Dr. Mary Shehata

I love being an orthodontist and have wanted to be one since the time I received treatment as a teen — the perfect job for a creative, critical thinker like myself. I am passionate about creating beautiful and healthy smiles, all while developing meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. I pride myself in always striving for excellence, and hope that my passion for orthodontics and the community we serve shines bright!

I earned my bachelor’s degree in anthropology with distinction from Yale University, then went on to receive my dental education at Columbia University, where I was president of the orthodontic society. After dental school, I completed a three-year residency in orthodontics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center.

Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my loving husband Michael, knitting, reading, exploring pockets of the local area, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Served – on active duty in the US Navy Dental Corps
  • Officer – of the Hillsborough County Dental Association
  • Officer of the District –State and American Dental Association
  • Past president – of the Palma Ceia/ Westshore Kiwanis Club
  • Member of KeystoneUnited Methodist Church

Practice Areas

Orthodontics

Education and Training

Doctor of Dental Surgery – Columbia University