Is the doctor an orthodontic specialist?
Specialists in orthodontics are dentists that have pursued an additional 2-3 years of advanced education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this education may call themselves "orthodontists," and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).
Dr. Karkhanechi received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of California, San Diego and Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of California, San Francisco. After dental school, she pursued her orthodontic degree in an intensive program at New York University. She attends numerous continuing education courses in order to keep up to date and implement the most effective techniques in clinical orthodontics.
Does the office complete a computerized cephalometric analysis of the x-rays? Dr. Karkhanechi uses the proven diagnostic process of cephalometric analysis to predict and analyze jaw relationships, growth patterns, and treatment outcomes. This process is essential for understanding the jaw relationship of each patient in order to create an excellent bite through orthodontic treatment.
Is the office fully compliant with all OSHA requirements?
OSHA is a government agency that assures patient and team member safety by requiring stringent protocols. We use state-of-the-art sterilization methods and refer to professional consultants to monitor all sterilization techniques and results, as well as general office safety. In October 2017, we passed an unscheduled audit with flying colors.
Is the practice focused on customer care?
Customer service is our number one goal. Patients and patient families enjoy personal interactions with the entire team, the caring environment, the patient-oriented education, and open communication with each of the knowledgeable team members. Questions are encouraged, and all feedback from patients and parents is welcome. We want to know how we can best serve you.
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