Meet Our Team

Dr. Maria Magalhaes, DMD FICOI

Dr. Maria Magalhaes, DMD is a compassionate and highly trained dentist. She believes every patient deserves a healthy smile. She is passionate about providing the most advanced dental care in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. She is committed to developing and maintaining long-term relationships with her patients.

Dr. Maria was internationally trained in Brazil and is a graduate of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey. Dr. Maria is diligent in her pursuit of dental excellence and remains current on the latest state-of-the-art technology, dental procedures, and dental materials. She frequently travels across the nation to attend clinical training sessions conducted by world-renowned clinicians. Dr. Maria is fluent in both English and Portuguese.

In her spare time, Dr. Maria enjoys beach volleyball, sport fishing, and listening to country music. Dr. Maria and her husband, Brooks, love to travel the world to compete in Billfish tournaments.

Dr. Gary Kodish D.D.S.

Dr. Gary Kodish was born and raised in South Florida. He graduated from Emory University in 1975 and in 1979 received his DDS Degree from Emory University School of Dentistry. He is licensed in both Florida and Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Atlantic Coast District Dental Society, and the Broward County Dental Association. He earned his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 1989 and is a member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral Implantology. He participates in the Atlantic and Broward Dental Research Clinics. Dr. Kodish has completed curriculum on Anterior Esthetics and Occlusion from the prestigious Hornbrook Group. This year Dr. Kodish will have 40 years practicing dentistry and he still enjoys it more than ever.

Dr Gabrielle Bekov D.D.S.

Dr. Gaby received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Stony Brook Dental School in Long Island, NY.  She then completed a two-year General practice residency and held the role of Chief Resident during her second year. 

Her training as Chief Resident at Stony Brook included all aspects of general dentistry with a strong emphasis on complex full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry and surgical implant dentistry. 

Dr. Gaby is very enthusiastic about esthetics and aims to create the ideal facial harmony through a mixture of cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation. She is highly trained in providing patients with treatments such as Botox/Dysport, facial fillers and PDO thread lifts. 

Dr. Gaby is constantly taking continuing education courses to broaden her knowledge and skills and keep herself updated on the latest techniques.  If there is one part of her profession that she enjoys the most, it is influencing her patients to achieve and maintain a beautiful healthy smile while also cosmetically improving facial harmony giving patients the ultimate boost of self-confidence.  Her main goal is for her patients to look and feel their best. 

On a personal note, Dr. Gaby loves spending time with her family and friends and exploring new hiking locations with her dog Maya. Her hobbies include cosmetology, painting, cooking and playing guitar.


Dental Hygienist

Milene is an International dentist from Brazil practicing since 2001. She received a Masters Degree in Periodontics in 2007, one in Prosthodontics in 2013 and one in Radiology in 2016. In the United Stated she worked as a dental assistant while she continued her education in dental hygiene. She enjoys being involved in dental health care and always focuses on prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases. Outside of the office she loves swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Carol Anne

Office Manager

I am originally from Dallas, Texas and formerly served in the Army as a dental hygienist before making the transition to administration. I have called South Florida home for many years and love living here with my pets. I have been in the dental field for more than 40 years. One thing I enjoy about being in this field is being an advocate for all patients. Answering questions about procedures, insurance or anything else to help our patients is a pleasure for me. In my time off I enjoy fostering rescue animals, reading, movies and learning new things.


Dental Assistant

Karen is originally from Venezuela where she practiced as a general dentist from 2007-2015. She moved with her husband and daughter to the USA in 2016 and began working as a Dental Assistant. Her favorite part about being a Dental Assistant is being able to help patients every step of the way with their dental care. She loves to feel connected to her career. In her free time she likes to cook, sing and spend time with her beautiful family and cat Penelope.


Dental Assistant

I am a Brazilian Periodontist and graduated 22 years ago. I live in Coconut Creek with my husband and 3 children. I like to travel and discover new places and cultures. I also love spending time with friends. I am glad to have the opportunity to work as a dental assistant, improve my skills and help share my experience with the patients and staff at The International Center for Advanced Dentistry. “The only way to great work is to Love what you do” (Steve Jobs)