PLLC, DMD, ABO
Hi, I’m Dr. Derek and I would like to welcome you to Busciglio Smiles. Having grown up in Brandon, I take great pride in creating gorgeous smiles for my friends and neighbors in the community. I am a board-certified orthodontist, and I’ve been practicing for over 15 years.
I began learning the field from my father, Dr. John Busciglio, who was also a board-certified orthodontist and started the practice in 1972. Our training (both at Tufts University in Boston) and our time practicing together have made a huge difference in the quality and level of care Busciglio Smiles provides. Our orthodontic and pediatric care is second to none!
Our practice has been beautifying smiles in the local community for nearly 50 years, and we continue to grow and deliver orthodontic and pediatric dentistry care to the patients of Hillsborough County and beyond.
As an orthodontist dedicated to my craft, I am constantly striving to stay abreast of the latest technology through continuing education. Not only am I a Diamond+ Invisalign® provider, I give lectures throughout the country teaching other orthodontists to provide above-and-beyond Invisalign® treatment. Teaching others while simultaneously learning from their experiences has been an invaluable experience, which has allowed me to provide the best care possible to each and every patient that walks through my doors.
Continuous learning is critical in the ever evolving-field of dentistry, and Orthodontics in particular. Being a Diamond+ Invisalign® provider means that we are in the top 1% of providers. This assures patients that we are among the most experienced in the world at utilizing these technological advancements in our patients’ treatments. Additionally, I am a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the West Coast Dental Association, and the Southern Association of Orthodontists.
From the children to the adults, my patients are often very busy. I enjoy using our state-of-the-art technology in order to treat patients within their time constraints. A perfect example is incorporating orthodontic acceleration as an optional treatment modality. Full treatment on some patients can be as fast as 8-12 weeks. Exciting stuff!
My wife, Katie, and I have one beautiful son named Rocco, and we adopt lots of pets! Currently, we have two dogs—Gordan (the grump) and Blondie—and three cats—Peanut, Lola, and Tella. When I’m not at work, you can find me at dinner with my wife, on the tennis court, or playing with Rocco. I also enjoy supporting USF Bulls football. I played for the inaugural team back in 1997 and have very much enjoyed remaining involved with the evolution and growth of the program.
I’m also very involved in the local community. As a board member of the Bay Area Advisors, I help to obtain donations for the Moffitt Cancer Center. To day, we have donated over 1.8 million dollars!
People ask me what else I would do if I couldn’t do orthodontics any longer; the real answer is I haven’t a clue. I grew up idolizing my father and playing in his orthodontic office as a very young child. I began saying I wanted to be an orthodontist for as long as I can remember. This profession was destiny for me. I’m so happy I was fortunate enough to make it my reality.
I learn something new, funny, or different every day. I am fortunate enough to cross paths in my practice with people from all over the world, and they have great stories to tell if you take the time to listen.
When we finish treatment, I always love to see the difference in the photos from start to finish. The final set of pictures always seems to have a smile a bit bigger and brighter than the initial set. That makes me smile, too.
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