Dr. Tom Rahkola comes twice a month to associate in the practice by offering orthodontic work for children, teens and adults. He has been practicing dentistry for 20 years with a great passion for Orthodontics, working under the directions of his mentor Dr. Coco Garcia who is an outstanding orthodontist with extreme proficiencies in a wide variety of orthodontic techniques and has lectured all over the world.
Dr. Rahkola has been offering an Ortho Friday each month for the past year and has developed a great relationship with the patients. It is a long term commitment where he follows the patients for at least 2 years. He is totally committed to seeing them from beginning to end as the happiest result is a confident, beautiful smile.
Functional Orthopedics are a great way to help younger patients avoid many of the conditions that have plagued their parents, such as, poor sleep habits, T.M.J. pain, sleep apnea, small lower jaws ( weak chin profile ), and proud upper teeth (buck teeth) that my lead to poor self-image. Orthodontics, more classically involves the use of braces that are bonded to the teeth. These braces allow us to control the teeth more accurately so that we can fine tune their relationship to one another and create that beautiful smile.
Dr. Tom Rahkola enjoys skiing and wake boarding in his spare time. That is when he is not involved with BC Dental College Ethics Committee or the editorial board of BC College Publication of the Bridge.