There is nothing more fulfilling than watching the multitude of changes that take place during a person’s orthodontic journey. Working with my patients to create a smile that they love has such a profound impact on their self-confidence, health, and their overall well-being. Being entrusted with the opportunity to address our patients’ dental needs through orthodontics is both a privilege and an honor to me.
While under my care, patients can expect my complete attention to their needs and desires with the utmost dedication to the highest standard of excellence. I strive to make their journey to a new, beautiful smile a fun and informative one. Developing trust and meaningful relationships with my patients is one of my favorite things about being an orthodontist. I am committed to upholding these relationships with respect, transparency, and communication, leaving a positive impact on our patients’ smiles and their lives.
Education & CE
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Catania
- Certificate in Orthodontics, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
- Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
Having an extensive background in orthodontic research, I firmly believe in the power of evidence-based dentistry and practice tried-and-tested techniques that deliver effective and sound results to my patients. It is of utmost importance to me to serve and inform my patients of the most up-to-date technology and information, respectively.
- American Association of Orthodontics (AAO)
- Società Italiana di Ortodonzia (SIDO)
- Societa Italiana di Biomeccanica e Ortodonzia Segmentata (SIBOS)
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
I grew up in a coastal town of Italy in Catania, Sicily playing water polo and soccer. After high school, I continued my involvement in a professional water polo team while pursuing my dental degree. During my dental education, I was awarded a scholarship that allowed me to spend three months at the University of Illinois – Chicago’s Department of Orthodontics, shadowing and participating in research. This visit inspired my decision to come to the U.S. after completing my dental degree in Italy in order to pursue my dream of becoming an Orthodontist. Since this dream became a reality after three amazing years in Los Angeles, I recently relocated to Waco to continue providing cutting-edge orthodontic care in the beautiful Central Texas area.
Some of my favorite things besides creating perfect smiles include; spending time with friends and family, playing water polo and soccer, traveling, and trying new foods. I look forward to expanding my hobbies here in Waco, getting involved in the community, and experiencing how everything really is “bigger and better” in Texas!