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We are looking forward to being a part of your Orthodontic journey – read on to learn a little bit about ours. 

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HOW
IT ALL BEGAN

It all starts with the ultimate problem to be solved – patient convenience.  Dr. John Warford has been a practicing Orthodontist in Bismarck, North Dakota for over 16 years, when he began reflecting on the patient experience beyond smile creation.

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For those that don’t know, North Dakota is a big state.  Around 70,000 square miles big.  This means long trips for patients, and in some cases, over 150 miles each way.  Even with the delivery of quality orthodontic care, he pontificated; is the patient experience optimal if they have to refill the gas tank every time they need to get to the office and back? (Fun fact: 41% of North Dakota new car purchases are pickup trucks) Finally, when Dr. John had a new patient drive across the state for an examination just to have him take a look, he became determined to find another way while maintaining the same level of care his community had come to expect.  

And so began the virtual journey, where Dr. John started his exploration towards the goal of maintaining beautiful Orthodontic finishes and patient convenience, but there was one fly in the ointment: Dr. John uses aligners almost exclusively in his practice.  As any practicing Orthodontist or Dentist knows, Aligners require patient compliance, and even if you have a world class treatment plan, it can be compromised when the patient doesn’t wear their trays.  This prompted a new solution – AI assisted remote treatment that communicates with the patient based on Dr. John’s unique treatment preferences.  

This was a great solution on paper, but there is always the aspect of deployment that riddles a good plan.  Over the next couple of years, Dr. John migrated from early adopter to proficient to becoming “a fully operational battle station” with his in-office workflow and virtual patient management systems.  There were hours of onboardings, try-storming sessions and failures of processes, technology updates/glitches, hundreds of learning cycles, all while pressing on the nerves of his team.  Despite the obstacles and the pain, after 2.5 years, he had created a place where his patients could receive a beautiful smile transformation while giving them their time back – one of the first offices of its kind in the country.  The key ingredient in the formula was maintained: quality of care for all case complexities in clear aligners.  

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Quality and Convenience

Some months after solidifying the quality and convenience quotients of the virtual practice, Dr. John ran into a Dentist friend of his that had a clinic 150 miles away, and before long, they found themselves in a deep conversation about “assisted Orthodontics”.  His Dentist friend noted that he had a community of patients that would benefit from expanded Orthodontic treatment optionality, and most importantly, the idea of having a “back pocket Orthodontist” to support with his patients securitized the idea: this can be done and the patients will benefit.  

Over a year after their conversation, Dr. John has provided his friend beginning to end support for all ranges of Orthodontic cases, including diagnostics, treatment planning, remote monitoring/staff guidance, refinements, retention and all materials required (aligners, scan boxes, retainers).  The Dentist has created a new treatment option in his community while giving his patients smiles for a lifetime. 

On Demand Orthodontist has been created with the mission of supporting you like we have with other dental professionals so that you may confidently and profitably treat most patients that walk into your office in 4 appointments or less.   

Dr. John Warford

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ODO // FOUNDER

Dr. John WARFORD

“Dr. John” earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and completed his residency in Orthodontics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.  He has been treating patients at his private practice in Bismarck, ND for 16 years and has transformed over 10,000 smiles in that time. He boasts an archive of informative lectures, which you can review here. Dr. John loves spending time with his wife and 4 kids out on the farm, and has a deep passion for cooking.  He is active in the community and founded “Jerene’s Wish” program to support patients that are in financial need of support for Orthodontic treatment.  To learn more, click here.

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ODO // FOUNDER

JUDD Johns

Judd has been involved in the Orthodontic community for over 11 years at Envista, including as Director of Product Management at Ormco Orthodontics where he launched several products, including Damon Clear 2 and Damon Ultima.  Most recently, he’s been leading Global Education for Spark Aligners where he was the showrunner for the 2021 virtual Ormco Forum and has had the privilege to work with Orthodontic thought leaders and best in class clinicians.     

Judd Johns ODO Founder

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ODO // Virtual Smile Transformation Artist

Angie McCloud

Angie graduated from NDSCS for Dental Assisting, and during her internship at Warford Orthodontics is where her love for Orthodontics and caring for patients began.  She has over 19 years of orthodontic training and experience and has been a Virtual Smile Transformation Artist for 2 years.  Angie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys playing all sports and enjoying the outdoors.

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ODO // Operations manager

Troy LAPP

Troy has 34 years of direct patient care and medical team coordination for patients with special needs. He has significant experience with orthotic and prosthetic design, specialty drive system design for powered wheelchairs and molding composites and plastics and has carried this experience over to ODO as a systems architect.

Troy also has a special talent as designer and fabricator for giant scale remote controlled aircraft including airplane and helicopters – he is a professional pilot of those aircraft.

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