Welcome to Our Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Office
Meet your welcoming and compassionate Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic team serving South Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Brickell, Pinecrest and surrounding areas.
Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry is a specialty group and aims to provide superior customer service care and oral health to children and their families by employing well-rounded ethical skilled dental specialist and personnel both in and outside the clinical setting.
Thanks for choosing Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry, the best pediatric dental and orthodontic office for children in Miami! We specialize in preventative kids dentistry, restorative dentistry and orthodontics. We are experts at diagnosing and treating tooth decay, dental emergencies, teething issues, orthodontic needs, habits, oral pathology, stains on teeth, and speech issues. Learn more about us today!
Dr. Marvin A. Abarca
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist Dr. Marvin A. Abarca leads the Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry Team. He and his team offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry in a friendly environment where every patient receives compassionate care tailored to their specific needs and lifestyle.
New Patients Welcome
Welcome New Patients! In March of 2021, we opened our pediatric dentistry clinic in Miami. We are conveniently located a few minutes south of Brickell, west of Coral Gables, and north of Coconut Groove. Surrounding our wonderful clinic are traditional Miami neighborhoods of: Shenandoah, The Roads, and Silver Bluff Estates. Immediately east of us is the I-95 which gives access and connects Virginia Key, Key Biscayne, and we are 10 minutes from Miami Beach. We specialize in children's dentistry and provide individual care for all the children that visit our clinic. We also introduce, reinforce and collaborate with parents on oral hygiene and food habits that lead to successful teeth developments. Schedule today!
Why Choose a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist?
Are you looking for a board-certified dental provider that is specifically trained to care for your child’s growing smile? Dr. Marvin is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist! Having received an additional 2 years of training, a board-certified pediatric dentist (Dr. Marvin) is fully focused on restoring smiles and encouraging thriving oral health for kids of all ages.
Did you know? As a thorough and voluntary process for dentists, pediatric board certification involves exams, additional education, and an annual renewal. Earning a board certification symbolizes a dentist’s dedication to excellence and their sincere commitment to the growing patients in their community.
Preventive dentistry is children's dental care that helps maintain good oral health. It's a combination of regular dental check-ups along with developing good habits like brushing and flossing. Learn more >
Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is the formal name of the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, interception, guidance and correction of bad bites.
Restorative dentistry is the prevention and treatment of diseases of the teeth in order to restore or bring them back to their best health and includes the repair or replacement of damaged or defective teeth. Learn more >
Crowns are required when a tooth has very little tooth structure left due to dental disease, trauma, root canal therapy, or it is at risk for further fracture due to existing fracture lines.
For children with moderate anxiety and patients who are very young, oral sedation allows the child to cope better and helps prevent injury from uncontrolled and undesirable movements. Learn more >
Laser dentistry is an FDA approved treatment where lasers are used to treat several different dental conditions. Lasers create light energy in a very narrow and focused beam targeted on certain hard or soft tissue. Learn more >
A space maintainer is an oral appliance made to “maintain” the space left behind by a missing baby tooth. Space maintainers help “hold space” for permanent teeth.
Dental sealants are a form of preventative treatment that is used to help prevent or slow down the development of caries. Dental sealants are thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Learn More >
Often called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a very safe, mild sedative that will help your child remain relaxed during dental procedures. Learn more >
A frenectomy is a minor in-office oral surgical laser procedure which involves removing either the connective tissue located under the tongue or the band of tissue that attaches the upper lip to the gums. Learn more >
What Parents Say
10/10 highly recommended! The whole experience was amazing from beginning to the end. Whole staff of helpful & nice. Responds & returns calls in a timely manner. My daughter is no longer afraid of dentists… thank Dr. Abarca!!
Dr. Abarca and Director Of Patient Care Services, Karina, provided an excellent experience.They made me feel comfortable and I believe the treatment plan is actionable and had my son’s best interest in mind. The staff is very professional and skilled, top to bottom. My son had an oral procedure done at the hospital and they really took the time necessary to do everything right. I would give them 100 stars.
We had such an amazing experience at Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry! This was our second time around and I just cannot say enough things about this place. Everyone here is super caring, patient and attentive and they really care about you child’s health overall. Thank you so much for making this experience 100% pleasant for my daughter.
We have had a fantastic experience at Little Champions Dental. We have been taking our daughter to see Dr. Abarca since she got her first tooth. Dr. Abarca and his team are top notch - they are gentle and caring - he takes the time to educate the parents about dental health. Definitely recommend taking your kids here! My daughter is always excited to visit.
The Benefits of a Pediatric Dentist in Miami
Our main goals at Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry are preventing cavities, teaching children how to brush and floss properly, and helping them develop healthy habits.
Cavities are the most common chronic disease in children, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them.
This can be done by using fluoride toothpaste, getting sealants on molars, and avoiding sugary drinks. It’s also important to teach kids how to brush correctly; they should use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and brush for two minutes twice a day.
Finally, developing healthy habits is key—this means no thumb sucking or pacifier use after age three, eating nutritious foods, and visiting us at least twice a year.
What is the main goal of Pediatric Dentistry?
The main goal of pediatric dentistry is to ensure that children have healthy teeth and mouths. This includes preventing dental problems, promoting good oral hygiene habits, and providing early intervention when necessary.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends taking your child to the dentist by his first birthday. Starting good habits young can prevent dental problems and help your child feel comfortable.
If you are the parent of a young child, it is important to take them for dental checkups at least once a year. By partnering with Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry, you can trust that your children are getting the care they need.