Dr. Williams

Dr. Williams’ passion is orthodontics. That passion was initiated as a young patient with a multitude of orthodontic problems. The day he saw the changes that occurred from his treatment, he knew he wanted to be an orthodontist. Dr. Williams began his dental education at University of Michigan, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1997. After serving the greater Ann Arbor area as a general dentist, Dr. Williams pursued advanced education to become a specialist in orthodontics. Dr. Williams graduated with his master’s degree and specialty certificate in orthodontics from the University of Western Ontario. A program that takes only three students per year.

Dr. Williams’ commitment to providing his patients with the most outstanding care available is evidenced by the fact that he has earned and maintains his board certification in orthodontics. Many orthodontists do not take the time to hold their work accountable by the review of other specialists.

This certification means that his skills have been evaluated through a board of his peers and he has earned the title of Diplomate by the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction that the majority of orthodontists have not earned. In February of 2009, Dr. Williams continued his quest for excellence by successfully completing the American Board of Orthodontics recertification examination, thereby continuing his board certified status. Read more about the American Board of orthodontics and what it means to be board certified.

Personal Commitment

My nature is to please people. So in addition to attaining the best possible outcome, I want all interactions with my office to be the best they can be. It is a core ethic of our office to exceed our patients’ expectations. I have aspired to be an orthodontist since I was a young orthodontic patient. My desire was to be involved in a profession that could positively change people’s lives, while challenging the mind artistically and scientifically. After years of dedication to attain my educational goals, my personal commitment is to provide quality orthodontic care to the best of my ability with careful consideration for each person behind the smile.

Educational Background

I have sought a superior education, based on science, which later gave emphasis to a humanistic approach to patient care. My orthodontic program accepted three residents per year out of hundreds of applicants. It emphasized early orthodontic intervention, comprehensive adult diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as management and treatment of complex surgical orthodontic cases. Particular attention was focused on the functional side of orthodontics keeping not only the teeth in alignment, but the entire jaw system in harmony.

UNDERGRADUATE: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

DENTAL: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

RESIDENCY: Detroit VA Hospital, Detroit, MI

ORTHODONTICS: University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Continuing Education

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, I have made a commitment to maintain the highest level of care and present my work to be judged by my colleagues. In order to continue providing advanced orthodontic care, a commitment must be made to obtain advanced education. My participation in advanced education includes areas such as diagnosis, treatment planning, biomechanics, growth and development, as well as staying current on recent issues in general dentistry.

Over 40 hours of continuing education are taken each year in excess of the Michigan Board of Dentistry requirements.

Advanced Technology

With my background in computers and human biology, I am committed to providing the newest techniques and technology in order to provide exceptional results and experience for each patient.

Technologies at Williams Orthodontics include: Intra-oral scanners to replace the use of tooth impressions, state-of-the-art self-ligating braces to decrease treatment time, nearly invisible ceramic braces for adult and adolescent esthetics, extensive training in Invisalign techniques, NASA-developed wires for light application of forces, interactive computer technology for patient education and digital imaging equipment.

Personal Background

When not involved with orthodontics, I can be found spending time with my family. We enjoy playing sports together, watching sporting events, and spending time outdoors. I coach football, basketball, and even lacrosse (new for me) for Rockford teams. I also enjoy playing basketball and golf.