Our Team

“The Best Dentists in Palm Beach Gardens”

The talented team of Smiles in the Garden is trained and experienced with many of the most advanced and effective dental procedures available. Our dentists are members of several accredited dental organizations and are committed to providing you with personalized care and a beautiful, healthy smile.

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DR. CHARLES ETHEREDGE

Dr. Etheredge grew up right here in Palm Beach County. After graduating from dental school at the top of his class at The University of Florida he moved to the beautiful Palm Beach Gardens area to start his career.
Practicing in Palm Beach Gardens since 2001, he has created some of the areas most beautiful smiles. He performs all facets of dentistry including placing and restoring dental implants, Invisalign® and Six-Month Smiles® (orthodontics), root canals (endodontics), cosmetic dentistry and rehabilitative dentistry.

Dr Etheredge completes extensive hours of continuing education to stay current with the ever changing technology as it relates to dentistry. His practice philosophy is to create a warm and caring atmosphere where his patients feel comfortable and at ease.

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DR. ROBERT SCHRY

Practicing dentistry since 1986, Dr. Schry wants every patient to feel that they were treated as if he were treating a member of his own family. He and his dental team strive to give each patient precision care in a warm, friendly environment. This team wants to see every one walk out with a big “smile” on their face.
This third generation Floridian, born and raised in Miami, received his dental degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife Kathy raised their two children here in Palm Beach Gardens.

A member of the American Dental Association for over 26 years, Dr. Schry has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in various disciplines of dentistry. These areas include: esthetic dentistry; endodontic treatment; restoration of dental implants; and complicated restorative cases to name a few. His practice mission is to see each and every patient satisfied at the end of their appointment.

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DR. JOSEPH G. WATSON

Dr. Joseph G. Watson is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He attended dental school at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, graduating in 1986. He began practicing dentistry in the North Palm Beach/Palm Beach Gardens area after graduation and loves this location.

He is a Past President of the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. He is also the Past President of the North Palm Beach Kiwanis Club and currently holds the position of treasurer. He is a Fellow in the International Congress of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Watson is Dawson Academy trained.

Outside of the office, Dr. Watson enjoys many outdoor activities – running, biking, hiking and time at the beach or on the water. He has run marathons throughout the United States and China. He is married and has three children.

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DR. MAIRA ESTRADA

Dr. Estrada is a South Florida native, born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. She received her Bachelors in Science from Florida State University and her Masters in Biomedical Science from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fl. She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she represented her school as president of the American Student Dental Association.

Dr. Estrada is passionate about volunteering in the community and a recipient of the Capital Medical Society Foundation Board of Governors Award for “Compassion and Dedication to Volunteering” which she received after establishing a free dental clinic for the homeless population of Leon County in 2006. During her time spent in Philadelphia, she also co-founded Temple University’s first ever Peru Mission Trip where her team provided free dental care and oral health education to over 800 infants and children of La Sagrada Familia orphanage. Today you might find her volunteering at Boggy Creek Camp in Eustis, Fl where she works with children diagnosed with craniofacial disorders and other chronic illnesses.

Her mission as a dental care provider is to provide excellent care with a compassionate approach and ensure that every patient has a comfortable and positive experience. Outside of volunteering Dr. Estrada enjoys scuba diving, fitness, and is an avid traveler. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and is a fluent Spanish-speaker.

Dental Hygienists

Sara

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2005

Sara was born in Delaware and has been in the dental field since 1988. She is married to RJ and has a daughter Delaney. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is providing quality dental care to patients who have become friends. Her hobbies include being a mom!! She loves entertaining with friends, cooking, baking and watching her husband golf. Sara’s family of pets are named after the characters from “Friends”. Sara has also been on Air Force One!

Nicole

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2014

Nicole was born in Ft. Lauderdale and has been in the dental field since 2008. Nicole is a Registered Dental Hygienist, has her Local Anesthesia Certification, and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She is married to Max and has a terror kitty named Pippy. She is no stranger to the dental chair so she can relate to most patients, especially those who may be anxious. Nicole likes to take the time to explain procedures and educate patients. She finds it especially rewarding to see those same people start to enjoy coming back to the dentist.  Nicole’s hobbies include swimming, shopping, spending time with friends, volleyball, Gator and Packer football.  Nicole is a Christmas lover! She actually gets excited when she hears Christmas music and commercials in September.

kristen

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2015

Kristen grew up in Middletown, RI and has been in the field of dentistry since 2011. Kristen is certified in local anesthesia and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She lives with boyfriend Matt and yellow lab Myla. Her favorite thing about dentistry is educating and connecting with patients, having the ability to comfort those with dental anxiety during their treatments, and watching them leave feeling a bit more at ease. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with friends, kayaking, snorkeling, biking, hiking, boating, exploring new restaurants, and of course everything Red Sox and Patriots. An interesting thing about Kristen is that she loves to take in old furniture to repurpose it!

maggie

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2016

Maggie has been in the dental field for 30 years. She loves applying current trends in dentistry, nutrition, and science to patient care. Maggie says that the professional relationships that she has made with patients are the most precious to her.  Outside of the office, Maggie is an animal lover who is a passionate volunteer at “Save the Chimps” Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Fort Pierce. She is also a butterfly gardener who’s been welcoming the flying flowers into her garden for about 15 years. She also is a student of yoga since 2010. Maggie was raised in the Alleghany Valley of Pennsylvania and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan!

Ashlea

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2016

Ashlea has been in the field of dentistry since 2014. She is certified in local anesthesia. She loves being able to make a difference in the lives of our patients one smile at a time. She also enjoys helping patients with oral health education and making them feel comfortable in a dental office. Outside of the office, she enjoys anything that has to do with exploring Florida. As a native of Iowa, she’s made it her goal to try out everything the Florida lifestyle has to offer. Ashlea loves talking in accents, make her show you on your next visit!

megan

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2017

Megan has been in the dental field since 2009 and been on local association board for the last 5 years. She is the current president elect for the local dental hygiene association. Megan likes to get to know her patients, build rapport, and help them gain confidence by improving their smile. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and beach bike rides with her husband. Megan LOVES all things Disney and is a native Floridian.

Dental Assistants

FREDA

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2004

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!.

TAMMY

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2009

Tammy was born in Lakeland, Florida and has been a dental assistant since 1996.  She is married to a wonderful (recently retired) firefighter Craig, has a bonus daughter Meghan and her little mini-me, Laynie.  Her favorite part about working in dentistry is meeting new people, making them feel comfortable in the chair and helping to create a beautiful, healthy smile.  Tammy’s hobbies include outdoor activities, going to the beach, paddle boarding, arts and crafts and spending time with family and friends. She also loves to shop! Tammy is a fifth generation Florida and has a Real-Estate and Esthetician License.  She loves doing anything crafty.

DIANA

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2013

Diana was born in Bogota, Colombia.  She has been in the dental field since 2009.  Her favorite part about dentistry is helping to make big changes in people’s lives by giving them a beautiful smile.  Diana’s hobbies include travelling, dancing and listening to music.  She is a chocoholic and an ice cream lover!

DIANNYS

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2013

Diannys or “D” as we call her, was born in Cuba.  She has been working in the dental field since 2004. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is surgery and improving the patient’s smile.  Diannys has a teenage daughter and they often get mistaken for sisters.  D’s house is always filled with music, especially if she is cleaning or cooking. She enjoys traveling and working out.

BARI

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2016

Bari has been working in the field of dentistry since 1982. She enjoys working beside the doctors to improve and educate patients and help them to have a great dental experience. She loves working with Dr. Watson and thinks that he is the kindest man that she knows. She especially enjoys assisting during implant surgeries. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her sons and grandchildren. Bari also loves spending time outdoors with friends. Christmas of 2016 brought a new addition to her family, a puppy named Faith! Her favorite vacation is any cruise!

BETHANY

With Smiles in the Gardens since 2017

Bethany is a Certified Dental Assistant, with over 10 years experience, in all aspects of dentistry. She has her Expanded Duties Certification, as well as, an Anesthesia Assisting Certification from the A.S.D.A. Her resume includes working in Oral Surgery, General Dentistry, Endodontics, Full Mouth Reconstruction and Smile makeovers. She attends continuing education courses to be well versed in the latest technologies and protocols.

 

Bethany loves her patients. She is passionate about making sure your dental experience is Five Star. Patient comfort and ease are her top priorities.

 

She is married to the love of her life and has 3 children. In her spare time, you can bet she is Surfing or tending to her vegetable garden.

Front Office

SANDY

ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR

Sandy was born in Pennsylvania and has been in the dental field since 1983. She is married to Bill and has two sons, Liam and Josh.  Her favorite part about working in dentistry is seeing how happy patients are with their smiles and how comfortable they are when coming to our office. Outside of the office, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and traveling whenever possible. Her hobbies include reading cookbooks and always trying new recipes.  Sandy can juggle!

LORRAINE

INSURANCE COORDINATOR

Lorraine was born in Barbados and has been in the dental field for six and a half years.  She is married and has two sons.  Her favorite part about working in dentistry is constantly learning new things.  Her hobbies include reading, traveling and dancing.  Lorraine is trying to become trilingual– English, Spanish and French!  She can speak all three, but her goal is to be fluent.

TERRE

TREATMENT DIRECTOR

Terre was born in Amsterdam, NY and has been in the dental field since 1985.  She is the proud mother of daughter Madison, a 2018 graduate of Jupiter HS.  Her favorite part about working in dentistry is the patients!  She enjoys SMILE ENHANCEMENTS and changing people’s lives through the gift of a smile.  Terre is a Harley enthusiast, which may come as a surprise to many.  She is also a HUGE Patriots fan! 

HEATHER

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Heather was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and has been in the dental field since 2013. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is easing nervous patients’ fear and hearing them say they aren’t afraid of coming to the dentist anymore.  She also enjoys the social media aspect of her work.  Her hobbies include playing with her puppy, going to Disney World and reading.  Our resident sleuth, if it can be found online, Heather will find it.

SHERRY

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Sherry was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina and has been in the dental field since 1984.  She has been married to her husband Rick for more than 35 years and has a son, Adam. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is making a difference in people’s lives and seeing people smile when they leave!  Her hobbies include walking, spending time with family and friends, church activities and going to the theatre.  Sherry loves musical theatre!  She would have loved to have been on Broadway! She can often be found singing in our office, acapella is her favorite!

VIVIANA

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Viviana has been working in the field of dentistry since 1999. She loves being able to change people’s lives through dentistry. Her favorite part about dentistry is getting a patient out of pain and seeing them smile again. Viviana is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Management. Outside of the office, her favorite things to do are workout,  go to the beach and watch sports, especially Giants football. Viviana married her high shool sweetheart Ricky and they have been married for 29 years. Viviana’s husband has two race cars and she changes tires and assists on the cars when she can. Viviana also loves to Latin Dance. Viviana is scared of heights, but that didn’t stop her from bungee jumping on a dare!

JULIANN

PATIENT COORDINATOR

Juliann grew up outside of Boston and has been working in the field of dentistry since 1988. She is certified in CPR and as an implant coordinated. Her favorite part about dentistry is making people feel good about their smiles. Outside of the office she loves anything to do with horses & equestrian pursuits, being with animals, and spending time with family and friends. She loves to travel, works hard to maintain her physical fitness and is a huge fanatic of all Boston sports teams.

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