Meet Your Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Sharon Haas was born in Long Island, New York, and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Queens College (SUNY), graduating cum laude, and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at SUNY’s School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook. Her residency was completed at the Bronx Municipal Hospital and Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she also received her Orthodontic Certification. It was there that she met Dr. Freedman. They subsequently married, moved to Florida, and then Dr. Haas joined the practice in 1992. Dr. Haas is a published author; her article on orthodontic appliances can be found in “Seminars in Orthodontics”. She has done research in both orthodontics and periodontics and was a presenter at the American Association of Orthodontics Annual Session, the most prestigious yearly national meeting for U.S. orthodontists.
Dr. Haas is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthodontics. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, PBC Women Physician’s Association, and Florida Dental and Orthodontic Associations.
Dr. Haas often volunteers at area schools, presenting programs to educate students about dental health and careers in dentistry. She is an avid tennis enthusiast and has been a PADI certified diver. In her leisure time, Dr. Haas devotes her love and energy to her family, partners with area schools, and supports activities that benefit the lives of others.
Why Does Board Certification Matter?
Becoming board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics is the highest honor an orthodontist can achieve. Board certification requires a rigorous examination process that includes an in-person oral board review comprised of the top orthodontists in the field, who are all board certified themselves. It also includes a review of the most complex and difficult cases in an orthodontist’s career, requiring exceptional outcomes to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the Board. Dr. Freedman and Dr. Haas have proudly been board certified orthodontists for over 10 years and continue their tradition of excellence by continuing to meet the highest standards required for board certification.
Besides her passion for orthodontics, Dr. Haas enjoys expressing creativity through music. She continued to study music and flute in college and performed in college musicals, a jazz band and classical concerts. She is a member of the 90 piece Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band which performs during the season at the Eissey Theatre.
How Having Braces Changed My Life
“As my dad would always say to me, Don’t sell yourself short ( I am 5′ 2″). You owe it to others but especially to yourself to become the best version of you. A great smile goes a long way towards that end! I believe that excellence is not only a skill, it is an attitude.”