Dr Howard Kay
Dr Miguel Santamarina
Dr Jairo Salcedo
Dr Luisa Recio
Dr Janice Kannikal
DR MIGUEL J SANTAMARINA
DR MIGUEL SANTAMARINA
MIGUEL J. SANTAMARINA
After receiving his undergraduate education from the University of Miami, Dr. Miguel Santamarina earned his doctorate from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. There he was honored with the Thomas P. Hinman Scholarship, named a Hinman Scholar and graduated first in his class of sixty-six. Among the awards he received while at University were the prestigious Alpha Omega Award, for highest scholastic standing and the annual Quintessence Publishing Company awards, for Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry and in Periodontics.
Advanced General Dentist
Dr. Santamarina remained at the University of Florida College of Dentistry to complete his postdoctoral training in General Practice and earn his certificate of Advanced Specialty Training in General Dentistry, which included training at Shands Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital. The highly specialized training that Dr. Santamarina received in the General Practice Residency program made him the perfect Advanced General Dentist to join the practice. Dr. Santamarina has the expertise to treat medically compromised patients and provide the high level of support and patient care Palm Beach Prosthodontics demands.
Full Service Dentistry
Dr. Santamarina enjoys all aspects of adult comprehensive dentistry. Through thousands of hours of continuing education, he has continued to expand his knowledge in the fields of implant surgery and prosthetics as well as cosmetic dentistry. As part of the team at Palm Beach Prosthodontics, he is directly involved in the treatment of patients who require advanced care in order to reestablish their function and smile.
Dr. Santamarina enjoys outdoor sports in his free time and is an avid fisherman and free diver. He donates time at his local church of Saint Thomas More and offers his dental services locally and on medical/dental mission trips to Central America.
“As each has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as God’s stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10
DR JAIRO SALCEDO
DR SALCEDO PROSTHODONTICS
Dr. Jairo Salcedo earned his initial degree from the Universidad Javeriana, in his native Colombia. He then trained at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in Boston, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Master of Medical Science in Oral Biology (MMSc) degrees as well as his Advanced Postdoctoral Certification in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Salcedo is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Florida. He is in charge of Fixed Prosthodontics in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program at the Hialeah Dental Center where he teaches every Tuesday.
During his time at Harvard, Dr. Salcedo held several teaching positions, including Director of Pre-doctoral Prosthodontics, Director of the International Program in General Dentistry, and Interim Director of the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics. His contributions were recognized with the Student’s Distinguished Faculty Member Award for instruction in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, and Course of the Year Award as Director for the Restorative Block.
Dr. Salcedo has been a guest lecturer for the residents at the General Practice Residence (GPR) program at V.A. Medical Center, West Palm Beach, dentists at the Palm Beach State College Dental Research Clinic, and prosthodontic residents at Universidad del Valle, and Colegio Odontologico Colombiano.
Dr. Salcedo provided patient care and conducted clinical trials in a practice limited to Prosthodontics at HSDM. He has published and holds patents for his research on healing around dental implants. His current research interests are in the area of Digital Dentistry, and the long-term success of zirconium all-ceramic, and Lithium Disilicate restorations. He has presented his research findings at national and international dental symposia and universities.
Dr. Salcedo focuses on all aspects of Prosthodontics at Palm Beach Prosthodontics with an emphasis on Smile Design, Full Mouth Restoration, and failing dentitions. He is particularly attuned to special needs of patients whose oral problems are complicated by severe trauma, health issues, medication, and/or physical limitations. Once his patients have been restored to proper oral health, they become part of our office Comprehensive Prevention and Maintenance Program to help sustain their dental hygiene, ensure the long-term success of their restorations, and avoid the damaging effects that oral disease can inflict on their systemic health.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
– Winston S. Churchill
Dr. Salcedo has a special interest in Early Child Development. He has helped with the development and funding for El Caracoli in Yumbo, Colombia. El Caracolí is an Early Integral Development Center that was founded in June 2010 with the purpose of improving the quality of life of children under 5 years of age, through comprehensive care and early education.
Dr. Salcedo joined Palm Beach Prosthodontics in 2005.
Dr LUISA RECIO
Dr Recio Palm Beach
Dr Recio Dentist
Dr Recio Periodontist
Dr. Luisa F. Recio trained at the Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in Boston, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Master of Medical Science in Oral Biology (MMSc) degrees as well as her Advanced Postdoctoral Certification in Periodontics.
Periodontists are dentistry’s experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive three additional years of specialized training beyond dental school in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, the restoration of teeth supporting structures, and in the placement of dental implants.
Dr. Recio’s treatment includes scaling and root planning (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed), advanced periodontal disease (severe gum problems) to eliminate periodontal pockets, infection, bad breath, tooth mobility, and gum recession. Dr. Recio’s treatment for the restoration of teeth includes the removal of hopeless teeth, bone grafting, sinus lift, implant placement, and maintenance.
DR JANICE KANNIKAL
Dr Kannikal Palm Beach
Dr Kannikal dentist
Dr. Kannikal’s training commenced with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine and was honored as the recipient of the Award in Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Kannikal completed postdoctoral training with a one year implant fellowship in conjunction with the Department of Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University. She is currently a member of the International Team of Implantology and Atlantic Coast District Dental Research Clinic.
Patients Come First
During her seven years in private practice, she has been committed to remaining current in the field through numerous continuing education hours in cosmetic dentistry, implantology, and orthodontic therapy using Invisalign technology. Dr. Kannikal and her staff pride themselves in maintaining an office where patients get individualized attention from people who are truly passionate about their profession.
DR JANICE KANNIKAL
Dr Kannikal Palm Beach
Dr Kannikal dentist
Dr. Schneider was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she developed a unique passion for dentistry early in her life. She obtained her dental license from Santa Maria University in 2010 and was a member of the Venezuelan Dental Colleges Association, after working for 5 years she decided to expand her knowledge and received further training in the AEGD program at the University of Florida that has allowed her to improve and expand her skills in the dental field being able to provide comprehensive dental treatments to her patients.
Furthermore Dr. Schneider is a mother of 3 wonderful boys who keep her days full of new adventures and fun. She enjoys dancing and traveling with her family. She is passionate about dentistry especially because it has allowed her to help others and make a difference in people's lives.
DR HOWARD B KAY
Dr Howard Kay
HOWARD B. KAY
RETIRED - CONSULTANT
Dr. Howard Kay received his undergraduate education at the University of Florida and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1968. Following a two-year tour as a dental officer in the United States Navy, he completed his postdoctoral residency at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, where he received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Prosthetic Dentistry in 1972.
Dr. Kay is internationally recognized for his work in periodontal prosthetics, as well as in prosthetic, implant and esthetic reconstruction. He has lectured extensively at all levels, including international forums and specialty programs—notably presentations to The Academy of Osseointegration, The American College of Prosthodontics/American Academy of Periodontology Joint Meeting, The Italian Society of Periodontology, The Japan Academy of Implant Dentistry, and The International Symposium of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry—and implant training programs and symposia. He was one of only five clinicians invited to lecture at Osaka 2000, a Pan-Asian meeting on Prosthodontics in the New Millennium.
Noted Textbook Author
Dr. Kay, working with Dr. Keough and periodontists Marvin M. Rosenberg and Robert L. Holt, co-wrote Periodontal & Prosthetic Management of Advanced Cases, a landmark dental reconstruction textbook, published in multiple languages, that to be used in dental schools today. He has also authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed dental journals, including The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.
Dr. Kay and Dr. Keough are pioneers in the use of CAD/CAM technology to establish BIO-HIP Zirconia, the strongest of all ceramic materials, as the material of choice for creation of both esthetically beautiful and durable restorations.
Palm Beach Dental Pioneer
In 1973, Dr. Kay established Palm Beach Prosthodontics, the first practice in Palm Beach County limited to prosthetic dentistry.
At Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professors Drs. Kay and Keough established the curriculum for the school’s first Periodontal-Prosthetic program. Dr. Kay has also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Graduate Prosthodontics at the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry and the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry.
Bernard E. Keough
RETIRED - CONSULTANT
Dr. Bernard Keough graduated Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry, graduating second in his class. There he was honored with the Academy of General Dentistry Award, and the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Achievement Award for excellence in restorative dentistry. Following active duty in the United States Air Force, Dr Keough graduated from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry receiving his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Prosthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Keough has presented his clinical findings at international symposia in Germany, Italy, and Spain, and at meetings and study clubs in the United States. He has authored highly acclaimed articles for publications including The International Journal of Periodontic & Restorative Dentistry and Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry.
Noted Textbook Author
Dr. Keough, with Dr. Kay and periodontists Marvin M. Rosenberg and Robert L. Holt, co-wrote a landmark dental reconstruction textbook that is being used in dental schools today. He also authored a chapter on prosthetic dentistry in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.
Dr. Keough is a renowned specialist in dental esthetics and full-mouth reconstruction. He has extensive experience in complex restorations and helping patients whose cases have failed through the attempts of previous providers. Together with Dr. Kay, Dr. Keough is a pioneer in the use of CAD/CAM technology to establish BIO-HIP Zirconia as the material of choice for the creation of superb, natural-looking all-ceramic crowns and bridges. In his article in the January 2006 issue of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Keough documents his use of BIO-HIP Zirconia in an advanced case.
At Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professors Drs. Keough and Kay established the curriculum for the school’s first Periodontal-Prosthetic program.
In 1976, Dr. Keough joined Dr. Kay in private practice. Dr. Keough retired from clinical practice in Mid-2017, however he still remains connected to Palm Beach Prosthodontics as a practice and clinical Consultant.
OUR DEDICATED STAFF
From the moment you walk in our doors we want you to be certain that you are in the best of hands and that your dental needs are being handled by professionals who care about your oral health, your well-being, and your peace of mind. The staff at Palm Beach Prosthodontics is comprised of carefully selected professionals in Palm Beach County who share our passion of providing dental care that will leave you feeling confident and healthy. Some of our staff members have been with our practice for upwards of 30 years and they will always look forward to providing you with the quality personalized dental care and customer service that Palm Beach Prosthodontics has become known for since its founding in 1973.