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  • Everything I have had done at Premier Smile Center has been top-notch. The treatment I received was thorough, precise and extremely professional. I never felt like just another patient because they took the time to listen to my concerns. They addressed my issues and we agreed on the treatment plan together.

    The staff is very friendly, warm and extremely knowledgeable. I felt relaxed and comfortable knowing I chose the right place to get the dental work I needed. Dr. Johnson is very humane and very knowledgeable, and she does amazing work. I like the friendliness and honesty of the whole practice. I was not confident with my smile, in fact I was very self conscious and rarely smiled. Premier Smile Center has changed all that. My smile is one of the things I like the most.

    Maria
  • I was terrified to receive a root canal, but I knew it had to be done. After meeting with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bui, I felt better about the procedure. They educated me on the process. I was comfortable and had no pain—which was my biggest worry. I love coming to the office. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctors and staff educate you on what they are doing and why it is needed.

    The dentist was a place I visited only when I desperately needed to, and now I’m in the office every few months. I don’t live near the office anymore, but as long as they’re there, I will be driving over to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to Premier Smile Center, I now have healthy, pearly white and almost perfectly straight teeth.

    Adriana
  • When I first came to the practice, my teeth were in terrible condition. From the beginning to the end of my treatment, Dr. Johnson and her entire practice were outstanding, professional and extremely understanding of my needs. Dr. Johnson is honest and very hands-on, and the practice feels like a family and not a factory. Thanks to Dr. Johnson, I now have a great smile.

    Arthur
  • Coming to Premier Smile Center was a life-changing experience for me. Although I was a registered nurse, I had the worst teeth ever—a missing tooth, discolored teeth and a crooked smile. Dr. Johnson explained to me in detail how she could give me a beautiful smile. She and her staff have been truly supportive and non-judgmental about my teeth. Dr. Johnson is compassionate, understanding and a joy to talk to, and the staff are friendly, efficient and caring. They encouraged me to go on when I was feeling down, and now I can smile confidently.

    The treatment I received has greatly increased my self-esteem. I can smile and laugh unashamedly and join into a group conversation, and not just be a passive listener. I also have better health and nutrition. It is the best investment I have ever made for myself.

    Gloria
  • Premier Smile Center has always treated me like family, and my experience as a patient of Dr. Johnson’s has been nothing but satisfactory. Dr. Johnson is brilliant, and the practice is clean, friendly and professional. Before I came to the office, the condition of my teeth was depressing. As a result of my treatment, I have more confidence and less anxiety associated with a messed-up mouth.

    Clayton
  • Before coming to Premier Smile Center, I had not been to a dentist in some time. I needed some periodontal work done, fillings and wisdom tooth extractions. What initially struck me was the warm welcome I received from the front office staff, and I had virtually no wait time before I was greeted by Dr. Johnson. She was incredibly professional and explained everything she was doing as she conducted the initial exam. She made her recommendations and scheduled a return visit to repair some fillings and pull two wisdom teeth.

    What was truly amazing was that within 24 hours Dr. Johnson herself called to check on me and asked how my experience was. My wisdom tooth extractions went flawlessly, and I experienced very little bleeding and no pain during or after the procedure. Again, Dr. Johnson called me afterward to check how I was doing. I like Dr. Johnson’s warm and sincere concern for her patients, and I also like her professional staff. I am always impressed by the warm, professional nature of everyone in the office.

    Daniel
  • From the moment I arrived at Premier Smile Center over a year ago, Dr. Johnson and her entire staff have been amazing. Needless to say, anytime you have a cosmetic procedure done there will be nerves and lots of questions. Within minutes into my initial consultation, these concerns subsided. Unlike other dental practices I have been to, Dr. Johnson took her time and explained what I should expect from beginning to end with Invisalign. I continue to receive compliments on my smile every day. I love it! I have already and would recommend her again to anyone I know. A huge thank you to Dr. Johnson and the Premier Smile Center staff for making my experience fabulous!

    Erica

Meet the Doctors

Charmaine Johnson, DDS

Dr. Charmaine Johnson standing next to her credentials and degrees.

Dr. Johnson is a highly trained and skilled general and cosmetic dentist. She understands the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile on a personal level; she was inspired by her positive experience with orthodontics to become a dentist. She loves being able to change people’s lives through dentistry and she enjoys seeing her patients’ faces after placing beautiful crowns or completely transforming their smiles.

Education

Dr. Johnson received her dental degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1995 and has been practicing in the United States since 2001. She is licensed as a dentist in Illinois, Florida, Canada and South Africa.

Academic Positions

Dr. Johnson has served as the Assistant Director of the General Practice Residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and for two years, she was an adjunct faculty member for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Nova Southeastern University.

Publications

Dr. Johnson has an eye for aesthetics and especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry. Her research in various areas of dentistry has been published in Dentistry Today and The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Professional Associations

Dr. Johnson has been serving on the Commission of Dental Accreditation since 2003. She is an active member of the following professional organizations:

  • Organization of Special Care in Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois Dental Society
  • Florida Dental Association

Outside the Office

Outside of the office Dr. Johnson stays active with tennis, aerobics and Latin American Dance. She also enjoys pottery and flower arranging. Dr. Johnson volunteers her time at the Oak Park Animal Care League and the Oak Park Conservatory. She and her staff take part in many charitable activities that support the local community and beyond.

Diane Alvarez, DMD

Dr. Diane Alvarez

Periodontist As a periodontist, Dr. Alvarez is a specialist in the treatment of gum and bone tissue and in the placing of dental implants. She went into dentistry because it allowed her to fulfill her passion for helping others and her love of science. She enjoys getting to meet new people and helping them attain the smiles they have always wanted. Her expertise lies in her ability to help improve the health of her patients’ gums and the underlying tissue that support the teeth. Her approach to dentistry is to provide expert individualized and patient-centered treatment.

Education and Advanced Training

Dr. Alvarez received her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and completed her periodontic specialist training at Nova Southeastern University in 2011. She is passionate about periodontics and, through regular continuing education, stays up-to-date with the latest advances in her field.

Baokhoi Bui, DDS

Dr. Baokhoi Bui

Endodontist Dr. Bui is an endodontist, a specialist in root canal therapy. His approach to treatment is to make his patients’ experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible.  Dr. Bui is known for his calming chairside manner and for being excellent at keeping his patients informed of what is going on throughout their treatment.

Education

Dr. Bui earned his dental degree summa cum laude from State University of New York in 2003. He then completed an additional two years of postgraduate education in endodontics, receiving his specialist certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. His advanced training enables him to provide expert, gentle root canal treatment.

Awards and Scholarships

Dr. Bui has received many awards and scholarships throughout the course of his education and training. This includes the Award in Endodontics from the American Association of Endodontics, the Horace Wells Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a Scholarship for Outstanding Clinical Achievement.

Publications

Dr. Bui has published articles on endodontics in the Journal of Endodontics as well as the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Outside the Office

Dr. Bui enjoys spending his free time with his family in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Libby Finer, DMD

Dr. Libby Finer was raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

She is excited to join the Premier Smile Center team and work alongside Dr. Charmaine Johnson to provide comprehensive care while building new patient relationships and healthy smiles.

Education

She attended Boston University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to complete her Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University.

She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine where she earned her degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. After graduation, she relocated to Chapel Hill, NC where she completed her General Practice Residency at UNC Hospital.

She is compassionate and gentle, and continues to keep up to date in all clinical practices to provide you with the best quality of care.

Associations

Dr. Finer is a member of the following dental organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Alpha Omega Dental Frat

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Office hours

  • Monday: 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 11am-7pm
  • Thursday: 9am-5pm
  • Friday: 9am-2pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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2717 E Oakland Park Blvd.
Ste 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

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