Dr. Deb Oro DMD, FAGD

A native of Mascoutah, IL, Dr. Debra Oro graduated from the University Of Illinois with a BS in Honors Biology. After studying at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, she continued her education graduating from the University of Pennsylvania SDM. Dr. Deb has conducted pain control research at the National Institutes of Health-NIDR, participated in estradiol research as well as treating indigent Eskimo populations in remote villages near Kotzebue, Alaska. Dr. Oro \ completed a General Practice Residency at Lutheran Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and also received the Academy of General Dentistry’s prestigious Fellowship Award and is Board Eligible for the Certifying Board of General Dentistry. After developing an extensive cosmetic practice in Westchester County, NY, she has brought her passion for oral health and facial esthetics connection to overall health dentistry to Oro Valley. Dr. Deb is nationally recognized as a lecturer, journal author, and expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry and continues to pioneer in the emerging field of Dento-Facial esthetics, including their overall health innovation, the DENTAL VIRTUAL FACELIFTs® (DVF).

  • - BS Honors Biology from the University of Illinois
  • - Pioneering Estrodiol Research with Dr. Benita Katzenellenbogen, 2009 Susan B. Komen Brinker Award Winner
  • - Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • - Research internship in pain control at the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Dental Research) in Bethesda, Maryland
  • - Public Health Service Co-Step Program in Kotzebue, Alaska (North of the Arctic Circle)
  • - DMD University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia
  • - The Penn Dental Journal- author: “A Journey to Alaska to Deliver Dental Health Care”
  • - General Practice Residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY
  • - New York Dental Journal- author: “To Be Young, A Woman, and A Dentist
  • - First Female President of the Peekskill Yorktown Dental Society 1995
  • - Fellowship Award in Academy of General Dentistry in Detroit, Michigan
  • - Board Eligible for the Certifying Board of General Dentistry 1991
  • - Private practice in Cortlandt Manor, NY (affluent suburb of NYC in the Northwestern part of Westchester County)
  • - National Lecturer in Esthetic Dentistry 1992-present
  • - Moved to Oro Valley, AZ , private practice, Innovator of the DENTAL VIRTUAL FACELIFT® (DVF®) 1996
  • - Speaker/representative for Las Familias family aid 1996-2000
  • - Founded DACA (Dentistry As Children’s Advocates) bringing awareness to ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) 1997
  • - Mrs. Tucson USA third runner up and Mrs. Congeniality raising over $3000 for Casas de los Ninos 1999
  • - Community lecturer on Dental/Overall Health Connection 1996-present
  • - Co-founder "Healthiest Town in America" Initiative (www.healthiesttowninamerica.com) 2006-2012
  • - Workplace Excellence Award of Greater Tucson/Bocker-Meza Innovation Award for Quality and Innovative Human Resource Practices 2007
  • - Pinnacle Award Micro Business of the Year/ Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce 2007
  • - Poster Family for Casas de los Ninos Foster Care/Adoption Campaign 2012-present
  • - Winner Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona Business Ethics Award 2008
  • - Board of Delegates Southern Arizona Dental Society to the Arizona Dental Association 2008-2016
  • - America’s Top Dentist-Cosmetic and Facial Esthetic Dentistry 2004-present
  • - Column Explorer Newspaper “Sense of Community” 2008-2011
  • - Happily Married to best friend and partner-in-life, Deb since 1979
  • - Proud Parent of Philip and Anna

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