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Dr. Mark Kurchak
School of Orthodontics

Dr. Mark Kurchak

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

Thank you for the opportunity to let me tell you about the orthodontic experience you will receive in our office. I know that when it comes to making a decision about medical or dental treatment, you want to make certain that it is a correct fit. I do truly believe that there is a difference between orthodontic practices. When you enter our office, you will immediately begin to experience the difference. Our friendly and caring staff will take extraordinary care of you as well as your child. Our office equipment is state-of-the-art, which includes the latest advancements in orthodontic treatment planning, keeping in mind both comfort and speed.

My practice philosophy is to treat based on using the most appropriate and efficient treatment type at an ideal age depending on the orthodontic problem. . In young patients, growth and timing is extremely important. By examining a child starting at the age of 7, we can intercept developing problems and correct them to an extent sometimes not possible at a later age We are proactive in treating children and often use an early age to modify the size, shape and position of the jaws while growth is taking place. Also, we can make the jaws the right size to fit all of the permanent teeth that will come in. This may require a treatment plan that will be carried out in two sequential phases. The first phase may begin while a child has both permanent and baby teeth, to take advantage of the ability to manipulate skeletal growth and development. This concept may becomes of importance in many cases if orthodontic treatment is delayed until all permanent teeth are present. The window of opportunity to affect facial growth that might be a contributing factor to the dental or skeletal malformation (problem) may be reduced or missed. The second phase of treatment is then started once the permanent teeth are present. Not to worry though, if your child is a little older, we still have great treatment options.The only way to determine which type of orthodontic treatment is the most appropriate for your child is to have a comprehensive examination at our office. Our exams are complimentary. During this examination we can determine and then thoroughly discussed which treatment approach will be best for your child.

Having the latest technologies is vital to our commitment to accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment. system, , and temporary anchorage devices allow us to correct orthodontic problems to a level of quality and in a treatment time that was previously unattainable. American Technology and training truly sets our practice apart and allows us to accomplish things not possible without it.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us and what makes our practice special. We combine traditional values and excellent service with modern technology to deliver the best care available. Anywhere. . We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and your child and discuss their orthodontic needs. We wholeheartedly welcome you to join our "orthodontic family."

About Dr. Mark Kurchak : He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthdontics and possesses a solid fondation in all phases of orthodontics and maxillo-facial orthopedics. He has more than 20 years of expercience owning and practicing in three clinics in Houston, Texas. He is presently taking French courses at Lémania College in Lausanne. He utilizes all of the latest technologies in American and European orthodontics.

His memberships included the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Association of Functional Orthodontics, College of Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics, International Association of Cosmetic Orthodontics, the American Dental Association as well as other professional associations.

His diplomas include Master of Science in Orthodontics and Doctor of Dentistry from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. He graduate with honors with Omicron Kappa Upsilson, the National Honor Society of Dentistry. He also has a degree from Baylor College of Medicine and did his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He graduated there with honors with the Epsilon Kappa Delta Pre-med and Pre-dent Honor Society.

Dr. Kurchak has published original research in the following journals: nternational Journal of Cancer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry et the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.

He has been certified in the United States by Clear Aligners all the other American orthodontic techinques. He believes strongly in continuing education and is taking continuing education courses each year. He has volunteered many times, helping people in medical clinics, hospitals and orphanages in Mexico, Central and South American, as well as in Eastern Europe. He lives in Lutry.