Dr. Mandel graduated from Universidad Santa Maria in Venezuela, where she obtained her DMD, and decided to further her studies in the field of Periodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers) where she also obtained a Masters in Dental Science. Dr. Mandel is also certified by the American Board of Periodontology which is the highest degree of education in her field.
During Dr. Mandel’s training in Periodontics, she learned traditional periodontal therapy (gum surgery, bone surgery, sinus lifting, recession coverage) as well as implant surgery and its associated procedures. She had the opportunity to train on five top implant systems and discover the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of implant manufacturers.
Dr. Mandel continues to get trained in the latest procedures in her specialty. That is why she completed training at the Chao’s institute where she was trained in a new and revolutionary procedure called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation offering a scalpel free, suture free and graft free technique for treating receding gums. She is one of the few Peridodontist in South Florida trained to perform this procedure.
She has authored articles which discuss the effects of diabetes on periodontal disease and also implant dentistry and its alternatives. Dr. Mandel also enjoys teaching Periodontics at the Lindsey Hopkins AEGD program where she also delivers treatment to the underserved community of Miami-Dade voluntarily.
Dr. Mandel is married with two sons (Benjamin and Eliav) and a little daughter (Shelly) and she likes to spend every free minute with her family.