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One of our most active providers is surely Dr. Randall Markarian in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The Swansea, Illinois-based orthodontist is celebrating his 8th anniversary with SCL in 2014 and even more importantly, his 20th anniversary in practice! Dr. M has chosen to pass this monumental year by becoming even more involved with our organization. We are so lucky to work with an office that is so dedicated to helping out kids in St. Louis and the surrounding area.
Dr. Markarian and his fantastic staff have already treated 16 Smiles patients over the years. In 2014, they decided to go above and beyond for their community. Dr. M just removed a 2 year backlog in the St. Louis area and beyond by screening 16 qualified applicants in the beginning of June. Staff member Gerri told us that the screenings were a great experience for everyone involved. Some of these patients came from areas of Illinois and Missouri with no close providers. This included a child who drove all the way from Indiana. If we are not able to locate closer orthodontists for these children, Dr. Markarian has agreed to treat them.
According to Dr. M, attending our ‘Gini Awards’ made him want to help more kids in his area. The ‘Ginis’ is SCL’s awards ceremony for recognizing exceptional orthodontic providers, volunteers, and individuals. Dr. M was a Gini award-winner in 2011, and attended the ceremony this year to support his colleagues. “After …seeing first-hand what others were doing, I realized I wasn’t doing enough. It has inspired me to do more.” The office will accept 14 new patients this year.
In addition to removing the St. Louis wait time, Dr. Markarian is also holding a fundraiser for SCL on his Facebook page. If he receives 600 new likes by the end of the month, Dr. M will donate 600 dollars to Smiles Change Lives so we can help even more kids get treatment. We couldn’t be more grateful to be working with such a generous orthodontic team. Happy 20th anniversary, Dr. Markarian!
About Markarian Orthodontics:
For two decades, Dr. Randall Markarian has devoted himself to orthodontic excellence. For the second year in a row, he has been named as one of the Top Dentists in St. Louis by St. Louis Magazine. Markarian Orthodontics strives to provide its patients with outstanding orthodontic care. With his innovation and knowledgeable staff, patients receive personalized care. Markarian Orthodontics paves the way for patients to achieve smiles that will last a lifetime. To learn more, visit: http://www.thinkbraces.com