Damaries Candelario-Soto, DMD

Meet Dr. Candelario-Soto

When asked what she enjoys most about her profession, her response is a testament of her eager enthusiasm for life, “Performing root canal treatments is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get! Every day is a joyful challenge. The best part of all is creating a positive experience for patients as they find that a root canal is a painless procedure that can rid them of pain and infection and can save teeth that otherwise would have been lost.”

Dr. Candelario-Soto grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico. She attended Antilles High School in Fort Buchanan and completed Pre-Dentistry program from the University of Puerto Rico. She received her DMD from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School, followed by a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Fellow in Nutrition and Oral Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She practiced in private practice for several years before commissioning as an Officer in the US Air Force.

Her first duty station was Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, where she spent three years as a general dentist. Later she transferred to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas where she received her Certificate in Endodontics from US Air Force Endodontic Residency.

After her specialty training completion she was transferred to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan where she spent three years as the Chief of Endodontic Department. She then returned to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to serve as the Director, Resident Education and Training of the US Air Force Endodontic Residency. She served as Endodontic Consultant for the US Air Force Reserves from 2007 through 2015 when she retired after 22 years of service!

Dr. Candelario-Soto is a proud member of the US Air Force Retired Reserves, Military Officers Association of America, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists.

She and her husband currently reside in West Cobb and are very busy raising their three sons.