smiLee Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Our friendly team of pediatric experts welcomes you to our family

Dr. Jenny Cavanaugh & the smiLee team strive to create a fun and caring dental home for all children — from birth, through the toddler years, childhood, and into their teenage years.

Our goal is to educate children and inspire enthusiasm about the importance of dental health to create a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles. The smiLee team respects each child as an individual and is dedicated to treating each child as their own.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine: University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pediatric Dentistry Certificate: University of Florida – Naples, FL
  • Orthodontic Certificate: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center – New York, NY
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. Jenny Cavanaugh

Dr. Jenny is a dual-board certified pediatric dentist and orthodontist — one of only a handful in the country. After dental school, she completed 2 additional years of training specializing in pediatric dentistry and then 3 additional years of training specializing in orthodontics.

She has been practicing in private practice since 2013. With her extensive training and experience, we provide the highest level of specialty care for all of the dental and orthodontic needs of your child until they are fully grown.

Dr. Jenny completed dental school at the University of Pittsburgh, completed her pediatric dental residency at the University of Florida, and her orthodontic residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Jenny was born and raised in Pittsburgh and moved to SWFL in 2011. She lives in Fort Myers with her husband Jim, and her children Jack and Lacey. Dr. Jenny and her family enjoy gardening, the beach, nature hikes, time with family, and are avid foodies. We look forward to welcoming you and your family into the smiLee family.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine: University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pediatric Dentistry Certificate: University of Florida – Naples, FL
  • Orthodontic Certificate: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center – New York, NY
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Orthodontics

Our family taking care of yours.

Our Team

Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Kelsi

Kelsi was born and raised in SWFL. She started in the dental field in 2014. Kelsi has always worked in pediatrics and loves working with children! When not working, she loves to spend time with her family and go out on the boat, and hang out at the beach.
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Victoria

Victoria has a passion for working with children and enjoys brightening up their smiles and creating a fun and memorable dental experience. Victoria has two younger nephews, who she enjoys spending time with. Victoria has been in the dental field since 2017 and is dedicated to putting her dental skills to great use. In her free time, she enjoys going to Disney, spending time with family, and shopping!
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Amanda

Amanda brings almost 20 years of administrative experience and a passion for working with children. Having recently moved to SWFL, she is excited to be part of smiLee and is committed to providing exceptional patient care and service. Amanda is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for all patients and ensuring their needs are met throughout their dental experience. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and golden retriever, as well as pursuing her hobbies of crafting and cooking. Her love for creating and nurturing extends to her work, where she is dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles.
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Carol

Carol started with her own orthodontic treatment as an adolescent, she knew then she wanted to be part of a fun and upbeat environment creating beautiful smiles. Carol has been working in orthodontics for over 20 years. She loves greeting new patients and walking them through the orthodontic process from start to finish. Outside the office Carol enjoys watching her son’s baseball games, boating/fishing with her family, and taking her two dogs on walks.
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Julissa

Julissa was born and raised in Mexico and came to the US in 2012. Julissa has been working various customer service jobs, but wanted to find a good career she can grow into. She made the decision to be a dental assistant. That way she can do what she enjoys; making people smile, feel calmed, and welcomed. She is also a mom of 2 amazing kids and has a very supportive partner. A perfect day for Julissa would be a day full of smiles and sushi.
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Nina

Nina is a seasoned dental professional with over a decade of expertise in crafting radiant smiles. As our Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator, she is dedicated to guiding patients towards achieving the smiles they’ve always dreamed of. Nina has lived all over the United States and relocated to the Sunshine State in 2020, to be closer to her family. Her warm and caring demeanor perfectly complements her exceptional dental knowledge. With her wealth of experience, she skillfully coordinates orthodontic treatments, ensuring every patient’s journey is smooth and tailored to their unique needs. Beyond her passion for sculpting smiles, she finds joy in the culinary arts, knitting, and kayaking. Her diverse interests and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to our team and a source of comfort for our patients as they embark on their smile transformation journey.
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Robin

Robin was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and relocated to Florida in 2013. Following a 37 year career in Information Technology, she retired in 2019 but quickly came out of retirement in 2021 to become the Director of Community Engagement at smiLee. Robin has established relationships with many of our local schools and community organizations which smiLee supports on a recurring basis. In her free time, Robin enjoys reading and being “Mimi” to her three grandchildren.
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Sue

Sue loves working with children, seeing them grow and watching their smiles change through the years. She was born and raised in New Jersey, but moved to Florida in 2019 and loves the relaxed lifestyle. Sue and her husband Bob love boating, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with their 4-legged kids!
Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Alma

Alma was born in Mexico and raised in SWFL. Alma has been in the dental field for 2 years and has discovered an unknown passion for dental care. She has 20 nieces and nephews and enjoys being around them every chance she gets. Being part of smiLee has been very exciting, working as a team to provide exceptional patient care while getting to see the little ones smile. In her free time, she loves spending time with family, going to the gym, and seeing sunsets at the beach.

Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Haylee

Haylee was born and raised here in SWFL. She has 4 years in the dental field. Her favorite dental specialty is pediatrics. She comes from a family full of girls, and all of them are certified dental assistants as well. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, shopping with her sisters, and going on brunch dates with the girls.

Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Diana

Diana has been in the dental field since 2018, working in general and pediatric dentistry. Diana is originally from Colombia and has lived in the US for over 10 years. Diana loves working with children and is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge. In her free time, she loves spending time with her son and loving family, reading, and traveling.

Kristen - Dental Hygienist

Isabel

Isabel was born and raised in Columbia. Since high school, she has been passionate about pediatric dentistry. She started in the dental field in 2003. She enjoys giving children the best experience when they visit the dentist. In her free time, she loves spending time with her son, husband, and her 4-legged child doing outdoor activities.

The smiLee Difference

As a mother herself, Dr. Jenny knows that every parent’s highest priority is their children’s health and happiness.

​Dr. Jenny has completed a total of 5 years of specialty training in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics after dental school and is board certified in both fields. Dual board certification is an accomplishment achieved by only a handful of dental specialists in the United States. Board certification is an elective process following completion of years of specialty training in a residency program. The dental specialist must demonstrate their knowledge and competence before a recognized board of experts in the designated field. Following each residency program, Dr. Jenny has completed the rigorous written and oral examinations and earned board certification from both The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and The American Board of Orthodontics. Additionally, Dr. Jenny received the prestigious Pugh Award, presented to candidates who score in the top 3% nationally on the written portion of the Pediatric Board Exam. She was the first ever recipient of the award from the University of Florida-Naples pediatric dental residency program. Board certification is not a one-time achievement; the dental specialist completes continuing education and recertification to stay current with the latest research and techniques in each respective field.

​All of Dr. Jenny’s patients will receive outstanding care in both Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Dr. Jenny’s expertise as a Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist enables her to evaluate overall oral health along with every child’s developing bite and smile to proactively address problems early to potentially prevent long term issues. When appropriate, early treatment using the latest advancements in orthodontics achieves the greatest outcome for your child’s smile. This comprehensive approach eliminates the need to coordinate between two dental offices for pediatric and orthodontic care. We strive to provide the highest level of comprehensive oral health care to infants, children, and teens to establish a lifetime of healthy and confident smiles.

​Mission Statement:
smiLee is committed to positively impacting the life of every child. We focus on developing healthy habits that establish a foundation for a lifetime of oral health and overall well-being. At smiLee, we create beautiful smiles that allow a child to face the world with the confidence to fulfill their limitless potential.

​Core Values:
Deliver quality pediatric dental and orthodontic care with Compassion, Accountability, Professionalism, Efficiency and most importantly, a Smile.

An office that prioritizes your comfort

smiLee is a state-of-the-art facility that uses the latest technology available to create a more enjoyable dental experience. We pride ourselves on creating a fun, warm, and inviting atmosphere where children of all ages can feel comfortable to establish a positive attitude towards oral health and lay the foundation for a beautiful smile for life. Every detail was designed and engineered with the child’s comfort in mind.

Convenient Appointments

We respect your time and your schedule. We are conveniently located in the community and strive for appointments to begin and end on time, so you can keep your schedule on track.

Kid-focused Amenities

We want your child to be comfortable, so we offer kid-focused amenities such as a waiting room play area, TVs and colorful headphones in every operatory as well as blankets in the dental chair.

Community Partnerships

At smiLee, our mission is to support and elevate not only the oral health but the lives of children, adolescents, and teens in Southwest Florida. Youth involvement in school and community activities fosters belonging and strengthens the community at large. If your school or organization is interested in partnership or sponsorship, please contact us at (239) 329-6006 or Community@DrSmiLee.com.

Our Services

Pediatric Dentistry

Orthodontics

“All of my boys love going to smiLee and are so excited every time. Everyone is so friendly and does so much to make sure they are happy and comfortable. They have always been on time and the office is so nice and clean — our favorite!”

– Mariah R.

Let us give your child the smile they deserve

We are currently accepting new patients and very excited to work with you and your child.

Our Fort Myers Pediatric & Orthodontic Office

Hours:

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm*
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*We answer phone calls on Fridays from 8:00am-5:00pm and are open for appointments on some Fridays. Contact us for full Friday availability!