Dr. Cruz grew up in Puerto Rico where he met his wife, Doushka. He attended the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 2000. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) in 2004 from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus.
After dental school, Dr. Cruz moved to New York to pursue a pediatric dentistry specialty program at New York University, where he finished in the summer of 2006. While at NYU, Dr. Cruz participated in numerous research projects in oral medicine and clinical trials. Through a dental outreach program, he provided free dental care as a volunteer in Nicaragua and US Virgin Islands.
Dr. Cruz Is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Dental Association.
Outside the office, Dr. Cruz lives in St. Augustine with Doushka and their children Lucas and Pablo. He enjoys surfing, jogging, outdoor sports, and spending free time with Doushka and his two sons, Lucas and Pablo.