ORTHODONTICS

In the dental field, Dr. Sam has undergone extensive training in the field of Orthodontics. Creating long lasting, beautiful smiles through orthodontics is a very rewarding treatment for his patients. Being able to offer this to our patients makes Walla Walla Dental Care the perfect place for complete and comprehensive dentistry. 

 
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Meet Dr Sam Castillo

Dr. Sam, a native of New Mexico, did his undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico. In 1974 Dr. Sam applied and was accepted to the University of Oregon Health Science Center School of Dentistry. It was there that Dr. Sam met Dr. Laizure.

Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Sam enlisted in the United States Navy as a Dental Officer and was stationed at Sand Point Naval Air Station. Three years later, upon completion of his military obligation, Dr. Sam opened his dental practice in the town of Duvall, Washington. Dr. Sam was the first dentist in that small town. I guess you might say that he was a pioneer. The small town needed a good dentist who could provide the care they needed. 

During his life as a dentist, Dr. Sam developed an interest in the art of wine making. Little did  he know that this hobby would become his retirement lifestyle. After 35 years of dentistry, Dr. Sam sold his practice and he and his wife Deborah moved to Walla Walla where his winery is located. Dr. Sam spends the majority of his time working at the winery. When he is not there, he is here practicing dentistry with Dr. Laizure.

Dr. Sam comes to Walla Walla Dental Care with vast experience in all aspects of dentistry. He is well versed in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implantology, Endodontics, Crowns, Bridges, Removable Dentures and Orthodontics. 

In the dental field, Dr. Sam has undergone extensive training in the field of Orthodontics. Creating long lasting, beautiful smiles through orthodontics is a very rewarding treatment for his patients. Being able to offer this to our patients makes Walla Walla Dental Care the perfect place for complete and comprehensive dentistry. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST ORTHODONTIC APPOINTMENT

Just like folks visiting from outside of Walla Walla expect to see beautiful wineries and rolling wheat fields, we like to set expectations for all our oral care services, including our Orthodontic services. If you’re wondering what you’ll do at your first orthodontic appointment, we can help you!

PURPOSE AND EXPECTATIONS

The purpose of your first orthodontics appointment is for our team to provide information about your orthodontic treatment so that you can make an informed decision.

ORTHODONTIC X-RAYS AND PHOTOS

Your first orthodontic appointment will begin with x-rays and photos taken by one of our knowledgeable and welcoming staff members. Immediately following, the basics of orthodontic treatment will be discussed to help you understand what to expect.

5-MINUTE ORTHODONTIC ASSESSMENT

Next, Dr. Sam, will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, jaws, bite and smile. This is really easy, as all he uses is a small mirror and asks you to open and close a few times.

ORTHODONTIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Immediately after the exam, Dr. Sam will provide his recommendations including:

  • Treatment options available

  • Estimated overall treatment time

  • Best time to begin treatment

  • Answer any questions that you have

HOW EXPENSIVE ARE BRACES?

Following this discussion, our treatment coordinator will present the cost of treatment and go over all payment options. If you’re excited to start treatment the same day, we’ll make it happen as long as the schedule allows.

We’d love to see you in the office for a complimentary consultation to help you get on your way to your dream smile. We’re here to help!

JUST REMEMBER, BRACES ARE COOL!

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