Testimonials

If you’d like to share some kind words and smiles, please ask our front desk staff for a comment card at your next appointment. We’d love to hear about your experience!

Highly Skilled

We have been delighted with Dr. Durfee's orthodontic practice. Dr. Durfee is highly skilled, explains clearly what the treatment plan will entail and has done an amazing job of intervening early—to avoid more expense and tooth problems down the road. We love the flexible office hours, easy parking and the courteous office staff.

— Lieba S.  

Ready for Every Curveball

My four daughters have been patients of Dr. Durfee since 2009.  Over the years my girls have had complicated issues, and Dr. Durfee has been a trusted, creative and thoughtful practitioner.  No matter what curveball we throw at her (lost retainers, broken expanders, overseas moves), Dr. Durfee is supportive and understanding and keeps us on track.  She has always gone above and beyond for my daughters, and I know that she truly cares for my daughters' well being.  And as a result, they have beautiful smiles to show for it!"

It's hard to say in how grateful I am for your care for my girls, so here is what I really want to say:

Thank you for being someone that I could trust when making very hard decisions.  When you recommended that we pull two of Annie's grown up teeth, that was a really hard decision for me because I knew it would be permanent- there's no going back from that.  However, because we'd been in your care for a number of years at that point, I knew that I could trust you and that you wouldn't recommend something that wasn't necessary.

Thank you for putting up with us despite all of our nuisances- broken expanders, lost retainers, broken brackets, etc. and always treating us with kindness.  You never made me feel badly or judged any time we've dropped the ball, and I have always appreciated that.  

Thank you for offering payment plans for treatment.  Your flexibility with that has been tremendous.

Thank you for always fitting us in last minute when we've needed it for whatever reason (like yesterday when GG needed her wire clipped and her braces tweaked so they weren't cutting her tongue.)

Thank you for listening to my concerns and also hearing them.  

Thank you for always answering my questions patiently and honestly and never making me feel stupid for asking them.

Thank you for caring when my kids have been uncomfortable during treatment and doing whatever you can to fix that (like yesterday when you guys fixed GG's bottom brackets on her braces because they were cutting her tongue.)

Thank you for your excellent referrals to oral surgeons.  Oral surgery for children is painful and has the potential to be traumatic, and I so appreciate knowing that if you are referring me to someone, I can trust that he will provide an excellent standard of care (and they have!)

Thank you for hiring staff who are always kind and very helpful.  I've worked with many of your front desk women over the years about insurance coverage, and they have always been attentive, kind, diligent and helpful.

I tell my girls all the time that it is rare to find someone in healthcare who you can trust 100% to make recommendations that are really in your best interest, and that we are so lucky to be in your practice.  Thank you for being that trusted advisor for us for all these years (and still many to come!)

— Emilie Hogan

A Professional with a Heart

All of our family has been under Dr. Durfee's outstanding care. Dr. Durfee is a professional with a heart, who holds your hand every step of the way. She truly cares about her patients, and she has endless patience working with sometimes non-compliant teenagers! Best of all, the end result has been fantastic. I highly recommend her!  

— Mayer S.

The Orthodontist Who Teaches Orthodontists

Dr. Durfee cares for both of my kids. My younger daughter had the misfortune of inheriting my bone structure. When I was a kid I endured multiple extractions prior to wearing years of braces. My daughter went through nothing so medieval. Thanks to Dr. Durfee’s judicious use of expanders followed by braces for significantly less than my five years, she not only has a beautiful smile, but her bite should be strong, stable and serve her well for a lifetime.

In an effort to gather clues for how to treat my daughter’s similar physiology, Dr. Durfee X-Rayed me. I remember sitting in her office as she projected on the wall both my skull and my daughter’s, complete with percent deviations from the norm for various facial structures. Her thoroughness as she developed a plan for my daughter blew me away. Best of all, her plan for my daughter did not require invasive procedures like extractions or breaking and reassembling her jaw as the primary courses of action as others had suggested.

I come from a family of physicians. My parents believe you don’t do surgery if you don’t absolutely have to. Dr. Durfee proved that, in the case of my daughter, surgery was not required to get an outstanding result. It helped that Dr. Durfee isn’t just an orthodontist—she’s an orthodontist who teaches dental students how to be orthodontists as a professor at the University of Illinois Dental School. If you want great results, don’t just go to an orthodontist. Go to the orthodontist who teaches how to practice orthodontics. That’s Dr. Durfee.

It should also be noted that my older daughter, who was lucky enough to inherit my wife’s bone structure, is being treated by Dr. Durfee with Invisalign and is enjoying similarly excellent results. Whether or not the case appears complex, Dr. Durfee is the right physician for the job. I recommend her without reservation. 

— Ross Buchanan

Takes the Time and is On Time

Dr. Durfee has provided excellent care to our children. She takes the time to explain the treatment plan to both the patients and the parents. And, thankfully, her office always runs on time! We highly recommend her.

— Daniel Greene

Welcoming and Professional

Dr. Durfee and her staff provide quality care for your orthodontic needs. The office is welcoming and professional.

— Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds

Friendly Atmosphere

As soon as you walk through the front door, the office decor sets the tone for a professional yet comfortable and friendly atmosphere.  

Office staff is always friendly, professional and efficient.  They do their best to work around the students' busy and sometimes unpredictable schedules to make the appointments work. 

Very professional, clean and friendly environment with top of the line equipment.

Dr. Durfee always takes time to answer questions and spend as much time as needed with each patient. 

— Marina Petrulla 

Attention to Detail

During our very first appointment Dr. Durfee gained my daughter's trust, as we began the unknown journey into orthodontics. Dr. Durfee clearly educated us so that we understood the corrective process. Dr. Durfee is always encouraging and warm. What blew me away were her creativity and problem solving to construct an appliance for my daughter's unique corrective need when the regular one did not work. I am always happy to recommend Dr. Durfee to any parent looking for a good orthodontist. 

—Jennifer Greene

Professional and Creative 

During our very first appointment Dr. Durfee gained my daughter's trust, as we began the unknown journey into orthodontics. Dr. Durfee clearly educated us so that we understood the corrective process. Dr. Durfee is always encouraging and warm. What blew me away were her creativity and problem solving to construct an appliance for my daughter's unique corrective need when the regular one did not work. I am always happy to recommend Dr. Durfee to any parent looking for a good orthodontist.

—Judith Campbell

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