As an orthodontist, my goal is to provide my patients with high-quality, efficient and, personalized treatments. Each patient has a different goal for his or her oral health and I love creating a smile that is unique to each patient’s needs, and is beyond his or her expectations.
Education and continuing education
As a part of my orthodontic education, I took part in the following studies:
- Dental degrees (DDS, DMD) from Brazil and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
- Specialty certificate and Master’s degree in orthodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry
- Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics
- Active professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Orthodontic Specialty Clinic
I am always actively seeking the latest proven orthodontic methods and technologies to integrate into our practice. As part of my continuing education, I have published several papers and book chapters in professional literature, and I lecture both nationally and internationally on the most current topics and techniques in orthodontics.
Professional dedication: I have been practicing dentistry since 1991, when I graduated from dental school. I moved to the United States in 1994, where I completed my orthodontic residency program at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. I was invited to join the UAB orthodontic faculty in 2000 with the responsibility of teaching dental students and residents the art and science of orthodontics.
I love giving individual attention to each patient and making personal connections. I enjoy watching our young patients mature throughout the process, and learning from patients of all ages.
My whole team is committed to providing the best orthodontic experience in a professional and personalized manner. All team members are talented and outgoing, each one wants only the best for the people in our community. They’re a true joy to work with!
I am originally from Brazil, and am a second-generation orthodontist. I have lived in Alabama since 2001, and enjoy raising my family here. My wife and I have two daughters, and I always enjoy spending quality time with them.
My hobbies include surfing, travel, computers, and technology. I am also actively involved in many aspects of our community, especially in local education and youth sports.