South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Wilson Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Wilson Orthodontics is a two-time 2019 award winner in South Dakota!

For a beautiful smile in Sioux Falls, there’s no better option than Wilson Orthodontics.

Wilson Orthodontics has received hundreds of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 96.94 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top 10 orthodontists in all of South Dakota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I can’t say enough about Dr. Wilson and his staff. His entire team is knowledgeable and always friendly. Being an adult going through the orthodontic process, they made the entire experience enjoyable. After researching and getting multiple opinions with other offices before deciding to get braces, I am extremely happy with my decision to go with Wilson Orthodontics. I would highly recommend their office to anyone.” – Chad S.

Not Your Average Orthodontics Clinic

In order to learn a little more about this award-winning business and its stellar online reputation, we took a few minutes to talk with Patty Wilson, Businesses Manager at Wilson Orthodontics.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Wilson Orthodontics apart from their competition in South Dakota. Patty told us that they develop relationships with their patients and that Dr. Wilson has been practicing for 30 years total — nine in their Sioux Falls location.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Wilson Orthodontics and how they work to make the world a better place. Patty shared with us that their goal is to help patients gain confidence by creating beautiful smiles.

Building Success Through Facebook and Television Ads

The commitment that the team at Wilson Orthodontics has to developing relationships with their clients and helping them gain confidence through stunning smiles has led to a strong reputation both online and off.

Outside of building that powerful reputation, Wilson Orthodontics has gotten their name out there through Facebook and television ads.

There are so many business owners who would love to build the kind of online reputation Wilson Orthodontics has. When we asked what advice she has for them, Patty emphasized the importance of having a website that is user-friendly, easy-to-navigate and eye-catching.


Congratulations to the team at Wilson Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Patty, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Wilson Orthodontics in Sioux Falls. Visit their website today!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Frigo Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Frigo Orthodontics is an award winner for orthodontists in 2019.

Frigo Orthodontics is a company known for excellent service and a heart dedicated to its community. We highly recommend visiting them for your next dental visit.

Frigo Orthodontics has received thousands of overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.99 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards — one for ranking as one of the top 15 businesses in Mississippi, and one for ranking as one of the top three orthodontists in Mississippi!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Frigo Orthodontics is my favorite place to go! From the moment you walk into their office, the smiles, the beautiful beach decor, the refreshments offered, [all offer a] welcoming feeling like you just came to visit family. You get top-notch care while you get your smile perfected. I highly recommend them to anyone. If you [need] braces, I would…try them out! You won’t be disappointed.” – E.R.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Frigo Orthodontics is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Orthodontists

We were excited to learn all about how Frigo Orthodontics has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the Treatment Coordinator, Courtney Thomas.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Frigo Orthodontics stand apart from their local competitors. Courtney spoke passionately about the individualized care Frigo Orthodontics offers to all of their patients. They also take great care to be present in their community by offering mentoring and ACT prep to the kids they work with. More than anything, it is the care and community-feel Frigo Orthodontics offers that makes them so special. Courtney shared:

“I compare it to the fact that we are not just all about teeth, we care about the entire patient. We have a mentoring program; we ask about their day, and how are they doing in school. We’ve built that strong rapport where the students are honest, and if they aren’t doing well, we encourage them. We care about them as a person.”

Courtney went on to describe Frigo Othodontics’ business mission as:

“[Our mission is] making sure that every person who comes to Frigo orthodontics has an amazing experience, and is not treated like they are just a number. We recognize them as a person. We want them to get beyond-excellent orthodontic care.”

Building Success Through Excellence

Frigo Orthodontics has certainly managed to build an impressive online reputation. With thousands of positive reviews, we wanted to know more about what kinds of marketing strategies they have used. Courtney let us know that they do not run ads or have a structured marketing program

“We follow the marketing principle that you get what you ask for. We don’t ask for positive reivews, but we do ask for reviews on the platform of their choice to give us feedback.”

She continued:

“We are strictly based on Dr. Frigo’s reputation. We live and die by the work that we do. Thank goodness we have one of the best orthodontists in the country!”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Frigo Orthodontics has managed to. We asked if Courtney could share any expert advice to these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Strive to be the best in your field. People will rarely talk about a good experience because they expect good service. They will talk about bad and exceptional customer service. You need to strive to offer the exceptional customer service. Word-of-mouth is worth way more than thousands of dollars in an advertising budget.”


Congratulations to Frigo Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Courtney for taking the time to speak with us!

Minnesota’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Central Minnesota Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Central Minnesota Orthodontics is a 2019 award winner for orthodontists in Minnesota!

Whether you are wanting to create a beautiful smile for yourself or your children, we are confident that Central Minnesota Orthodontics will do the job nicely!

Central Minnesota Orthodontics has over 150 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 97.52 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 orthodontists in all of Minnesota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My son just got his braces placed, and we are so pleased with the service. From the financing (working with insurance) to the actual placement of brackets to the helpful tips and goodies, [they have] helped him be successful in this journey. Thanks, Dr. Kyle and staff!! We are impressed!” -Missy K.

Not Your Average Orthodontist

We wanted to learn a little more about this award-winning business and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Dr. Kyle Knudsen, a partner along with Dr. Rebecca Hanson at Central Minnesota Orthodontics.

The first question we had for Dr. Knudsen was what sets Central Minnesota Orthodontics apart from their competition in Minnesota. Here’s his response:

“We focus on the experience of the patient, from beginning to end, in addition to [providing] quality treatment. We want the patient to feel good. We want to go above and beyond what they expect.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Central Minnesota Orthodontics and how they work to make the world a better place. They are set apart by a series of core values that aim to provide: exceptional customer service, outstanding experiences, team member happiness, the highest quality care, continued education, a fun atmosphere, and last but not least, a beautiful smile.

Building Success One Tooth at a Time

When asked about the Central Minnesota Orthodontics secret to a strong online reputation, Dr. Knudsen said:

“When a patient expresses that they’re happy with us, we just ask them to leave that in a review online.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Central Minnesota Orthodontics has gotten their name out there through their online presence via social media, paid ads with Google and Facebook, as well as some radio and billboard advertising.

There are so many business owners who would love to build the kind of online reputation that Central Minnesota Orthodontics has. Here’s Dr. Knudsen’s expert advice for them:

“Displaying your culture and really highlighting the people within your business is really important. “


Congratulations to the team at Central Minnesota Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Knudsen, for taking the time to speak with us! Visit their website here!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Petrous Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Petrous Orthodontics is a 2019 award winner for orthodontists in Michigan!

For a straighter, more beautiful smile, there’s no better orthodontist to turn to in Madison Heights than Petrous Orthodontics.

Petrous Orthodontics has received more than 100 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 97.52 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 orthodontists in all of Michigan!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We would highly recommend Dr. Petrous! At our son’s first visit with Dr. Petrous, he immediately found a way to connect with him and make him feel very comfortable. He was always happy to see Dr. Petrous each and every visit. He gave us a clear diagnosis of the work [my son] needed, and it turned out to be just as he said. Our son’s teeth look beautiful now. We are very happy with the results.” – Anna O.

Not Your Average Orthodontist

Dr. Jerek Petrous, the owner of Petrous Orthodontics, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about his award-winning business and its impressive online reputation.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Dr. Petrous what sets Petrous Orthodontics apart from their competition in Michigan. Here’s his response:

“We focus on three things: doing high-quality work, putting the patient first and doing it in a way that is affordable and convenient.”

Dr. Petrous went on to tell us that they are open on Saturdays for the convenience of their patients.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Petrous Orthodontics and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Dr. Petrous had to say:

“[To say that we make the world a better place] one smile at a time might sound cheesy, but it is the truth. We treat people like we would treat family and give them the smile they have always wanted.”

Building Success Through Quality Care

When asked about Petrous Orthodontics’ secret to a strong online reputation, Dr. Petrous told us that their work speaks for itself.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Petrous Orthodontics has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, SEO, social media and by being involved in their community:

“We love giving back to the community. We love helping out our local schools.”

There are so many business owners out there who would love to build the kind of online reputation Petrous Orthodontics has. Here’s Dr. Petrous’ expert advice for those business owners:

“Give the consumer what they want. Do what’s best for the customer, and that will align with the business’s mission.”


Congratulations to the team at Petrous Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Petrous, for taking the time to speak with us!

For the smile of your dreams, we highly recommend working with Dr. Petrous and his team at Petrous Orthodontics. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Jesperson Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jesperson Orthodontics is an award winner for orthodontists in 2019.

If you are looking for an orthodontist who believes in building personal relationships with their patients, look no further than this award-winning company!

Jesperson Orthodontics has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across a variety of verified sites with a perfect rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 86.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking in the top 10 best orthodontists in North Dakota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“While traveling…my son broke a wire on his appliance. Dr. Jesperson came in on Saturday to fix the situation. Very awesome! Thanks a ton, Doctor Jesperson!” – Michael M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Jesperson Orthodontics is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Orthodontists

In order to learn more about how Jesperson Orthodontics has been able to build up such an incredible reputation, we took the time to chat with Sarah Engen, Jesperson Orthodontics’ bookkeeper. The first thing we wanted to know more about was how Jesperson Orthodontics stands out from the crowd. We wanted to know what it is that makes them different from any other orthodontist. On that subject, Sarah shared with us the loyalty and longevity of their staff. Jesperson Orthodontics has been open for over 30 years and, in that time, has retained their first two staff members. Sarah shared that the majority of the staff have been working at Jesperson for over 20 years.

Building Success With a Smile

We asked Sarah how Jesperson Orthodontics works to help make the world a better place. She shared:

“A lot of people who come here, some of them are not as comfortable smiling as they’d like to be. Some have just a small issue, some need surgery, for some it’s something very minor. We just want to meet people where they’re at and help them achieve the results they’re looking for. We do what we do so that they’re more comfortable with a smile; smiles change everyone around them!”


Congratulations to Jesperson Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sarah for taking the time to speak with us!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Dentist and Orthodontist Award Winner: South Valley Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that South Valley Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics is a triple award winner for 2019

With a 97.44 Rating Score™, a 4.94 average star rating, and more than 400 reviews on verified sites, South Valley Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics has earned a spot among the top 50 businesses in New Mexico, as well as the top 10 dentists and orthodontists in the state. Marketing Director, Deanna Alberts, took some time to speak with us about the business’ online reputation and overall success.

Friendly and Professional

“South Valley Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics is a great place! I have been taking my kids there for three years now, and the staff is friendly and always professional. [Our doctor] is great at what she does! My 14-year-old son has braces and my daughter is seven, and they are happy every time! I would recommend this place to anyone who is in need of a great Dentistry or Orthodontics.” -Valerie M.

Valerie’s experience certainly isn’t a rare one. Deanna and the rest of the South Valley Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics dedicate themselves to providing excellent service. In Deanna’s words, “We have people specially trained to work with kids and want to make sure the kids are comfortable during their appointment. We have the parents come to the treatment rooms with the kids and explain everything to both the kids and the parents. We even have sedation options for the kids if they need it. This is a child-friendly office with TVs in treatment rooms playing movies.”

A Caring and Pleasant Team

“Me and my child had an AWESOME experience! They were very professional, and the clinic was clean and state of the art. The best part was how they treated my son on his visit. They made him feel comfortable and we will continue to keep them as our family dentist. Thanks again to [the South Valley Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics team] for making this trip the most pleasant.” -Lawrence A.

According to Deanna, the sort of service Lawrence and his son received is exactly what keeps people writing reviews. She said, “People willingly [leave reviews] because the practice treats them well. We want to make sure our clients are happy and if there are any issues, they are resolved quickly and personally.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Deanna! Congratulations to the team at South Valley Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Dentist and Orthodontist Award Winner: Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West is a 2019 award winner!

Thanks to a 97.57 Rating Score™, a 4.96 average star rating, and more than 400 online reviews, Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West is a dual Top Rated Local award winner, in both the dentist and orthodontist categories. This is just one of the reviews that got them here:

“We recently moved to the area. My son had never been to the dentist here, but he had a bad tooth. They got me in on the same day and extracted the tooth the very next day. All his fear from past dentists is gone. They did a great job in a timely manner.” -Brandy S.

Not Your Average Dentist and Orthodontist

We spoke with Deanna Andrew, the marketing director of Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West, about the business’ online reputation.

We first wanted to know what it is that makes Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West different from other children’s dentists and orthodontists in New Mexico. Deanna said, “We have the parents come into the treatment rooms with the kids, and we explain everything to both the kids and the parents and even have sedation options for the kids. We never use forced treatment with restraints. We have Periodontists on staff and the office can perform hospital dentistry as well.”

Building Success By Asking For Reviews

So, what’s the Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West secret to success? In Deanna’s words, it’s, “Asking people to review us when they leave. People willingly do it because the practice treats them well. We want to make sure our clients are happy and if there are any issues, they are resolved quickly and personally.”

As the marketing director of a highly successful business, Deanna knows quite a bit about maintaining a positive online reputation. This is her advice to other businesses that are looking to improve their online standing:

“You have to have an array of social media to go along with an easily findable, readable website. Video is good as well.”


Congratulations to the team at Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Deanna, for taking the time to speak with us!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontist Award Winner: Koropp Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Koropp Orthodontics is not only one of the top three orthodontic offices in Alaska, but one of the top 100 businesses in the state overall!

“I just got my braces off, and all I can say is THANK YOU! After having some unethical experiences growing up with horrible dentists, I was more than pleased with Dr. Koropp and his staff. They were always friendly, kind and willing to really listen to me and my concerns. Thank you for not only putting me at ease and giving me quality care, but for giving me the confidence I needed to find an orthodontist for my daughter when she is ready for braces. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Koropp for your whole family and their orthodontic needs.” -Sarah S.

Reviews just like this have earned Koropp Orthodontics a 95.00 Rating Score™, a perfect 5.00 average star rating, and a 2019 Top Rated Local award!

Not Your Average Orthodontist’s Office

We spoke with Katie Ryan, the marketing coordinator at Koropp Orthodontics, about the business’ terrific online reputation.

We asked what it is that sets Koropp Orthodontics apart from other orthodontists in the area. She said, “Aside from our high quality of work, we try to do a lot of fun things with our patients, and we also reward patients for community service. We try to do a little more than your average orthodontist.”

Building Success Through Excellent Care

Of course, we wanted to know the Koropp Orthodontics secret to success. However, according to Katie, it’s all pretty simple. She said, “There’s no secret. Dr. Koropp does great work! We rely very much on reviews from patients.”

Katie is an important part of the day-to-day operations of Koropp Orthodontics, and as a marketing manager, she knows what it takes for a business to uphold a positive reputation, both online or off. Here’s her advice to other businesses regarding reputation:

“Take care of your patients, and they’ll take care of you!”


Congratulations to the team at Koropp Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Katie, for taking the time to speak with us!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontist Award Winner: University Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that University Orthodontics is not only one of the top five orthodontists in the state of Alabama, but one of the top 100 businesses overall!

With a 99.25 Rating Score™, a 4.90 average star rating, and more than 100 stupendous reviews across verified review sites, University Orthodontics is a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner! This is just one of the rave reviews they’ve received:

“I would highly recommend University Orthodontics to anyone who needs dental work in the area. Every member of their staff was friendly and professional. While I’m sure they have dozens of patients, within my first couple visits, every staff member knew my name. The doctors answered all my questions clearly and concisely and were truly a joy to work with. Almost three years of braces were made bearable thanks to University Orthodontics.” -Jason G.

A One-of-a-Kind Orthodontist’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Jason Goltz, owner and orthodontist at University Orthodontics, took some time to speak with us about his business’ online reputation.

If you ask Jason, the business’ secret to success is simply being great at what they do. “We try to deliver the best orthodontics that the country has to offer,” he said. “We’ve tried to foster the existing relationships that were there when we bought the practice. We try to deliver an excellent experience and always ask for the review.”

University Orthodontics doesn’t do much in way of marketing. In fact, they gain most of their business through word of mouth and referrals. Although, they do utilize social media and work hard to keep with the times.

Making the World a Better Place By Helping People Smile More

Jason and the rest of the University Orthodontics team put an emphasis on environment. They strive for a “Disney-like atmosphere” and want their patients to leave not only having been given optimal service, but having enjoyed themselves. Beyond providing a pleasant atmosphere, Jason and his team are highly committed to helping people feel great about their orthodontic health. He told us, “We want to make people happy about their smiles! We want to give them confidence.”

What’s Jason’s advice for other businesses that want a phenomenal online reputation?

“Make it easy for people to leave you the review. We recently bought iPads for the office so that people can leave them right then.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Jason! Congratulations to the team at University Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Rio Rancho Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Rio Rancho Orthodontics is a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner for orthodontists in New Mexico!

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Rio Rancho that can help you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile, look no further than Rio Rancho Orthodontics.

Rio Rancho Orthodontics has received hundreds of reviews on six verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a stupendous Rating Score™ of 99.14 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 orthodontists in all of New Mexico!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Great doc and staff! They are professional and friendly and very willing to work with their patients’ requests. They even celebrated and honored my daughter with beautiful flowers when her braces were removed! Thank you, Rio Rancho Orthodontics!” – Audrey M.

Not Your Average Orthodontist

Rio Rancho Orthodontics is not your average orthodontist office. According to Camille, the office manager at Rio Rancho, patients aren’t filtered in and out; instead, they make it a point to ensure that every patient gets a good amount of time with Dr. Alkire. In fact, the shortest appointment time is 30 minutes. This way, Dr. Alkire has plenty of time to answer the patient’s questions and take care of them properly. Furthermore, they offer a free hour consult with Dr. Alkire to answer questions and share expertise.

The team at Rio Rancho Orthodontics doesn’t pressure their patients to do anything, and they always recommend that patients get a second option when necessary. And although Rio Rancho is a small office, they invest in training and education for their employees, and in excellent equipment, to ensure the best patient care.

Last but certainly not least, Rio Rancho Orthodontics accepts Medicaid, which is not something most practices do. But no matter how a patient pays, every patient is treated the same way.

Building Success by Prioritizing Patients

Camille credits Rio Rancho Orthodontics’ strong online reputation to the fact that they prioritize their customers.

“We don’t request a lot of reviews, but we naturally get a lot of great feedback because we have a sincere interest in our patients.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, word of mouth has been the main source of growth for Rio Rancho Orthodontics, but they also get a lot of business from Facebook, where they often post “hometown feeling” pictures. Furthermore, they are active in their community, and they have close relationships with other dentists who often refer patients to them. In return, Rio Rancho shows their appreciation by delivering baked goods.

There are many business owners out there working hard to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Camille’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Be as honest with your work as possible.”


Congratulations to the team at Rio Rancho Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Camille, for taking the time to speak with us!

For a straighter, more beautiful smile, we highly recommend Rio Rancho Orthodontics. Visit their website today!