Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Shares His Thoughts About The Continuing Effects Of The Pandemic.

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, extends wishes for a happier, healthier New Year in light of the continuation of the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Naples, FL, January 02, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “The Year The World Stood Still.” Dr. Hernandez launches into his year-end blog with a look back to a 1951 film.

Dr. Hernandez informs his readers that, “Back in 1951 there was a movie called The Day The Earth Stood Still. Science fiction back in the 50’s,” he adds, “considered the earth coming to a standstill for one day as a very out-there idea. But here we are in 2020 and the world came to a complete standstill not just for a day but for months.”

“Even when shelter-in-place orders were first issued,” Dr. Hernandez says, “I have to admit, I thought it might last for a few days or a week at most. Nearly a full year later we are still experiencing massive unemployment, business shutdowns, social distancing, the quarantining, the travel moratorium and people are still getting the COVID-19 virus.”

Dr. Hernandez states, “I also admit, I too am getting a bit weary.  I will not however, let the weariness win. I am grateful that I am still in business and that my patients are doing their very best to keep up with their oral health check-ups and procedures. On an even brighter note,” he continues, “life continues to unfold. There are new babies being born, lovers getting married even though they can’t have the big splashy weddings. I see closeness being born amid families who once were too busy for each other. We have an opportunity to get reacquainted with our spouses, our children, our dearest friends. We have been forced to slow down.”


The entire blog 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.





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