Dr. Ceraolo was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. Beginning in kindergarten, she knew she wanted to grow up to be a pediatric dentist, since she admired the work of her own pediatric dentist and the joy he brought children after improving their smiles. Growing up a Gator fan, she followed in her mother’s footsteps and attended college at University of Florida. She received an undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a specialization in Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Ceraolo then moved to Baltimore to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Maryland School of Dentistry, becoming the first doctor in her family. Upon graduation, she made her way back to her home state to enhance her dental skills in an AEGD program in Naples, Florida. Her pediatric dental residency program with NYU Langone took her back to Maryland for two years, treating the children on the Eastern Shore. Dr. Ceraolo has always been very passionate about community service, dedicating her time to volunteering throughout high school, college, and dental school. She served as her dental class’ community service chair, alongside Dr. Virden, for all four years of dental school and they were awarded the Baltimore Alumni Chapter, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Scholarship. Dr. Ceraolo was an active member of many organizations at UMBSOD and served as vice president of the Student Dental Association, Healthy Smiles for Baltimore Kids Club, and the American Student Dental Association. For completing over 200 hours of community service, she was one of seven students in her dental class to be honored with the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Community Service. She plans to continue this dedication to helping others throughout her career and life. Dr. Ceraolo enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running outdoors, and drinking coffee whenever she can. She is excited to be returning to Maryland, a place that is now her second home, to begin her career at smiles4children.