"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."
"My goal is to assure my patients that they’re receiving exceptional, state-of-the-art care."
Dr. Arruda is committed to the highest level of patient care, that’s why she’s 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, and giving back to the community.
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