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About Us

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Our 
Story

In March of 2021 we opened our pediatric dentistry clinic in Miami.

The story of our name comes from the Spanish word, campeón, or champion, refers to a person who wins a competition, and in the Spanish culture it can also be used as term of endearment and refers to a person who successfully overcomes a challenge or in this situation, the challenge that comes when going to a doctor's appointment. All of our patients conquer daily tasks including being brave enough to allow us to care for their oral health, and so all of our patients are campeónes or champions!

At our clinic we specialize in children's dentistry and provide individual care for all children that visit our clinic. We spend time training our staff and doctors to assure your child will be cared for as if they are our own children. We take the team approach with patients and parents to educate them that oral hygiene is done together with the child.  Experts and many researchers found that cavity-free children have oral-health related improved quality of life.

 

We are conveniently located a few minutes from Brickell, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. 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.

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Dr. Marvin A. Abarca
 

Dr. Abarca, is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and brings over ten years of exceptional experience in the field of pediatric dentistry.  
 

He is the youngest of three and the first in his family to be a dentist. His hobbies include watching futbol, especially, Champions League or the English Premier, and his teams are Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. He also loves cooking, and going to local gyms in Miami including Legacy Fitness in Wynwood. 

"Growing up in Hialeah, I remember going to the the dentist when I was ten-years-old and remember feeling well cared for at the dentist. At Little Champions we create a safe kid-friendly dental experience." We work with kids during their dental visits and listen to the patient and do our best to avoid any negative dental experience. We are at your children's dentist that you've been searching for. We have the best trained professionals to deliver the dental care they deserve.


Dr. Abarca was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and when he was three-years-old his family immigrated to the US and settled in Miami. He graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry from Florida International University (FIU). His efforts at FIU earned him acceptance to the prestigious Ivy League Institution of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in the City of New York. At his dental school, Dr. Abarca balanced a rigorous curriculum that earned him multiple scholarships for outstanding scholastics and community involvement. Dr. Abarca obtained his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Howard University School in Washington DC, finishing Top of his Class.

He participates locally and globally on mission trips with, Mission of Mercy, and Somos Amigos in the Dominican Republic, respectively. As an active Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, he stays current with the newest medicines and dental treatments available for his patients. He has hospital privileges with the world-renowned Joe DiMaggio’s Children Hospital, and most recently in February 2022, he was granted hospital privileges with Holtz Children's Hospital located in Miami, FL affiliated with Jackson Health.

Dr. Abarca has great chair side manners and provides patient care of the highest caliber. On a routine basis, he successfully performs, challenging pediatric procedures while keeping his patients safe and comfortable.

He lives in Miami and enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and cooking! Dr. Abarca is passionate for providing the best dentistry towards his patients and is here to meet the health care needs of our community.

College- Florida International University, 2007

Dental School- Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 2011

Residency- Howard University Department of Pediatric Dentistry, 2013

Diplomate- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2014-Present 

Hobbies: Exercising, cooking and reading

Dr. Melanie Ross
Orthodontist

Dr. Ross is an expert in Orthodontics. She works well with children and adults and is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals of having straight teeth!

 

She graduated dental school from Nova Southeastern University with High Honors and was awarded The Alpha Omega Scholastic Achievement Award--a distinction for having amongst the highest Scholastic rankings over all four years of dental school. That was followed by being inducted to the National Dental Honor's Society--Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Dr. Ross completed training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the prestigious Tufts University. 

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