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Meet Dr. Paul Duryea

Dr. Paul R. Duryea earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Miami (Florida). He received his first Master of Science degree in Endocrinology with a minor in Anatomy from Wayne State University (Detroit). He attended the University of Detroit Dental School and graduated summa cum laude and Valedictorian of his dental school class. Upon completion, he was accepted into their graduate orthodontic program and received his second Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and a Certificate in Orthodontics. During his education he received numerous awards and is a member of OKU Honors Fraternity and Alpha Omega Fraternity.

He has practiced In Palm Harbor since 1983, specializing in adolescent and adult orthodontics and is an Invisalign® certified provider. He currently serves on the oral surgery teams at both Morton Plant/Mease Hospital and University Community Hospital in Tampa. He served as an advisory Board member, and was an original Board member of the Palm Harbor University High School Medical magnet program

Dr. Duryea is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), the American Association of Functional Orthodontists (AAOF), the American Dental Association (ADA) the Academy of General Dentists (AGD), the Florida Dental Association (FDA), and the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association (UPCDA), and has been elected to “Who’s Who” Publications. He is an Advisory Board member of the Pinnacle Study Club and has served as a Board Member of the Palm Harbor University High School Medical Magnet Program. With degrees in both education and dentistry, he was uniquely qualified to play an instrumental role in developing the Magnet school’s dental program.

Dr. Duryea is the originator of the first 24K gold brace, the Midas Bracket System, which is currently the world leader in aesthetic metal braces.

A native of Wantagh, Long Island, New York, Dr. Duryea and his family have lived in Florida since 1980. He is a Halloween aficionado and produces an elaborate yard haunt at his residence yearly. He uses this event to support charities including Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Besides orthodontics and Halloween, his passions include golf, cooking, and music.

Dr. Duryea maintains a small, highly trained staff that allows for individual attention to his patients. His relaxed demeanor and “open office” concept makes orthodontic visits enjoyable for all.


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