Orthodontists are crafts people: we are builders who design and build smiles that are healthy, functional, and beautiful. We work with people of all ages, using tools and techniques that are non-threatening and comfortable, in a welcoming and friendly environment. When we are finished, we get to witness the effect that our work has on each patient’s life, as they go into the world with a smile that brims with confidence!
I am grateful to be in a profession that provides services that can be transformative for patients. It is rewarding to work with each patient to design a treatment plan and see it through to fruition, crafting a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile that can enhance the person’s self-esteem. We undertake this journey together and become friends in the process.
In the more than 20 years I have practiced orthodontics, I have been honored to meet and build connections with many remarkable people. Each of those relationships has changed my life: broadening my understanding of the world and making me a better practitioner and person.
A lifelong learner, Dr. McCoy completes many hours of continuing education each year. He participates in orthodontic-specific courses, and studies new and improved diagnostic and treatment modalities to incorporate the best into the practice. This ensures the most pleasant patient experiences and most predictable, healthy, radiant smiles.
Dr. McCoy also stays abreast of the latest developments in general dentistry, which provides him with greater insight into patients’ long-term oral health concerns. Through the Southern Crescent Study Club chapter of the Seattle Study Club, he learns alongside general dentists and oral health specialists, who collectively diagnose and perform treatment planning for complex cases. This level of collaboration and interaction enhances the treatment he provides, particularly for adult patients.