I feel absolutely blessed to be an orthodontist! How amazing is it that I can serve patients of all ages and be their partner on a path that leads to a healthy, confident smile? Ive seen the difference a beautiful smile can make for a young child whos embarrassed to smile for school pictures, or adults who cover their mouth when speaking because they are uncomfortable about the appearance of their teeth. I know that the smiles we create together can truly transform the way a child or an adult interacts with the world at large!
I received my Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where I was awarded my Doctorate in Dental Surgery. I continued my educational path with an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency as part of my four years of service in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer.
I am a staunch believer that every professional, no matter what their field, owes it to themselves and those they serve to stay abreast of developments in their respective specialty. Seeking the best training and education always has been, and always will be, my priority, so I am confident that I am providing the most appropriate, effective, and advanced care for my patients.
When Im not caring for my patients, you might find me practicing yoga, walkingmy dog, or trying new recipes. I also try to soak in some of this wonderful Florida sunshine and enjoy the scenic waters of Charlotte Harbor in some way!
Personally, I am passionate about supporting our local community through organizations like Girls on the Run and partnerships with our schools. I realize that my profession allows me to interact with our youth during some of their most formative years, and I hope that I am a positive role model for these bright and enthusiastic minds especially the young women who might also want to become a dentist or orthodontist one day!
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
I have been married for more than 25 years. My husband and I like to be outdoors fishing, boating, and kayaking. I have two older children, with whom I love to spend time. Any other free moments are spent running, reading, or relaxing on the beach with a glass of wine.
I completed my Expanded Functions Dental Assistant training in 2015 and have been working in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics ever since! Some of my most favorite memories were made visting local elementary schools to teach the importance of dental health. As an orthodontic assistant, I love creating the transformationfrom #day1 to #dayDONE and getting to know each unique patient personally. It's awesome to see confidence grow as a beautifulsmile is created!
I graduated from Charlotte Techical College in 2011 as an ExpandedFunctions Dental Assistant, and shortly after achieved a personal goal of successfully completing the Dental Assisting National Boards. I take great pride inmy active role of creating beautiful, confident smiles with Dr. Maura - it's truly amazing to see the transformationfrom #Day1 to #DayDone for each patient!! I also had braces myself as an adult, and that helps me personally relate and guide our patients through their orthodontic journey!
We know that orthodontic treatment means more than just a healthy bite and straight teeth it means greater self-confidence and increased self-esteem, andcare that can truly transform our patients quality of life!
From the first moment you walk through the door into our large, comfortable reception area, youll notice that Slack Orthodontics is a different kind of dental office. We designed our entire practice with patients in mind, with the intentionto treat each person who walks through our door as we would hope to be treated ourselves.
Our Port Charlotte orthodontic office features a family-friendly environment where both children and adults can feel comfortable, advanced digital technology throughout the office, and a custom sterilization center that adheresto the most stringent standards of cleanliness.
Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile youve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.
Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sureyour orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilizethe latest technology, and offera variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
It is vitalthat you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure youreceivethe best possiblecare.
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