Fort Wayne IN Orthodontist
Meet Dr. Ron Cohen.
Fort Wayne IN Orthodontist: After over 23 years in practice, my job is still new and exciting for me. Orthodontics is always changing with evolving technologies, and I enjoy being able to provide advanced treatments for my patients. Each person who comes to visit us has their own expectations and goals, and it’s our job to not just fulfill those, but to surpass them. That is what I strive for in my work every day.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
In my path to becoming an orthodontist, I first attended the University of Kentucky where I received my BA in 1973. I received my DDS from Ohio State University in 1976 before going on to St. Louis University, where I attained my MSD in 1983.
A lot has changed in my field since 1983, and I have always kept myself on the forefront of new methodology. I currently lecture for SureSmile and Forestadent, and also on the subject of advances in technology-driven orthodontics such as Sleep Apnea and TMJ. I also am active on the Beta test site for SureSmile.
One of my current passions is my involvement with various studies using Cone Beam CT and orthodontics. The Cone Beam CT (CBCT) provides a 3-D image of the whole head; this method of X-ray can help to determine whether there are any potential problems with airway constriction or TMJ issues, while also showing a much clearer position of the teeth in the skull of each individual patient. When there are problems with airway constriction, the CBCT helps to locate these, and then I can either designate a specific treatment plan to help fix it, or I am able to diagnose whether the patient has sleep apnea. Early detection is important!
Orthodontics involves much more than just straightening teeth. In my job, I help people with various health issues become happier and live easier. I continue to research various aspects of my field in order to ensure that I am providing exactly the right treatment for each patient specifically. I truly care about our patients and want only the best for them!
I am originally from Cincinnati, and have lived in Fort Wayne since 1987. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wife, April, and our five children, K.C., Courtney, Caitlin, Spencer, and Maxwell. Aside from all of the frogs that are busy hopping around the bushes outside of my house, I also have two dogs, China and Preston. I love to be active by playing baseball and golf, and also by running and lifting weights. I enjoy a good book, as well as, love traveling or spending time outside by the pool!
Orthodontist Fort Wayne IN Dr. Ron Cohen proudly serves the residents in Fort Wayne, Leo, Grabill, Huntertown, Arcola