August 5, 2009
“Dentists, Orthodontists, they’re all the same right?” At Davis and Davis Orthodontics, we hear our patients asking this question as they wonder about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. Before becoming orthodontists, Drs. Davis & Davis started out in dental school and each earned a DDS (dental degree), just like your dentist. After dental school however, They each decided that they wanted to learn more about orthodontics, which is one of nine specialties within the dental field. So they stayed in school for a few more years and became experts in orthodontics; which focuses on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems like overbites and under bites.
Other dental specialties you may have heard of include endodontic (focusing on the soft tissue inside your teeth), periodontic (focusing on the gums and other tissues surrounding your teeth) and prosthodontic (focusing on restoring and replacing damaged teeth).
Isn’t it nice to know there’s a dental expert here to help you through any type of treatment your teeth, jaw and gums might need?
July 28, 2009
Husband and wife orthodontists Dr. Dale J. Davis and Dr. Lisa M. Davis started their orthodontic practice in Midland, Michigan back in 2000 and see families from Freeland and Auburn to Sanford and Beaverton.
Dr. Dale Davis is originally from Peoria, Illinois but now lives in Midland with Dr. Lisa and their four children Alec, Madeline, Elizabeth, and Julia. Dr. Dale is an avid runner and has participated in over ten marathons! He also enjoys biking and has been involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation’s annual bike ride for six years.
Dr. Dale stays active in the community by participating in school events, the Christian Services Committee, Midland Blooms, and serving as a chairperson for the Afternoon Midland Rotary Community Needs Committee. His favorite thing about being an orthodontist is developing relationships with patients and parents and seeing the “before and after” transformation of orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Lisa Davis hails from Gross Pointe Woods and loves making every effort to make the Davis & Davis Orthodontics office feel like a home away from home for her patients. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending quality time with family, helping out with Girl Scouts, and volunteering at local schools.
Dr. Lisa loves reading, scrapbooking, quilting, and sewing; she also enjoys playing Chicktionary and working on crossword puzzles while watching her favorite television shows, “Medium” and “Lost”. She also really enjoys sleeping whenever she gets a chance!