Meet The Doctor 


I've been helping patients achieve happy & healthy smiles for over 30 years.

Education And Experience

I grew up in the metro NY/NJ area, and as a teen, moved with my family to South Carolina. I graduated with a B.S. dual degree in Biology/Pre-Med and Spanish. I later went on to earn my doctorate degree (D.M.D.) from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

After practicing in South Carolina, I decided to move to sunny Florida, settling into the Tampa Bay area where I practiced for over 20 years. For the past 10 years I've been a general dentist in Fort Lauderdale, having opened a new practice in 2012.
I concentrate the practice in general and family dentistry, with emphasis on cosmetics.

Practice Philosophy

I cannot stress this point enough ... good education and communication is the key to good relationships with patients and success in what we do. A well informed patient is my best client. Each patient is given the appropriate time to address concerns, answer questions, and make good, sound dental decisions together. As a dentist in Fort Lauderdale, I try to place myself in the position of how my patient may be feeling, so as to be sympathetic and yet make the decisions that need to be made.

Outside The Office

When I'm not getting to know my patients, I love to travel. My “go to” favorites are all over the US, Mexico, Europe, and South America. I have traveled all over the world. I believe to better know yourself; you need to know your world in which you live.

When at home, my 9 year old Peruvian Schnauzer, "Chipi," rescued from the streets of Peru, keeps me busy and on point. We love to walk and he likes to chase down tennis balls and squirrels.

Meet Our Team

You can rest assured that Dr. Bové and his team are committed to making your dental experience calm and relaxing while delivering the results you envision. Whether you’re 3 or 103, we will go aBove and beyond to provide the highest quality care in a bright, home-like setting. Whether you have questions about treatment recommendations, need to make payment arrangements, or wonder how we can extend the life of your smile with preventive dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, we are here to provide you with the answers that you need. 

Patricia Keller


Office Manager

With more than seven years' experience working in a dental practice, Patti is a valued member of Bové Dentistry. She’s the friendly face you’ll see when you walk in and she’s quick to lend a hand to Dr. Bové whenever he needs it.

Patti does an excellent job of scheduling appointments and she will help you feel welcome and relaxed. She takes note of any concerns you have and will ensure you get the treatment you need. She believes prevention is the key and that it’s best to address dental problems while they’re still small.

When she’s not working closely with Dr. Bové, Patti enjoys exercising, journaling, and watercolor painting. She has a son, Nickolas, and three grandchildren. She owns a Bengal cat named Pi … it’s obvious she loves furry, four-legged felines – she volunteers for a cat rescue program! Patti grew up in Peru and Switzerland and relocated to South Florida in 1983. She speaks English, Spanish, and German. It’s her dream to one day become a full-time artist and live in the mountains!