Dr. Michael Maruri “AKA Dr. M”

Our Orthodontist, Dr. Michael Maruri, a South Florida native, is passionate about treating his hometown community. He graduated from South Miami High School in 1995, where he was a varsity basketball player. He went on to earn a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, graduating Cum Laude in 2004. After working as a civil engineer at Florida Power and Light, he realized his true calling was to help others and pursued a career in dentistry.

Dr. Maruri received his dental degree from the highly regarded Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine, in 2005, where he was recognized for his excellence and inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He then pursued further orthodontic training at the University of Colorado Orthodontic Program-Denver, where he obtained a Master of Dental Science Degree. Throughout his orthodontic residency, he trained with leading practitioners and honed his skills in the latest orthodontic techniques.

In his practice, Dr. Maruri is dedicated to providing personalized care and improving his patients’ smiles. He has treated numerous conventional orthodontic cases and has collaborated with surgeons at Children’s Hospital to provide life-changing treatment for children with cleft palates and lips. He is constantly expanding his knowledge and skills through continuing education, staying up-to-date on new ideas and techniques.

Dr. Maruri is a skilled and dedicated orthodontist who is well-respected by his patients and colleagues. He is a loving family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and his sons, Nico and Lucas. When you meet him, you will be struck by his down-to-earth nature and exceptional abilities as an orthodontist.

Dr. Beatriz (Bibi)

Dr. Beatriz (Bibi) Tejera is a South Florida native with family along the east and west coasts of Florida. She grew up in Fort Myers where her dad, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, first introduced her to Dentistry. She shadowed an Orthodontist while attending High School and has worked to become one ever since. She is beyond excited to be living her dream!

Dr. Bibi earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University where she captained the cheerleading team, held leadership positions in her sorority, and completed multiple dental service trips to prepare for her dental training. She went on to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. During her time at UNC, she participated in research resulting in publication, held leadership positions in multiple community outreach clinics, organized and attended a service trip to the Philippines, and met her husband, Will, a soon-to-be Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon.

Having spent so much time away from home and family, Dr. Bibi prioritized her residency match efforts to Nova Southeastern University. She and her husband matched together at NSU, and have been enjoying the South Florida lifestyle together ever since. While at NSU, she gained experience in a wide variety of orthodontic techniques and the latest advances in the orthodontic field. Her enthusiasm for education allowed her to fully enjoy her seven years of dental training, and ensures that she will continue to offer advanced and contemporary evidence-based treatment. She is passionate about the community she has served, and feels honored to be a part of each personalized smile transformation.

When Dr. Bibi isn’t practicing orthodontics, she is exploring with her husband, spending time on the water, trying TikTok recipes in the kitchen, cheering on her sports teams (Go Noles, Heels and Dolphins!) or going on long walks with her energetic dog, Grady. She loves South Florida and is excited to be close to her family and friends for good!

Dr. Thibault

South Florida has always been home for Dr. Thibault. After attending Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, he graduated with honors from the University of Florida. He then made his way back to Fort Lauderdale, receiving his DMD from Nova Southeastern University. During his time in dental school, Dr. Thibault was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Thibault continued his studies by completing his orthodontic residency at Seton Hill University, where he received advanced education in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He returned once again to sunny South Florida to pursue his career in orthodontics.

Dr. Thibault is recognized by the American Board of Orthodontist as a Board Certified Orthodontist. He is also a member of numerous professional associations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the Florida Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association.  
Both of Dr. Thibault’s parents are French and emigrated to Fort Lauderdale in the early 90s. As a result, he can speak French fluently. He is also striving to improve his Spanish, with the goal of becoming fluent as well. When he is not dedicating his time to his patients, Dr. Thibault enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and staying active outdoors.   

Dr. Andrew

Dr. Andrew grew up in the town of Woodside, 30 minutes south of San Francisco. He attained his bachelor’s degree in science at the University of San Diego, while also on a scholarship for tennis. He completed his dental education in Davie, FL at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree. Dr. Andrew continued his studies and completed his orthodontic residency in Aurora, CO at the University of Colorado, earning a master’s and a degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

From an early age, Andrew was inspired by his childhood orthodontist and hoped to one day follow in his footsteps. He vividly remembers the impact orthodontic treatment had on his own life and his self-esteem and hope to share this life-changing experience with others. Dr. Andrew lives his passion of transforming smiles and giving back to the community he now calls his home.

Dr. Andrew is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He is recognized by the American Board of Orthodontist as a Board-Certified Orthodontist. His parents are both immigrants from Romania who emigrated to the United States in the early 1980s. As a result, he speaks fluent Hungarian and is conversational in French and Romanian and hopes to improve his Spanish. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing tennis, pickleball, and the beach.

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