Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS
A Great Dentist

Dr. Maria Yazji, Orthodontist

Welcome to Contemporary Orthodontics! Dr. Maria Yazji has more than 23 years of experience in designing beautiful, confident smiles for patients in Miami, Brickell, Weston, and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a high standard of comprehensive orthodontic and aesthetic care in a warm, soothing environment. Dr. Yazji is committed to bringing you the most advanced and effective orthodontic treatments available today. She has been specially trained to manage tooth movement and guide facial development. Dr. Yazji continues to provide our patients with the highest quality dental care by engaging in ongoing continuing education, training in the most advanced techniques, and staying current with the latest research and advances in orthodontics and facial rejuvenation.

"The atmosphere here is clean and professional and Dr. Yazji is a really great orthodontist. And everyone is so nice and happy to see you every time you have an appointment!" - Alyssa V.

Francisco M. Herrero, DMD, CAGS - Board Certified Orthodontist

Born and raised into a family of dentists in Puerto Rico, Dr. Herrero’s passion for beautiful smiles is what motivated him to work as an assistant for an orthodontist during his years of dental school, and to continue further studies to specialize in this amazing and rewarding field. Having had braces as a teenager himself, he was also able to experience first-hand how orthodontics can change lives and boost self-esteem and confidence.

Dr. Francisco M. Herrero received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (B.Sc.) and obtained his Dental Medicine Degree (D.M.D.) from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, where he graduated top of his class, Magna Cum Laude from both programs.  Following dental school, he moved to New York City and completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center, where he had the opportunity to treat medically compromised patients in a hospital setting and work with doctors with multiple specialties in varying fields.

In addition, it gave him the chance for total immersion into the life of a hospital, as well as learning to manage patients whose oral care is part of their total health. After working as a general dentist in New York City, Dr. Herrero moved to Connecticut, where he completed an Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research Fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center, successfully publishing his research and focusing on orthodontics exclusively.

Afterwards, he moved down to Florida, where he received his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) in Orthodontics from The Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, School of Orthodontics, in Jacksonville FL.  Becoming an orthodontist was his lifelong dream.  Dr. Herrero's commitment to excellence and the highest level of care motivated him to continue further rigorous studies and examinations to become a Board Certified Orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Herrero loves helping people smile and is extremely proud to be a part of changing patients’ lives. His main goal is to provide you with the highest standard of care and the best treatment available in a friendly and fun environment. In his free time he enjoys working out, playing tennis, music, traveling, mixed martial arts, meeting new people, and spending time with his wife and family.  Dr. Herrero has been creating beautiful smiles in South Florida for several years, and is very excited to join Dr. Yazji and her amazing team! Dr. Herrero looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

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