About Florian Orthodontics

Our Mission

Florian Orthodontics is committed to providing exceptional orthodontic care and unparalleled personalized service in a modern, comfortable and welcoming setting. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards of orthodontic treatment, using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology, as well as delivering individualized attention to our patients and their families.
Dr. Tao and her family

Dr. Cathy Tao

Welcome to the Florian Orthodontics Dr. Tao is a board-certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics. She regularly attends conferences and takes continued education courses to always be up to date with the latest research studies, technology and clinical techniques. She strives to provide personalized care to her patients and help them achieve beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Dr. Cathy Tao was born and raised in Taiwan. She moved to the US with her parents during high school. After completing her undergraduate study in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Tao received her dental training from University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). She was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and was awarded the Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Oro-Facial Complex by the American Association of Orthodontics. After dental school, Dr. Tao continued her postdoctoral specialty training at UCSF to become an orthodontist. To give back to the community, Dr. Tao volunteered at the Berkeley Free Clinic, coordinated the annual Give Kids a Smile event which provides underserved children with free oral health care and participated in medical/dental mission trips with a San Francisco based non-profit organization, Alliances for Smiles. Dr. Tao loves being an orthodontist because it allows her to combine her love of art and science. At her practice, she also enjoys getting to meet and know her patients and their families. Dr Tao and her team are looking forward to helping patients of all ages to discover their new smiles and to be part of their journey to their new smiles. In her spare time, Dr. Tao enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with her family and friends. Education