Dr. Maria Hernandez, DDS
Dr. Maria C. Hernandez is a graduate of the University of Miami and the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the St. Petersburg campus of the University of Florida in 1992.
Dr. Hernandez has a special interest in oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dental techniques. She was an assistant clinical professor for the University of Florida College of Dentistry and a part-time instructor at the St. Petersburg residency program. Dr. Hernandez also served as a National Delegate to the Academy of General Dentistry, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the West Coast Dental Association. Dr. Hernandez has been practicing at Clearwater Dental Associates since 1992.
Outside of the office, Dr. Hernandez enjoys snow skiing, traveling and spending time with her three beautiful daughters.
I was born and raised in Miami so I went to the University of Miami for my undergraduate, then from there I went to dental school at the University of Florida in Gainesville, that was four years. I did a one year general practice residency at the University of Florida but in St. Petersburg, Satellite Clinic.
I stayed on as a general practitioner here at Clearwater Dental Associates for twenty-three years. We are a family dentistry, we do everything from adults, children, elderly, geriatric, everything.
I’m a member of the Academy of General Dentistry so of course there is a number of credits you need every year in order to stay as a member but as far as CE implant courses, many of them. I’ve even done filler courses for Botox and the liquid fillers. A lot of crown and bridge, a lot of restorative, preventative dentistry, oral surgery endodontics; a little bit of everything.