Where it all happens.
Meet Dr. Airton Arruda
Dr. Airton Arruda has been providing top-notch orthodontic care for over
30 years. A native of Brazil, Dr. Arruda attended the Colégio Bandeirantes
in São Paulo for his undergraduate education, and earned his dental degree
from the University of Mogi das Cruzes in São Paulo.
He came to the United States and completed his orthodontic specialty training
at St. Louis University, earning a Master of Science in Dentistry degree. The
following year, he was a Research Fellow in Orthodontics at Harvard University.
He went on to earn a Master in Public Health degree from the University of
Michigan in Epidemiological Studies in Orthodontics.
Dr. Arruda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, European
Board of Orthodontics and the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics. He is also a
Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Arruda stays on the cutting edge of
the latest advancements in orthodontics by maintaining memberships with numerous
prestigious organizations such as:
American Association of Orthodontists
Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics
Pierre Fauchard Academy
University of Michigan Orthodontic Alumni Association Honorary Member
Dr. Arruda served as the Clinic Director of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry for four years. He currently teaches clinical graduate students as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
In his leisure time, he trains for triathlons and runs in international marathons. Dr. Arruda is ranked at the USA Triathlete Association and the USA Triathlon National Championships. He is also passionate about strengthening his community and participating in programs to educate children about oral health. Dr. Arruda has been blessed with a wonderful wife, three children and their family pet dog, Dolly Parton.
"I have been blessed in so many ways and it is with great satisfaction that I give back." - Dr. Arruda