Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Tells How He Went From Specializing In Implants To A Holistic Dental Practice

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Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the Smilecreator of Naples, tells about how a health crisis led him to change how he practices dentistry.

Naples, FL, July 8, 2019: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “From Implants To A Heart Attack To A Holistic Dental Practice.” Dr. Hernandez talks about how he gives his patients something to smile about.

As Dr. Hernandez states, “For many years I was stumped when a small percentage of my dental implant patients had a problem with their implants not taking hold.” He continues adding, “There was no obvious reason why this person shouldn’t have the same success as any other patient. I questioned myself first.” He asked himself, “Had I done something that prevented the implant from taking? Or was there an underlying reason for this failure to achieve good results?” He admits, “I asked myself these questions endlessly as I pursued every avenue possible.”

According to Dr. Hernandez, “Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement. A long-standing track record of dental implants proves them to be the best functioning, best looking and best feeling of all the tooth replacement options ever created by man.” He elaborates further saying, “The national success ratio is over 95 percent.” “But,” he adds, “for the few people who have a failure, the failure rate is ultimately 100 percent. That was something I couldn’t handle easily. There had to be a better answer.”

“Then,” says Dr. Hernandez, “I had a heart attack. Little did I know that this health “crisis” was just the turning point I needed to find the answers I was looking for so desperately.” He relates, “I love the origin of the word “crisis”. I, to decide or discriminate, and to sift and separate. And that’s exactly what any crisis, health or otherwise, offers us humans.”

Dr. Hernandez points out, “My heart attack led to a series of tests that turned me back to my own profession. I received test results that indicated I should “see my dentist to find out if I have periodontal disease.” This surprising directive came as a result of a simple saliva test.” “In this test,” writes Dr. Hernandez, “the different kinds of and levels of bacteria are clearly shown with the markers of the body’s tolerance to those attacking bacteria.”

The entire article can be read at

About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.

Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results. As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.

While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.


The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.

As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.