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This content was provided by Dr. VanDevanter "I've been in practice for 25 years and I love being an orthodontist. Each day, I feel very fortunate to walk into my office and have the chance to work with my amazing patients and staff. I believe orthodontics is a extraordinary profession. It gives me the privilege to serve each patient in a personal way. I have chosen to practice in only one location and I am the only doctor in my office. It is important for me to know my patients and for them to have access to me at every visit. A beautiful smile can change a person's life and provide many life and career opportunities. It is awesome to see a patient's confidence grow as teeth alignment improves. Helping people in this way is one of the great joys in my life. My treatment philosophy is simple. I strive to treat each patient as I would like to be treated or have one of my children treated. I make every effort to provide excellent care. I grew up in Olympia, Washington. I went on to college at Western Washington University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. I received my dental degree in 1989 from the University of Texas at San Antonio and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honorary Dental Society. I knew early in dental school that orthodontics was my life's ambition, so after graduation I completed a Master's Degree specializing in Orthodontics for Children and Adults at the University of Washington. I have been in private practice since 1991 in Federal Way. Dentistry, including the specialty of orthodontics, is changing at an exceptional rate. In order to stay abreast of the most current techniques, appliances, materials and safety improvements, an orthodontist must attend continuous education courses. This is of great importance to me, and enables me to provide the most current, innovative orthodontic care. I have been married for nearly 30 years to my college sweetheart, Dutch. We are blessed to have three children; Travis, Wesley, and Eden. I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy many activities including traveling, bicycling, skiing, boating, theater, and cooking."
This content was provided by Dr. VanDevanter "My treatment philosophy is simple. I strive to treat each patient as I would like to be treated or have one of my children treated. I make every effort to provide excellent care."
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Chromosome 22q11 Deletion Syndrome
Gaps Between Teeth
Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
Malocclusion - Short Stature Syndrome
Protruding Front Teeth
Ceramic Dental Braces
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear Dental Braces
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
Dental Brace and Headgear
Digital Impression System
Invisible Dental Braces
Metal Dental Braces
Non-Surgical Bite Correction
Porcelain Dental Braces
Spacers for Braces
Springs for Braces
Temporormandibular (TM) Therapy
Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment
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University of Washington
Medical School | Graduated 1991
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Dr. VanDevanter's Reviews
Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanDevanter to family and friends
based on 111 total reviews (5 with comments)
Likelihood to Recommend (111)
Dr. VanDevanter's Performance
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Office & Staff Performance
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes
Overall Patient Satisfaction
Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanDevanter to family and friends is 4.8 out of 5