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Meet the Doctors

Alan F. Justin, D.M.D.

Alan F. Justin, D.M.D.
Orthodontist

A longtime resident of Saratoga Springs, Alan believes the community is made up of and enhanced by volunteers and community support. In that spirit, he has spent the last few years finding land and financing for the Saratoga Rowing Association Boathouse on Saratoga Lake.
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Caleb A. George, D.D.S.

Caleb A. George, D.D.S.
Orthodontist

Caleb completed his undergraduate education at Hamilton College and then attended dental school at SUNY Buffalo on a Regents dental scholarship, graduating summa cum laude. He completed the graduate orthodontic program at SUNY Buffalo and has been in private practice since 1981.
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What Is an Orthodontist?

All dentists have the opportunity to continue their education in an area of dental specialty, e.g., orthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, etc.

These residency programs take between 2 and 6 years to complete. To become an orthodontist, one must complete a 2- to 3-year residency focusing only on orthodontic treatment. This is where a future orthodontist learns the science and art of orthodontic treatment.

When the residency program is successfully completed, a dentist receives a certificate to practice orthodontics — and is then both an orthodontist and a dentist. Only dentists who receive this certificate from an accredited orthodontic residency program are orthodontists. That is, they specialize in treating orthodontic-related problems with braces and other appliances.

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“When the residency program is completed, a dentist receives a certificate to practice orthodontics — and is then both an orthodontist and
a dentist.”

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in Upstate New York

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518.384.0416

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518.383.5457

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