Dr. Hadi Daia, DDS, MS, FRCD (C)
Dr. Hadi Daia completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2005 from Damascus University. After practicing general dentistry, he noticed an information gap in the field; very few clinicians comprehensively understood the neuromuscular components of the teeth, jaws, head, and neck. To expand his knowledge, Dr. Daia joined University at Buffalo’s residency focusing on Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) and Orofacial Pain studies with a concentration in headaches and migraines, earning a Master of Oral Sciences in 2010.
Dr. Daia was interested in advanced technology and saw the excellent results it could have to benefit TMD and Orofacial Pain. Upon being inspired, he published a book titled Low Level Laser Therapy for Management of Temporomandibular Disorders (2011). This extensive project inspired Dr. Daia to maintain a healthy, functional musculoskeletal system while perfecting the smile.
He then completed another residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Buffalo in 2014. Shortly after, Dr. Daia was granted a diplomate status with the American Board of Orthodontics, and the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and a fellowship status with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, in the specialty of Orthodontics. Dr. Daia is one of the few doctors worldwide to attain this level of commitment, expertise, knowledge, and excellence in this field.
After expanding his repertoire to find new treatment modalities for orthognathic surgery, sleep medicine, and rare conditions like burning mouth syndrome (BMS), Dr. Daia remains committed to serving his patients and the community at large.
He professionally served in several non-profit organizations, including:
- The Edmonton Regional Search & Rescue Association in Alberta, Canada
- The Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue Team in upstate New York
- H.E.A.L. International in Buffalo, New York
Dr. Daia is currently a board-certified orthodontist and is on the board of executive directors for the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit and the Syrian American Rescue Network, serving immigrants and refugees in the Metro Detroit area.
When he isn’t transforming smiles, Dr. Daia enjoys spending time with his children, hiking, and traveling the world to explore its many people, cultures, and beautiful landscapes.