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Meet Our Dental Associates

Meet Dr. Christopher Bedoya

Dr. Bedoya is a Palm Beach County native who is pleased to return to Florida to serve his hometown community. Dr. Bedoya received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, after which he went on to attend New York University College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduating he completed a general practice residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Bedoya aims to provide his patients with high quality dental care that is individually tailored to the needs of each patient. He believes in the importance of patient education in order to help a patient achieve their optimal oral health. Dr. Bedoya recognizes that the dentist office may not be everybody’s favorite place, and so he strives to do all he can to assure that each patient is as comfortable as possible throughout their visit.

Outside of the office Dr. Bedoya enjoys going to the beach, live music, cooking, and tending to his growing plant collection. Dr. Bedoya is also an avid Miami Heat, Dolphins, Hurricanes and Real Madrid fan.

Meet Dr. Michael Taras

Modern Dental Smiles introduces Dr. Michael Taras, has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Florida / College of Dentistry in 2000. He is a Florida Native . He provides patients with quality care and continues to do so in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, restorative and oral surgery. He is well known for his patient satisfaction and his ability to treat all his patients' needs with compassion and care. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing in Sunny South Florida.

Meet Dr. Gary Kodish

I was born and grew up in South Florida. I graduated from Emory University in 1975 and in 1979 received his DDS Degree from Emory University School of Dentistry. I am licensed in both Florida and Georgia. I’m a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Atlantic Coast District Dental Society, I earned my Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 1989 and am a member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry. I’m a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral Implantology. I have also participated in the Atlantic and Broward Dental Research Clinics. I have completed over hundreds of continuing education hours over the years. I sold my practice in 2020 in Ft. Lauderdale and decided to travel and visit family. With my wife, Mindy, we have 5 adult kids and 8 grandchildren. Retirement was short lived and I felt I had more to give to dentistry and patients, so I went back to working a few days a week. In my spare time I love to play golf and talk to my grandkids.

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