The Mosby publishing group and the Aristotle University of Greece has selected Dr. JJ Jasper to write two chapters of a high profile textbook that is used in orthodontic universities all around the world. The editor of this textbook, Dr. Papadopoulos, chose twenty seven authors, that are mainly the heads of orthodontic departments from the leading post graduate universities in the world. He wanted to showcase the latest modern, cutting edge techniques, to advance the skills of the 31,000 orthodontists now practicing in the world.
This partnership is the latest triumph for the Fairview Oregon based orthodontist. Dr. Jasper is already featured in 5 other textbooks, including one published in German just about him and his ground breaking techniques on modifying facial growth. ” I’m thrilled,” says Dr. Jasper, founder of Fairview Orthodontics. ” This acknowledgment was only offered to 3 orthodontists in the United States! I am honored to think I’m one of the best in my country”.
Fairview Orthodontics is a small office in Oregon, yet it has built a national reputation for its exceptional treatment results. Dr. Jasper explains this because he is the ONLY person that works on each patient; as opposed to the corporate factory type office, where a staff of assistants, with a years training at Mt. Hood college, actually do the treatments for the doctor.
” I’m especially proud of this textbook, as it is being published in English, Spanish, and, this summer, translated into Chinese.”
Making good grades in school may have more to do with straight teeth than many people realize. When kids have their teeth straightened, it gives them the confidence to go for those grades that might have evaded them in the past. Children need every available advantage to succeed in life.
“Our children need straight teeth and a successful school experience to have a decent a shot at having a good life….” Says author Peter Ehrlich.
Today teens are overwhelmed with different pressures. These pressures may include doing well in school, being popular, and having friends. Not having to worry about their smile can be the difference between an A in Biology and an F.
How can this be?
Take the case of Bobby Smith (name changed for privacy). When Bobby started 8th grade (about a month before his dental program started) he was uncomfortable asking for help either from his peers or his teachers. He had been teased about his teeth and felt that people thought him ‘dumb’ because of his looks. Bobby’s dental program ended near the end of his eighth grade year. As he started ninth grade, his parents could see the difference. He wasn’t timid about starting at a new school; he was joining in new clubs and was looking forward to meeting new friends. When his grades came home after his first marking period, his parent were thrilled to see that he had received all B’s and one A.
Your child deserves the chance to do his best. We look forward to working with you and making a plan that will give your student every available opportunity to succeed.
Children who receive compliments on their beautiful teeth smile more. More smiles translate into a friendlier demeanor and higher self-esteem. According to the American Association of Orthodontists’ website: “It has been clinically proven that a beautiful smile leads to higher self-esteem. Confidence generates success.”
The feeling a parent gets when she sees her child beaming on stage with that new fantastic smile, or watching his son as he graduates from high school and gives his valedictorian speech about how he is looking forward to a future in college and beyond, is unforgettable. These parents know how it feels to give their children success.
Parents who invest time and money in their child and the future of that child, find confidence to be the single most important factor in their child’s success. Self-esteem and confidence are learned skills, but they are felt,, not observed. The lifelong results of an early investment in your child can be powerful and satisfying.
If a great smile can give a child confidence and self-esteem any parent would be first in line to get their children’s teeth the best possible treatment. Dr. J. J. Jasper has worked with many parents to give their children a successful smile. He makes it his business to help parents reward their children with the confidence they need to succeed in life. Dr. Jasper suggests getting 2 or 3 recommendations from your dentist or other trusted source when you are considering where you will take your future successful youth .
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is my enthusiastic endorsement of Dr. JJ Jasper, DDS and Fairview Orthodontics to any and to all those seeking orthodontic care for themselves, family members or acquaintances.
As my youngest daughter’s permanent teeth began coming in, it became apparent that they would need braces. Preliminary examination by a local orthodontist referred to me by a family dentist confirmed what I already knew, that my daughter would need braces and that braces would be very, very expensive.
It bothered me that my daughter was becoming self conscious about her smile because of her crooked teeth at a time when many of her friends had already completed orthodontic treatment to straighten theirs.
But it also bothered me, particularly in view of how expensive her treatment was estimated to be, that when I tried talking to the Orthodontist about the kind of treatment she would receive or about different orthodontic treatments in general the impression I got was that whether teeth needed to be straightened a little or a lot, there was little difference in an almost prohibitively high treatment cost. It also bothered me that none of these conversations were ever with the Doctor but always with an administrative assistant.
After meeting Dr. Jasper and his wife, Nina, at a local Chamber of Commerce event and finding out that he had just opened an orthodontics office in Fairview just five minutes from my daughter’s school I was anxious to have him look at my daughter’s teeth. But learning about Dr. Jasper’s innovations in both the practice and teaching of Orthodontia I was certain that his services would cost even more than those of other Orthodontists I had already consulted.
How pleased I was to find that Dr. Jasper had both the expertise and the willingness to customize my daughter’s treatment to her specific needs and in that process to reduce the cost of that treatment significantly.
After beginning treatment about a year ago, my daughter gets her braces off tomorrow. She is ecstatic with the results and, cost issues aside, I could not be more pleased with either the excellent care my daughter has received from Dr. Jasper or with his accommodation of me as a parent.
Fairview Orthodontics has given both my daughter and me reason to smile.
Terry A. Tipsord
PO Box 686
Troutdale, OR 97060
I am often asked, “what is getting more advanced and modern about orthodontics”. When we are using corrective braces to correct the bite and straighten the teeth, aren’t we all advanced? Well— not necessarily. First it takes an advanced dentist.This is a dentist that wants to keep learning and growing in the profession. Then he must go back to school for at least 2 years to be able to specialize in orthodontics. We have special training in orthodontics surgery, orthodontics retainers, and TMJ orthodontics. You then become what general dentists call a “real orthodontist” or a RO.
This distinction is necessary because half of the orthodontics in the United States is done by general dentists! I have been an RO adviser to several dentists who have gotten in over their heads on a complex case and need help. These patients usually don’t know that their dentist has not done the extra 2 year training. And it’s all perfectly legal.
A general dentist can do any of the specialties that have split off as specialties like surgery, pedodontics, TMJ, etc. as long as he doesn’t claim to be a specialist. So it all comes down to wording and how he describes himself.
Orthodontics was the first speciality to split off from dentistry in 1890 for one reason: it is sooo complicated.I am swamped with just trying to keep up with all the new research that comes out every month. I could not begin to do any other phase of dentistry, even though it’s legal, because I just don’t have time to learn all the knowledge necessary to become competent in another field.
So advanced orthodontics boils down the individual practitioner. It comes from an
internal desire to be excellent, and provided the best treatment possible for your patients.
For a teenager, few things are more important than the ability to smile with confidence.
But in a crippled economy, many financially strapped families have been forced to move their children’s orthodontic care way down the list of spending priorities.
Enter one Dr. J.J. Jasper.
The Fairview orthodontist came up with a solution for youngsters whose ability to express themselves outweighs family wealth. Earlier this year, Jasper presented an offer to local elementary and middle schools: complete orthodontic treatment – an approximately $6,000 value – in exchange for a compelling one-page essay on “How a healthy smile could change my life.”
Jasper leaves it to guidance counselors to inform students about the contest and judge the essays. Of the seven schools he’s approached, so far only Reynolds Middle School has taken him up on the contest offer. Jasper says he hopes the idea catches on.
“I’m here, but I’m not busy yet,” he says. “I’m more than willing to do it. It’s a win-win.”
Jasper says he and his wife moved from Santa Cruz, Calif., to Fairview last fall to be closer to family members. He started offering free treatment at his previous practice, where the California beach culture resulted in frequent mouth and teeth injuries.
“In Santa Cruz, people were always getting hit with surfboards.”
He chose Fairview Village to locate his practice because of its proximity to schools. As an orthodontic instructor in Denmark, Jasper was impressed that schools there were equipped with clinics that offered free dental and orthodontic care.
“I thought, ‘Wow, that was such a great idea. Why can’t I do it here?’ ” he says. “The closest I could come to being in the schools is being right next to the schools.”
Part of Jasper’s motivation, he says, comes from the fact that orthodontic care tends to fall under the radar when it comes to resources and assistance for financially struggling families.
“It’s a cool thing for disadvantaged children,” he says of his program. “There’s some real heartbreaking kinds of stories. People are discriminated against who look weird. It’s something that really impacts someone’s life.”
Despite a slower-than-expected response, Jasper says Shelby Edwards, the first student to win the contest, sets a strong precedent for the concept.
“He’s being raised by his great aunt,” Jasper said of Edwards, 12, a Reynolds Middle School seventh-grader who lives in Wood Village with Esta Simmons and a younger brother. “He’s a real happy kid. He has aspirations. He wants to get an education. I love to support that kind of a kid.”
Adam Swientek, a guidance counselor at Reynolds, chose Edwards’ essay as the best of the bunch and sent the student to Jasper in March.
Simmons says she was pleased – and relieved – when someone from the school called her about Edwards winning the contest.
“Financially, there was no possible way I could do it,” she says. “Shelby’s teeth were awful. They were so bucked. He’s reaching his teenage years. If something wasn’t done, it was going to be terrible. You know how cruel kids can be. Dr. Jasper is a godsend.”
Fortunately for the family, Jasper happens to be well known for his innovations in orthodontics and has delivered lectures and courses in 35 countries and 28 states. He designed the patented “Jasper Jumper” device to correct bites without the awkward, and sometimes dangerous, presence of traditional headgear.
“His technique is different than what I’ve seen before,” Simmons says, referring to what her daughter and other relatives have experienced. “I think (Jasper) is amazing.”
In addition to the essay contest, Jasper says he’s responded to the economy by lowering his standard fees by 20 percent – an idea he’d like to see others consider.
“If I went to (a grocery store) and they charged me 20 percent less,” for example, “maybe we could all make it through this (recession) together.”
Jasper admits he’s disappointed other schools haven’t responded to his essay contest offer, but he remains optimistic that interest will grow.
“It’s a way to give something back to the community,” he says. “It’s quite a gift to give someone.”
What: Fairview Orthodontics, a new practice offering free orthodontics to local students who win an essay contest
Where: 1547 N.E. Market Drive, Fairview Village
Practitioner: J.J. Jasper, DDS
Web site: http://www.fairvieworthodontics.com/