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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

Dr. Airton Arruda D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H.

(419) 332-1134

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