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Kelsey’s Invisalign Journey – Day One

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Kelsey Farnham.

  My name is Kelsey and I am 28 years-old and a second time patient of Dr. Pitner. I had braces for years when I was younger. I got them in the third grade (I was the first of my friends and thought they were the coolest.) This photo of me is days after I Read More

How is Puppy Fur like Baby Teeth?

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Dr. Leslie Pitner.

G’DAY, MATE!  Buster here (I’m Dr. Pitner’s Australian Labradoodle), and I am so excited for summer to finally begin. I know summer is just around the corner because I’ve been shedding my puppy coat. Australian labradoodles only shed once in our lives, when we lose our puppy fur and grow our permanent coat. It’s kind Read More

New Beginnings – and Tears That Come With Them

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Dr. Leslie Pitner.

I’ve spent about half of my life in school; 12 years from elementary through high school, four years in college, three years in grad school when I still wanted to go into art history, seven years of dental school, and a few more years of schooling here and there. After all that time, to me, Read More

The Challenge of Patience – April Newsletter

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Dr. Leslie Pitner.

Up Next on Your Reading List … Last month I talked about the value of effort in Angela Duckworth’s “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” It got me thinking about another book I really enjoyed. This one dives into our perception of talent and intelligence and how that influences the value we place on Read More

Is Invisalign right for you?

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Dr. Leslie Pitner. Tagged:

For some people, the thought of 1-2 years in braces sounds like serving time in teeth prison!  If that is you, the great news is that we now have new and better options such as Invisalign. For those who don’t know much about Invisalign, here is the “cut to the chase” version. Invisalign is a completely different Read More

A Brand-New Book — 9 Years in the Making – from Dr. Pitner

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Dr. Leslie Pitner.

Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is off to a great start for everyone. I know these first weeks have been very exciting for me. As of this month, I am now a published author, and my book, Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life: A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults, is now available. Getting my Read More

The Straight Up Newsletter – November 2016

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Dr. Leslie Pitner.

All the Little Things Several years ago, a friend of mine from England came to visit during Thanksgiving. I went up to meet her in Chicago, and as we drove through the city, you could see that practically every store was closed for the holiday. Of course, they don’t have Thanksgiving in Great Britain, so Read More

All The Little Things

Posted on November 22, 2016 by Dr. Leslie Pitner. Tagged:

Several years ago, a friend of mine from England came to visit during Thanksgiving. I went up to meet her in Chicago, and as we drove through the city, you could see that practically every store was closed for the holiday. Of course, they don’t have Thanksgiving in Great Britain, so she was a bit Read More