Jose I. Arauz, DMD, PA
Dr. Arauz received his first dental degree (Doctor in Dental Surgery, D.D.S.) from the University of Panama in Panama City, Panama in 1997 and then his second dental degree (Doctor in Dental Medicine, D.M.D.) from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 2004.
He completed his specialty degree in Periodontology at the University of Rochester's world-renowned Eastman Dental Center in New York in 2002, and completed a two-year residency in advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) and general practice residency (GPR) as well.
While at Case Western Reserve University, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and he taught to residents and dental students for five years. He was also Clinic Director of the residency in Periodontics, and directed courses in Implantology, Sedation, and Surgical Periodontics. Additionally, Dr. Arauz was a staff periodontist and consultant in periodontology and dental implants at the Department of Dentistry of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, and practiced periodontics and dental implantology in private offices located in Westlake, Lyndhurst and Mentor, Ohio.
Dr. Arauz has been in practice in this area since December 2007. And, moving to the beautiful Eastern Carolina area has been a "dream come true" for him and his family.
Dr. Arauz is a Board Certified periodontist, Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology, and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration and the American Board of Periodontology.
The dental practice of Dr. Jose Arauz is limited to Periodontics, Implants, and Oral Medicine. He is fluent and proficient in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Irene our office manager was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Irene has been working in the dental field for over 15 years accumulating great and valuable experience which is a benefit to our office and our patients here in Jacksonville. Irene is married and has three beautiful children that she loves to spend time with on her time off.
Dewalae was born and raised close by, in Beulaville, North Carolina. Her past dental career experience includes working as a Patient Relations Coordinator for five years with Dental Works, here in Jacksonville. This is where she became familiar with dental insurance and completed treatment plans for the oral surgeon. She is married to her best friend and has two wonderful children. Dewalae enjoys the outdoors, softball, college football, and spending time with family.
Jill is a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2006. She is a local girl from Richlands, NC. She has one son, who she spends all her spare time with. She loves the beach, outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with family
Cynthia is a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 1998. She is originally from Swansboro, NC. She has 3 three kids who she loves spending her spare time with. She also loves gardening, baking, going to the beach and restoring old furniture.
Tracy started working in our office as a Certified Dental Assistant after graduating from Coastal Carolina Community College in the Spring of 2016. She has lived in North Carolina all her life and loves spending time in the outdoors. She is blessed with three children and loves to spoil them. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Kerestin is a Certified Dental Assistant who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2014. After graduating she spent 3 years working in general dentistry and had always had the interest and ambition to work in the periodontal specialty. She joined Dr. Arauz's team September of 2018. Kerestin was born and raised in central Illinois. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Katie in the past worked as the lead assistant for Dr. Arauz for almost 5 years. She then moved to Colorado and worked for an Oral Surgeon as an assistant. Katie then moved back from Colorado and is happy to be a part of Dr. Arauz's team again. Katie has a 2 year old daughter and loves spending time outdoors with her daughter and her dog.
Janet started working with Dr. Arauz April of 2018. She was born and raised in North Carolina and has been blessed with three beautiful daughters and one handsome son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys working on her talk radio show 2 to 3 with Janet Leigh.
Anastasia has been working with Dr. Arauz and his team since 2015. Anastasia is responsible for bookkeeping, accounting and various other duties within the office. She grew up in Clearwater, Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2012. She was a school counselor for 9 years and has always enjoyed working with children and families. She is married to Dr. Arauz and enjoys spending time with their family.
Laura was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She obtained her Associates Degree in business from Briarcliffe College in New York. After graduation she worked in mortgage banking for ten years. She moved to North Carolina in 2009 with family. Laura began to work with Dr. Arauz in December of 2016. Laura likes to spend time salt and freshwater fishing with her son.
Sarah is originally from coastal Texas, She attended Coastal Carolina Community College and graduated as a CDA in 2014. She joined Dr. Arauz’s team January 2019. She spends her spare time with her son, traveling, and volunteering with a local nonprofit called Raising Raiders.
Natalie works as our Marketing Director and Event Coordinator. She grew up in Iowa then moved to Florida in 2006. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. After graduation she worked as an agent Team Member for State Farm. She later moved to North Carolina in 2018. Natalie enjoys spending time off with her husband and their dog.
Courtney started working for Dr. Arauz in Sept. of 2019. She was recently honorably discharged after serving 4 years in the Marine Corps. She moved to North Carolina in January of 2018 after being stationed in Okinawa, Japan. She enjoys the North Carolina sun and spending time with her husband and her 2 dogs!
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