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AllCare Orthodontic Center Press Release

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AllCare Orthodontic Center Press Release


AllCare Orthodontic Center delivers perfect smiles through the care of high quality AAO/ABO orthodontists

August 22, 2013
By Michaelynn Vargas

What does this title mean?

AAO is the American Association of Orthodontics and all three of AllCare’s orthodontists are active members.  ABO is the American Board of Orthodontists; again all three orthodontists are diplomates of the ABO. The American Board of Orthodontics grants a diplomate status to a select few as the highest plateau of attainment in education, evaluation, excellence and ethics in the profession.  All of AllCare’s orthodontists are also professors at the Department of Orthodontics University of Illinois at Chicago.  AllCare Orthodontic Center can take pride of these credentials and qualities.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is not just for children and teenagers. AllCare services adults, teens and children with their individual orthodontic needs. Orthodontics utilizes appliances, braces and elastics to correct misaligned teeth and occlusions, sometimes together or alone.  Orthodontics can also be used to correct what may be considered a facial imbalance or prevent future ones.  Orthodontic care is not only for esthetics but for function as well!

What is an Orthodontist?

According to the ABO’s website, an orthodontist is a dentist who has completed an American Dental Association accredited graduate program in the specialty of orthodontics. Graduates from a specialty program become an orthodontic specialist and are eligible to become board certified through the voluntary examination process of ABO. The certification process is a demonstration of the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.

Who are these orthodontists? Let’s meet them!

While they do not have red S’s on their chests, they certainly are super at what they do!

Our first orthodontist is Dr. Budi Kusnoto, D.D.S, M.S.   Dr. Kusnoto is a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned his orthodontic certificate in 1998. In 2005, Dr. Kusnoto became a board certified orthodontist.  He is a tenured associate professor as well as clinic director at the Department of Orthodontics University of Illinois at Chicago where he teaches dentists to become orthodontists. Dr. Kusnoto is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, researcher, and inventor in the field of orthodontics. He regularly lectures and teaches in both clinical and research aspects of orthodontics across the country. In addition, he is also actively involved with the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Illinois Society of Orthodontists.

Our second orthodontist is Dr. Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren, D.M.D., M.S.  Dr. Galang is an assistant professor and director of the Pre-doctoral Orthodontic Program at UIC. She is also a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago orthodontic program and has given lectures both here and abroad as well.  Like Dr. Kusnoto, Dr. Galang has authored various publications on orthodontic topics. Dr. Galang is well known to be very detail-oriented and meticulous with her work, which is why she makes a powerful team member at AllCare Orthodontic Center.

Finally, we meet our third orthodontist, Dr. Phimon Atsawasuwan, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.  Dr. Atsawasuwan is a known researcher and specializing in both orthodontics as well as periodontics. He is an assistant professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago. He is very active with cutting edge education, knowledge and techniques in the research and clinical aspects of orthodontics. He was recognized by the AAO as one of the recipients of prestigious Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit.

Both Drs. Galang and Atsawasuwan were actually students of Dr. Kusnoto during their orthodontic residency and now, they enjoy working together as colleagues in providing the best orthodontic care for their patients!

Why would I get my teeth or bite corrected at AllCare Orthodontic Center?

The simple answer is quality. AllCare is comprised of a dedicated and caring team that is difficult to match. AllCare’s team of orthodontists has qualifications that only a very small number of dentists/orthodontists have. Their ABO diplomate status as well as their academic roles in one of the most prestigious orthodontic specialty programs in the world (University of Illinois at Chicago) make them very unique in delivering the highest quality of orthodontic treatment.

The AllCare team would, of course, be incomplete if it was not for our dedicated staff.  We proud ourselves of dental assistants, front desk personnel, and a treatment coordinator with more than 20 years combined experience in the orthodontic field.  There would be no other people more qualified to support our doctors than the Allcare staff. And most importantly, like our doctors, they treat our patients as family!

When it comes to your orthodontic healthcare needs, you deserve the best quality and luckily for you, we are here to provide it!  Please feel free to schedule your complimentary consultation with our experts.

To learn more about this team, please contact

AllCare Orthodontic Center

842 West 31st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Office: 312.804.8304
Fax: 312.873.3803
Email: AllCareOrtho@gmail.com
Website: http://www.AllcareOrthodonticCenter.com

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Every members at AllCare dedicates a tremendous amount of time and energy to achieve in excellence in everything that we do. That is why Dr. Kusnoto and his team attend various continuing educational courses/programs to stay on the cutting edge of ever-changing the science of orthodontics. This year, Dr. Budi Kusnoto attended the 2013 AAO Annual Session held on May 3-7 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kusnoto was also invited by the AAO to give a special presentation at the AAO Presymposium – Modern Bioprogressive Annual Session – on his most recent research in Utilization of Modern Bioprogressive Electronic WebPortal for Join Research Community.

The AAO Annual Session offered orthodontists worldwide a wonderful experience in terms of both learning and sharing scientific advances and knowledge in their specialty – orthodontics.

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Practice Management Seminar

On April 14, 2013, Dr. Budi Kusnoto held a Practice Management Seminar for over twenty orthodontic residents and recent orthodontic graduates at his private practice, AllCare Orthodontic Center.

One of our guest speaker, Ms. Karen Moawad, shared her unique experience in practice management with the young orthodontists. She covered topics such as doctor-time scheduling, systems organization, integration of associates and partners, personnel related policies and systems, compensation assessment, incentive programs, and staffing recommendations.

Dr. Kusnoto considered it is important to provide orthodontic professionals with practical and useful updates regarding practice management in order to improve the efficiency of orthodontic practice and the quality of orthodontic care.

Ms. Moawad’s presentation reinforced the many beliefs that Dr. Kusnoto expresses everyday at his clinic: cohesive teamwork, positive attitudes, and efficient judgment, just to name a few. “Ms. Moawad offered many useful advice and tips on business management and people skills.” said Susan Cai, front desk receptionist at AllCare Orthodontic Center. “The most important lesson I took away from her lecture was: People never remember every word you say, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” Being able to maintain a professional image in a highly emotional environment is essential to keep healthy relationships and manage a successful practice.

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2013 Oral Hygiene Seminar

On April 1, 2013, AllCare Orthodontic Center and 3M ESPE promote Dental Education. Dr. Budi Kusnoto held an Oral Hygiene Seminar, including a lecture and a dinner, for local hygienists and dentists at AllCare Orthodontic Center. Four dental hygienists and five dentists from around the neighborhood attended this educational event.

One of our guest speaker George J. Martinez from 3M ESPE presented a lecture on “Oral Health is Your Body’s First Defense Against Disease.” George J Martinez is currently a Regional Preventive Specialist for 3M ESPE with over 30 years of Preventive Dentistry experience. George has delivered over 500 Preventive seminar across the country. Attendees of the Oral Hygiene Seminar received 2 continuing education credits and had an opportunity to communicate with other dental professionals in the neighborhood. The event was sponsored by one of the top dental product manufacturers 3M ESPE, which is a division of 3M company.

“We’ve had an enjoyable evening,” said Dr. Kusnoto. “Local dentists and hygienists responded to our invitation with a great deal of enthusiasm. Our guests have specifically remarked on the informative lecture and warm atmosphere of the night. Events like this one help dental hygienists, dentists, and dental specialists communicate more efficiently and provide higher quality of care to their patients.”

Dr. Kusnoto plans to organize more events of this kind in the future. He finds it very beneficial for an orthodontic specialists to discuss current developments in the field of dentistry with the dental professionals.

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