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!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Island Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Island Orthodontics is a two-time award winner in Alabama for 2019!

Whether you’re looking for the right orthodontist for your child or yourself, look no further than Island Orthodontics in Baldwin and Mobile.

Island Orthodontics has received more than 150 reviews from four verified review sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 97.31 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards — one for ranking among the top 100 businesses in Alabama and one for ranking among the top 10 orthodontists in Alabama!

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

“I love the results that I got from my braces. Everyone — and I mean everyone — in the office is amazing. Dr. Talbert handled my entire treatment over the short two years that I had braces. I am amazed at how well my teeth turned out. This orthodontist office is great; I highly recommend them.” – Amber E.

Not Your Average Orthodontist Office

We sat down with Kalleigh Daw, a Treatment Coordinator at Island Orthodontics, to find out what makes them different from other orthodontist offices in Alabama. Here’s what she had to say:

“I think our orthodontists are the best. We have two of them, and they have very similar treatment plans and agree on everything. This makes it incredibly easy and seamless for our patients. Our doctors definitely set us apart, but really we go above and beyond to make sure our patients are comfortable and happy. We show them that we care, and we put them first and treat them like family.”

We also wanted to know why Kaleigh does what she does and she believes Island Orthodontics works to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:

“Braces changed me and my confidence, so I love the opportunity to give that to people on a daily basis. Seeing people in tears after getting their braces off is one of the best feelings, and a big reason why I love coming to work. We try to make our patients not hate their braces, but enjoy them.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth and Community Involvement

Kaleigh credits Island Orthodontics’ strong online reputation to their commitment to treating people the right way. They also actively post on Facebook, and they have a regular contest that drives engagement with their patients.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Island Orthodontics has gotten their name out there by doing fundraising for different schools, clubs, charity events, breast cancer awareness and more, and they participate in school career days and community events. However, their biggest source of growth has been word of mouth:

“Because we have some of the best care at the best prices, people often tell their friends and family.”

There are many business owners out there working on growing their business and building their online reputation. Here’s Kaliegh’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Hire a marketing coordinator. She has really helped us engage new clients on Facebook! Also, be sure to get your website up to date.”


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

If you’d love a straighter more beautiful smile for yourself or your child, we highly recommend turning to Island Orthodontics. Visit their website today!

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

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, with a 92.15 Rating Score™ and a perfect five-star average rating, Cowan Orthodontics is a 2019 award winner!

“[We] love Dr. Cowan and his staff. My daughter [got] her braces here and now we are beginning the journey with my son! The office is run very efficiently, and we never wait! They have made my son very comfortable during this whole process. Very affordable payments plan also! Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Cowan and his staff. Five stars for sure!” -Jill W.

“We LOVE Dr. Cowen, his staff, and our years of treatment from them! This staff is so personable, professional, and knowledgeable! We have been EXTREMELY pleased with each and every visit! If you want a doctor who is going to give you honest, affordable and GREAT orthodontic care, then you should schedule a consultation and see for yourself… they are all so welcoming and kind! Thank you to Dr. Cowen and his staff for taking such great care of our family!” -Lacey S.

Those are just two of the many terrific reviews Cowan Orthodontics has received from happy clients, making them one of the top 10 orthodontic practices in the entire state of Alabama for 2019!

Not Your Average Orthodontist

We got a chance to speak with Glen Cowan, the owner of Cowan Orthodontics, about his business’ phenomenal online reputation.

Glen and his team take great pride in the service they provide to their clients. He said, “We are not in the business of “selling braces”, we are in the business of providing appropriate care, at the proper time, and in an efficient manner. We treat our patients as patients, not as consumers. Orthodontics to me is a service, not a commodity. Our greatest compliment is when patients come to us because they were told we will always do what is right.”

Building Success Through Honest Communication

Glen credits the business’ success to two things: integrity and a track record of good work. “I think you build a strong reputation based first on integrity, which I define as always doing what is in the best interest of the patient,” he said. “Second, the patients must have confidence in your clinical skills to deliver, to the best of your ability, the results they desire. Last but not least is effective communication, which requires listening first, talking second.”

So, what’s Glen’s advice to other businesses that want to build up their online reputation?

“Be consistent with your message of integrity, quality, and efficiency.”


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

Virginia’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: First Impression Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that First Impression Orthodontics is a 2019 award winner in Virginia!

If you’re looking for an orthodontist who can give you a beautiful smile, look no further than First Impression Orthodontics in Alexandria.

First Impression Orthodontics has received more than 150 reviews from three verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 orthodontists in all of Virginia!

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

“What a friendly and beautiful office! I love bringing my kids to Dr. Lu and the team at First Impression Orthodontics! They are amazing, friendly and knowledgeable, and they truly do care!” – Adam and Sarah H.

Not Your Average Orthodontist

When patients rely on First Impression Orthodontics, Dr. Lu treats them like family, and he isn’t happy until his patients are. Dr. Lu and the rest of the team at First Impression Orthodontics go above and beyond to ensure the final product for their patients.

We sat down with Jason, the director of operations at First Impression Orthodontics, to find out why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“[We make the world a better place] one smile at a time! [Our] staff and doctor always say, ‘Be the best part of a patient’s day.’”

Building Success by Asking for Feedback

Jason credits First Impression Orthodontics’ strong online reputation to their commitment to asking their clients for reviews and referrals. The team at First Impression Orthodontics is extremely family-centric, and they love asking their patients to share their stories.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, First Impression Orthodontics has gotten their name out there by getting involved in their community. They do a lot of community marketing through various festivals and other events in the city. They also do charitable work, including organizing a donation drive for the less fortunate.

There are so many business owners out there who would love to build the kind of online reputation First Impression Orthodontics has built. Here is Jason’s essential advice for those business owners:

“‘If you build it, they will come.’ Today, you have to put the work in to get the results out. Stay ahead of the curve when it comes to online, and don’t be afraid to change things up…SET YOURSELF APART! People want to see how you’re going to make them different.”


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

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Alexandria who can transform your smile, we highly recommend First Impression Orthodontics. Visit their website today!

Oregon’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontist Award Winner: Thornton Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Thornton Orthodontics is a 2018 award winner, thanks to their magnificent online reputation!

“Everyone is very friendly, Dr. Thornton has been great about working with us to find what works best for our son, and the lobby is comfortable and well stocked to keep siblings entertained during appointments when I have to bring them. My son also really likes the token program; he was very excited when he saved up enough for a lava lamp” -Heather D.

“Our experience with Dr. Thornton’s team has been a wonderful introduction to the world of orthodontics. My eight year old just had phase I braces put on, and the entire experience has been flawless. We were welcomed warmly and enjoyed the initial time during our introduction and intake with Cheryl, and the placement of the initial braces yesterday went wonderful. The office/clinical area is modern, clean, and welcoming for kids and adults alike. We would highly recommend this office!” -Andrea C.

“Friendly service, great work. My daughter’s first orthodontist tried to tell us he had to pull a bunch of her teeth. Dr. Thornton and staff said that wasn’t necessary. Instead they created a plan that worked great without pulling teeth. She has really nice teeth now. Phase I wasn’t fully covered by our insurance, but Phase II is. Our daughter also liked the rewards program, and loves her lava lamp. We would recommend Thornton Orthodontics.” -Matt E.

These are just three of the fabulous reviews Thornton Orthodontics has received online that led to their 5.00 star rating average, their 99.00 Rating Score™, and their spot among the top three orthodontists in the state.

Sarah Talbot, the office manager at Thornton Orthodontics, took some time to speak with us about the business’ success.

The very first thing we wanted to know is what we are sure many of our readers are wondering as well. What exactly is the Thornton orthodontics secret to success? “We really try to listen to the patients. We try to actively listen and prioritize what they are looking for and educate them on what is best for them. Dr. Thornton is a very down to earth person and that has helped our reputation. Whether it’s a second opinion, or treatment, our practice truly cares about our patients, and our patients truly trust us to help them make the best decision. Trust is a sacred here.”

Making the World a Better Place By Providing Personalized Care

The dedication and commitment the Thornton Orthodontics team has to their patients is best exemplified in the way they change patients’ lives. In Sarah’s words, “We want to make sure the patients have the healthiest and most confident smile ever! Dr. Thornton feels like the smile is part of their personal signature. It gives them the optimal opportunity to interact with the world.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Sarah! Congratulations to the team at Thornton Orthodontics for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

For compassionate care from practiced orthodontic professionals, we highly recommend you choose Thornton Orthodontics.

Washington’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Hi 5 Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Hi 5 Orthodontics is a two-time 2018 award winner for orthodontists in Washington!

For a smile that can’t be beat in Spokane, there’s one orthodontist’s office that stands above the rest — Hi 5 Orthodontics.

Hi 5 Orthodontics has earned hundreds of online reviews, a spectacular Rating Score™ of 99.68 and two 2018 Top Rated Local awards — one for being ranked among the top 100 businesses in Washington and one for being ranked the number one orthodontist in Washington!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received:

“I love the staff and service at Hi 5 Ortho. They try really hard to work with your schedule. I’ve never had to wait longer than five minutes for my daughter’s appointment to begin, and the time in the chair is fast but effective. I’m pleased with what they can do and [how] friendly they are while delivering a better smile. I recommend them to everyone!” – Celena M

Not Your Average Orthodontist

Hi 5 Orthodontics truly cares about their patients. Every member of the team at Hi 5 is dedicated to going above and beyond treatment and transaction for their clients in order to create a community of happy people.

They always take a lot of interest in their patients at Hi 5. They always try to create an atmosphere of familiarity and work hard to remember the life events of each of their patients so that they can ask about their last sports game, concert or test. Patients really feel at home and comfortable knowing that the staff at Hi 5 genuinely cares about the patient and the things they enjoy.

The entire team at Hi 5 Orthodontics, including Dr. Williams, wants Hi 5 to be more than just an orthodontist’s office. They want to be a force of good and a place where people leave feeling happier than when they came in.

We asked Mitch Warren, the marketing dental relations specialists at Hi 5 Orthodontics, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“Our vision is to make our patients happy. We want to make them smile. We literally make smiles, but we also want to make people happy.”

Building Success Through Great Customer Service.

Mitch credits Hi 5 Orthodontics’ strong online reputation to his team’s commitment to great service.

“Dr. Williams hangs his hat on providing great service to our patients. When you give such a great experience, people want to give back.”

In addition to building their online reputation, the team at Hi 5 Orthodontics grows their business through their website, word of mouth and community involvement, participating in events like the ugly sweater charity fundraiser and the Turkey Trot. They are also very active on social media, and although they haven’t done sponsored marketing on Facebook or Instagram, their goal is to have 5,000 likes on Facebook and to be more visible on social media.

We asked Mitch what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“It all starts with your patients and clients. Making patients happy is our highest priority, and people talk about what they love.”


Congratulations to the team at Hi 5 Orthodontics for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Mitch, for taking the time to speak with us!

For high-quality orthodontic treatment in Spokane, we highly recommend Hi 5 Orthodontics. Visit their website today.