I have practiced orthodontics for almost 30 years. It is an exciting specialty and technology has made it even more exciting. Invisalign® has been a huge game changer in orthodontics and it is fun to see individuals go through treatment when they did not want braces but wanted to see their teeth straight.
I love all the different age groups and the energy and excitement that patients bring to the office. Throughout the process, each patient’s self-esteem and personality grows as they see the change in their appearance. By the time treatment is finished, my patients are happier and healthier, with confident smiles they love, and they’re excited to share those smiles with the world!
Education and Experience
As a kid, I spent a lot of time with my Papou (grandfather) and he taught me how to take things apart and fix them. This experience with problem solving laid the foundation for my path.
My father, Dr. James Kiourtsis, also an orthodontist, started this practice in the late 60s. He loved his career, the patients, and the desire to help others. Seeing his excitement for the profession cemented my desire to become an orthodontist.
Orthodontics involves gathering information, identifying the problems, designing a customized treatment plan, and then executing the plan to correct the alignment and bite.
I attended The Ohio State University, where I received my:
- Bachelor of Science
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery
- Certificate in advanced general dentistry
- Certificate in orthodontics
- Master of Science
In 1992, I completed my formal schooling, and joined my father at Kiourtsis Orthodontics.
I am pleased to have a private practice. I see every patient, create every treatment plan, design all Invisalign® cases, position every bracket, and place any other appliance necessary for tooth movement. This personalized, hands-on approach ensures no detail is overlooked and gives patients high-quality, efficient treatment with outstanding results.
Constant Learning and Professional Affiliations
Continuing education is essential to staying abreast of the latest technologies and advances. This ensures more comfortable and efficient treatment, reduced numbers of appointments, quicker visits, and the best treatment outcome possible.
I have completed an Invisalign® Intensive Fellowship and participate in Invisalign Advanced Education Webinars. I also attend The Ohio State Orthodontic Alumni Association Meetings, and read all the professional journals.
I am an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Ohio Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Columbus Dental Society
These organizations offer numerous meetings, lectures, seminars, webinars, and publications, which keeps me current on the latest developments.
The Kiourtsis Orthodontics Team
I could not be prouder of our team members. They are highly trained, highly educated, hardworking, dedicated, compassionate, and fun. Our staff of 12 has a combined 152 years of orthodontic experience!
I require my staff to participate in continuing education in order to provide the best patient experience. As a result, Kiourtsis Orthodontics is the only practice in Central Ohio that has clinical staff with the designation of Specialized Orthodontic Assistants” from the American Association of Orthodontists.
Additionally, Kiourtsis Orthodontics is the only office in Central Ohio that is an Academy of Orthodontic Assisting Certified (AOAC) Team Certified Gold Practice. This designation is provided by a leading education and training program for the orthodontic profession. Extensive time, study, and testing are required to pass this program and our practice has met the requirements for their team certification.
You are in qualified hands when you select Kiourtsis Orthodontics as your orthodontic provider!
Beyond the Office
If I’m not creating smiles, chances are I’m spending time with my wife, Mary Jo, and three children: Will, Deano, and Zoe. We all love our time outdoors, whether biking, camping, hiking, fishing, or hunting.