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18 June
Our fall Newsletter
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Meet Our Give a Veteran a smile

We are excited to announce that we have selected the winner of our Give a Veteran a Smile Giveaway. We had so many amazing submissions, but after difficult deliberation, we have selected Bobby Pritchard as the winner of our Smile Makeover. Take a few minutes to watch the video and get to know Bobby. Stay tuned for updates as we give Bobby his smile back!


If you have dental insurance or health spending accounts, keep in mind that the end of the year is almost upon us! Many of these benefits expire at the end of the year. Make sure not to let any of your benefits go to waste. To schedule an appointment and utilize any remaining benefits, simply CLICK HERE!


Each month, a portion of our proceeds will be given to a deserving charity nominated by our staff. During the third quarter of 2017, we made contributions to the following charities:


St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital – $4,557

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue- $2,596

Pictured below are the proud staff members who nominated each of the selected charities. Keep reading for information about our next 3 charities!


Justin G. Bartlett was a local man, known for his kind spirit, who graduated from Wellington High School in 2002. Sadly, he was involved in an automobile accident that took his life in December 2008 just after his 24th birthday. Friends and family describe Justin as, “the kid who stopped to change a tire for a total stranger on the side of the road.” Justin was also known for rescuing countless animals found roaming lost, or along dangerous highways. Knowing how much Justin cared for animals, his friends decided to start something special in his honor. Justin is pictured below.
In 2012, a group of animal loving rescuers formed the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer and foster based group. Through the success of the rescue, it became very clear for the need of low cost veterinary care in the community. In May 2012, the Justin Bartlett Animal Hospital was founded. Together they have performed thousands of medical procedures and spay/neutering surgeries for animals in need in their local and mobile units. To date, they have saved over 7,000 helpless animals and intend to keep going with the motto “Until there are none, rescue one.”

I nominated the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue for my charity because of all the love they give. I follow them on social media and see countless stories of rescues happening even in the middle of the night. Without question, the volunteers and medical staff go to work to help save the innocent lives of these animals. Growing up an animal lover and being the proud mom of a rescue kitty, I know the importance of having wonderful people such as them when an animal is in need. Anyone who will take time from their busy lives to save an innocent life is a true hero and I’m proud to live in a community with those people in it. Thank you all at Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue for your kind, loving souls!

Justin Bartlett


For the fourth quarter of 2017, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to the following charitable organizations. Click on the Charity Logos to learn more about each charity!

October: Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

Nominated by: Terre

November: Live Like Jake Foundation

Nominated by: Heather


December: National Kidney Foundation of Florida

Nominated by: Kristen

We are grateful for the opportunity to help these charities accomplish their mission of serving our community through their good works. During 2017, we have donated more than $34,000 to 9 charities, both locally and nationally.


Freda was born in Indiana and has been a dental assistant since 1991. She is married and has a daughter named Hannah. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is helping people feel better about themselves and making people happy with their smile. Freda’s hobbies include speed walking, biking, cooking and baking. Freda is addicted to Pinterest recipes!

Freda was recently awarded our Team Member of the Quarter!


(Top Left:) Dee’s gender reveal cake–It’s a GIRL! (Top Right:) Sara & Maggie celebrating their birthday together! (Center:) Bethany enjoying the eclipse! (Lower Left:) The Team enjoying dinner after a great day. (Lower Right:) Dr. Etheredge giving Daniela K. her referral prize for sending in her friends & family. Daniela won an iPad Mini & Apple AirPods.


Each quarter, we like to say thank you to our patients for sending in their friends and family throughout the year. Since we’ve started this gifting program more than 3 years ago, we have given away everything from spa packages, to televisions, to BBQ Grills.

This quarter we are helping you with your holiday shopping by giving away a $500 Visa Gift Card! You don’t want to miss your chance to win this awesome prize. Send in your friends and family today to earn your entry! A winner will be chosen on December 20th!

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First of all the staff is incredible from the time you check in through check out. Julianne assisted me at the front desk and she was all smiles and very helpful. Nicole was the hygienist who did my cleaning. She was thorough, fast and kind and didn't hurt me once. She also listened to me when I told her about a situation I was having in my mouth and handled it perfectly. Dr. Shry is great. I've been using him for too many years to remember. He has treated my whole family, my 4 children, who are now grown and me, who will keep going to him even after he retires. He addressed the issue in my mouth and made me feel calm and took away what I was concerned about. He did my exam that would have been done after my cleaning at that time so that when my cleaning was done I was free to go. Check out was easy as well and I signed up for a special package for my cleanings and my crowns that I scheduled. If you are looking for a dentist stop looking and call Smiles in the Gardens, you can't go wrong here. Thank you all at this office.
Robin Simon
Robin Simon
13:09 02 Aug 18
I had a wonderful experience with this office and its staff! I highly recommend considering this dental office if you are looking for one. They ensure you are comfortable throughout your entire appointment and communication is at their forefront. This office personalizes and caters to each of their patients. They are also organized and thorough throughout the exam. My dentist was Dr. Maria Estrada and my dental hygienist was Stephane.
Dana Marin
Dana Marin
15:16 10 Jul 18
My family moved to Florida just about a year ago. I needed to find a new dentist. I was up late one night and saw your tv commercial. It appealed to me because of the patient centered environment. Well, I am happy to report that I love being a patient of Dr. Watson and Bari. Dr. Watson is an awesome dentist with a wonderful way about him. Bari and the staff are exceptional, courteous and offer a beautiful and clean office environment. They aren't the cheapest, but who wants to go to a cheap dentist? You will find great value here.
Robert Petcove
Robert Petcove
12:32 07 Jul 18
This team went of their way to make my experience genuinely painless while providing highly professional expert dental services. They evaluated my status and detailed a program of care to restore my smile. Wonderful experience, thank you.
Olga Leddy
Olga Leddy
01:19 09 Aug 18
I have been going to Smiles in the Gardens for longer than I can remember. I recently moved to Lake Worth which makes it quite a drive for me - but I won't change my dentist- I love this staff and the warm, welcoming atmosphere. I was extremely afraid of the dentist due to some bad dentistry when I was younger. Dr. Schry has worked with me and now I have no fear - I trust him and his staff completely to make sure I'm taken care of and pain free.
Elaine McCarthy
Elaine McCarthy
12:27 15 Aug 18
The customer service in this office is excellent! I was greeted warmly by everyone that I encountered ( and it felt genuine). I was given a tour and introduced to staff in different areas of the practice, and presented with thoughtful complimentary gift. I was engaged in a "get to know me" kind of conversation with the dental hygienist. When she (Diana?) introduced me to Dr Etheredge she shared with him my "mini bio"..so he was able to learn a little about me as a person - and not only that I had tooth pain. He was amazing, engaging and knowledgeable as well. Overall, a great experience! "Six Stars"!
Cheryle Richardson
Cheryle Richardson
19:22 23 Aug 18
I can't believe I'm giving a dentist five stars but they truly are the best! If you have to do it, and you do, Smiles has the best people I've ever dealt with in any doc's office! I highly recommend Maggie and Dr Watson!!!
Deborah Fisher
Deborah Fisher
14:12 05 Sep 18
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