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How We Give Back

It’s our mission at Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics to help our local community by going above and beyond and help our patients smile with confidence. Our founding dentist, Dr. Julio E. Hernandez, DMD, also lends a skilled hand to those in need. Dr. Julio has been recognized for his profound impact on the lives of others, especially in helping impoverished children.

How Dr. Julio Gives Back

December 2019:

Dr. Julio along with Angels for Humanity brought joy once again to over 300 children from the community of Little Haiti and the surrounding areas at their annual Breakfast with Santa event in Miami. The children enjoyed games, face painting, balloon animals, and a hot breakfast. Additionally, each child received a wrapped toy given to them by Santa Claus and his little elves. Angels for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that provides health and education to impoverished children. This year, the organization also distributed toys to children at Joe DiMaggio Hospital, and 300 children displaced from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Dr. Julio with kidsKids with Santa Clause


Every year, Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics enjoys giving back during the holidays. For a few months now, Dr. Julio and his team have been hard at work wrapping toys for tots in preparation. Although many toys will be distributed locally to underprivileged children here in Miami, Dr. Julio wanted to extend the efforts to children in the Bahamas.


Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas hard in early September 2019. Families were devastated, and relocated to Freeport to establish essentially a “tent city” where they currently reside. Dr. Julio coordinated with one of his dear friends to transport the toys and volunteers to the Bahamas. On December 7th, 2019 Dr. Julio along with 5 volunteers from Angels for Humanity flew over to deliver toys to over 300 children, and spread the joy of giving to those in need.

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September 2019:

The idea of a Free Dental Day started a few months ago where I was looking to do something through my office to give back to the community. I pitched my idea to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. I wanted to offer kids free cleanings and identify 1 or 2 kids with the greatest need for braces and gift them a free orthodontic treatment. Of course, they LOVED the idea.
On Friday, August 16, we hosted a dental day with children from the big brothers, big sisters’ program. I put together my entire team and recruited 3 additional volunteer hygienists to help that day. We also received generous donations of dental products from Ultradent and Henry Schein. There were hundreds of dollars’ worth of dental supplies donated from these companies that allowed us to help treat all the kids we saw.

We gave these kids ages 5-12, free dental cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants. The kids were amazing and cooperative, and the parents were all very grateful for the treatment they received. Every child left that day with a gift bag with toothbrush and toothpaste and the volunteer hygienists showed them how to brush properly. There were 2 lucky winners from all the kids we saw. I identified the 2 kids with the most need and gifted them a free orthodontic treatment. The mothers of these 2 children were elated when they realized that their children would receive a smile to last a lifetime

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Dr. Julio has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to child welfare. He earned a Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the Angels for Humanity Organization for his involvement helping Haitian children with free dental services.

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December 2018:

Dr. Julio took two separate trips to Haiti, where he joined the Renand Foundation and the Angels for Humanity Organization on their separate dental mission trips. While there, Dr. Hernandez and his team of 4 dentists and 3 hygienists provided free dental services, including everything from cleanings to extractions, to more than 300 children aged 5 to 15. He also provided supplies, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and equipment he carried from Miami for his trip. For many in this area, it was the first time they had ever seen a dentist.

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Do you have a local charity or organization who could benefit from the support of Dr. Julio E. Hernandez, DMD, and our team at Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics? Contact us today to tell us about it by calling (305) 224-1138.

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Meet the Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics Team

  • Julio E. Hernandez, DMD
    Julio E. Hernandez, DMD Founder / Dentist
  • Rita Dargham, DMD
    Rita Dargham, DMD Dentist
  •  Derek Haber DMD MS
    Derek Haber DMD MS Periodontal Surgery & Implantology
  • Stephanie Sommer R.D.HStephanie Sommer R.D.H
    Stephanie Sommer R.D.HStephanie Sommer R.D.H Dental Hygienist
  • April DeGenaro, LA, CMA
    April DeGenaro, LA, CMA Medical Aesthetician
  • Jany Castillo
    Jany Castillo Exec. Manager
  • Diana Serna
    Diana Serna Head Dental Asistant
  • Julio E. Hernandez, DMD Founder / Dentist
    Julio E. Hernandez, DMD

    Celebrated as the grand-architect behind some of South Florida’s most brilliant smiles, Dr. Julio E. Hernandez, D.M.D., has over a decade of experience in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and prosthodontics services. In addition to regularly appearing in the press as a leading authority on cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Hernandez is a frequent guest on a variety of syndicated and international television programs. Renowned for his work with Smile Lifts, a procedure in which a smile is specifically customized for a client using veneers and/or crowns, Dr. Hernandez’s expertise also extends to Invisalign® Orthodontics, Dental Implants, Bonding, Inlays and Onlays and Laser Teeth Whitening. Whether he is contouring, whitening, reshaping or restoring teeth, Dr. Hernandez believes that long-lasting smiles are achieved through a balance of art and science and that customization is a key ingredient to his success. Dr. Hernandez is an esteemed member of the dental community, serving as an active associate of The American Dental Association and the International Association of Orthodontics. He is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a past president of the New Dentist Alliance and Miami Beach Dental Society. Dr. Hernandez earned his bachelor and doctor of medical dentistry (D.M.D.) degrees from the University of Florida. He entered private practice with his father and expanded the practice to include three locations throughout South Florida: Hialeah Dental Group, Biscayne Dental Group and Town & Country Family Dental.

  • Rita Dargham, DMD Dentist
    Rita Dargham, DMD

    Dr. Dargham, a native of Miami, Florida, completed her undergraduate studies a the University of Miami, and then proceeded to the University of Florida where she earned her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry in May of 1997. Dr. Dargham later furthered her studies at the Veterans Administration Hospital, completing advanced training in Cosmetic, Implant and Reconstructive dentistry. In private practice for ten years, she continues to enjoy what has become a wonderful journey mastering the Art of Designing Beautiful and Healthy Smiles. Dr. Dargham’s knowledge base and experience also includes Invisalign Orthodontics, White Fillings, Bondings, Zoom Laser Teeth Whitening. Through Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization, Dr. Dargham has discovered an invaluable way to see the world while simultaneously donating her time and expertise to treat children and young adults suffering from the ill-effects of cleft lip and palate. Visiting numerous underdeveloped countries, she has offered education, treatment and support to these underprivileged societies.

  • Derek Haber DMD MS Periodontal Surgery & Implantology
     Derek Haber DMD MS

    Dr. Derek Haber is a native Floridian. Having grown up in Miami, he is fluent in both English and Spanish. He attended the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania for his dental school education, where he graduated with honors. His passion for dentistry led him to the University of Florida where he received his specialty certificate in Periodontics and Master’s of Science in Oral Biology. Dr Haber has received advanced training in periodontal (gum) treatment. He has also had extensive training in regenerative bone grafting procedures for site preparation for dental implants, as well as placement of implants. Our office offers the latest technology to provide you with cutting edge dentistry, as well as various forms of sedation to provide you with the most comfortable dental experience possible. Dr. Haber is a highly skilled clinician who is loved for his gentle treatment style and warm personality. We are blessed to have an amazing staff that are experts at making you feel comfortable and providing the most pleasant dental experience possible.

  • Stephanie Sommer R.D.HStephanie Sommer R.D.H Dental Hygienist
    Stephanie Sommer R.D.HStephanie Sommer R.D.H

    I have been in the dental field for over 30 years. My experiences have included Office Manager, Chair Side Assistant, Patient Coordinator, Patient Liaison and Hygienist. I have worked in Perio. Offices, Ortho. Offices, group practices, solo practices and mobile dental practices. In six offices, I set up the original hygiene department, helping with design, function, instrument and equipment selection. My education includes an A.S. from B.C.C. in Mass. and a Bachelor’s from Barry University. I also attended Western Michigan University and Macomb College. For the past three years I have been an adjunct professor at Miami Dade, teaching radiology, technology, Freshman and Senior clinic. I am a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the secretary elect of the South Florida Dental Hygiene Association. I have participated in the South Florida Dental society, the Florida Dental Association as well as the West Dade Dental Society. I am a volunteer for the Special Olympics Special Smiles and have organized and implemented volunteer dental screenings at local schools. I was trained in the use of the Yag laser for perio scaling and desensitization, and also ultrasound therapy for TMJD. I have accumulated over 400 hrs of continuing ed. I believe that the smile has to be healthy and happy before it can be beautiful. Each person achieves this in his or her own way and time. I am here to facilitate that movement, customizing each appointment to the individual’s specific needs. A dental visit should be as pleasant as possible and my goal is to get everyone to look forward to the hygiene appointment.

  • April DeGenaro, LA, CMA Medical Aesthetician
    April DeGenaro, LA, CMA

    April began her career in New Jersey in 2009, receiving her license in aesthetics. She moved to Florida in 2010 and has become licensed in both states. Since residing in South Florida, April has worked at many five star luxury spas, her guests including many high profile clients, and most currently leading the aesthetic team in one of the most exclusive spas in South Beach. April has a passion for everything skincare, beauty, and wellness, and this has allowed her to stay current and up to date with the most cutting edge skincare treatments, products, and procedures. Not only does she enjoy performing skin services for her many clients, April is also the author and owner of TwelveMonthsofApril, a skincare, wellness, and beauty blog in which she shares her knowledge and expertise to help people achieve beautiful, youthful skin and overall wellness. April’s extensive knowledge of skin gives her the ability to customize each treatment to her clients specific needs, many times targeting multiple concerns at once. April’s understanding of the science behind skincare, mixed with her luxury touch, delivers the perfect balance of relaxation and results. Always learning and staying on trend, April is also a certified Microblading Brow Artist. This new semi permanent makeup technique delivers the most, natural results in eyebrow tattooing, and she utilizes a technique in which each hair stroke is implanted one by one into the brow line with a microblading tool, to create the look of full, shapely, youthful brows, customized to each client’s specific face shape and size

  • Jany Castillo Exec. Manager
    Jany Castillo

    Our wonderful and devoted office manager, Jany has been with our office since the beginning. She was the fist employee hired to run the front desk back in 1999. With 7 years of prior experience under her belt she quickly moved from front desk to office manager position. Her quick wit and fearless dedication make her an invaluable asset to our office. Jany is married and has two teenage kids.

  • Diana Serna Head Dental Asistant
    Diana Serna

    Our head dental assistant Diana has been with our company since 2006. She graduated dental school in Cali, Colombia in 2005 and immigrated the same year to the US. Diana’s calm demeanor and excellent organizational skills along with her through knowledge of the dental field give her unique qualifications not found with other dental assistants. Diana is married and is the proud mother of Dante, her 4-year-old boy and is currently expecting her second child.

Real Testimonials From
Actual patients

  • Amazing service

    “Amazing service, and friendly staff, I recommend Dr Julio Is So nice Very professional and make u feel comfortable In his beautiful clinic. Thanks again”

    Emanuele Battagliola

  • From the moment I entered I was immediately impressed with the overall look and atmosphere

    “Not just one but the entire staff was so friendly and welcoming I felt so at ease.”

    JACE H.

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    “Andrea is new to the Biscayne Dental family. She performs the cleanings and she is AMAZING!!”

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    “The attention and service is comparable to a Ritz Carlton of the service industry!”

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