Dr. Andy Gaertner
Dr. Andy Gaertner was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. Having a father as one of the leading dentists of his country, he was exposed to high quality dental care from a very early age. This played a major role in the development of his personal passion and knowledge in dentistry.
After high school graduation he went to attend Nova Southeastern University in Florida where he completed his Bachelors of Science in Biology, followed by his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree. Dr. Gaertner started practicing dentistry in the Southeast Florida area, followed by three years in his home country. He is now expanding his expertise as a Cosmetic and Family General Dentist in Miami.
The drive to guarantee the highest quality of care and to constantly grow is the force behind the attendance of multiple national and international continuing education courses and local study clubs. Dr. Andy Gaertner is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Super Series Seminar Study Club, as well as a board member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Dr. Gaertner is fluent in English, French, Hebrew, Dutch and intermediate in Spanish. which allows him to communicate and optimize care for patients from all around the world.
Dr. Gaertner also believes in complete health and balances his time with outdoor activities, proper diet and continuous exercise. He enjoys the diverse musical vibe and cultural art that South Florida has to offer.
Patient satisfaction, comfort, cosmetic excellence, and quality of care are Dr. Gaertner’s main priorities. He believes all patients should be treated like family. Dr. Gaertner has a way of making patients, even the most apprehensive ones, feel at ease and you will see how comfortable you will feel putting your dental health in his hands.
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Alfredo Arauz (“Dr. Feti”) is a General and Cosmetic dentist that believes “Life is too short not to smile”. Dr. Arauz has been in private practice since 2009 and has dedicated his career to continuing education and delivering his patients with comprehensive care. His passion for dentistry started in high school after shadowing a dentist in his hometown of Miami, Florida. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh; his passion for continuing education has given Dr. Arauz the opportunity to give his patients research based comprehensive care from general to full mouth complex rehabilitations to treat disease, form, function, and esthetics. This drove him to completing over a thousand hours of continuing education through Spear Education, Kois Center, Aesthetics Advantage, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dawson Academy, and is an Invisalign Certified provider. Dr. Arauz takes pride not only in creating a coveted beautiful smile but in giving his patients the best dental experience possible while increasing their overall dental health education and awareness.
Aside from dentistry, Dr. Arauz enjoys weightlifting, cooking, and traveling.
Bliss Dental is a Kendall based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more about Dental Services.
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 305-274-6500 and experience why our patients think Bliss Dental is the best dentist in Miami.
Meet the Team
Dental Office Manager
Ariana is a Miami native, born to Colombian and Honduran parents. She has dedicated herself to the Dental Field because of her love for Patient Care. On Ariana’s off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. She also enjoys kayaking and beach days. With Passion, Positive energy and a Smile you will see how comfortable you will feel letting Ariana take care of you.
Dental Office Receptionist
Daphnie is our front desk receptionist. She was born and raised in Miami. She has been in the dental industry for over 4 years and works hard to make sure our patients feel comfortable. She is the first smile you see when you come into our office and the last one you will see when you leave. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Dental Office Receptionist
Nicholas is a Miami native, dedicated to the medical field. He graduated from UCF with intentions to continue his education further into the medical field. While out of the office Nicholas enjoys film, tv, traveling, and taking in different cultures and experiences. Nicholas is always smiling and ready to make your Bliss Dental experience as comfortable as possible.
Gaby was born and raised in Venezuela where she graduated from Dental School in 2005; she has practiced in a private Dental Office since then. Gaby moved to Miami in 2015 and she is currently working as a Dental Assistant due to her passion for Dentistry. She is dedicated, responsible, gentle, and loves to make patients feel comfortable. “I am so thankful for letting me be a part of this family, thank you Bliss Dental!”
Andrea was born in Venezuela, where she obtained her Dental license in 2016. She moved to Miami in 2020 and has been a part of our team as one of our wonderful Dental Assistant. Andrea is honest, friendly, and caring. “Thank you Bliss Dental for including me into your Dental Family”.
Lisnay is one of our amazing Dental Assistant. She comes from Cuba, where she graduated dental school in 2016, and moved to Miami a year later. Liz is responsible, dedicated at what she does, and genuinely loves caring for others. “Thanks Bliss Dental for the opportunity! 🙂 “
Tanu was born and brought up in India where she obtained her Bachelors in Arts degree and Diploma in Early Childhood and Education. She graduated with the highest honors in Associates in Science in Dental Hygiene from Miami Dade College.Passionate in what she does, Tanu Loves to know her patients so she can Educate and Motivate them to achieve and maintain their Optimal Oral Health.”I love that I am a part of an incredibly hardworking team that is successful in easing our patients’ fears, boosting their confidence, and educating them to ensure a lifetime of Ideal Oral Health”.
Eli is one of your lovely registered dental hygienists. Raised in Miami, she is fluent in English and Spanish. Eli always had a passion for dentistry. After graduating from Florida International University with a Bachelors in Biology, she then attended the Miami Dade College Dental Hygiene program. “Being a Dental Hygienist gives me the chance to change lives for the better”. Eli loves working with patients and their needs by helping them with home Oral Hygiene Instructions and Education.
Susan has been a hygienist for the past 10 years. She obtained her Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009. She went back to obtain her bachelor in Pre-Dental at New Jersey City University in 2013.
She moved to Florida in 2013, and currently lives in Coral Springs with her husband and two kids.
Suzy loves to take Continued Education Courses to stay on top of new materials and techniques to make her patients more comfortable. She is a firm believer in Soft Tissue Management and Patient Education to Improve their Oral Health.
Ronald was born and raised in Colombia, and moved to Miami in 2001 looking to conquer the American Dream. He has been a Dental Hygienist since 2009 and is fluent both in English and Spanish. During his free time he enjoys time with his family, traveling, singing, playing and watching soccer, as well as taking care of animals. His favorite books are the Bible, Rich Dad Poor Dad, and How to win friends and influence people. “When you are my patient, I want to offer you Advanced Denistry in a relaxed and caring atmosphere. My philosophy is to treat You like my own family. That’s why I treat You with gentle, genuine, and friendly care. I believe in the “mouth-body connection”, so I will strive to improve your overall health and quality of life by improving your Oral Health.”