Dr. Idalia Lastra graduated from University of Alabama where she received her Doctorate of Medicinal Dentistry degree at the School of Dentistry in 1978 and stayed in Alabama training in the specialty of orthodontics. She is certified with the American Board of Orthodontics and currently serves in the following academic positions:
· Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Staff (1996 – present)
· Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida, School of Dentistry (1999 – 2014)
· Nicklaus Children’s Craniofacial Team (2000 – present)
Dr. Lastra has maintained her private practice since 1980, and in addition, lectures and teaches on the subject of orthodontics. She is a member of several organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Southern Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Lastra cannot imagine life without volunteerism, and to this end, served on the board of directors for the Archdiocesan Education Foundation from 1991 until its closing year in 2000. She currently serves on a variety of other community organizations, including the Kiwanis Club of Key Biscayne, the Serra Club of Miami, the Florida Dental Health Foundation, the Academic Association of Orthodontist Foundation and the American College of Dentist Geis Fellow.
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