Born and raised in Egypt, Dr. Sara Makary shadowed her uncle at an early age in settings such as churches and volunteer clinics. She moved to the USA at the age of 16 where the decision to pursue dentistry was an easy one. Dr. Makary has been a Floridian since 2005 where she attended UNF for her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Chemistry. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2014 ready to work. Dr. Makary gained clinical experience working in various settings but found her passion to be in community dentistry where she spent the last 5 years working at a Federally Qualified Health Center treating the underserved population of Jacksonville and neighboring cities. During that time, she served as the Director of Dental Services from 2018 to 2021. Dr. Makary joined CAN Community Health with the goal of applying her years of experience towards delivering clinical care.
In her free time, Dr. Makary enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. That means lots of outdoors time, video games, and building Legos. She also loves to read, exercise, and attempts to cook for the family (it doesn’t always come out tasty!)