AboutMiami Beach Smiles

Miami Beach Smiles is a Miami Beach based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Gaertner and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 305-534-2526 and experience why our patients think Miami Beach Smiles is the best dentist in Miami Beach.


With his fresh perspective, valued experience and background, Dr. Gaertner has the privilege to treat all patients in his Miami Beach office like family. He is passionate about dentistry, which is why he attends multiple continuing education courses and local study clubs to guarantee dental excellence to his patients.

Dr. Tommy Gaertner is originally from Antwerp, Belgium where he grew up in a family of dentists. From an early age, Dr. Gaertner has always been exposed to high-quality dental care which has lead to his passion and knowledge for dentistry. After graduating high school, he went on to attend Nova Southeastern University in Florida where he completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Patient satisfaction and quality of care are his main priorities. Over the years being exposed to dentistry, Dr. Gaertner has developed a special interest towards compassionate dental cosmetic procedures to enhance patients’ smiles and self-esteem. Dr. Gaertner has completed training in esthetic dentistry by world renowned doctors including Dr. Michael Apa, Dr. Larry Rosenthal (New York) and Dr. Clayton Chan (Las Vegas). Over the years, he has had the honor of enhancing the smiles of numerous athletes, models, and music personalities.

Dr. Gaertner is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Dr. Gaertner is fluent in English, French, Hebrew and Dutch, which allows him to communicate and optimize dental care for patients from all around the world. Dr. Gaertner has a way of making patients, even the most apprehensive ones, feel at ease.


Dr. Ilon Choai is a general dentist that was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He did his undergraduate work at Stony Brook University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Dr. Choai graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2019, where he completed a highly competitive honors program treating survivors of torture and domestic abuse in conjunction with Bellevue Hospital.

After graduating dental school, he went on to complete a General Practice Residency post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in 2020, where he treated a variety of communities that lacked dental care.

In Dr. Choai's spare time, he has a deep love for photography, exercising, and Paddleboarding . He is one of the founding members of Stribe Dental, an online learning platform for dentists to further their skills. In addition, he is a published author in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Choai is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and stays current on the latest techniques and skills in the profession through coursed and continuing education.


Dental Assistant
Yolene has been in the dental field for approximately 9 years. Being raised in the Dominical Republic, and graduating from dental school in the year 2012, she decided to move to Florida in 2013 to work in the American dental field. Throughout the years, she has gained experience working in dental offices as front desk, treatment coordinator, and dental assistant. She has been a dental assistant at Miami Beach Smiles since 2020. Her favorite part of the job is helping the doctor improve people's smiles. In her spare time she enjoys baking and caring for her dogs, as well as exercising.


Dental Assistant
Estefania, Teffy for short, was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She believes that dentistry is the perfect combination between of Art and Science. Being a dental assistant has given her the opportunity to see the positive impact that a healthy and beautiful smile can make in a person's life. She feels that Miami Beach Smiles makes a difference because they really care for each patient treating them as part of the family, guiding them through the process, while making them feel comfortable. When Teffy is not working, she loves to go hiking and visiting new places.


Office Manager
Pilar has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She is from Lima, Peru, originally. She has Joined Miami Beach Smiles in 2019, and was previously with Radiant Smiles Family Dental since 2016. Pilar's favorite part of a patient's visit it to help them being able to afford treatment in all circumstances. In her spare time Pilar enjoys to groom rescue dogs, make them look at their best, so that they can get adopted with a good family. She also enjoys watching movies, going to the beach, and traveling.


Office Coordinator
Michelle is from Miami born and raised, and her family is from Colombia Originally. Michelle has recently completed her Bachelor's degree , University of Florida. Michelle started working in the dental field in 2018, and has joined Miami Beach Smiles in 2020. Michelle enjoys the rapid dental office pace , and admires the bond and relationships created between patients and dentists. MIchelle's favorite part of a patient's visit is being able to welcome them to our office and make them feel at ease. In her free time, Michelle enjoys painting and reading, and also loves the beach and the outdoors.


Dental Hygienist
Angie was born and raised in Venezuela where she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Dentistry from the University of Carabobo in 1996. Since then, she practiced as a Dentist in a private dental office until 2001 the year in which she decided to move to AZ, USA where she worked as a Dental Assistant for 8 years. In 2009 she moved to the state of Florida where she obtained her Dental Hygienist license and since then she has practiced with dedication, passion, responsibility and kindness making each patient enjoy and feel comfortable in each visit. She states: " I love my job and I am happy to work, and be part of Miami Beach Smiles."