The answer is surprisingly simple. Education.
Yes, orthodontists go to school for a long time. But orthodontists also have on-going opportunities to attend lectures, join study groups devoted to learning new techniques, and submit their work for review by other orthodontists. That's how you keep improving. But only the best orthodontists take full advantage of these offerings over the long haul.
Year after year, Dr. Chad Smart, Dr. Timothy Quinn, and Dr. Vincent Kokich Jr. kept running into each other in on-going education circles for Gig Harbor and Tacoma orthodontists. Out of their shared passion for excellence, a vision started to form, a vision for a regional orthodontic group that brought together some of the best orthodontists in Tacoma and Gig Harbor, using the most advanced technology and techniques, to achieve the best and most lasting results for their patients. In 2015, vision became reality.
In 2021 Leigh Armijo became part of the team.