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Dr. Alvaro Maya

Dr. Alvaro Maya, DMD CAGS MScD

Has over 30 years of experience in providing patients with state-of-the-art dental care. After completing his post-graduate training in Prosthodontics from Boston University, he worked at his practice in Massachusetts for over 20 years.  He was an Assistant Clinical Professor at both Boston University and Tufts University.

After earning his dental degree (DDS) from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad de Odontología, Dr. Maya practiced dentistry in Colombia. After moving to the United States, he was accepted to Boston University’s Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, where he completed a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Prosthodontics, a Master of Dental Science degree(MScD) and a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree (DMD). This extensive education has provided Dr. Maya with the knowledge to provide his patients with exceptional care.

Dedicated to remaining on the cutting edge of dental treatments, Dr. Maya has participated in several research studies, and his work has appeared in leading publications. He has been a speaker at national and international meetings, and has attended many continuing-education courses. Dr. Maya has an in-depth understanding of implant techniques, and has received training and certifications from the major implant companies. He is also a member of several professional organizations.

Dr. Maya went above and beyond joining the Army Reserves and was deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and then in 2007.  He has served our troops dental needs for over 16 years.  After relocating to Florida, he wants to share his expertise with our community here in the Keys.

Dr. Ioan Pablo Palacios

Dr. Ioan Pablo Palacios, DDS, MDS

Dr. Ioan Palacios attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Universidad Americana in Managua, Nicaragua, followed by three years of residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Connecticut. After a few successful years in private practice, he completed an intense three-year specialty residency at the University of Connecticut, where he received extensive training in contemporary orthodontic treatments, leading to a Master’s degree in dental science with focus on Orthodontics, as well as a specialized diploma in postgraduate Orthodontics.
Dr. Palacios is knowledgeable in treatments of both children and adults’ orthodontic problems. His philosophy is achieving the best results and performing at fullest potential at all times. Dr. Palacios believes that every case needs to be treated in a unique way and patients need to have a great experience during the course of orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Palacios maintains his status of specialist in good standing; In addition to the prestigious membership to the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Palacios is an active member of numerous dental organizations, including the Florida Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, as well as local and regional dental associations. 
Dr. Palacios’s philosophy is that every case need to be treated in a unique way and patients need to have a great experience during the course of orthodontic treatment. His skills include early orthodontic treatment for children; adult orthodontics; combined orthodontic surgery/orthodontic treatment to enhance facial esthetics, and application of Invisalign.

Dr. Palacios is dedicated to be at the forefront of the most recent advancements in orthodontics to provide his patients with the highest quality treatments and outstanding personalized care in a friendly welcoming environment through his top-notch knowledge and skills. He likes to run and swim, he also enjoys movies, photography, cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.

Through a combination of education, practical experience, and dedication to lifelong learning, Dr. Palacios has achieved the knowledge necessary to create perfect smiles for all his patients. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Palacios holds a breadth and depth of knowledge that facilitates great orthodontics.

Dr. Piero Palacios

Dr. Piero Palacios, DDS, MDS

Is originally from Nicaragua.  He graduated from the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington Connecticut, from where he received a Master in Dental Science and a Graduate Certificate in Orthodontics, as well as an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) certificate.  His education in the principles of biomechanics and straight wire technique has honed his skills in diagnosis and treatment planning of surgical and multi-disciplinary cases.  He received a doctor in dental surgery (DDS) and a bachelor science (BS) degree, from the University Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala.

Dr. Palacios studies have received numerous recognitions, he performed as chief resident while he was at UConn and his cases have been published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.  He is an invisalign premier provider and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Dental Association and the American Dental Association. In his leisure time he enjoys running and watching movies.