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Your Orthodontist is Board Certified

March 19th, 2018

We get a lot of questions at our initial consultation. One of those questions usually involves the difference between a general dentist and an orthodontist. Patients always ask us why Dr. Jase and Dr. Justin can’t just complete their restorative work or fillings. While Dr. Jase and Dr. Justin both completed four years of dental school and worked for a year as general dentists, its not what they do everyday. Their area of expertise is orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

They spent more than two years after dental school going through orthodontic training. Their training didn’t just involve how to move teeth into proper alignment but the guidance of facial development and growth. When one of our doctors sits down at consult, he is not only considering the shape, profile and facial balance of a 13, 18 or 25-year-old but how those same patients will look at 40, 50 and 70 years old. When orthodontics is concerned, tomorrow and every day thereafter is just as important as today. Certain features of the face will continue to grow as the patient ages and others, like lip support, will diminish. So, it is not always about what looks best in that moment but how that patient will look in all the moments of their lives.

After founding Olsen Orthodontics, the doctors both agreed to become board certified orthodontists. To do this, they underwent hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate that their skill, judgement and knowledge would provide the highest quality of care for each patient. They completed a written exam by the American Board of Orthodontics and submitted cases for clinical and peer reviews. This was the last and ultimate step in ensuring that their skill set and treatment recommendations at Olsen Orthodontics would be always to the patient’s benefit.

It was a grueling process but one they both felt very strongly about — a way to assure the patients know that the doctor on the other side of the chair was an informed and knowledgable expert in his field.

You are in Great Hands

February 12th, 2018

Dear patient,

You are in great hands.

I have worked along side many doctors. The first of them being my own father. He was a kind and very ethical dentist. His philosophy was that you should treat a patient exactly how you wished to be treated. Growing up, I was lucky enough to watch him and emulate his values. These are the same values I look for in my own physicians and the doctors who employ me.

The doctors who employ me now — they are the best of them. Everyday, I get to watch two doctors that care for their patients, take the time to explain treatment and above all else consider each patients' needs as if they were staring at a member of their own family. They reflect on a patients' thoughts or words hours after they have already left the building. Being married to the military, I've seen a lot of different doctors and I can tell you, first hand, this is rare and it's beautiful.

The concern they have for their employees, patients and even myself is obvious to anyone who encounters them. As a team, we have seen these two men make a difference in so many lives. I know what you may be thinking -- it's just braces. But ultimately what it gives to our patients is confidence and that's pretty priceless. A simple act of kindness can have a profound impact on lives, and I believe they provide that almost every single day.

So today, I can tell you one thing for sure, whether you are already in treatment or debating starting -- you are and will be in great hands.

Sincerely,
Kathleen
Practice Manager

 

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