"Seeing a patient’s life, attitude and
self-confidence change as their
smile transforms, and being a little
part of making all that happen is
by far the most rewarding aspect
of orthodontics for me."
- Dr. Arruda
"Orthodontics has the ability to curtail dental complications, preserve natural smiles, and promote good health for a lifetime."
- Dr. Desai
Dr. Arruda and Dr. Desai are committed to the highest level of patient care. Dr. Arruda is a board certified orthodontist. Only 5% of dentists are orthodontists, and only 30% of orthodontists are board certified. To be board certified, you must undergo rigorous written and clinical assessments, as well as participate in continued orthodontic education.
When Dr. Arruda isn’t creating beautiful smiles, she can be found spending time with family and friends, coaching and playing soccer, as well as giving back to the community. In Dr. Desai's free time, she can be found playing at the local tennis court or supporting her favorite sports teams, the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Saint Louis University
Master of Science in Dentistry
Certificate in Orthodontics
Case Western Reserve University
Doctor of Dental Medicine
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Chicago Dental Society
Fellowships & Externships
Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship
Harvard Medical School
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds