Dr. Cristiana Araujo (Dr. Kika for short) received her dental degree in 2005 from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, in her home state of Brazil. In 2009 she received her certificate and masters degree in orthodontics from the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University in Missouri. She is also a board-certified orthodontist and member of numerous national and international orthodontic associations.
After graduating from ortho school, Dr. Kika worked at her family’s orthodontic practice. In 2011 she joined the faculty at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics in Florida. Dr. Kika has called Texas ‘home’ since 2018 and is looking forward to becoming part of the McKinney community.
When she is not in the office, she enjoys movies (fun fact: she was going to be a film major), reading, and writing comedy. She currently is missing her 3 adorable Yorkies (they are in Brazil for the time being). She is fascinated by sharks and holds ‘Shark Week’ as her favorite national holiday.
Dr. Kika has a firm belief that orthodontists should strive to be the beautiful smiles they help create, otherwise, it is just straightening teeth.