Orthodontics is a wonderful profession that allows Dr. Mai Ferrara to use her God-given talents in a way that is of great service to many in our community. She considers it a privilege to be able to create beautiful smiles that affect and influence people in such a positive way.
Dr. Mai Ferrara, who likes to go by Dr. Mai, genuinely cares about every patient she treats. Each and every smile she creates is a new challenge, and a new opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life. She acquired her passion to become an orthodontist as a teenager while working in multiple orthodontists’ offices. Her wide breadth of experience has been channeled into providing great care for her patients, and she finds that her perfectionist personality benefits all of our patients’ treatment.
The art of orthodontics truly changes lives, and Dr. Mai is grateful to have been a part of that process for so many delightful people in our community for more than 20 years. She loves to see the transformation in our patients as they progress through treatment. Dr. Mai has the privilege of changing patients’ appearances in such a way that it has a positive ripple effect to all aspects of their self-esteem. A hug or a huge smile from a patient at the end of treatment makes it all worthwhile!
Education and Continuing Education
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Mai continued her education by attending dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She graduated at the top of her class with highest honors, and was accepted into one our nation’s leading orthodontic residency programs at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where she received her master's degree and certificate of orthodontics in 2001.
Dr. Mai is dedicated to providing excellent quality care for every patient. That includes attending continuing education courses, which are vital in order to keep up with the newest and latest technologies and advances. She continually advances her skills through study clubs and professional organizations. These include:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Capital Area Dental Society
Outside the Office
As a devoted mom, Dr. Mai balances life with private practice. A native of Austin, she enjoys being outside in the sunshine and spending quality time with her beautiful, young sons, Max and Nick. Whether she is taking her kids to the park, running along trails, or swimming, she likes to stay active. Dr. Mai also enjoys cooking, wine tasting, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.