Dr. Hatala has a great practice that is not only kid friendly, but family friendly as well.
He moved into a brand new state of the art Orthodontics Building not too long ago -- a beautiful facility to handle all the needs in the area. But the move to the new building did not change the friendly atmosphere or the helpful staff.
Both of my children went to Dr. Hatala on a referral from our regular dentist. The consultation and time (over an hour with x-rays to boot) were at no charge. Neither of my children needed orthodontic work right then, but Dr. Hatala wanted to keep an eye on their teeth and needs. He scheduled an appointment for both for a year down the road and saw them again ~ at no charge for that visit either.
We have another follow up visit and if my children need work at that time Dr. Hatala has our business!
They do have a financial planner available to discuss payment plans and financing. Orthodonics may be costly, but this practice handles it all very professionally and they work they do is well worth the cost.
They are big on education and explain everything well with visuals, films, and samples.
In the back waiting rooms for older kids/teens they have a whole video game room - to play with while they wait ~ what a great idea! The whole place makes your kids feel at ease.
I would highly recommend this practice. Our regular dentist (who is also the greatest) sent us to this office with his highest recommendations also.
My grandsons both see Dr Hatala for their orthodontics. He really takes the time with the kids and he is very qualified with what he does.
My older grandson was out of his braces right on the schedule that was proposed. I do also have give credit to my grandson for following the instructions for his treatment, but the care plan that was set up was right on target.
Each year Dr Hatala gives the families a huge party to show his appreciation for their confidence in him.
Considering the cost of braces it may not seem like that big a deal.....but he doesn't have to do it. And as far as I know he is the only orthodontist in the area who does!
PROS: Very kid friendly atmosphere