Mariana Velazquez, DDS                   

Mariana Velazquez was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. After graduating with honors from high school, she pursued the same career path as her mother, her oldest brother and 21 other family members. She went to dental school at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, where she graduated at the top of her class.

Dr. Velazquez then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internships and residency at Boston University. During her training, she attended Boston Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Hospitals and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. She also served one year of General Surgery and had extensive training in Anesthesiology.

Dr. Velazquez belongs to several professional organizations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the South Florida District Dental Association. She also currently serves as the President of the South Florida District Dental Association.

Dr. Velazquez is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

She also has hospital affiliations with Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Velazquez areas of interest are dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, anesthesia, pathology and facial trauma and reconstruction. She believes in high-quality care and good communication with patients and colleagues.

Outside the practice, Dr. Velazquez likes outdoor activities and traveling with her husband Diego and children Camila and Santiago.