Best Orthodontist Portland

“Crafting Smiles, Shaping Lives!”

When Dr. Leemin began her practice as a Portland Orthodontist, she coined the tagline “Crafting Smiles, Shaping Lives.” Although it’s no longer our official motto, it holds a special place in our hearts as it perfectly embodies our passion. Dr. Leemin and Dr. Handick are committed to creating beautiful, healthy smiles that boost confidence and transform lives. There’s nothing more rewarding than making a positive impact on the lives of kids and adults, fueling our daily motivation to give our best with a smile.

“At Hillsdale Orthodontics, our goal is to create a signature smile for you that warms hearts and opens doors to new opportunities.”

As a committed team of professionals dedicated to providing top-tier orthodontic care for you and your family, we take immense pride in our approach, which involves:

With our unwavering dedication and expertise, our mission is to help you exude positivity, confidence, and joy through your remarkable new smile. Our orthodontic treatment goes beyond mere aesthetics; it’s a transformative journey that not only enhances your smile but also enriches your life, fostering newfound confidence and self-assurance.

From your initial complimentary visit to the day your braces come off, we endeavor to make your orthodontic journey a rewarding and relaxing experience. Caring for your family’s smiles is a privilege we take seriously. We provide top-notch orthodontic care in a comfortable, caring atmosphere, enhancing not only the beauty of your smile but also your overall oral health. Our use of the latest treatment options helps patients of all ages achieve the smiles they’ve dreamt of, ensuring long-lasting results and a lifetime of confidence in your new smile. You’ll feel right at home in the comfort of our office, and our dedicated professionals go the extra mile to ensure your comfort at every stage of your treatment.

As a testament to our commitment to excellence, Dr. Leemin frequently participates in continuing education courses, practicing as a board-certified orthodontist, an achievement held by only a select few orthodontists nationwide.

As part of our commitment to excellence, Dr. Leemin frequently attends continuing education courses. She also practices as a board-certified orthodontist, an achievement shared by only one-third of orthodontists nationwide.

What Is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

A board-certified orthodontist is a highly qualified and specialized dental professional who has gone through rigorous additional training and certification to ensure the highest level of expertise in the field of orthodontics. Becoming a board-certified orthodontist is a significant achievement that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and the ability to provide the best possible care to patients seeking orthodontic treatment.

Board Certified Dr. Leemin

The process to become a board-certified orthodontist typically involves several key steps:

  1. Complete a Dental Degree: Before embarking on a career in orthodontics, individuals must first earn a dental degree (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) from an accredited dental school. This foundational education covers general dentistry and forms the basis for specialized training in orthodontics.

  2. Orthodontic Residency: After dental school, aspiring orthodontists must complete an accredited orthodontic residency program, which typically lasts for an additional two to three years. During this residency, they receive intensive training in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of orthodontic issues, such as misaligned teeth and jaw alignment problems.

  3. Clinical Experience: As part of their residency, orthodontic candidates gain extensive clinical experience by treating patients under the guidance of experienced orthodontic instructors. This hands-on training is crucial for honing their skills and building expertise in orthodontic procedures.

  4. Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO): To achieve board certification, orthodontists must successfully complete a series of written and clinical examinations administered by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). These examinations rigorously evaluate their knowledge, clinical proficiency, and ability to provide the highest standard of orthodontic care.

  5. Commitment to Continuing Education: Board-certified orthodontists are also required to engage in ongoing continuing education to stay current with the latest advances in orthodontic treatment and technology. This commitment to learning ensures that patients receive the most up-to-date and effective orthodontic care.

Board certification in orthodontics signifies a dentist’s dedication to excellence, instilling trust in their expertise to deliver expert orthodontic care for beautiful, healthy smiles and optimal oral health. It’s worth noting that this esteemed certification is achieved by less than one-third of orthodontists, and it is conferred solely by the American Board of Orthodontics, the lone orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association. This accolade underscores the remarkable commitment and expertise of board-certified orthodontists, establishing them as a select group entrusted with delivering the utmost level of orthodontic care to their patients.

In selecting Hillsdale Orthodontics, you’re choosing more than just a provider of orthodontic care; you’re choosing a team of dedicated professionals who are deeply committed to crafting your perfect smile. With our unwavering dedication, cutting-edge technology, and personalized treatment plans, we are here to ensure your journey toward a beautiful, healthy smile is a rewarding one. Our board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Leemin and Dr. Handick, offer a level of expertise and excellence that stands as a testament to our commitment to your oral health. Trust us to provide exceptional care in a warm, comfortable atmosphere, from your very first visit to the day your braces come off and beyond! At Hillsdale Orthodontics, we aim to make your smile transformation a joyful and fulfilling experience.

We’re not going far, but we’re SO excited to expand our office into a bigger, better space this June!

Closed June 13th-20th
Reopening June 24th
New address: 1501 SW Sunset Blvd. Portland, OR 97239

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