Being part of a person’s journey into a new smile is the most rewarding part of my career. I love seeing each person’s confidence grow as their smile improves, and seeing how that change in their self-esteem impacts their life.
Watching a personality unfold and confidence skyrocket is the most amazing experience: as an orthodontist, I make it happen – every day!
Knowing that my patients trust me with their smile, or their child’s smile, is a huge responsibility that I do not take lightly. I strive to provide the best care possible, clinically and personally, to make the treatment experience comfortable and full of laughter and warmth.
I treat patients like part of my family and love learning about and sharing in their lives, their interests, their dreams – I love being part of their story!
The Practice and Team
My team strives to make every patient’s time in our office relaxing, fun, and the best part of their day. I love that our space is filled with shared laughter and an abundance of smiles: from our patients, their families, and our team!
We are committed to going above and beyond to give each person the best possible results and make their treatment experience pleasant. We work hard to set everyone at ease, build trust and communication, and to give our best and be here whenever a patient needs us.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Florida
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Florida
- Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science, University of Louisville
I love learning and, as an orthodontist, I have the opportunity to constantly indulge that passion. The specialty is constantly advancing, with research leading to new techniques and materials, as well as technologies.
I seek out continuing educational opportunities: participating in study groups; attending local, regional, national, and international conferences; and avidly reading the latest journals.
I am an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Marion County Dental Association
These organizations allow me to learn from my peers, as well as the leaders in our field. This continuing educations keeps me at the front line of the latest information and options, ensuring I am offering patients the best treatment experience.
Betancur Orthodontics is a state-of-the-art facility, with the highest standards of care and the latest technologies. We utilize an intraoral scanner and a 3D printer for diagnostics and treatment planning. Additionally, we are the only top Invisalign® provider in the area: we have the most experience successfully treating patients with these clear aligners, delivering amazing smiles!
Beyond the Practice
I was born in Colombia, in South America, and moved to Ocala when I was nine. I loved growing up here and am pleased to now be raising my family in this wonderful community.
My amazing husband, Rodolfo, and I have two very cute baby girls, Emiliana and Sofia, and two fur babies: Oliver, a chocolate labradoodle and Maggie, an apricot labradoodle.
If I’m not creating smiles at the office, you can find me at the beach, the springs, or out on the bike trails. I also enjoy playing and watching soccer.
I am passionate about community involvement and helping those in need. My practice provides thousands of dollars of pro-bono work each year for our community. We also sponsor dozens of local events and organizations throughout the year.