OUR TEAM OF ORTHODONTISTS
Dr. Amer Hussain
Dr. Amer Hussain is the owner of Pure Orthodontics and an orthodontist in our West Edmonton, South Edmonton, North Edmonton, Leduc, and Sherwood Park locations. Dr. Hussain, B.Sc. Biochemistry, M.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D., centres his approach to orthodontic treatment on early preventative treatment and complete facial enhancement. He understands that addressing and solving biomechanical irregularities of the mouth and jaw can result in not only a straighter smile, but a more functional and comfortable bite pattern.
Dr. Hussain was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His lengthy academic journey to becoming an orthodontist began at the University of Saskatchewan where he completed his B.Sc. Biochemistry. From there, he earned his Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta, and then his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Alberta. Following dental school, Dr. Hussain packed his bags and moved to sunny Jacksonville, Florida where he concluded his training, earning his certificate of orthodontic specialty in 2010. He’s been focused on practicing orthodontics ever since, and moved to Edmonton to do just that.
Dr. Hussain is acknowledged by the Alberta Dental Association and holds a Fellowship in the Specialty of Orthodontics with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Hussain is proud to be an orthodontist in Edmonton and is pleased to work with all patients, both long-time and new, to customize their orthodontic care and treatment plan to suit their specific needs.
Dr. Paul Puszczak
Dr. Puszczak was born in Calgary, Alberta, where he began his pre-dental training at the University of Calgary. He then completed his first degree at the University of Alberta, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Biochemistry. He then obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Alberta. Following a year of private practice in Calgary, he returned to the University of Alberta where he completed his residency in the specialty of Orthodontics. Dr. Puszczak is a member in good standing with the Canadian and Alberta Dental Associations, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Puszczak has been in private practice in Edmonton for his entire orthodontic career. Dr. Puszczak works at Pure Orthodontics as a part-time locum orthodontist in our South Edmonton, West Edmonton, North Edmonton, Leduc, and Sherwood Park locations.
Dr. Santhosh Jayachandran
Currently Dr. Jayachandran (Dr. Jay) was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and is proud to be providing orthodontic care in the place he’s always called home. Dr. Jay began his post-secondary studies at the University of Alberta where he earned his Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. Following a year of private practice in Edmonton, he pursued his specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Manitoba, where he earned a Master of Science degree. Dr. Jay is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Jay works as an orthodontist in our South Edmonton, West Edmonton, Leduc, and Sherwood Park locations.
Dr. Omar Khatib
Dr. Omar Khatib is a board specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. After obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Khatib completed his three-year speciality training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Manitoba obtaining a Master’s degree. Dr. Khatib is also a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College. Dr. Khatib works as an orthodontist in our South Edmonton, West Edmonton, North Edmonton, Leduc, and Sherwood Park locations.
WHY CHOOSE AN ORTHODONTIST?
Although some dentists might offer corrective appliances, like braces, you should always choose an orthodontist for your treatment. An orthodontist has an additional two to three years of specialized training—on top of dental school—to be able to design treatment programs and offer corrective appliances to address bite or other alignment issues. Compared to an orthodontist, a dentist may not have as much experience in treating issues of abnormalities in growing or mature dentofacial structures, and might need to rely on another practice to develop your X-rays or to create an individual treatment plan for you.
Because our orthodontists in South Edmonton, West Edmonton, North Edmonton, Leduc, and Sherwood Park have undergone special training after dentistry school, they are able to treat issues like:
- Underbites or overbites
- Open bites or cross bites
- Narrow arches and the breathing issues they cause
- Pain in the jaws, face and neck
- And many more!
HOW ORTHODONTICS WORK
Regardless of the orthodontic treatment approach used in your customized treatment plan, the basic principals remain the same—through the exertion of subtle, consistent pressure, teeth are slowly aligned until the desired results are achieved. Pure Orthodontics currently offers self-ligating braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign treatment.
If you would like to learn more about orthodontists, contact us for a consultation. You can visit us without a referral from a dentist, and it doesn’t cost anything for a second opinion at Pure Orthodontics.