Aventura (786) 520-29952797 NE 207th Street
Aventura, FL 33180

Pembroke Pines (786) 629-593412634 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

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Your Pembroke Pines Team

Meet Dr. Mars

Dr. Rick Mars has practiced patient-centered dentistry in the Miami area for 25 years and enjoys the relationship he has built with his family of patients. Dr. Mars always says, “Patients come first in our office, and I never forget one of the first lessons that I learned in dentistry: behind every smile is a person and thus, we treat people and not just mouths.” Most importantly, he not only loves dentistry, but has a great time treating his terrific patients alongside the amazing team at The Dental Care Group. He uses state of the art technology to provide outstanding dentistry in a safe, caring environment. If it is The Wand® to provide the ultimate in comfort when anesthetizing his patients or iTero® scanner that is used in lieu of those mushy impressions, patients know that they are experiencing something special when they are being treated by Dr. Mars.

Dr. Mars attended Emory University for his undergraduate education, continuing on to Georgetown University School of Dentistry for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He is an Invisalign® Premier Provider and has lectured internationally on Invisalign for several years. While he practices family dentistry, he places an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, as seen by the great smiles on his patients. It is not uncommon for a celebrity patient to be seen in Dr. Mars’ chair.

Dr. Mars was voted one of America’s Top Dentist in 2013 for Invisalign, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry by Consumers’ Research Council of America. He was also the featured speaker on Invisalign to an international group of dentists in Costa Rica in May 2013. He has presented in hospital settings in both South Florida and Philadelphia on various dental issues over the years. He has also lectured to an early pregnancy class at Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, FL for several years. Dr. Mars in an author of many dental articles published in both Aventura Magazine and community newspapers.

Dr. Mars has received proclamations from the Governor of Florida, the Mayor and City Council of Aventura, the Mayor of the City of North Miami Beach, and from the Miami Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Dr. Mars is active with the Aventura Marketing Council Chairman's Roundtable, Beth Torah congregation (President), Michael Ann Russell Jewish Community Center as a Board Member, and is a former Board Member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. He has also been a Little League Baseball and Youth Basketball Coach for the last 14 years.

Dr. Mars and his wife, Alison, have been married since 1990. They have three sons, Zachary, Blake, and Cory, of whom they are proud. They also have a Tibetan terrier named Rocky. In his free time, Dr. Mars enjoys playing tennis, running, working out, and traveling.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • South Florida District Dental Association
  • Invisalign® Premier Provider
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry (Certified in Laser Dentistry)
  • American Academy of Group Dental Practice


Meet Dr. Glicksman

Dr. Joel Glicksman is a dentist in Aventura and Pembroke Pines, FL who takes great pride in providing honest professional health care to the community. Dr. Glicksman practices in all disciplines of dentistry including general and restorative dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Dr. Glicksman attended Indiana University. He graduated in 1981 from Chicago’s Loyola University of Dental School where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

A respected Florida dentist for over 30 years, Dr. Glicksman has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry including the unique needs associated with aging, recognized as geriatric dentistry. Geriatric dentistry differs from traditional general practice in that this population typically has at least one chronic medical disorder. In addition the physical disabilities and the effects of cognitive dysfunction all affect compliance and oral health. This focus on an individual's total health and well being and how it affects oral health cannot be undervalued. Being able to treat an individual's oral health needs while also being sensitive to medically complex needs is part of what drives his dedication to individualized treatment plans.

Dealing with such a diverse patient population, Dr. Glicksman is highly adept at taking medical histories and designing individualized treatment plans that differentiate normal aging from pathological aging. Dr. Glicksman partners with families, care facilities, and health care providers (including physicians, care managers, and social workers) to develop a targeted daily dental care plan that compliments successful treatment.

“Spending so much care on individualizing treatment plans for my patients is one way that I can ensure that they each receive the best treatment. My care for my patients goes beyond their smiles and I have dedicated my life's work towards putting my patients' health and happiness foremost in mind”, says Dr. Glicksman.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • South Florida Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Academy of Group Dental Practice

Dr. Glicksman has been a benefactor of Nova Southeastern University School for over ten years and is a member of the Chairman’s Roundtable on the Aventura Marketing Council. He is married with two beautiful daughters. When he is not in the office, Dr. Glicksman is an avid skier and enjoys reading, traveling, and scuba diving.


Meet Dr. Bui

Dr. Baokhoi Bui received his formal dental education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in both the School of Pharmacy and the School of Dentistry. He completed his residency in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bui continues to update his education through courses specific to endodontics in order to provide his patients with the most effective treatment options. He is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontics.

It is Dr. Bui’s goal to help his patients retain their natural teeth whenever possible. He finds it very satisfying to treat fearful patients and show them that endodontic treatment, root canals is particular, can be completely painless.

Dr. Bui is a native of Buffalo, NY, and has lived in Fort Lauderdale for the past six years. He has two daughters who he loves to spend quality time with, especially when they’re at the beach, kayaking, and biking.


Meet Dr. Pagani

Dr. Pagani is originally from Caracas, Venezuela and completed her undergraduate studies at Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2002 and her doctoral in Dental Studies in 2007. Dr. Pagani graduated Magna Cum Laude and Valedictorian of her graduate class of 2007.  She continued her training her at NOVA Southeastern University completing post graduate studies in Prosthodontics in 2012. This additional three years of training prepared Dr. Pagani for certification as a prosthodontist, specializing in the restoration and replacement of teeth including crowns, bridges, complete and removable partial dentures, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structure and/or teeth as well as Dr. Pagani stays up to date on the current clinical trends for removable and fixed prosthodontics as well as Implant Restorations and Full Mouth Rehabilitations.

When not busy restoring smiles of her patients, Dr. Pagani can be found chasing after her toddler with her husband, attending HEAT games or even out for a jog  or boxing(when time permits!)


Meet Dr. Fien

Dr. Matthew J. Fien received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his doctorate degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He completed post graduate training in the specialty of Periodontology at Nova Southeastern University and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Periodontology.


Dr. Fien has completed a number of research projects which have led to his work being published  in various peer reviewed dental journals, including the Journal of Periodontology, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, and the International Journal of Periodontics and   Restorative Dentistry.  Dr. Fien is actively engaged in several clinical research studies in the fields of Periodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Tissue Regeneration.  He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. Fien enjoys playing golf, tennis, and basketball. He also enjoys listening to music and spending time with his wife, Eugenia and his two sons, Ethan and Dylan.


Meet Dr. Spencer

Dr. Spencer was awarded his DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduation he moved to western Pennsylvania and completed his orthodontic residency at Seton Hill University where he earned a certificate in Dento-facial Orthopedics and a Master of Science degree in orthodontics. Dr. Spencer is board eligible having successfully passed the American Board of Orthodontics written exam.

Dr. Spencer is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Southern Association of Orthodontist.

Dr Spencer is a native Floridian and is happy to be practicing close to his home town, Boynton beach. He lives locally with his wife Heather and their two boys Cam and Blake. Dr. Spencer enjoys coaching youth soccer and in his spare time he enjoys spending time fishing, and relaxing with his family. Dr. Spencer also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Turfgrass Science from the University of Florida and continues to have interest in horticulture.



Meet Dr. Dale

Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. Dale received his undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University before obtaining a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University. Dr. Dale recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, where he was accepted into their Pediatric Residency program.

Dr. Dale has participated in several mission trips, most recently to Nicaragua, where he provides dental care to underdeveloped communities. He held the position of Vice President of the Autism Awareness Club at NSU and is an active member of the Give Kids a Smile team. Dr. Dale is enthusiastic about pediatrics and is excited to join the team at The Dental Care Group.

Dr. Dale resides in Fort Lauderdale with his fiancé. In his spare time he enjoys the beach, fishing and outdoor sports as well as spending time with this family.


Claudia Gibson

Dental Hygienist

I am very passionate when it comes to educating my patients on improving their oral health. It is very exciting when I see a patient’s health improve because of what they learned from our visit. Dental hygiene is all about health and wellness of the mouth, and of the entire body as well. I am proud to provide such an important service to those in my community. I am a home body, so I love spending time with my two daughters and our dog, Coby. I volunteer my cooking skills for the middle and high school track meets and stay active with spinning classes.


Veronica Parra

Dental Hygienist

I am one of our dental hygienists here at our amazing dental care group facility. I am always friendly, optimistic, and dedicated to making sure you have a comfortable, stress-free dental visit. I love the fact that I change people’s lives by promoting good health and self confidence, and creating bright smiles that last a lifetime. I am a happy mother of one daughter and the wife of a loving husband. We also have a Maltese named Richie. I love watching movies, am a voracious reader, and I dance every chance I get.