From the first day of orthodontic practice, Dr. Daron Stevens’ motto has been:
Be the Best Part of YOUR Day! He smiles when YOU smile! A perfectionist by nature, he assures that you will undoubtedly receive the best possible orthodontic care available.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Once upon a time, Dr. Stevens went to 1st grade and 12 years later graduated from High School. Like the movie Groundhog Day, he decided to start all over and do 12 more years of education…at Brigham Young University (4 year B.S. with Japanese minor), Creighton School of Dentistry (4 year D.D.S.),University of Utah Hospital Dental Residency (1 year G.P.R.), and the University of Alberta (3 year Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics.) Orthodontics is under rapid change in the last few decades. Dr. Stevens regularly attends continuing education seminars pertaining to the orthodontic field of science and art.
ASSOCIATIONS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
Dr. Stevens is a licensed Orthodontic Specialist, past president of the Idaho State Orthodontic Association, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Hawaii Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Hawaii Society of Orthodontists, past Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and backup singer to Van Halen and Bob Marley. Okay, so he made that last one up but who actually reads this section anyways?
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
“I love my wife, four children, and we love our dog enough to hassle and pay to get her to Hawaii…the outdoors, a good laugh, adrenaline producing activities like surfing, hiking, boating, dirt biking, climbing, skiing, as well as thinking outside the box (my thoughts get claustrophobic locked up) and solving riddles.
Because no two crooked smiles are created equally, orthodontics is a smorgasbord of mental fun while working with wonderful people. One of my most cherished life experiences was as a service volunteer to the Japanese people in the Tokyo, Japan area. As a result, 少し練習不足ですが、日本語を話すことができます。If you don’t understand kanji or speak Japanese, this says I do. My family and I love Hawai’i, its culture and you, its people. We are humbled and thankful to serve you. Mahalo!”
PUBLICATIONS / RESEARCH
“Validity, reliability, and reproducibility of plaster vs digital study models: Comparison of peer
assessment rating and Bolton analysis and their constituent measurements,” Daron R. Stevens,
Carlos Flores-Mir, Brian Nebbe, Donald W. Raboud, Giseon Heo, Paul W. Major; American
Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 129, Number 6, 794-803, 2006.
“Taking Cell-Matrix Adhesions to the Third Dimension,” Cukierman, E., Pankov, R., Stevens, D.
R., and Yamada, K. M., Science 294, 1708-1712, 2001.
“Human Fibroblast Cell Spreading in 3D Extracellular Matrix”; 78th General Session of the IADR,
April 5-8, 2000, Washington, D.C.
“Cell-Matrix Adhesions on Artificial 2D Substrates Differ in Structure and Function from Those on
Natural 3D Matrices,” Edna Cukierman, Roumen Pankov, Daron Stevens, Ben-Zion Katz,
Kenneth M. Yamada, Craniofacial Developmental Biology and Regeneration Branch, NationalInstitute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; 13th
ASCB, December 11-15, 1999, Washington, D.C.
Internship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Craniofacial
Developmental Biology and Regeneration Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; June 1999-Agust 1999.