A Passion for Health, for Wonderful Smiles, for Transforming Lives
As an orthodontist, I find great satisfaction in combining art, technology, and science to help my patients achieve all their smile goals!
There is nothing more satisfying than to see my patients’ personalities and confidence transform as they progress through treatment. Each person – regardless of their age – grows physically and emotionally, as their self-esteem strengthens. From visit-to-visit, I see these changes: people walk taller, they make eye contact and engage with other patients, and they start to share their smile.
By the time the orthodontic journey is finished, each person has transformed: their oral health is better, their bite has been corrected, and their teeth are straight. They have a smile they truly love and can’t wait to share it with the world!
It is a great honor to be part of making these smiles happen. It is just as incredible to have the opportunity to meet and share time with the people who own the smiles!
~ Dr. Xiomara (See-o-ma-ra) Restrepo
Education and Experience
Dr. Xiomara Restrepo was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. In 2001, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) and graduated with the highest honors as Class Valedictorian from the Universidad del Valle. She practiced general dentistry in Columbia for five years before moving to Rochester, NY, in 2005.
In 2006, Dr. Restrepo completed a Fellowship in the Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Program at Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester. Remaining at the Institute, she then completed a Post-Graduate Advanced Education in Dentistry residency in 2008 and a General Practice residency in 2010.
Drawn to the orthodontic specialty, in 2012 Dr. Restrepo completed her orthodontic training, with a residency through the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Eastman.
In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Restrepo is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Restrepo feels privileged to change smiles. And she loves that she is also able to make considerable – even life-changing – improvement for people with craniofacial deformities, TMJ-TMD, chronic pain, and sleep apnea.
She strives to provide the best care by using her skills as a compassionate human and a competent professional to diagnose and treat patients through orthodontics.
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Dr. Restrepo thrives in a learning environment and constantly seeks out opportunities to further her develop her knowledge. She enjoys the challenge of staying at the leading-edge of new techniques and technologies, keeping tabs on emerging trends, and delving into the latest research.
As a Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Restrepo has access to the newest developments in orthodontics, as well as general oral healthcare. She is also an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- Seventh District Dental Society
- Monroe County Dental Society
Through these professional organizations, Dr. Restrepo is able to attend meetings, lectures, and seminars.
Beyond the Office
A native of Cali, Colombia, in South America, Dr. Restrepo has resided in Rochester, New York, since 2005. She loves the community and makes the most of the region’s many outdoor activities, from paddle boarding to skiing and hiking.
Her greatest joy, though, is enjoying the company of her son, Jacob, and her dog, Manolo.