Continuing its respected reputation of first-class patient care, the popular Salem Smiles Orthodontics practice in Winston-Salem has been graciously passed along to Dr. David K. Woods, who wholeheartedly plans to celebrate – and enthusiastically build on – what Dr. Sarah C. Shoaf has offered her patients for over a decade.
While Dr. Shoaf is enjoying easing into retirement, Dr. Woods is making the most of his brand new venture in Winston-Salem, and is settling into a role he is truly passionate about: Helping his patients learn to value the benefits of a beautiful smile!
Being closer to family members inspired Dr. Woods to leave Maryland for a new home here in North Carolina, as both his brother and sister live about an hour away from Winston-Salem. He was actually first introduced to Dr. Shoaf by his identical twin brother, Michael Woods, a practicing orthodontist in Statesville, NC.
“What initially drew me to orthodontics was the unique complexity of diagnosis and treatment planning,” explains Dr. Woods. “I have been practicing as an orthodontist since 2013, and I have been board certified in orthodontics since 2014.”
While studying at both the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and the Maryland School of Dentistry, Dr. Woods developed a personal patient philosophy rooted in prevention and education, which he feels is crucial to developing a customized plan of treatment for every patient he sees. He was also a member of The Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Clinic, where he gained experience treating patients with craniofacial anomalies like cleft palate.
“Here at Salem Smiles we have a large number of young children and adolescent patients, plus we also see a growing number of adult patients,” says Dr. Woods. “In addition to providing exceptional orthodontic care, we strive to educate our patients – of all ages – on the often-overlooked importance of sound occlusion (the way your teeth fit together), as well as the many ways a beautiful smile can help boost your self-confidence!”
With a current staff of 10, Dr. Woods wants readers to know how much Salem Smiles looks forward to building a relationship with their families and the local dental community, adding all the personal touches necessary to make each visit to their office a fun experience. Their state-of-the-art technology offers impression-free scans, and clear aligner therapy – the enormously popular Invisalign! – as well as conventional braces.
“We understand choosing an orthodontist is a very personal decision, and we hope patients and their families will consider Salem Smiles for their orthodontic care!” he adds.
Salem Smiles is conveniently located at 1063 W. Northwest Blvd in Winston-Salem (at the corner of Northwest Boulevard and Reynolda Road), where you can reach them for an appointment or more information on their orthodontic services at 336-725-5757, or by visiting them online at salemsmilesortho.com. Practice hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and the administrative side of the office is open to patients on Friday from 8:00 a.m. – noon.