Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We are different... here is why!

Why are we different?

Have you ever wondered "how do I choose an orthodontist"?? There are so many choices and my dentist says he can do my braces... so why go anywhere else?

Well,  let's start with why a general dentist may not be the best option.  Dr. Blue had 2 additional years of training that were dedicated to orthodontics entirely. Sometimes a general dentist will take a couple of courses on orthodontic treatment then feel qualified to start performing comprehensive orthodontic care.  Comprehensive orthodontic care can be very complex at times and does require a significant amount of knowledge which a general dentist may not have. Unfortunately, in this situation it is the patient that suffers and ultimately can be in treatment longer than needed and can cause future problems with the overall stability of the teeth and supporting bone.

So let's meet Dr. Blue...

Originally from Dallas, TX, Phoenix, AZ, has been my home for the last 13 years. My wife Ann is a Periodontist and we have three children, as well as a dog. Our family life keeps me busy, and being with Ann and the children is always my highest priority, especially when we take trips together. Personally, I enjoy off-roading, camping, and hunting, and playing my guitar.

My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Orthodontic Certificate, University of Nevada
  • Prosthodontic Certificate, Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Master of Science, Baylor College of Dentistry
Throughout the year I attend orthodontic and oral healthcare meetings, seminars, and lectures, learning from the leaders in the field. By staying abreast of the latest developments in techniques and technology, I am able to ensure my patients have access to the highest level of care available.
As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, I have access to the latest research and findings, through their respective publications and journals. This, too, ensures the best care for my patients.

You may not be aware of this but Dr. Blue is a Prosthodontist and an Orthodontist!! What is a Prosthodontist??? Well....Wikipedia defines it as.....
"Prosthodontics, also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry, is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses. It is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. The ADA defines it as "the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes."[1]"

So just think... with that additional training for Prosthodontics and Orthodontics, Dr. Blue is pretty exceptional!! We know that but challenge you to come and see why we are different!!

Now, as far as how to choose an orthodontist, there are many factors that go into that decision. Location, insurance coverage, price and reputation. What sets us apart is that we have 2 convenient locations which are easily accessible from most parts of the valley, we accept multiple insurance plans, we have a very competitive price for treatment and are able to offer easy and painless in house financing and because we provide outstanding results the answer is simple!!!! Choose us and we will not let you down! You can see many of our success stories and pictures on our website.

We would love the opportunity for you to meet our exceptional team and see our state of the art offices to show you the "how" of our amazing results!!

So, let's meet the team:

doctor and staff
doctor and staff


Alex is originally from Chino Valley and has been in the dental field for over 10 years. When she isn't at the front desk Alex loves cooking for her family and friends, especially her two grown sons.


Courtney was born in Tucson, but raised here in The Valley. She loves watching our Phoenix Coyotes play, and spending time with her energetic chocolate lab.


I am originally from Denver, CO, but moved to Arizona in 1979; it's been long enough that I think I should be considered a “semi-native.” I'm married to my best friend, with one grown daughter and two fun grandsons. I enjoy spending time with extended family and friends. I've been in orthodontics for 30 years!


I am a Scottsdale native, and enjoy all the activities the area offers. If it's exciting, scenic, and adventurous, count me in! On the occasional rainy days, I delve into the arts and crafts world. I really enjoy orthodontics, and love being part of the team at Blue Orthodontics.


I have lived in Arizona my entire life and LOVE every minute of it!! I am married to the most amazing man who just so happens to be my very best friend and we have an incredible son! I have been in dentistry for 15 years and worked in multiple specialties. My role on the Blue orthodontics team is community relations coordinator. I get to spend my time at school events, community events, PTA meetings and getting know the awesome people within our community! I love my job and am very passionate about dentistry as a whole!!!!


I am a native Arizonan, and have lived in the West Valley most of my life. I have worked in orthodontics for over nine years, and I love this field. I love cooking for friends and family, hiking, racquetball, and spending as much time as possible with my wonderful husband and kids.

Here is the BEST part... As a courtesy to you we provide complimentary consultations! Your first visit in our office will include a comprehensive exam, x-rays and pictures. And yes, ALL of that is complimentary!!

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