About Orthodontic Centers of America:
Orthodontic Centers of America is the leading provider of practice management services to orthodontic practices in the United States, based on annual net revenue, annual net income, number of affiliated orthodontists, and number of orthodontic centers.
The company develops orthodontic centers and manages the business operations and marketing aspects of the affiliated orthodontists' practices, thereby allowing affiliated orthodontists to focus on delivering quality patient care. Orthodontic Centers of America, Inc., founded in 1985, is the leading provider of practice management services to orthodontic practices in the United States.
Superior quality, convenience and affordability- that's what patients want from an orthodontic practice. A commitment to quality is central to our operating philosophy. Our reputation depends on it and patients expect it. Our affiliated orthodontists are licensed orthodontists- they are specialists. Typically, students have to be in the top 10 percent of their class to be admitted to an orthodontics program and most programs last two or three years after dental school. On average, the orthodontists who affiliate with OCA have 15 years experience and about one quarter of them have held teaching positions. They are among the top in their profession and they hold themselves to the highest quality standards.
We hold regular educational seminars for our affiliated orthodontists. We monitor the quality of care at our centers through a variety of quality assurance mechanisms including doctor peer reviews, phantom phone calls, quality assurance report cards and on-site visit evaluations. We talk with existing and former patients, conducting telephone interviews and surveys.
OCA's orthodontic centers are easy to find and located where you live and work. We offer a payment plan that makes orthodontic care affordable- with easy monthly payments and no hidden costs. And everyone on the staff at our affiliated centers is specially trained to work with patients- so they know how to put a smile on someone's face. After all, that's our business.
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Opinions and thoughts on OCA are welcome. I just picked up some shares (again 9/13/2005)...so, you know my bias.