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WHY KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS LOVE DR. MARIA…
Her patients and their parents often tell her that their dental experience with her is the best they have ever had.

 

It takes more than technical skills to be a good children’s dentist. It takes compassion and commitment and Dr. Maria has those traits in abundance. While making you and your child comfortable in a safe and positive environment, she will set your child on the right path to good dental health.

 

Dr. Maria is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

She attended college at the University of Miami and was awarded her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. She earned her pediatric specialty certification as Chief Resident from the highly competitive program of Staten Island University Hospital in New York. During her years of private practice in New York she remained on hospital staff as a Clinical Professor of Dentistry where she taught dental students and pediatric dental residents. She holds distinguished memberships in numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.

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``IT IS MY PERSONAL MISSION TO TREAT YOUR CHILD THE WAY I WOULD EXPECT SOMEONE TO TREAT MY OWN CHILDREN.``
- DR. MARIA
Dr. Maria is specialized in Laser Dentistry and makes it a point to be current with the latest advancements in the field of pediatric dentistry.  

 

Also known as “No Needle Dentistry,” it is a less invasive way to do dental fillings and other procedures on children. Dr. Maria is Laser Certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the College of Clinical Laser Dentistry. She earned an Associate Fellowship within the World Institute of Laser Dentistry.

 

Dr. Maria is a firm believer in the power of philanthropy.  

 

She donates her time to the dental clinic at Our Lady Queen of Peace church in Delray Beach. She is passionate about her work as the first and only children’s dentist on staff treating underserved pediatric patients. She also volunteers on overseas dental missionary trips.

 

Dr. Maria Castaneda is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. 

 

She is a true Floridian at heart and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the needs of children in the community where she grew up.

 

As a mother, Dr. Maria’s personal mission is to treat every child the way she would expect someone to treat her own children. 

 

She recognizes that each child has unique needs and in order to meet those needs, she creates a partnership with the child, the parents and the office team with the goal of maintaining a healthy, happy smile that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Maria is specialized in Laser Dentistry and makes it a point to be current with the latest advancements in the field of pediatric dentistry.  

 

Also known as “No Needle Dentistry,” it is a less invasive way to do dental fillings and other procedures on children. Dr. Maria is Laser Certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the College of Clinical Laser Dentistry. She earned an Associate Fellowship within the World Institute of Laser Dentistry.

 

Dr. Maria is a firm believer in the power of philanthropy.  

 

She donates her time to the dental clinic at Our Lady Queen of Peace church in Delray Beach. She is passionate about her work as the first and only children’s dentist on staff treating underserved pediatric patients. She also volunteers on overseas dental missionary trips.

 

Dr. Maria Castaneda is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. 

 

She is a true Floridian at heart and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the needs of children in the community where she grew up.

 

As a mother, Dr. Maria’s personal mission is to treat every child the way she would expect someone to treat her own children. 

 

She recognizes that each child has unique needs and in order to meet those needs, she creates a partnership with the child, the parents and the office team with the goal of maintaining a healthy, happy smile that will last a lifetime.

THE FRIENDLIEST, HAPPIEST, SMILIESTSTAFF IN ALL OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA!

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Barbara
Scheduling Coordinator
Fun Facts:
Loves Motown music
Anything chocolate is her favorite dessert
Happiest being with her daughter, Adrianne and Grandson, Luke

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Tilisa
Dental Assistant
Fun Facts:
Baby Whisperer
Florida native
Loves to fish
Happiest being with her son, Dearil

Andrea
Dental Assistant
Fun Facts:
Loves spending time with her Mom
Animal advocate
Professional Model
Volunteer at the Children’s Miracle Hospital

Sheryl
Fun Facts:
NY pizza is her favorite food
BIG NY Giants fan!
Loves spending time with her nice and nephew in NJ
Master degree in elementary education

Paula
Dental Assistant
Fun Facts:
Her favorite/most important thing in life is her husband – not sure how best to put this but she is obsessed. His name is Fernando.
Spends a lot of time Volunteering at her church
Loves the outdoors
From Brazil

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Nadia
Dental Assistant
Fun Facts:
Kids love her!
World traveler
Bilingual (English & Spanish)
Loves her 4lb chihuahua, Chica
THE FRIENDLIEST, HAPPIEST, SMILIESTSTAFF IN ALL OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA!

boca-delray-pediatric-dentistry-AboutStaff3a

Barbara
Scheduling Coordinator
Fun Facts:
Loves Motown music
Anything chocolate is her favorite dessert
Happiest being with her daughter, Adrianne and Grandson, Luke

boca-delray-pediatric-dentistry-AboutStaff2a

Tilisa
Dental Assistant
Fun Facts:
Baby Whisperer
Florida native
Loves to fish
Happiest being with her son, Dearil

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Nadia
Dental Assistant
Fun Facts:
Kids love her!
World traveler
Bilingual (English & Spanish)
Loves her 4lb chihuahua, Chica

Andrea
Dental Assistant
Fun Facts:
Loves spending time with her Mom
Animal advocate
Professional Model
Volunteer at the Children’s Miracle Hospital

Sheryl
Fun Facts:
NY pizza is her favorite food
BIG NY Giants fan!
Loves spending time with her nice and nephew in NJ
Master degree in elementary education

Paula
Fun Facts:
Her favorite/most important thing in life is her husband – not sure how best to put this but she is obsessed. His name is Fernando.
Spends a lot of time Volunteering at her church
Loves the outdoors
From Brazil
HAVE QUESTIONS FOR DR. MARIA?
FEEL FREE TO EMAIL HER DIRECTLY AT DRMARIA@BOCADELRAYPD.COM