40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

DENNIS MAURO

  • Vandalia, Ohio
  • Mauro Orthodontics

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Mauro Orthodontics

Specialty:

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics

Education:

DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


Why He Was Nominated

A sports enthusiast who put himself through school on a caddying scholarship, Dr. Mauro is grateful for his success: “I never wake up dreading going to work.”

Inspiration

Dr. Mauro decided to go into oral surgery after experiencing it himself. The surgeon who repaired his mouth when Dr. Mauro was in his early twenties later became a career mentor.

Exciting Trend

Dr. Mauro is most enthused by the trend toward custom orthodontia, such as brackets and wires custom-made
for each patient. “It will raise the bar for treatment across the field.”

Biggest Challenge

The financial aspect of making it through school. Landing that caddying scholarship helped; he’d been a caddy since he was a kid.

Something People Don't Know

Dr. Mauro will receive his Sports Car Club of America racing license this fall.