Gregory S. Garn, DDS, MS
Dr. Garn received his dental degree from the University of Washington and completed his orthodontic specialty training at Temple University in Philadelphia. He has been practicing as an orthodontic specialist since the year 2000, and stays on top of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, Arizona Orthodontic Study Group, American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association. If his patients smell a faint odor of chlorine around him it’s probably because he’s training for his next Ironman. Ask to see his shaved legs! Dr Garn and his wife Rebecca have 5 kids. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Brian W. Mason, DDS
Dr. Mason earned his dental degree at the University of Washington and subsequently completed his orthodontic specialty training at UCLA. In orthodontic specialty practice since 1999, Dr. Mason is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Arizona Orthodontic Study Group, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association. Doctor Mason keeps his skis like his patient’s teeth: parallel and pointed straight down. He prefers it steep and deep and is prepared to send it all winter long. Dr. Mason and his wife Nicole have six kids. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Our incredible team is passionate about delivering an amazing patient experience with every patient visit. Knowledgeable and friendly experts, our treatment coordinators and technicians are a key element in creating the smartest smiles. Could there be a nicer team in town? If you find one, join it.
There are a ton of orthodontists in town, and even some dentists who haven’t been trained as orthodontists but offer treatment. There are lots of factors to consider in choosing an orthodontist. We believe that one of the most important should be whether or not they are board certified.
Say What Now?
A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills, and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. And they have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontics specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
A board certified orthodontist is committed to the highest level of patient care including a comprehensive treatment approach to ensure quality work. And board certified orthodontists must renew their certification every 10 years to demonstrate their continuous commitment to excellence.
Are There a Lot of Those Around?
No, there are not. In fact here in the Valley of the Sun, there are very few. We’re talking less than 30% of the orthodontists in town are board certified. But guess who is conveniently located in Mesa, Queen Creek and the Gilbert/Chandler area and is board certified: these guys!
Does it Really Matter?
It really does. Your smile is forever. An orthodontic treatment gone wrong could prolong treatment, be more painful than necessary, cause you to lose teeth unnecessarily, permanently damage your bite and cause other complications such as TMJ or premature wear and tear on your teeth.
A LEGACY OF SMILES
Garn and Mason Orthodontics has been operating for over 55 years! Established in 1961 by Dr. Garn and Dr. Mason’s fathers, our office has maintained the same standard of excellence over the years. It’s why we see generations of patients come through our doors.