Mauricio Malo, DDS
Being a prosthodontist is extremely rewarding. Every day I have the opportunity to help people regain function and aesthetics, which can have a significant impact on their quality of life.
Each person is unique and their needs and expectations are different. Whether I’m placing a crown or performing a full-mouth restoration, I pride myself on always presenting the patient with all possible options. I walk them through how each restoration works, what the procedure requires, and how each affects function. It is important that people understand their options and what to expect, so they are able to make informed decisions about their smile!
Education and Experience
I have practiced since 1995. A third-generation dentist, I was always around adults who talked about dentistry, their patients, and the fulfillment they found in their profession. It sounded exciting and I knew, at an early age, that it was the ideal career path for me.
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was completed in 1995, at the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano. I completed a two-year general practice residency from 1996-1998 at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Moving across the country to California, I completed my formal education with a three-year prosthodontics residency at Loma Linda University, and then returned to Florida.
In addition to seeing patients in my private practice, I have taught at NSU School of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics for the past decade. It’s rewarding to help young dentists become passionate about the specialty.
Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education
Prosthodontics, like healthcare in general, is a constantly advancing specialty. Research leads to innovative new technologies, techniques, and materials, all of which have impacts on the level of care I am able to provide patients.
I am an active member of the:
- American College of Prosthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Florida Dental Association
These organizations offer numerous continuing educational opportunities, in which I am able to learn from leading practitioners and my peers. In addition to attending national conventions, I also participate in local study groups.
By staying at the forefront of the latest trends, and evaluating new options, I am able to practice evidence-based dentistry and offer patients leading-edge techniques.
Beyond the Office
I was raised in South Miami after moving from Bogotá, Colombia, in 1974. I graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School in 1989.
I now live in Weston with my wife of over 25 years. We have two daughters who are now young adults. When I'm not in the office, I’m enjoying time with my family and friends or working out at the local CrossFit gym.