Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero Becomes Fellow of the American Laser Study Club
We are excited to announce that Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD, has earned her Fellowship status at the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC Fellow status indicates the achievement of basic knowledge in the foundations of laser surgery and laser safety principles through successful completion of ALSC and LIA (Laser Institute of America) courses and exams. We are honored to have Dr. Santos as a member of the ALSC since 2018. Click here to learn more about the ALSC Fellow status and see all ALSC fellows.
Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero’s personal journey and relentless pursuit to find solutions to her son’s struggles drove her down the path of specialized training in tethered oral tissues, oral myology, and pediatric dental sleep medicine. She has now made it her mission to provide each patient with the necessary tools to achieve optimal growth & development.
As an Affiliate of The Breathe Institute, Dr. Santos is very passionate about the need to create awareness of the potential health problems in children with lip & tongue ties and sleep related breathing disorders. She often engages in a team approach with other healthcare professionals to provide her patients with treatment options that will help them thrive.
Dr. Santos-Cordero earned a DMD degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine with high honors and has been practicing dentistry since 1994. She completed her residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, NY, and a Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine residency at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. A certified laser surgeon, she is also trained in oral myology.
Dr. Maribel Santos has earned privileges to practice dental surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL and has been on staff since 2002. She regularly attends continuing education courses to expand her professional scope and to stay up to date on the very latest techniques. She has been guest lecturer at various local and international organizations.
Dr. Santos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Fellow of the American Laser Study Club. She is a member in good standing of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals, the International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals, and the American Dental Association.
Learn more about Dr. Santos on her website.