Have you ever wondered what distinguishes your orthodontist from the one down the street, across town or in the next county? In addition to obvious factors such as genuine compassion, technical ability and interpersonal skills, one of the most useful discriminators is the orthodontist’s work ethic and their desire to keep current with a rapidly changing profession.
Most state dental boards require a minimum number of continuing education courses just for license renewal. In our practice, however, our doctors go way above and beyond the required standards. Over the past several years, I’ve personally attended classes and seminars addressing Invisalign technology, temporary anchorage systems, facial growth and development, dentofacial orthopedics, bracket and archwire technology and temporomandibular dysfunction just to name a few. I also subscribe to online journal review programs that keep me up to date on the latest scientific developments in my profession-- orthodontic techniques, radiation safety, disinfection and sterilization, business management and the like.
I’ve attended numerous annual meetings of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, spoken directly with leaders of orthodontic research and development, written articles for local trade journals and mentored fellow dentists and dental students. Although I graduated from my orthodontic specialty program in 1995, I remain firmly committed to your orthodontic care through my own commitment to continued orthodontic learning and practice.