From your first appointment here at Kids United™, you’re one of us. A tribe of fun-loving patients and professionals that keep dental health first, and kindness a close second. Get to know the names and faces behind the masks!
Pediatric Dentist / Chief Heart Officer / Sneaker Junkie
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Dr. Craig graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Psychology. He then attended the University of Maryland Dental School where he earned his D.D.S. After dental school Dr. Craig completed his pediatric training at the world renowned Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, eventually landing in the Big Apple as a faculty member at NYU (Tweed jacket, bow tie and all). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has been published in several scientific journals. Dr. Craig also stays very active in the continuing education scene, including lecturing in areas of cutting edge technology and conservative approaches.
Settling in South Florida, Dr. Craig brings a passion for patient-first pediatrics and purposeful work to the greater Boca Raton community.
Life Before Teeth
Born and raised in Baltimore (Bawwl-more as locals would say), Dr. Craig had childhood dreams of dunking a basketball and playing in the NBA (inspired by Woody Harrelson in WMCJ). And so when some of that didn’t pan out, Dr. Craig decided to serve as an ambassador for social change (living from Ireland to Israel to Uganda), working to improve the world through leadership and athletic endeavors in children. It’s a mission he’s carried with him. And it’s why at KUPD, patients are inspired to put their healthy dental habits toward the greater good.
He is married to his beautiful bride Rebecca and together they have three amazing kids, Carter, Crosby and Bo. Happy places include the beach with the fam, dance-offs with his kids, Disney and Soul Cycle.
Pediatric Dentist / Certified Tooth Fixer / Emoji Queen
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Victoria Gandarillas (Dr. Vicky) graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a B.S in Biology and then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine where she earned her D.M.D. (making her a double Shark).
After dental school, Dr. Vicky completed her pediatric training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA where she served as chief resident.
She's An OG
Born and raised in Miami Dr. Vicky is so happy to return home to South Florida and join the Kids United tribe. She is extremely passionate about creating exciting experiences for children with a focus on prevention, healthy habits, and no cavity celebrations!
A few more of her loves include family, besties, ocean life, spreadsheets, dance parties, and emojis!
Business Concierge / Matire De / Bingo Champ
Janelle is the ear-to-ear smile greeting you at every visit. She lives the KUPD mission of being the best part of your day with every patient family experience. Elk’s Club member and office-famous chef, Janelle makes a trip to the dentist feel like a trip to Disney World for you and your child.
Business Concierge / Happiness Executive / Ocean Lover
Thais takes pride in experiencing different cultures and perspectives and it’s that same warmth that she brings to every guest in our practice. Her genuine care for our KUPD family is widely felt from every phone call to in person interaction. Weekends though are all about that coral life; boating, snorkeling and reefs oh yeah.
Dental Assistant / Cruise Ship Director / River Dancer
Proud mother of three and Special Olympics activist/volunteer, Patty puts her everything into patient care. Born in the Steel City with roots in Ireland this ‘yinzer’ brings her positive energy day in and day out. Her favorite moments? Watching children conquer their fears and walk out a little taller.
Dental Assistant / Cake Boss / Nickname Queen
Mandy is the office sweet tooth – but not too sweet of course. Her sugar-free treats are as popular as her laugh; the fuel and positivity that our practice runs on. She makes you feel like family from the get-go and we can’t help but take pride in her ability to connect with each child on their individual level.
Dental Assistant / Child Whisperer / Pinterest Legend
A New England transplant and hockey enthusiast (Go Bruins), Christina brings her A game, always with a smile that brightens up the day for each of us. Her creativity not only shines through with her impressive DIY projects but also in her ability to connect with each child on such a personal level. She enjoys classic jams and country music and is a rockstar we are so happy to have in our little band.
I wish there were more stars to give Dr. Craig. Was happy to have ﬁnally found him again. I live in Davie but he is deﬁnitely worth the drive. Thanks to him my kids are not afraid of the dentist. His new staff is unbelievable. So sweet and courteous. The ofﬁce is spotless and beautiful. Not that I would expect anything less from him. He is AWESOME! Thais and Janelle at the front desk make everything so easy and quick! Thank you Dr. Craig and staff! You guys ROCK!!! See you in 6 months!