Dr. Matt Ahrens
“I am very passionate about the impact a beautiful smile can have on someone’s life. The opportunity I have to develop relationships with my patients and see the positive impact of a healthy beautiful smile is very rewarding. A beautiful smile makes people confident to pursue their dreams, and being a part of that process makes me excited to come to the office each day.”
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Matt is a Board Certified Orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics, which is a rare and distinguished accomplishment in the orthodontic specialty. Dr. Matt is dedicated to continuing education to ensure that he remains current with advances in orthodontic techniques and technologies.
Dr. Matt is an excellent clinician and has a warm and friendly presence. He is passionate about the relationships he gets to develop with his patients and seeing the impact orthodontic treatment can have on them. He is very involved in local and regional dental organizations, through his leadership roles with the Hillsborough County Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association. Dr. Matt greatly values the personal and professional benefits derived from being involved in the dental community.
Dr. Matt attended the University of Florida for both his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Doctorate of Dental Medicine degrees, and was accepted into the highly selective Honors BS/MD program during his freshman year. He later attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for his orthodontic specialty training.
Outside the Office
Originally from Ocala, Dr. Matt now resides in Riverview with his wife Sara, sons Landon and Brady, and daughters Ella and Adeline. Outside of work, Dr. Matt enjoys boating and traveling with his family.
I am very passionate about serving the community, both locally and on a global scale. I was fortunate enough to participate in two mission trips to the Dominican Republic to provide dental care to underserved communities. I am a local Smiles Change Lives provider. This program promotes increased self-esteem and improved oral health for children in need of orthodontic treatment whose families cannot afford the full cost of braces. I am also passionate about supporting our youth in the SouthShore area through support of our local schools and the YMCA.