Meet Dr. Javier Girardot
Javier F. Girardot, DMD
My profession, first and foremost, is about caring for others and improving their lives. Being able to do that in a fun and upbeat environment is why pediatric dentistry is the best!
Being a pediatric dentist means so much to me — it is my chance to introduce dentistry to children in a fun, friendly way, ensuring that they always have a positive experience. There is nothing more rewarding than developing a lasting relationship while providing quality, gentle pediatric dental care. It’s fulfilling to know I have a positive, life-long influence on a child, ensuring they are excited about caring for their smiles.
I’ve always enjoyed interacting with infants, children, teens, adolescents, and those with special needs — and treating them as I would my own. During each visit, I take time to talk with them about their life, their family and friends, and their adventures. I genuinely want to learn who they are and love how they share so much of their life with me. I find great joy in being part of a child’s life and treasure the trust they place in me.
Education and Experience
I was born in Colombia, South America. At the age of 12, my family and I moved to Boca Raton. I received a Bachelor of Science in biology and graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University. I decided to pursue my interest in dentistry and received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University-College of Dental Medicine.
I was awarded the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Certificate of Merit Award for my involvement in and passion for pediatric dentistry, and was inducted into OKU, the dental honor society. I completed my pediatric dentistry residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where I served as chief resident during my final year.
Education is a vital aspect of my role as a pediatric dentist, both for my patients and for my team and me. My team and I often go to schools around our community to teach children the importance of oral health in a way that makes it fun and easy to understand.
I believe my young patients and their parents deserve a pediatric dentist who’s up to date with new treatments and technology. I attend courses throughout the year to learn new techniques and developments in the rapidly advancing field of pediatric dentistry. I feel it is my duty to incorporate the best and most useful products and materials into my practice in order to improve my patients’ experience.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (board certified)
- Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Central Florida District Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society
Outside the Office
My wife Crystal and I live in Baldwin Park along with our two children, Aurora and Luca. I love spending time with my family, whether we are going to Disney World or just visiting parks around our neighborhood.
When we can, Crystal and I like to enjoy local restaurants and have movie date nights. I am a sports enthusiast, especially for the Miami Heat, Miami Hurricanes, and Miami Dolphins.