Valley Ranch Orthodontics offers quality comprehensive orthodontic services to address various types of malocclusions and alignment issues. As every patient’s needs are different, we develop customized treatment plans to help them smile confidently. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable receiving safe and effective orthodontic care. We offer various types of orthodontic appliances and options to meet your aesthetic preferences and smile goals. We aim to provide every patient with a positive experience at every visit.
Dr. Neelanjani Surapaneni Prasad is the recipient of the “Harvard Award of Clinical Excellence”, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the Harvard Society of Advancement in Orthodontics.
Dr. Prasad graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. In addition, she received a Master of Medical Sciences Degree in Oral Biology from the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University.
Dr. Prasad received her doctoral degree in dental medicine from University of Pennsylvania where she graduated in the top of her class with honors.
Dr. Prasad is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. This board is the oldest specialty board in dentistry and is the only certifying board recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association for the specialty of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, Greater Dallas Dental Society and Harvard Society for Advancement of Orthodontics.
As an orthodontist, Dr. Prasad feels that it is extremely important to remain in the forefront of technological advancements in the orthodontic specialty. Consequently she is always staying current with the new research about dental and Orthodontic treatments. Dr Prasad also ensures that her staff is constantly learning by educating them and encouraging them to expand their horizons.
Dr. Prasad enjoys working with both children and adults, helping them achieve beautiful smiles. It is her goal to provide the highest quality orthodontic services in a personal and comfortable atmosphere. She provides state-of-the-art Orthodontic care with a gentle and caring touch and looks forward to meeting you. You can count on Dr. Prasad' individual attention at each of your visits to the office!
A Board Certified Orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only board in the orthodontic specialty recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DDS or DMD (Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine), and also gone through a competitive residency at a CODA-accredited orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Successful completion of the examination process demonstrates the orthodontist’s highest commitment to excellence in orthodontics – to both the orthodontic profession and the general public. It represents a commitment by a licensed specialist that he/she has the necessary knowledge base and skills to treat patients to the highest of standards. It exemplifies a practitioner’s commitment to continue to keep abreast of the latest advances in patient care, and to continue to deliver these latest advances to patients. Many orthodontists see it as a demonstration of their dedication to the specialty and the highest level of personal achievement.
The orthodontist must go through Certification Renewal every 10 years to maintain their certification status by demonstrating this continued level of patient care.
For further information about The American Board of Orthodontics and Board Certification, click here.
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