The important characteristics in choosing an orthodontist are:
- Honesty and Respect
- Enthusiastic team
- Clinical Skills
- Focused Office
Honesty and Respect – It is the utmost of importance to us that we treat you with honesty and respect as if you were a part of our own families. Therefore, we view our roles as educators of orthodontics that will help you navigate your decisions regarding the alignment of you or your child’s teeth. We will only recommend treatment and orthodontic appliances that have long term proven results.
Communication – Since there are many reasons why individuals seek or need orthodontic treatment it is vital that treatment is explained with clarity. In addition, since orthodontic treatment is a long-term process it is also important to have good communication not only with us but also with our team. We spend the time it takes to explain our procedures and take time at each appointment to make sure we have answered all of your questions. In addition, our office understands how to work with your dentist or other specialists to ensure your treatment will be the best it can be.
Experience – Dr. Woo and Dr. DeBerardinis are highly experienced. They have both been in practice for many years and have worked with many dentists and specialists on a vast and varied number of cases, from simple tooth movement to complex orthodontic/ orthognathic/ restorative cases. Through treatment planning for thousands of cases during their combined careers they have the knowledge to treat your case no matter how complex. Their experience has taught them that each patient is unique and therefore, each patient requires individualized treatment. It enables them to know how to best obtain a stable beautiful smile for each patient. Most importantly, their experience gives them the knowledge to know when to treat, what to treat and how to treat it!
Enthusiastic Team – – This is vital for you or your child to have an exceptional orthodontic experience. The team members at Petaluma Orthodontics are great at helping
with each step of your orthodontic process. Each member of the team plays an important role and they all enjoy
what they do! Therefore, you or your child will receive the best care and experience possible.
Clinical Skills – Both Dr. Woo and Dr. DeBerardinis are Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics and members of the American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Woo graduated with honors from one of the best dental schools in the nation, U.C.S.F. School of Dentistry. He earned his specialty degree in orthodontics from Saint Louis Medical Center with an additional Masters Degree. His excellence in academic and clinical skills gives him one of the best reputations in Sonoma County. He has gone abroad for a fellowship on TMJ disorders and has given many presentations on the different application of orthodontic treatment to dentists, hygienists, and assistants. Many dentists seek orthodontics for themselves or their family members from him because they desire the best outcome, trust his work, and enjoy his positive demeanor.
Dr. DeBerardinis graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University School of Dentistry in Pennsylvania, where he received his dental degree in 1996. He then went on to earn his Masters Degree and Orthodontic certificate at the University of Oklahoma in 1998. In addition to practicing orthodontics in Healdsburg and Petaluma, Dr. D. was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics at UCSF School of Dentistry prior to starting a family. His involvement in academics allows first-hand exposure to the latest clinical research and techniques. As an attending faculty member, Dr. D. supervised the treatment of orthodontic patients by the residents and helped them along their path in becoming future orthodontists.
Focused Office – Petaluma Orthodontics is extremely focused on providing you with a great experience and excellent clinical results. We want you to be happy about your smile and the service we provide. You are our most important asset. We are focused on individualized care and enjoy knowing all our patients by name. We are a small office, so we can always stay focused on your individual treatment.
At Petaluma Orthodontics our concentration on sincere client relationships and superior professional skills is what sets us apart.