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Meet Our Staff

Our friendly dental staff is devoted to helping you enjoy good oral health and a beautiful smile that you will have for your entire life. Contact our office today and schedule an appointment!

Jose Contreras

Jose Contreras
Dental Hygienist

Jose is a registered dental hygienist in both Florida and New York. He studied Dentistry in the Dominican Republic at UNIBE in Santo Domingo and studied Dental Hygiene with a focus in cosmetic dentistry at City University of New York. He and his spouse then moved to the South Florida area as they have been in love with it for many years. His favorite hobby is traveling around the world, having been throughout Asia, South America, Northern Africa, Europe, and much of the Caribbean. He also enjoys snow skiing, scuba diving, and most importantly spending time with friends and family.

His goal, every day, is to help his patients learn better hygiene practices and overcome their fears. He wants to help them feel better about their smiles overall, which has a large impact on one’s self-image.


Christina Salazar
Dental Assistant

Christina Salazar is a Miami native who has been working in this industry for over 10 years. What she likes most about her job, is caring for patients and working side by side with the doctors, here at Coconut Grove Dental.

She enjoys coming in every day and expresses that it feels like a family with the fun, loving, and warm environment. Fun Fact; in her leisure time, she enjoys various outdoor activities.

Florencia M Palma

Florencia M. Palma
Patient Coordinator

Florencia M. Palma was born in Argentina. She has been working in this industry for the last 2 years but has been working in the customer services industry since she was 16 years old. She is currently studying to become a Hygienist because she loves dentistry and to provide care to patients.

What she enjoys most about working here, at Coconut Grove Dental, is that she feels she is able to establish a more personal connection with patients; due to the individualized attention the office provides to its patients. Fun Fact; in her leisure time, she loves anything that involves fitness and health.

What Do Our Patients Say?
Read some of our reviews and see for yourself why our patients LOVE us!

The office is clean and beautiful and the staff is incredibly nice! They make you feel right at home, answer all your questions, and they are genuinely interested in your health and comfort. I actually look forward to my appointments, which I don’t think I’ve ever said about a dentist before!

thumb Lauren Anderson
June 29, 2018

Fantastic office loved going in today as my first time my teeth feel like new and I was able to get an appointment quickly which is so hard to do here in Miami.

thumb Elsie Maguina
June 12, 2018

Best dentist I have found down here in Miami! Staff is friendly and the office is super clean. The dentist is the sweetest and nicest!

thumb Allison Hagan
March 1, 2018

Very friendly staff all around. Very clean and pleasant environment. Thank you!

thumb Alex Andreades
February 26, 2018