Meet Dr. Luisa Betancur


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I am very excited to be back home and happy to be a part of the Ford Orthodontics family again. Dr. Ford was my family orthodontist when I was young, so I owe the smile I have today to him! My love for orthodontics stems from building relationships with my patients and creating beautiful smiles! This profession allows me to impact the lives of so many wonderful people. Getting to see our patients grow, seeing their smiles change, and their confidence increase is the best reward ever!

Our practice’s top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. With the latest in cutting-edge technology and techniques we know you will love every visit with our upbeat and fun team! Our goal is to create beautiful smiles and raving fans of Ford & Betancur Orthodontics!

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology – University of Florida, cum Laude
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Florida College of Dental Medicine, Magna cum Laude
  • Masters of Science in Dentistry/Orthodontic Certificate – University of Louisville

Staying up to date with all the latest orthodontic innovations, techniques, and technology allows me to provide our patients with individualized, comprehensive, and efficient treatment. It is always our goal to offer the highest standard of care to our patients. To that end, I attend multiple continuing education conferences throughout the year and continually read the latest orthodontic and dental journals.

Professional Memberships

Outside the Office

I was born in Colombia, South America and moved to Ocala, Florida when I was nine years old. I attended Harbour View Elementary, Belleview Middle, and Belleview High School. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, my husband Rodolfo, our six nieces and nephews, and our furry child, Maya. I love being in the great outdoors and playing soccer in my free time. I also love to be involved in and give back to my community, especially to those in need. I often support community fundraisers, our local teams, clubs and schools.


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