Our goal is to provide excellent treatment results in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. We pride ourselves on a personal touch from the initial visit to the completion of treatment. My staff and I work with our patients, not on them.
Providing outstanding service requires time and expertise. Our clinical staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the delivery of orthodontic health care. Dr. Bookwalter personally diagnoses and determines a treatment plan for every patient. Every effort is made to complete treatment in a timely fashion.
When making treatment recommendations, evidenced based decisions are the basis for our orthodontic care. An increasing body of evidence is available which can be applied to individual cases in an attempt to improve efficiency and outcomes. This has the potential to reduce overall length of treatment and costs.
Staying abreast of emerging technology in the clinical setting has been important in our ongoing quest for excellence. We were the first orthodontic office in our area to develop and use bonded retainers routinely. The use of a diode laser to improve tissue contours and uncover teeth to shorten overall treatment time was also a first. Temporary anchorage devices (mini screws) were placed and used as soon as the American Association of Orthodontists officially announced these were considered within the scope of practice for orthodontists. Most recently, we started using bite correction appliances (forsus) which have been proven to be very effective in reducing protrusions.