Meet Dr. Linnette Hernandez

Every day I try my best to show how much I love doing what I do. I can’t imagine, as a pediatric dentist, doing anything different. I am professional and very serious about my work, but my heart is full of emotion for the children and families I get to help. I address each person’s situation as if he or she were my closest friend, or my own child.

My passion is being able to help patients who have visited multiple dental offices in the past without getting the treatment they need. To transform a child’s fear into happiness and to take him or her from an unhealthy mouth to optimal oral health and a beautiful smile is the most fulfilling process!

I love when a parent says her son loves to come see me, or when a young patient tells me she wants to become a dentist: I feel I am the most accomplished person in the world!

My fellow doctors and our team members are passionate about helping kids as if they were their own. They are compassionate and empathetic, and they love joking and laughing with children: enjoying each child’s stories and the energetic way they see life!

Education and Continuing Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Puerto Rico
  • General dentistry practice residency – Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
  • Pediatric dental residency – Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Like all medical fields, pediatric dentistry is constantly evolving, often at a breathtaking speed. New techniques, technologies, and materials are being developed, researched, and made available to practitioners. It’s my responsibility to stay current on these changes, and carefully evaluate what they offer to determine whether they will improve the care I provide patients.

Each year I complete a range of postgraduate courses approved by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I also attend meetings, lectures, and seminars, and read all relevant publications to stay up to date on research findings and discussions.

My continuing education has resulted in my becoming a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Beyond the Practice

After growing up in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, I came to the U.S. for my dental residencies and moved to Orlando after those were completed. My husband and I have two young children, a daughter and a son, and a sweet Yorkie, too.

My free time is centered on my family. I love taking my children to do fun things, and love being a bit of a teacher for them at home. I’m an avid traveler and enjoy learning about different cultures and history. I also love exercising and enjoy photography.