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 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. We are 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.
Dr. Marvin A. Abarca
Dr. Marvin A. Abarca, is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and brings exceptional experience with compassion to Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry.
Originally born in Nicaragua, was raised in Miami and 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. 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, 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! On the weekends, he follows Real Madrid club de fútbol and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Dr. Abarca is passionate towards his patients and is here to meet the health care needs of our community.
Dr. Melanie Ross
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.