Meet Dr. Daya


Dr. Abelardo Daya is originally from Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela. He first obtained his dental degree from Universidad Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho (UGMA) in Barcelona, Venezuela. During his extramural rotation at IMASUR in Lecheria, he realized how much of an impact orthodontics can have on the patient’s self-esteem and confidence and in 2012, he decided to move to the United States to pursue his dream of becoming an Orthodontist.

In order to obtain his dental degree in the US, Dr. Daya completed the International Dental Graduate (IDG) program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree, ranking in the top 10% of his class.
He continued his Orthodontic Specialty training at NSU where he specialized in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and also obtained a Masters in Science degree.

Dr. Daya is a Board Certified Orthodontist from the prestigious American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) since April 2019, a level of certification only achieved by more than half of the orthodontists.

Dr. Daya remains active with his community and has volunteered in multiple events such as Give Kids a Smile (GKAS), Lunch in a Box program, Day for Children health screening, and Oral Cancer awareness events at NSU. He is also an active member of multiple associations such as the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontics, Florida Association of Orthodontics and South Florida Academy of Orthodontics. He currently holds the position of Secretary for the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association (ACDDA). Dr. Daya also participates in multiple continuing education courses and seminars to bring fresh and new ideas to the practice such as Clear aligner treatment, lingual braces, lasers, accelerating orthodontics devices, and surgical orthodontics to offer to our patients.

Dr. Daya is an avid sports fan and a dedicated triathlon athlete. You will see him frequently around the Weston area running or training in his bike. He enjoys the diverse food scenario in South Florida and is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic.

“If I were to give you the gift that I would like best of all to offer you, it would be the right attitude toward God and Guru, toward life, toward your work, toward the others of your group. But the best gifts cannot be purchased or given. The gifts and graces of the soul must be acquired by patient, daily practice, and if you do not obtain them in the position to which God has called you, where, in all the world, are they to be found?”

— Paramahansa Yogananda