Meet Dr. Mejia-Maidl
I love how, as an orthodontist, I can transform shy, reserved children into confident teenagers and adults with beautiful smiles. Indeed, this is an extremely rewarding profession where we get the opportunity to truly change lives. I’m passionate about everything regarding my profession, the patients, my involvement in organized dentistry, and the interaction with other dentists and specialists, especially on our surgical cases that require extensive multidisciplinary care. What excites me the most is that I can have fun at work; I love my job! The most satisfying thing is knowing that I have touched my patients in such a significant way, both aesthetically and emotionally; that we have truly improved their quality of life. Orthodontics has provided me with the opportunity to enrich myself personally through the contact I’ve had with the thousands of patients I’ve treated.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University CES in Colombia
- Certificate in Orthodontics – University of Illinois at Chicago
- Masters in Oral Sciences – University of Illinois at Chicago
As a member of El Paso del Norte Study Club, I have the opportunity to discuss complex cases in a multidisciplinary environment, to understand how to better communicate and treat patients with the referring dentist and other specialists, and to attend programs that provide continuing education in order to stay current and up-to-date with the latest scientific and technological advances.
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontics
- El Paso District Dental Society, 2012-13 President Elect
- El Paso Cleft Palate Clinic
- Border Children’s Clinic
Outside the Office
Originally from Columbia, I now reside in El Paso with my husband, Matthew, and our two sons, Mathias and Max. I am a hard-core soccer and baseball mom, but when I find time I also enjoy yoga, cross fit, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
My involvement in the community is through my work. Our office has the largest volume of patients on Medicaid in El Paso. We have been accepting Medicaid for over two decades, insuring that every child, regardless of their income, has an opportunity for orthodontic treatment.