Meet Dr. Toro

Dr. Daniela Toro at Lexington Orthodontics in Lexington, MA

Dr. Daniela Toro attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine and obtained her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, a Master in Sciences in Dentistry, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with high honors. Dr. Toro is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Santa Maria University in 2006, where she graduated first in her class of over 149 dentists and was Valedictorian.

Dr. Toro held the position of Clinical Instructor in the Orthodontic Department of the Boston University School of Dental Medicine and currently is a lecturer for the department. A national and international speaker, Dr. Toro is passionate about educating other colleagues about the importance of airways and the latest advances in digital orthodontic treatment with custom LightForce 3D printed braces. She has published several scientific articles on orthodontics and presented her research at professional meetings. Click here to read articles that she has written. Dr. Toro is also an active member of a Spear Study Club. Dr. Toro is bi-lingual, speaking both English and Spanish.

Outside of the office Dr. Toro enjoys spending time with her daughters Sofia, Emilia, and Daniela, her husband Cesar and her large extended family (Dr. Toro has an identical twin sister that lives here too! She is a professional family photographer; all these beautiful family portraits displayed here and at the office are taken by Andre Toro Photography!). She also loves riding her Peloton bike and running with her husband. They finished the 2013 Miami Marathon and the 2012 Boston Half Marathon, now she runs mostly behind her three kids!

“I love what I do. I am so lucky to be an Orthodontist! I always say that I would do it all over again if I had to go back. I also love being a business owner, it allows me to care for my patients as I always dreamed. As I would like my family to be treated. I enjoy meeting new people, having the time to build meaningful connections with my patients, and considering them my Orthodontics family. I love that my work allows me to not only improve someone’s smile, but also boost my patient’s self-esteem. It is so wonderful to be part of this transformation.  As an orthodontist, I enjoy treating patients of all ages. Adult patients are so grateful, they have been waiting for a long time to improve their smile. With teenagers patients, I love to observe the change in their bites and how they grow into incredible young adults! And as a mother of three young girls, my “mom side” always loves to connect with the younger ones. Finally, I would say that I believe in Kindness. Kindness Matters! And I truly believe you can be the reason someone smiles today! “

Dr. Toro is an advocate of airways and how it relates to orthodontics. She is always sharing her knowledge with her colleagues and works with a fantastic interdisciplinary group to address the overall health of her patients. She is often invited to give seminars and speak at meetings. Dr. Toro is also passionate about providing custom treatment and the latest technology at her office. She has also been invited to speak internationally for LightForce.

Dr. Tracy R Patterson - Retired Founder

Dr. Tracy R Patterson originally founded Lexington Orthodontics in 1997 when she joined practices with Dr. Gary Moskowitz. From 1997 until 2024 Dr. Patterson provided exceptional treatment to patients of all ages! She attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Temple University where she earned her orthodontic specialty certificate and Masters of Science in Dentistry.

Dr. Patterson is a legacy in Lexington, everyone that knows her, dental colleagues and patients, speak very highly of her. Dr. Patterson’s great personality and outstanding skills made her a wonderful Orthodontist. Dr. Toro witnessed up close Dr. Patterson’s great journey. They have a friendship of over a decade! Dr. Toro and Dr. Patterson also share the same orthodontic goals and way of practicing. Their friendship and shared orthodontic skills allowed for a very easy and wonderful practice transition. They remain close friends, and enjoy seeing each other frequently as Dr. Patterson comes to visit us often! Even though Dr. Patterson is not practicing clinical orthodontics anymore, her mentorship and professionalism will always remain at Lexington Orthodontics.

Note from Dr. Tracy Patterson:

Dear Patients, Parents and Families,

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to announce I must retire from orthodontic practice. Despite my personal devastation, I am so very pleased to announce that Dr. Daniela Toro will be continuing your treatment at Lexington Orthodontics as my successor. Dr. Toro and I have been friends and colleagues for over 12 years. I know Dr. Toro to be an outstanding orthodontist who is kind and compassionate. In addition to being a great clinician, Dr Toro lectures nationally and internationally at dental conferences and at Boston University. I trust her explicitly to continue your care to the highest standards. I am confident you will find her as wonderful as I do. Dr. Toro and her husband, along with their three beautiful daughters, live in Lexington. With deep ties to the community and our personal and professional camaraderie, she is a natural fit for this transition.

I deeply thank you for entrusting me with your smiles over the years.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Tracy R. Patterson

Lexington Orthodontics in Lexington, MA