Meet Dr. Blake Hemphill, your Anna Orthodontist
Dr. Hemphill earned a bachelor’s in Spanish from Harding University, where he played tennis as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar. Next, he attended Texas A&M University of Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. To top it all off, he graduated as valedictorian from Saint Louis University with a Certificate of Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Orthodontics.
Dr. Hemphill is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
- Cumulative Dean’s Honor List at Baylor College of Dentistry
- American Association of Oral Biologists
- American Academy of Oral Medicine Award
Why an Orthodontist in Anna? Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Hemphill continued his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Hemphill has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the treatment plan.
Why does it matter if you see your Anna Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training, which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children before they need to see an orthodontist.
Seeing a specialist like an orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:
- Providing more treatment options.
- Giving you more efficient treatment and visits because it is the office’s focus area of care.
- Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need addressing.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
- As a family dentist, being seen more quickly will be focused on more prolonged patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
You may think it’s easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn’t be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Anna orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.
And don’t let price be a problem either! Hemphill orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Anna area.
Testimonials from Anna orthodontist patients
The one thing I've realized about Dr. Hemphill and his staff compared to other orthodontist offices is that they genuinely care. My son and I have been doing the braces treatment for about eight months now, and we can tell that Dr. Hemphill truly wants to make a difference and help us expedite our treatment as we have an event coming up. He has a very flexible schedule, and he is knowledgeable. Highly recommended! - Ripal
Before going to Dr. Hemphill, we went to 2 other orthodontists. We were not getting the full information or service from either place for my son. Being both practices were rival locals; they were fighting for patients. So I went to Dr. Hemphill, unbiased, and 47 minutes away. He was very helpful, informative and made my son very comfortable with the initial visit(he was very nervous because previous visits were not friendly). He took the time to answer any (stupid)questions I asked. On top of that, he sent a detailed email to my wife(who couldn't make the initial visit) explaining everything needed to be done! Both Nina and Dr. Hemphill have been amazing for my son’s treatment. If my two other children need orthodontic needs, Dr. Hemphill is our man! - Sam