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Student Profile: Dr. Maryam Rezaie

Meet Dr. Maryam Rezaie, who is enrolled in the JU Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences School of Orthodontics’ Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Please describe your educational background, including your undergraduate and graduate degrees.
I graduated from Florida International University in Miami in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completed the Honors College Program. I received a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2009 and then went on to complete a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) with emphasis on prosthodontics at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in 2010. From 2010 through 2013, I worked as a general dentist with the scope of practice including orthodontics in Baltimore, Maryland which piqued my interest in pursuing a career as an orthodontist. In 2014, I completed a one-year Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research at JU before beginning my 2-year Orthodontic Residency program. In spring of 2015, I was appointed as the Student Vice President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and was able to attend the Leadership Summit in Salt Lake City this summer.

Why did you choose the JU School of Orthodontics?
I chose JU because it is a clinically strong residency program. The faculty are very knowledgeable. They are from diverse backgrounds, which allows the residents to be exposed to a wide range of skills and various treatment modalities.

What do you like best about the program?
What I like best about the program is the large number of cases we are exposed to both clinically and through diagnostic seminars.

What made you choose to pursue a career in orthodontics?
I believe orthodontics is the only specialty in all medical sciences where patients always leave your office with a smile.

What do you hope to pursue after graduation?
I hope to find a full-time associate position at a state-of-the-art orthodontic practice.