Dr. Raphael Putrus or as patients call him Dr. P, is a Specialist in Orthodontics. This means that in addition to his basic training as a general dentist, he spent three years after dental school doing a residency in orthodontics. He went to dental school and did his orthodontic residency at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Arizona. Because of his advanced specialty training, he is recognized by the American Association of Orthodontics as a specialist in orthodontics.
In addition to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree, he holds two master’s degrees: in public health (MPH) and health administration (MHA). His degree in public health gives him the skills to work with communities and groups to help them meet their orthodontic needs. His degree in health administration enables him to operate well-managed orthodontic offices to provide affordable braces for everyone in the community.