About Us

Dentist Lakewood Ranch

Your Trusted Dental Professionals

Dr. Keen-Ramirez

Dr. Keen-Ramirez was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Florida when she was ten. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami, receiving her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Biology in 2009. She then left Florida to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, which she received in 2013 at Louisiana State University. At LSUSD, she was a member of the Kells Honor Society and was awarded the Allan P. Rappold Award for Excellence in Operative Dentistry, the Pankey Institute Scholarship, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Certificate of Recognition.

Dr. Keen-Ramirez returned to Florida after dental school and joined a major dental service organization. She quickly honed her clinical skills and business mindset and became a partner in the practice. She continued to advance her knowledge in the Dental Field and was recognized and credentialed as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In 2017 she was recognized as “Mentor of the Year” for the organization.

Dr. Keen-Ramirez is also proud to be a key opinion leader (KOL) for the American Academy of Clear Aligners (2019) and obtained Fellowship in 2022. Fellowship Accreditation from the American Academy of Clear Aligners is the highest level of recognition for experience, knowledge, and talent that a general dentist can achieve in the field of Clear Aligner Therapy. To attain Fellowship, doctors must prove they have a wealth of experience in treating patients with Clear Aligners and have results that are of exceptional quality. All candidates must pass rigorous case reviews and a written exam in addition to 50hrs of logged continuing education. The AACA validates that these dentists are the very best in the field.

In 2023, Dr. Keen-Ramirez opened Allure Dental Aesthetics, her very own dental practice! She lives with her husband, Andrew, their daughter Paisley, and their son, AJ. When not at work, Dr. Keen-Ramirez enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending ‘Canes football games, playing soccer, and appreciating the beautiful Florida sunshine.

Cristina Hidalgo

Cristina Hidalgo was born in Bonao, Dominican Republic, and moved to Florida when she was 20. She began her dental career back in the Dominican where she did two years of dental school but had to stop as she moved to the United States. However, Cristina never abandoned her passion for dentistry, and after years of hard work, she graduated magna cum laude as a Certified Dental Hygienist from Hillsborough Community College.

In 2021 Cristina was awarded the Student Excellence Award and Academic Excellence in Biological Sciences. She and Dr. Keen-Ramirez have worked together since 2019 when Cristina served as Dr. Keen-Ramirez’s assistant office manager. After graduating in dental hygiene, she joined Dr. Keen-Ramirez at her practice and serves the role of Dental Hygienist.

Cristina is passionate about helping patients achieve the oral health they deserve. She values quality time and loves to give back to the community through volunteer dentistry. Patients and team members at Allure Dental Aesthetics enjoy Cristina’s bubbly, upbeat personality and radiant smile! She loves to travel, dine out and spend time with her husband and their dog, Jayjay.

Miranda Ward

Miranda is a dynamic professional with a passion for statistics, data analysis, and digital creation. Originally from Nampa, Idaho, she moved to Florida at a young age and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in Statistics from Hillsborough Community College. Since 2021, Miranda has been an integral part of the dental field, serving as an assistant office manager alongside Dr. Keen-Ramirez and Cristina. Her adaptability and dedication have allowed her to excel in her role, demonstrating a knack for turning complex data into understandable insights.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Miranda enjoys immersing herself in nature through activities like hiking, camping, and spending time on the water with her husband. An avid animal lover, she shares her home with two cats, Jinx and Turbo, who bring joy and companionship to her life. With a blend of analytical prowess and creative flair, Miranda approaches each endeavor with enthusiasm and dedication, making her a valuable asset in any project or environment she engages with.