The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Kids Care Dental and Orthodontics is a sophisticated and established pediatric dental office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our multi-lingual and knowledgeable staff specializes in dealing with the dental needs of children ages 0-19 years. We look forward to discussing your child's dental needs with you in the future and look forward to the privilege of being a part of your family.
Dr. Nigel D. Grandison
Described as the “best dentist ever’ by the parent of an enthusiastic young patient, Dr. Grandison is passionate about pediatric dentistry.
Born and raised in Jamaica, Dr. Nigel Grandison moved to the United States to pursue his studies in the field of Biology in 1985. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.
In August of 1987 he enrolled in the University of Connecticut’s Dental School to pursue his passion in Dental Medicine and received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1993. He immediately continued to the Jackson Memorial Hospital where he completed a year of General Practice Residency which ended in June 1994. Dr. Grandison continued to the University of Pittsburgh and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg, PA where he completed him Pediatric Dental residency culminating in his being named Chief Resident from July 1996 to 1997.
Since January of 1998, Dr. Grandison has been practicing Pediatric Dentistry in South Florida where he currently operates two dental offices. He is licensed in Dentistry by the State of Florida and holds certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Dr. Grandison has extensive training in the provision of dental care under general anesthesia in the hospital setting. Dr. Grandison is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a member of the Dade County Dental Society. He is also affiliated with the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
He is married with two children and loves to play racquetball and soccer when he is not concentrating on the young patients in his dental practice.
Dr. Austin Smith
Dr. Austin Smith is an orthodontist who specializes in providing braces for children and teens. He has been practicing orthodontics for more than ten years.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, Dr. Austin Smith, DDS, graduated in the top of his class from the Howard University Dental School in Washington, DC. He is well respected and internationally known for his skills and professionalism as well as his engaging personality. He is a technician at the highest level and continues to perfect his skills by keeping up with current technological advancement in the profession. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontics and the Dade Dental Society.
Born on the tropical island of Jamaica, Dr. Smith migrated to the United States over 20 years ago and has made it his home ever since. Having practiced and studied in several states including Washington D.C., New York (where he did his residency), Michigan and Ohio he finally settled in South Florida where he has been for the past 12 years.
He and his wife Carolyn have two sons, Sean and Chad. He is a dedicated husband and father and can often be seen watching his son playing soccer. A former undergrad college soccer player, he still has passion for the game and occasionally plays for recreation. He also holds a black belt in karate.
Dr. Smith has treated thousands of patients and all have left with fond memories and a beautiful smile on their faces.