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301 Southeast 16th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 462-5252

Fort Lauderdale Dentist & Dental Team

Are you looking for an experienced, certified and accredited Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist? The Kodish Group has the professional background and qualifications to rank them amongst the nations top-rated cosmetic dentists.


Dr. Gary Kodish

Fort Lauderdale, FL dentist, Dr. Gary Kodish Dr. Gary Kodish was born and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Emory University in 1975 and in 1979 received his DDS Degree from Emory University School of Dentistry. He is licensed in both Florida and Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Atlantic Coast District Dental Society, and the Broward County Dental Association. He earned his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 1989 and is a member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral Implantology. He participates in the Atlantic and Broward Dental Research Clinics. Dr. Kodish has completed curriculum on Anterior Esthetics and Occlusion from the prestigious Hornbrook Group.

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The Dental Team At The Kodish Group

The dental team at The Kodish Group is committed to providing you with the best dental care experience possible.

Mindy Kodish, Patient Care Coordinator

Mindy originally grew up in New Jersey and graduated from American University in Washington D.C. with a degree in Public Communications. Her favorite thing about her job is that it allows her to connect with so many people! When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys reading, shopping, basketball, golf, and spending time with her wonderful blended family and the best husband in the world.  She loves being a young grandmother.

Christal Caruso-Hansen, Dental Assistant/Front Desk

Christal has been working in the dental field for 26 years now, first starting here at Kodish Dental Group two years ago. She attended Broward Community College and has undergone training in a variety of subjects, including dental radiology, Trudenta TMD therapy, Zoom Whitening, Invisalign, LVI full mouth reconstruction, and more. She enjoys being able to help patients feel comfortable and educated through her work. When she has free time, she enjoys cheering on the Miami Dolphins, going to the beach, attending concerts, seeing movies, traveling, shopping, cooking, running, and working out. Her family and friends are very important to her, and she loves making people laugh and smile.

Diana Munoz Perez, Dental Assistant

Diana is originally from England, but she has lived and studied in the Dominican Republic. She’s worked in the dental field for the past 29 years, and she enjoys being able to help patients feel at ease. When she isn’t busy, Diana enjoys going to the beach, spinning, reading, and spending time with her children. She is the mother of teenage twins and is fluent in Spanish!

Karen Peltier, Dental Hygienist

Originally from Havertown, PA, Karen has been working in the dental field for 30 years now, first joining the Kodish Group team three years ago. She attended Community College of Philadelphia and enjoys being able to educate patients about the importance of their oral health. She has a loving mother, sister, brother, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and two nephews and nieces. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys cooking, playing tennis, working out, and traveling. Having a positive attitude is very important to her!

The Kodish Group dental team is proud to be of assistance to you. Contact the Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic dental team at The Kodish Group to help you today!