office for pediatric dentistry or orthodontics, you’ll see Dr. Rene, Dr. Izzy, Dr. Ortiz, or Dr. Khakhria 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.
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.
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, and West Pembroke Pines.
Our doctors believe in an open line of communication to ensure that our patients are in the finest dental care.
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:
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18503 Pines Blvd., Ste. 209
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
104 NW 100th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33324
10051 Pines Blvd., Ste. D
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Monday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday By Appointment Only