Merly is originally from Colombia, but was raised in Miami. She has been caring for patients in the dental field for over 17 years. She graduated of the Miami-Dade College Dental Hygiene Program. Merly continues to enhance her knowledge attending dental care courses. Her focus is to educate patients’ oral health, and its’ influence on overall health.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
Maria is a Dental Hygienist who graduated from Miami-Dade College with an associate of science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. She has been working in our office since 1989. Maria has special interest in providing periodontal treatment and educating our patients about keeping an optimal dental hygiene, helping them to achieve a beautiful, and healthy smile.
A native of Bogota, Colombia; Dr. Amaya worked for the government providing dental services and developing prevention programs. He got a second degree in the field, Doctor of Dental Surgery, from Loma Linda University in California, U.S. in 2005. After graduation, Dr. Amaya moved to Atlanta, GA; and worked at Atlanta Dental Center from 2007 to 2012. Dr. Amaya moved to Miami in 2012, where he has established his practice as he very much enjoys the diversity and warmth of the city. He regularly attends dental conferences around the country to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques.
A native of Medellin, Colombia, Dr. Gabriel Jaramillo graduated from C.E.S. dental school in 1989 and worked in his country for ten years before moving to Florida. He received his dental degree at NOVA Southeastern University in 2010. He has attended implant courses, among other continuing education programs. Dr Jaramillo works as an associate with Dr Amaya, where he always offers the best services in a very professional way, keeping a very friendly environment for everyone around him.
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Jackie was born and raised in New York. She entered the field in 2001 and since the beginning showed passion for dental hygiene, so she enrolled in Miami Dade College where she graduated in 2008. She is also certified in administrating dental anesthesia. Jackie’s extensive dental background allows her to further educate her patients in many aspects of dentistry, which is among her priorities at our practice. Jackie is fluent in both languages, English and Spanish. In her free time, Jackie enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and friends. She loves traveling, trying new foods, and reading.
Dr. Barry Scholl graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY in 1964. He attended New York University College of Dentistry, where he received his D.D.S. in 1968. Dr. Scholl was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, and Pope Air Force Base until 1970. In Miami, Dr. Scholl has been a member of the East Coast District Dental Society, The Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Scholl was the President of the Dental Department at the Robert Morgan Technical School, and in many occasions has volunteered his time in the Dental Unit at Lindsy Hopkins Technical Education Center. Dr. Scholl has awards from the Dade County Board of education, and Miami High School for donation of his time and work.
At Amaya Dental, we take great pride in offering the most up-to-date cosmetic dental techniques in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, served up by the most knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic dentists in the field. We know that every great smile--your smile--is the sign that we've done our job to provide the highest level of care in the industry.