Congratulations to Dr. Derek Sanders of Orthodontics Only in Miami, FL, for being chosen as SCL’s Orthodontic Provider of the Week! We thank Dr. Sanders and his orthodontic dream team for the generosity, dedication and outstanding service they provide to our SCL program participants!
Since joining SCL’s orthodontic provider family in 2010, Dr. Sanders accepts a minimum of five SCL participants for treatment each year. In the high need area of his community in and around Miami FL, he has screened over 15 applicants this calendar year alone, accepting families who must drive over an hour to his office, drastically cutting the waiting list in his area. Dr. Sanders’ staff is well organized and keeps the SCL operations team up to date on each case.
Always willing to help and recruit orthodontic providers, Dr. Sanders is an enthusiastic, dedicated and outstanding SCL orthodontic provider who goes above and beyond in bracing kids for a better future.
About Derek L. Sanders, DMD, DMS:
Dr. Derek Sanders was born and raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan as the youngest of five children. He attended college at Michigan State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Sanders then received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in the top of his class. While in dental school, Dr. Sanders enrolled in a dual degree program and also earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus in health care management.
Following his dental training, Dr. Sanders practiced as a restorative dentist in Philadelphia, PA. His passion for continuing learning and interest in orthodontics led him to the University of Connecticut, where he was the chief resident and earned a postdoctoral Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Dental Science.
Dr. Sanders is a highly skilled clinician who is loved for his warm personality and kind heart. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics in orthodontics and has several original articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Sanders spends countless hours in continuing education and is dedicated to providing the best orthodontic care for his patients.
Dr. Sanders lives with his wife in Miami and thoroughly enjoys being a contributing member of the community. He enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, traveling and spending time with his family. For years, Dr. Sanders has been a die-hard UM Hurricane and Miami Heat fan.