About Us

Dr. Elaine deRoode

Dr. Elaine deRoode prides herself in uncompromising treatment quality and personal attention to her patients. She has the highest academic and professional qualifications.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003 UCLA School of Dentistry, D.D.S., Cum Laude
  • Omnicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • Orthodontic Department Award
  • 2005 Columbia University, Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Seagull Award for Excellence in Orthodontics
  • 2005 Board Certified by The American Board of Orthodontics


Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Association of Orthodontics
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Miami-Dade Dental Society, Board Member

Dedicated to our community

  • Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Clinic – Volunteer
  • "Community Smiles" Lindsey Hopkins Dental Research Center – Volunteer Faculty


Originally from The Netherlands, she immigrated to Miami with her husband, Luis, via Las Vegas, NV.  She graduated Cum Laude from the prestigious UCLA, School of Dentistry and went on to specialize in Orthodontics at Columbia University.  She was one of 10 students in her graduating class to be invited to be a member of OKU Dental Honor Society.


Currently, she serves the community by volunteering her time as an orthodontic consultant at Miami Children’s Craniofacial Clinic and teaching at Lindsey Hopkins Dental Residency Program.


She is President of the Miami Dade Dental Society and Vice President of the South Florida District Dental Association.


When out of the office, you will find her with her kids, Alejandro and Simone.  The enjoy spending time outdoors, enjoying the beach, paddleboard, pool, and BBQ.  One thing people are surprised to learn about Dr. deRoode is that she was an International Flight Attendant for Delta Air Lines for 3 years before beginning her career as a dentist.