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Why our standard of care is unique

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Personal one-on-one care is not just a catch phrase, it is the only way we provide treatment. Every aspect of your treatment, from initial screening, to lifetime retention checks (Dr. Skarin’s lifetime!) is rendered by Dr. Skarin, and only Dr. Skarin.

When it comes to your experience as a patient, treating patients with focused concierge-like care is Dr. Skarin's treatment philosophy.

  • No assistants
  • No associates
  • Continuity of treatment assured

There are many aspects of our practice that set us apart from all others. We invite you to see how our treatment philosophy of putting the patient first -- above all else -- runs through every aspect of our practice.

The advantages we offer
that our patients love

One Chair
One Doctor

Every minute of every appointment is exclusively with Dr. Skarin. No assistants. No waiting for the doctor to come to your chair.

Expert care and much faster appointments for you. Also, less risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Appliance Choice Over Office Efficiency

Most orthodontic practices offer limited and streamlined appliance options which they fit their patients into. This benefits their office efficiency since their staff is familiar with those appliances.

For Dr. Skarin, every viable appliance option is on the table. Patient care, patient relationships, and patient choice are critical to us.


Most orthodontists ship out work to labs. This results in higher costs and turnaround time.

Dr. Skarin produces everything himself in-house. This means lower prices and higher quality materials with faster service.

Customized Treatment Costs

Many offices standardize their costs up-front. We do not. We offer every treatment option to our patients with variable costs. As such, we do not have a commonly used “one-size-fits-all” fee structure. Fees are 100% customized , depending on level of difficulty and expected treatment time.

Extensive Initial Evaluation

Consultations are complementary, and in keeping with our dedication to patient-centered care, they are extensive.

Dr. Skarin goes through every detail until you are completely satisfied. Our patients frequently comment on how suprised they were by how much preparation goes into every consult.

Flexible Emergency Treatment

As an independent small private practice, we are very flexible and responsive to emergencies. It is not uncommon for Dr. Skarin to treat patients over the weekend or at odd hours of the day when there is an emergency.

Faster Appointments

Since every minute is spent with Dr. Skarin, more work is accomplished in less time. Our checkup/adjustment time slots are significantly shorter than the average office.

Patient Care Is Our Standard, Not Patient Quotas

In the words of an anonymous patient testimonial: "We are on child number two now. [Dr. Skarin] won't over quote you." Our fees are fair, and we do not have patient quotas as many other practices do.

'We treat you like family' is commonly used. In our case, we mean it, and we practice it.

Expert Questions
Expert Answers

Dr. Skarin is a licensed expert in orthodontics , but more notably, a former clinical associate professor of orthodontics at Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Skarin enjoys answering any and all questions and has the experience and expertise to field even the toughest questions.

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