Dr. Z Smiles of Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines, FL Family Dentist
Dr. Zuzel Trujillo DMD
Chief of Clinical Operations (CCO) and General Dentist
Dr. Zuzel Trujillo, DMD, is a respected dentist recognized for providing top-tier dental care. In 2009, she graduated with high honors from the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, earning the distinguished Edward B. and Arnold R. Cook Prize for her excellent skills in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Trujillo embodies the principle of lifelong learning, constantly participating in advanced courses to keep abreast of the latest developments in dental care. This dedication enables her to offer the most effective and current treatments to her patients.
Beyond her significant clinical accomplishments, Dr. Trujillo also demonstrates her entrepreneurial prowess as the co-founder of Dr. Z Smiles. This dental practice has earned its place as a trusted provider within the community, renowned for its emphasis on patient comfort and high-quality service.
Dr. Trujillo further stands out through her Master's degree in Dental Implantology. With thousands of successful dental implant placements to her credit, her expertise in this intricate area of dentistry is clear.
At Dr. Z Smiles, the care Dr. Trujillo provides goes beyond enhancing smiles. She works tirelessly to boost her patients' self-confidence and improve their overall quality of life, treating each treatment plan as an opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact on her patients' health and wellbeing.
In 2013, Dr. Trujillo successfully completed the Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, expanding her skill set. She has also maintained active memberships in the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry Endodontology Society and the American Dental Implant Association since 2009, reflecting her ongoing involvement in the wider dental community.
Committed to using the latest technology in her practice, Dr. Trujillo ensures her patients benefit from cutting-edge dental techniques. Outside of work, she is a devoted mother to three children and finds joy in spending time with her family. Her leisure activities include traveling, diving, enjoying the beach, and skiing. Yet, her most fulfilling moments come from seeing the smiles on her satisfied patients' faces - a testament to her dedication to her profession.
Dr. Anaely Fernandez
Boasting a broad scope of dental experience, Dr. Anaely Fernández is proficient in delivering a vast variety of dental care solutions. Her unique expertise lies in tending to the oral health of individuals across all age groups – from infants to adults, as well as those with special needs and women. She also possesses a deep understanding of geriatric oral care. Known for her compassionate and patient-centric approach, Dr. Fernández consistently ensures that her patients feel heard, their inquiries answered, and concerns alleviated.
Over a decade-long journey, Dr. Fernández has acquired not one, but two Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. Her initial degree was earned in 2011 from the Higher Institute of Dental Sciences of Havana, Cuba. Her subsequent achievement, a decade later in 2021, came from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here, she was honored with Magna Cum Laude and received the esteemed University’s Medal of Honor from the School of Dentistry.
Her dental expertise spans a range of services, including full and partial dentures, crowns and bridges, implant restoration, root canal therapy, and treatments for oral and periodontal surgery.
An esteemed member of both the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association, Dr. Fernández exhibits exceptional proficiency in English and her mother tongue, Spanish. She has also dedicated her time and skills to provide much-needed dental care to patients in Ecuador as a volunteer.
Outside of her professional life, Dr. Fernández is a beach enthusiast who also cherishes exploring new places through travel.
Yelaine Hernandez CRDH
Yelaine Hernandez, CRDH, is a dedicated and accomplished dental hygienist. Originally from Cuba, Yelaine moved to the U.S. at the age of twelve, embracing the culture and opportunities of her new home. She embarked on a career in dental hygiene and earned her degree from Miami Dade College in May 2020.
Yelaine's passion for her profession is evident in her patient-centric approach to dental care. Her gentle and precise technique, combined with her caring demeanor, make dental visits a comfortable and stress-free experience for her patients. She is committed to enhancing their oral health, educating them about the crucial role it plays in their overall well-being.
As part of her comprehensive and personalized care philosophy, Yelaine takes the time to thoroughly explain each procedure, answer all questions, and provide helpful advice on home care techniques and habits conducive to maintaining good oral health. Her greatest satisfaction comes from helping her patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles.
Yelaine stays current with the latest advancements in dental hygiene through her active participation in professional development opportunities. This ongoing education ensures her patients receive the best care using the most modern techniques.
Outside the dental office, Yelaine has a range of interests that keep her busy. She relishes trips to the beach, indulges in her love of dance, and is always up for a good movie. Travel also plays a large part in her leisure activities. Above all, she cherishes spending quality time with her family and friends and finds joy in helping others, a trait that extends beyond her professional life.
CEO and CFO
Eduardo Rizo, co-founder, Chief Executive and Financial Officer of Dr. Z Smiles, exemplifies entrepreneurial tenacity and dedication. Through countless courses and relentless self-education, coupled with an unwavering commitment to quality, Eduardo has honed his business acumen and continuously drives his clear vision forward.
Together with his wife, partner, and cherished teammate, Dr. Zuzel Trujillo, they founded Dr. Z Smiles with a heartfelt mission: to bring smiles to as many faces as possible. From its inception, Dr. Z Smiles has blossomed from humble beginnings to a thriving dental group with multiple locations, consistently delivering high-quality dental care and bringing countless grateful smiles to life.
Eduardo's leadership style fosters a sense of unity and appreciation within his team. He cherishes the bonds formed with his team members and partners, understanding their collective effort drives the company's growth. With this unwavering support system, Dr. Z Smiles maintains its commitment to helping more people regain their confidence and joy through their smiles.
Away from his professional duties, Eduardo is a martial arts expert, excelling in judo and jiu-jitsu. His adventurous spirit also leads him to both the depths of the ocean and the heights of the mountains, enjoying diving and skiing. He also finds joy in the precision and strategy of golf, making it a favored pastime. In quieter moments, he flexes his strategic mind with games of chess and go. An ardent traveler, Eduardo continually explores new places and cultures. Above all, he cherishes quality time spent with his wife and children, emphasizing the importance of balancing professional drive with personal happiness.
Eduardo's journey stands as a testament to the power of perseverance, a clear vision, and the deep belief that business can, and should, make a positive difference in people's lives.
Deborah Serrano, the indispensable Treatment Coordinator of Dr. Z Smiles, serves as a vital link between the dental group and its patients. Born in Cuba, Deborah carries with her a love for helping people, a trait that shines through in every interaction.
As the Treatment Coordinator, Deborah is the cornerstone of patient communication and care. Her responsibilities span from decoding insurance details to explaining treatments, following up on ongoing care, and managing financial matters. She deftly navigates these roles, ensuring every patient feels heard, understood, and cared for.
Deborah's clear communication and sincere approach to her work have earned her the adoration of both her team members and patients. The value she brings to the office extends beyond her professional competence. Her bright smile and warm personality transform routine dental visits into enjoyable experiences, contributing to the comforting environment that Dr. Z Smiles is known for.
When she steps away from her professional duties, Deborah embraces the serene ambiance of the beach, where she can unwind and rejuvenate. Her love for the beach is a reflection of her personality: calm, pleasant, and welcoming.
In Deborah Serrano, Dr. Z Smiles has a dedicated team member who genuinely cares for every patient she encounters. Her dedication to patient wellbeing is a testament to her character and forms an integral part of the compassionate care model that Dr. Z Smiles is proud to uphold.
Patient and Insurance Coordinator
Ines Llanes, born in Cuba and proud mother of two, is a treasured member of the Dr. Z Smiles team, where she serves as the Patient and Insurance Coordinator. Ines's journey within the group reflects her remarkable dedication and continual growth, having progressed from an excellent dental assistant to the head of assistants and ultimately ascending to her current management role.
In her role as Patient and Insurance Coordinator, Ines's main responsibility is to ensure a seamless experience for patients, from coordinating their appointments to handling insurance matters. She's known for her ability to simplify complex insurance issues and ensure patients understand their treatment plans, all while creating a warm, welcoming environment that puts them at ease.
But Ines's contributions extend beyond her professional role. As a devoted mother, she brings a nurturing quality to her interactions with patients, adding a personal touch that makes them feel genuinely cared for. Her dedication and empathetic nature have not only earned her the love of the patients she serves but also the respect and admiration of her team.
When not working, Ines cherishes her time with her children, embracing the joys of motherhood and balancing her professional commitments with her most important role, being a mom.
Ines Llanes is not just a team member at Dr. Z Smiles; she is a testament to the group's mission of spreading smiles through dedication, compassion, and exemplary care.
Pembroke Pines Dentist - Pembroke Pines Dental Office
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Dr. Z Smiles Of Pembroke Pines
15833 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Monday - Friday
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Insurance and Billing
We accept most traditional insurance plans, contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. Dr. Z Smiles of Pembroke Pines does not participate in Health Management Organizations; however, we will be happy to file your insurance claims for you.
We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
Facilities and Equipment
Solea Laser for Pain-Free Treatments
Clear Aligners created by Dr. Zuzel Trujillo DMD
Primescan Intraoral Scanner