Dr. Mauricio Castellanos has a restorative practice specializing in prosthodontics, digital dentistry, implantology and aesthetic dentistry. He has completed two residency programs, one fellowship, and has almost 15 years of experience in the dental field as a clinician and faculty.
Dr. Castellanos is passionate about replicating the natural beauty and structure of teeth in every procedure he performs for patients. He enjoys establishing long lasting relationships and knowing that he is able to help patients with their teeth, returning them a beautiful smile and ideal function.
Education and Experience
Dr. Castellanos completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) program at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. During the GPR, he was selected to serve as the chief resident. Dr. Castellanos rotated through the VA hospital, UNC Hospital, operating room and the Anesthesiology Department at UNC. After the GPR, He finished an Implant Fellowship at the Triangle Implant Center in North Carolina, which is an institution affiliated with Duke University.
In 2008, Dr. Castellanos received an Adjunct Faculty appointment at UNC-Chapel Hill. In this appointment, he taught students in two departments including the Department of Prosthodontics. He also taught third and fourth year dental students at UNC School of Dentistry.
After almost 11 years of experience, Dr. Castellanos moved to Gainesville to complete his Master's Degree in Prosthodontics at UFCD. He served as the surgical chief resident in his third year. As a resident, he was the first dentist at UF to work with the E4D technologies. He was one of the pioneers of computer-guided surgery with the prosthodontic department at UF and the first resident to place angled implants with a CBCT guide. In the third year of the master's program, he won first place for best research at UFCD and was honored with the Spring Synergy award for this accomplishment.
As soon as Dr. Castellanos completed his graduate prosthodontics program, he was offered a full-time clinical assistant professor position, which he graciously accepted in May 2015. As a UFCD faculty member, he lectures for various study clubs around the state. He is the director of the Advanced Occlusion course in the graduate prosthodontics program, and teaches CAD/CAM technology to residents and DMD students.
Dr. Castellanos lectures in different study clubs around the state and gave a lecture about digital technology including his research at the Annual Florida Prosthodontic Association Meeting in 2015. He was also invited to present in two National Dental Congress in South America in 2017.
Past and Current Memberships
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- West Coast Dental Association
- Upper Pinellas Dental
- Association American College of Prosthodontics
- Florida Prosthodontics Association
- Academy of Osseointegration
- International Team of Implantology
Dr. Castellanos is working towards becoming a board certified prosthodontist with case preparation for the American Board of Prosthodontics. His research interests include digital dentistry and occlusion and he will be submitting his research for publications to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Finally, he is the author of two book chapters, done in conjunction with other schools, which was published in 2016.
Outside the Office
Dr. Castellanos has been married to his wife Tiffany of 15 years and they are the proud parents of a beautiful seven-year-old son and a beloved labradoodle Chewy. His hobbies include spending time with his family at the beach, going to Disney, traveling, and playing tennis and soccer. He is also active in his community through his church and professional mentorships.