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Dr. Marvin A. Abarca

Welcome Dr. Marvin A. Abarca, our newest addition to the Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry Team. He is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and brings experience with compassion to our Team. 

Originally born in Nicaragua, was raised in Miami and graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry from Florida International University (FIU). His efforts at FIU earned him acceptance to the prestigious Ivy League Institution of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. At his dental school, Dr. Abarca balanced a rigorous curriculum that earned him multiple scholarships for outstanding scholastics and community involvement. Dr. Abarca obtained his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Howard University School, finishing Top of his Class. 

He participates locally and globally on mission trips with, Mission of Mercy, and Somos Amigos in the Dominican Republic, respectively. As an active Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, he stays current with the newest medicines and dental treatments available for his patients. He has hospital privileges with the world-renowned Joe DiMaggio’s Children Hospital. 

Dr. Abarca has great chair side manners and provides patient care of the highest caliber. On a routine basis, he successfully performs, challenging pediatric procedures while keeping his patients safe and comfortable. 

He lives in Miami and enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and cooking! On the weekends, he follows Real Madrid club de fútbol and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Dr. Abarca is passionate towards his patients and is here to meet the health care needs of our community. 


Melinda Hernandez

Patient Relations Department Head 

Melinda is born and raised in Miami, FL speaking fluently both English and Spanish with over 6 years of experience in the medical field. While providing an essential part in the practices ability to work efficiently and effectively she enjoys making all patients feel welcomed and at ease during their dental visit. When Melinda is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Onisiforos, her dog Hershey and cat Mittens.  


Karina Robaina

Director Of Patient Care Services

Karina is born and raised in Miami FL, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Karina received her Dental Assistant certification from Dental Assisting Academy Of The Palm Beaches. With over 8 years of experience in customer care and compassion and two little girls of her own, She is here to make sure you feel like your little champion is in the best hands. On her free time she enjoys movie nights with her husband Miguel and two beautiful little girls Jolieth and Kiara.


Amanda Mindiola

Dental Assistant 

Amanda is born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She received her Bachelor of dentistry in La Universidad Del Zulia in 2018, then going to Medellin, Colombia to obtain a 6 months certification on the Science of Dentistry.  Amanda is a fluent speaker and writer in both English and Spanish. She is very passionate about working with kids and will apply that for your Little Champion.  When not at work she spends time with her family and husband Juan.