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.
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
Paula comes from Peru, where she graduated from business administration. On her free time she likes going to the gym and enjoys a sunny day at the beach. Her expectations of working at Bliss Dental are to offer the best experiences to our patients and that is why she will always gladly help you with her big smile.
Dental Insurance Coordinator
Kendra was born in Puerto Rico, and raised in Miami since she was a toddler. She is a die hard Miami Dolphins football fan, and enjoys football games with her husband. Kendra loves spending quality family time with her husband and 2 kids. Her goal is to help others in any way possible; both in the dental world as well as in life in general.
Karla was born in Cuba, raised in Spain and came to Miami when she was 12 years old. She developed an interest for the dental field ever since she got braces and saw how impactful improving a smile can be. Karla graduated with honors from Miami Dade College’s dental hygiene program. Her hobbies are to go to the gym and spend time with family, friends, and her dog. Karla is looking forward to keep your gums as healthy as can be, as gently as can be.
Claudia is originally from Cuba. She has one passion in life, and that is to make your smile beautiful. She has over 10 years of professional experience and knows just how to make your smile bright and healthy. When she’s not doing a job she loves, Claudia enjoys spending time with her family and friends and having fun doing what she loves.
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.
Deidra Russell was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her family roots come from the beautiful islands of The Bahamas. She is also a clinical instructor at the Miami Dade College of Dental Hygiene. She loves making a difference in each student’s life encouraging them to become successful hygienists.
In her free time, she enjoys swimming, dining at restaurants, bicycle riding, hitting the gym, and helping the underserved by providing free dental services in the Florida Keys. Community service is her passion.
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!”
Josue is one of our talented dental assistants. He was born and raised in Haiti. His inspiration for working in the dentistry field was his father, who was a dentist in his country. Josue graduated from Universidad Odontologica Dominicana as a Dentist. In 2018 he moved to Miami and continued his education at AAA School of Dental Assisting. He enjoys working side by side with the doctor and to make sure the patient feels comfortable during any dental procedure. In his spare time, Josue enjoys playing guitar and the piano.
Dr. Adrian Garcia
Dr. Adrian Garcia was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After high school graduation Dr. Garcia attended Florida International University in Miami, Florida where he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Biochemistry. Dr. Garcia then moved to Boston, MA where he attended Tufts University and obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree. Dr. Garcia started practicing dentistry in the city of Boston. After practicing in Boston, Dr. Garcia moved back to South Florida where he has been practicing dentistry. He is now expanding his expertise as a Cosmetic and Family General Dentist in Miami. Dr. Garcia is committed to listening and giving personalized attention to help you find your individual dental needs and provide you with top-quality dental care.
Dr. Garcia is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), and is fluent in English,and Spanish. which allows him to communicate and optimize and personalize care for his patients.
Dr. Garcia also loves to spend his time with his family. He loves to enjoy the outdoors and all of the diverse activities and cultures that south Florida has to offer.
Dr. Alberto Valencia
Dr. Alberto Valencia was born and raised in Jinotega, Nicaragua. He graduated from the prestigious Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAM) Dentistry in 1972. Dr. Valencia migrated to the United States in 1981. He started working in private practice in Miami in 1991 until joining Bliss Dental in 2021. Dr. Valencia is a member of the Ceola-Helo Dental Association. He has held many high titles in the Nicaraguan American Dental Association (NADA), including president in the year 2000. Dr. Valencia is a sports enthusiast, loving all sports. He is an avid stamp collector and has a passion for music and spending time with his grandkids. Dentistry is his other big passion, and you will always see him smiling.
Born and raised in South Korea, Dr. Kang had the honor of attending Seoul National University Dental School, the most prestigious program in the country. Inspired by the fields of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, he went on to receive his specialty training in Periodontics from Seoul National University in 1996. After earning his certificate in Periodontics, he was determined to move to the United States He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his second training in Periodontics and Implant dentistry. As a result, Dr. Kang is the only Periodontist who has completed a periodontal residency in both Korea and the United States. After eight years of his dedication and commitment to the University of Pennsylvania and Nova Southeastern University as an educator and a clinician, he opened his private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Kang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2005 American Academy of Periodontology Educator’s Award. He is a national and international lecturer in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and an author of numerous clinical articles in authoritative dental journals.