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American Association of Orthodontists Interviews Dr. Struble

September 25th, 2019

Blair Talks Hometowns and Treating Happy Smiles

Your teeth and gums are a complex and interconnected part of your health. They require expert attention so that you can live an active and carefree lifestyle. Much like you wouldn’t trust your car with just any mechanic, you wouldn’t trust your smile to anyone but the best orthodontist. That’s why at Struble we prioritize organized dentistry and our involvement in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

Our community of Central Oregon is home to over 150,000 residents who like to stay healthy. Bend attracts the active type—people who like to play hard and get outside. That’s why Dr. Blair Struble chose it as the perfect place to set up her thriving orthodontic practice. Struble Orthodontics is now a two-location practice with an exciting new building project off Bond and Wilson street near the Old Mill District. This new office will be opening in winter of 2019. A born-and-raised Bendite, Blair knew as soon as she had her dental school degree in hand that this was the place she’d come back to practice.

Struble Orthodontics is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists and both our doctors have taken the additional commitment to be “Board Certified” Orthodontists. When you are looking for an orthodontist or an orthodontic practice for yourself or your child, finding a credentialed doctor with the right training is important. The AAO ensures all practicing members have completed an accredited orthodontic residency program post-dental school. They equip 19,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad with industry best-practices, industry events like conferences, and on-going training and learning opportunities for doctors and staff.

The AAO stopped by Struble’s office to ask Blair what makes Central Oregon a special place to share the gift of smiles and what inspired her into taking care of people’s teeth. She might even surprise you with a fun fact of how long she wore braces as a teenager (**hint: it was longer than a year!) Check out Blair’s interview with AAO now and learn how it all got started here in Bend and more reasons why industry associations like AAO make Struble Orthodontics a safe and friendly place to bring the whole family. From the whole team, we look forward to seeing you come through our doors soon!

Struble Orthodontics is moving to The Old Mill District!

August 9th, 2019


We can't wait to show you the view!

Struble Orthodontics is moving to a beautiful new space to better serve our patients with brand-new treatment rooms and top-tier orthodontic options. Drumroll please: yes, you heard it here first. We’re moving to the Old Mill District!

We have simply outgrown our current space. While it has been a beautiful place to grow our practice, we know our patients and our team will benefit from the expansion. The new building will include premium technology upgrades and aesthetic improvements. We are building a twenty-first-century space where children, teens, and adults in the Central Oregon area can receive exceptional orthodontic services. Better scheduling and administrative spaces for our team are also on the way.


You are going to love it! We already do.

You can spot Struble’s new building site currently under construction on the corner of Bond and Wilson. This locates our clinic near the central and desirable Old Mill District with access from all directions. Struble’s new location is just off the parkway on the first roundabout as you enter the Old Mill District.

What to expect from the new building:

  • One of the best mountain views Central Oregon has to offer!
  • Dedicated parking spots and easy elevator and stair access
  • A third-floor location with stunning views of the Cascades and Old Mill District
  • Spacious expansion
  • A convenient and central location near Old Mill District with easy access to north, east, south, and west areas
  • Technology upgrades including internet fiber and 3D imaging

The new clinic is set up with 3D lab printing technology as well as two digital X-ray spaces. The team at Struble is also adding internet fiber to the building to dramatically increase internet speeds and enhance data security. This will provide a dedicated internet connection solely for Struble Orthodontics staff and patients.


Is it moving day yet?

Our current practice will likely close briefly in December to make this exciting move. Don’t worry, we will announce it well in advance. This means we are on track to start seeing patients in the new space as early as January 2020. More details to follow as moving day nears! Until then, keep your fingers crossed and take a peek at our building site as you pass by Bond and Wilson on your way into Bend.

May is for Learning! Struble Orthodontics attends the American Association of Orthodontics 2019 Session in Hollywood

June 7th, 2019

Showing our Struble smiles at Hollywood’s Universal Studios

You may have missed us around the office the first week of May. The team flew south together to attend the 2018 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session in Los Angeles. The weather was great, the palm trees were beautiful, and as always, we managed to sneak in a little fun with our work. We enjoyed team lunches, strolls along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and even a trip to Universal Studios! Here are a few highlights of what we learned from this enriching work trip.


Class is in session!

A few of our favorite topics covered at the AAO Session:

  • Career happiness and culture-building in the office
  • Surgical advancement techniques
  • Bracket bonding techniques
  • Innovations in clear aligners
  • 3D-Printing technology
Blair spotting her name on the list of orthodontists who have been members of the American Association of Orthodontists for 10+ years!

World-class doctors and practitioners in orthodontics covered everything from spotting sleep apnea disorders to developing patient-centric care plans to non-surgical methods to help with bite correction. Our front office staff was able to learn new culture-building techniques for the office, how to master effective communication, and tips for handling team expansion and growth with ease, which is hugely valuable with our new office location opening in Redmond this year.


Dr. Struble and Dr. Crosta together at the 2019 American Association of Orthodontics Annual Session

Fostering a culture of growth, fun, and innovation is what we believe in at Struble Orthodontics. Providing the best orthodontic quality treatment to our patients is not just about having great technology but encouraging and investing in the future of each team member. Continuing education opportunities for busy orthodontic practices come few and far between, so we seized this moment to celebrate our team and are so glad we did! This trip to the AAO 2019 session gave us new creative ideas and practical application points to begin using in our practice. As always, our primary goal is to our wonderful Bend and Redmond patients and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve learned. Please do come in and see us or schedule your next appointment.

Your Smiles Are Getting Attention! Struble voted “Best Orthodontist” in Bend

March 28th, 2019

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You know what they say—parents know best. And locals know even better. That’s why we were thrilled to announce that Bend’s coolest moms, dads and rockstar patients voted for Struble not once, not twice, but 3 TIMES as The Best Orthodontic Practice in Central Oregon for 2018 and 2019.

A huge shout out to our amazing community for making us a favorite of Bend locals and newcomers alike. You are the reason we come to work every day with huge smiles on our faces. We wouldn’t have it any other way. You guys rock!

Thank you for the big social media love, for casting your votes, and for being all around model citizens with the shiniest smiles in town. That being said, here’s the recap of what we won with your help:

Bend Lifestyle Magazine’s Reader’s Choice 2 Years Running! 

2019 Bend Lifestyle Magazine Reader’s Choice
Voted Best Orthodontist

2018 Bend Lifestyle Magazine Reader’s Choice
Voted Best Orthodontist

Bend Nest Parenting Magazine’s Reader’s Choice 2 Years Running!

2019 Best of The Nest Children’s Orthodontist
2018 Best of The Nest Children's Orthodontist

HulaFrog’s Most Loved Orthodontist for 2019

2019 Most Loved Orthodontist

You make us look good and help our practice make a lasting impression! Speaking of impressions, did you hear about our new Impressionless Digital Scanner technology? You know, the kind that gives us instant 3D models of your mouth without the hassle those gooey impression trays? It’s worth checking out if you need a custom appliance made.

The goal of having great technology is to minimize your time spent in the chair so we can get you out the door for life’s most important appointments—like that “board meeting” up on Mt. Bachelor.

Again, THANK YOU for helping to spread the word about our practice. When you come in for your next appointment or if you’ve recently been in to see us, don’t forget to high-five one of our many excellent coordinators, orthodontic assistants, and doctors—who make the magic happen. Whether you’re from Bend, Redmond, Sisters, or somewhere in between— we cherish your business. And just so you know, you‘re our favorite too!

 

 

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