As a 4th generation Texan and a second generation orthodontist, it’s easy to see why Dr. Wise is passionate about his work and his community. He was born and raised here in Dallas and is the son of one the first Orthodontists in Dallas. “I love my profession, and I enjoy the work I do every day. It’s inspiring to see so many lives changed by improving their smiles.” Wise Orthodontics opened in Frisco and McKinney in 1992! What a journey!
Dr. Wise married his high school sweetheart, Carol, in 1985. She is the director of Basic Research at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and was responsible for the discovery of the gene that causes scoliosis. They have two grown kids – Ben and Madeline. “They are the reasons for me being on this earth. Seeing our kids reach success in their own lives is inspirational to us. Carol and I could not be more proud of them!”
In 2008, Dr. Wise took his practice into the 21st century by implementing SureSmile for every comprehensive patient he treats. One of only 300 orthodontists in the world to have done so, Dr. Wise knows that modern orthodontics should be made available to every patient, and the “old way” of doing things is just that – “old”. Other practices cling to 1960’s era technology, but not Dr. Wise. “In recent years, our world has seen remarkable advances in 3D imaging and printing, software application, even robotics and metallurgy. All of these core technologies are important to orthodontics. We can harness the power of these enhancements and make our patients more comfortable, and create a more ideal result for them. We hear from the parents so often that their braces experience was sooo much different from their kids!”
The orthodontic education doesn’t end after residency. In fact, in many ways, it has only begun. Dr. Wise has embraces this philosophy by attending many advanced educational programs over the years. “Learning is continuous, and many times fun. Dentistry is changing for the better, and we have to keep up! I really enjoy involving our entire orthodontic team in the educational experience.”
Dr. Wise is involved with his community and his profession. As co-founder and chairman of the Rite to Smile Foundation, helped to raise over $200,000 for local charities. And, he has served as President of the local Chamber of Commerce in Frisco and his local professional society – The North Texas Dental Society.
You’ll probably find Dr. Wise out on the golf course on a pretty day or maybe planting flowers or trimming his lawn. He loves to be outdoors when the weather is nice. He’s also a big fan of history and good movies- especially when you can combine the two. “I’ve seen the HBO mini-series on John and Abigail Adams about ten times. I love his hard work ethic and the fact that he relied on his wife for great advice while he was shaping our nation. And the Civil War book The Killer Angels made a huge impression on me. We even made a trip up to Appomattox Court House to see the site where our great nation re-united.”