Born in Taiwan, Dr. Maryam Rezaie grew up as a world traveler. She lived in Brazil, Belgium, Macau, and China and visited many places around the world. At sixteen, her family moved to Miami, Florida. Here, she completed her high school and undergraduate studies with honors.
Dr. Maryam completed her dental school training at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. She served in many leadership positions. For example, she participated in dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic, and co-founded the second student chapter, in the country, of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach, Florida.She completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach, Florida.
Over the years, she worked in both public health and private practice settings in Maryland. Later, Dr. Maryam returned to Florida to attend Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics. During this time, She received a Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics. In fact, for her outstanding academic achievement, she was inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Her excellence continued as she served as a Student Vice President. Later, during her residency, she served as Chief Resident and Second Year Class President
Dr. Maryam enjoys being involved in the community and spending time with her family and friends. She is proud to be called an auntie, a “khale,” a “tia,” and a “Maasi” by her many nieces and nephews.
2016: Completed the American Board of Orthodontics Written Examination
2016: Volunteered at the Florida Dental Mission of Mercy: helped organize and execute participation in FLA-MOM Impact Study.
2016: Organized and displayed three different residents’ scientific posters at Florida Association Orthodontists Annual Session
2015: Published “Less white spots lesions with lingual braces” in the AJO-DO Resident’s Journal Review
2015: Attended Phi Kappa Phi’s Student Vice President Leadership Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah
2015: Appointed and served as Student Vice President of Jacksonville University’s Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2012: Appointed to participate in the American Dental Association (ADA) Recruitment & Retention Conference Panel: “Enhancing Membership Value through Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion.”
2011-2013: Served as an Animator (team leader) for two different junior youth groups in Maryland through The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programs (JYSEP)
2011-2013: Appointed as Publicity Chair and served in Maryland State Dental Association’s General Arrangements Committee
2011: Participated in the Maryland Dental Mission of Mercy (MOM)
2011: Appointed to participate in the MSDA Chesapeake Dental Conference “Minority Focus” and “Young Dentist Focus” groups
2010-2013: Appointed and served as a member in MSDA’s Continuing Education Committee
2010-2012: Served as Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA) Representative at the Chesapeake Dental Conference, Ocean City, Maryland
2010: Awarded Certificate of Recognition by the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Riviera Beach, Florida
2009: Awarded Certificate of Recognition by The We Care Network—Project Dentists Care & Alachua County Dental Association
2008-2009: Co-founded and served as President of UFCD student chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry
2008-2009: Served as UF College Of Dentistry’s Clinic 2A Representative in the Dental Student Advisory Group
2008: Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by the Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, Inc. Dental Clinic, Booker, Florida
2007-2008: Served as the Secretary and later as the Community Service Representative in the student chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists
2006-2009: Appointed and served in UF College of Dentistry’s Health Science Student Conduct Standards Committee
2006-2009: Appointed and served in UF College of Dentistry’s Student Performance Evaluation Committee (SPEC)
2006-2009: Served as UF College of Dentistry’s Dental Ambassador
2006 & 2008: Volunteered in the UF College of Dentistry’s dental mission trips to Dominican Republic