Maria was born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Cali, Colombia. She graduated from the Universidad del Valle as a dentist and worked for several hospitals and community projects. In 2015, Maria moved to the United States to continue her professional growth, education, and research experience.
In 2017, she started her Master's program in public health at Nova Southeastern University. Her passion for helping people and improving patients' oral health encouraged Maria to study for her Master's and acquire her Dental Hygiene license. Her research and experience focus on oral cancer prevention and screening and the prevention of periodontal disease.
Maria has participated in several health fairs in South Florida, creating new, healthy, and beautiful smiles. Maria likes to spend time with her family, friends, traveling, and trying different restaurants outside of work. Her favorite thing to do is to laugh and make people smile. Her goal is to bring confidence and trust to her patients and their overall dental care.