Pickard Orthodontics

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID
505 S Mountain View Rd, Moscow, ID 83843
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Dr. Michael Pickard earned his graduate degree in mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated at the top of his dental class at UCLA. He served as the national president of the American Student Dental Association in his third year of dental school.

Dr. Pickard is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the College of Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, and is an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine qualified dentist. Heserves on the board of directors of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Pickard was born and raised outside of the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and he enjoys the outdoors. He is married and the father of four sons. Dr. Pickard believes in giving back to his community and has supported many local activities, such as 4-H, FFA, the Parks and Recreation sports program, Booster Club sports programs, Distinguished Young Women, theater productions, and the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Pickard is also the program director for the Readers as Leaders program in Moscow.

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Dr. Crawford grew up in Los Angeles, California where he enjoyed mountain biking, playing at the beach, and going to Disneyland with his family. After high school, he served a church mission for two years in Uruguay, where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. Upon his return from South America, he attended his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, graduating with a bachelor's degree in biology. Dr. Crawford then moved down south to Dallasto attend Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry for four years, where earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree as well as multiple academic, clinical, and research awards.

Following dental school, Dr. Crawford and his family moved way up north to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he obtained his Master of Science in Orthodontics and Studied the effects of pharmacological agents on orthodontic tooth movement. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and is working toward certification by the American Board of Orthodontics later this year.

Dr. Crawford met his wife while attending BYU and loves spending time with her and theirthree children, as well as hiking and camping outdoors. Don 't be surprised if you hear him say 'what a treat!' He is so positive and we love his great outlook on life. We think he will knock your socks off!

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She grew up in Tacoma and completed her undergraduate degree in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology at the University of Washington. She moved to Boston, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

After dental school, Dr. Alatsis was delighted to return to the Northwest to complete her postdoctoral residency in orthodontics at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland. Sheobtained her Master of Sciencein orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and studied the effects of staining on white spot lesions treated with resin infiltration.

Dr. Alatsis is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, skiing, hiking, and yoga. Dr. Alatsis has enjoyed being part of the Pickard Orthodontics family since 2015 and providing quality care to ourcommunity.

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

We recognize that allour patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

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Sharee first joined Pickard Orthodontics in 2008 as a clinic technician. She took a leave of absence to pursue her educational goals in Boise andcontinued to work in the orthodontic profession as a clinical technician followed by two years as treatment coordinator. We welcomed Sharee back to Pickard Orthodontics in the fall of 2015.Sharee and her husband, Patrick, are both from Moscow and are glad to raise their amazing three kids, Austin, Kyler, and Loretta, in the community. Sharee enjoys being dedicated to both of her passions: family and orthodontics!

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Becca has been with Pickard Orthodontics since January 2020. The family atmosphere makes every workday a highlight for her. She graduated from the U of I with a degree in Human Resources and Management and is such a team player. In her free time, Becca and her husband love spending time with their son, Bennett, taking their two Corgis on walks, and watching Seahawks games!

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Sammy joined Pickard Orthodontics in 2020 and has such an awesome time learning all that is orthodontics! Her background in the medical field and as a coder through AHIMA has really helped her branch out in scheduling, finance, and treatment coordinating. Sammy and her hubby love being outdoors, especially if it is Glacier National Park. Of course, you can plan on Goose, her fur baby, being there too!

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Debbie first came to the Palouse in 2011 to attend Washington State University. Shortly after, she met the love of her life and the rest is history. Since her husband was born and raised in Pullman, they decided to make this their home and boy, are we happy about that! Debbie joined our office with 3 years experience as a dental and administrative assistant. She loves people and delivers excellent customer service, always with a smile. When she is not at work, Debbie enjoys spending spend time with her husband and two boys!

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Ashley joined the Pickard Ortho Team in 2019 and says her favorite thing about working here is having ample opportunities to make others laugh! Before moving to the Palouse, she attended aprivate college and graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant. When she isn't working, you'll find her and her husband, Evan, and their Golden Doodle, Whistler, on some sort of adventure!

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Lacey joined Team Pickard in 2015. She grew up in Power, Montana and earned a bachelors degree in applied health at the University of Montana. She loves applying her background in applied health to the orthodontic field. Lacey loves working with such an amazing team, meeting new people and hearing their stories, and she especially loves little kids. Prior to moving to Moscow, Lacey worked for seven years with the U.S. Forest Service as a wild land firefighter and trail construction worker. Her years of experience in the mountains have provided her with a dedication and passion for the outdoors. Her hobbies include mountain biking, running, swimming, and hiking through forests.

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Amy has been part of the Pickard Team since June 2019 and loves coming to work every day and seeing patients! She majored in Family Life/Development at the U of I and even studied abroad in Thailand. (Yes,she played with baby elephants!)When Amy isn't working, you'll find her baking cakes, on a run with her Golden Doodle, Sophie, or enjoying quality time with her hubby!

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Tesea joined the Pickard Team in 2019 and loves it! Her favorite part of working here is being a part of creating a comfortable environment for patients and their families. She currently lives in Pullman with her husband and various pets. When she's not in the office, you'll find her reading, shopping, or volunteering!

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Ally has been with Pickard Orthodontics since June 2020 andtruly considers her team members to be her family! She is a licensed medical coder (CCA through AHIMA) and has an associate's degreein health information technology.Ally is a travel enthusiast, a thrifting extraordinaire, and loves spending time with her kiddos and hubby!

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Marissa joined Pickard Ortho at the beginning of 2021 and absolutely loves all of the interaction she gets with patients! She graduated from LCSC and earned a Bachelor's of Science degree, which has been very beneficial with her 5+ years of medical experience. When Marissa isn't at work, you'll find her enjoying quality time with her daughters, running around with her 3 large doggies, or enjoying some fresh air and sunshine!

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Shannon has been with our office since the fall of 2003 andbrings more than 20 years of orthodontic experience to our practice! Shannon lives withherbeautiful daughter in Clarkston. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors and traveling to visit family and friends. Her favorite thing about Pickard Orthodontics is the great team she gets to work with every day.

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Tanya has been with Pickard Orthodontics since July of 2015! She has gained so much knowledge with work force training over the years and spending time with her work family and patients is a genuine joy. Tanya loves spending time with her son, Andrew, being outdoors, and singing!

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Meaghan joined Pickard Orthodontics in October of 2018. The Pickard Ortho Family holds a very dear spot in her heart and she loves how rewarding it is being with patients from start to finish in their treatment. Meaghan was born and raised on the Palouse and has ample experience in the dental field. You'll find Meaghan playing with her beloved corgi, Lou, eating tacos, showing off her awesome sock collection, or bowling!

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Tammy is a full-time teacher and works for us part-time. You may not see her unless you visity the Lewiston office. We love her team attitude. She is always doing something for somebody. We are glad she continues to be a part of our team.

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Whitney has been with Pickard Orthodontics since 2020. She loves seeing all of the changes that happen in patient's smiles during their orthodontic process and is incredibly proud of the difference she helps make! She attended Weber State University and in her free time loves rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with her pup and hubby!

Pickard Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Moscow, ID

Tracee came to us after being a dental assistant for more than 10 years. She is a great assetto our team and has a lot of dental knowledge. She works in the lab and the clinic and we are glad to have her on our team.

  • We value your time and appreciate your trust in us. We have an amazing teamthat is constantly striving to improve our systems and processes to be accurate, efficient, and compassionate, and to make sure we communicate effectively with you.
  • We strive to go above and beyond by coordinating care with your dentist and providing sports mouthguards and horn instrument lip protectors at no charge, free WiFi, game rooms, and a tree house for siblings to play in.
  • You will appreciate bothDr. Pickardsfriendly, approachable nature, and his commitment to provideyou with an optimal functional result and a smile you are proud to show off to the world. As the only board-certified orthodontic specialist in the area, he isconfident that you will not get better care elsewhere.
  • We know you will loveDr. Alatsis, our associate orthodontist, as much as we do. Dr. Alatsis graduated from OHSUs competitive orthodontic residency program and her knowledge and gentlepresence has enhanced and improved our practice more than we can express.
  • Dr. Pickard doesnt want finances to stand in the way of treatment that would benefit you. Our treatment and financial coordinators do an amazing job working with our patients to make orthodontic treatment affordable.

  • Some of the many organizations we support include: Local sports teams, Christmas for Kids, Distinguished Young Women Program, 4-H/FFA, Boy Scouts, Parks and Recreation, Relay for Life, regional theatre groups, fundraising auctions, school boosters, youth and adult sports and clubs,and Community Action Center.
  • Anorthodontic specialistis thebest choiceevery time for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign has designated Dr. Pickard as a Top 1% in the World Provider with their prestigious Diamond status. Dr. Pickard spends a lot of timedesigning and customizing your Invisalign treatment plan. As a specialist, Dr. Pickard has a strong foundation in orthodontic mechanics, and is able to maximize the potential of Invisalign. Your treatment will be closely monitored throughout so adjustments or refinements can be made as needed.

    Unlike most orthodontic offices, we typically do not put on braces one by one. Instead, Dr. Pickard places brackets on your modelswhile you are not even in our office! This means less time spent at our officeand a much more comfortable visit.

  • Digital X-ray imaging is an indispensablediagnostic tool that we use cautiouslyand responsibly to provide the greatest benefits and quality of care to you. Digital X-rays use a minimal, localized amount of radiation to capture the teeth versus older film-developed X-rays.
  • In comparison, onepanoramic digital X-ray uses approximately the same amount of radiation as you would get from being exposed to atmospheric radiation during a two-hour flight to Denver, and a similar dose tostanding in front of your microwave to heata cup of water on high.
  • It is unique to have an in-house lab at all of our office locations. Our lab guru, Eli, fabricates about 1,500 appliances and retainers per year! The advantages of an in-house lab for our patients include:

  • There are many causes of jaw joint problems.Orthodontia is onetreatment modality that often has a very positive effect on TMJ/TMD problems such as jaw pain, jaw popping, and clicking. Improving the fit and function of the bite reduces the stress and strain on the bone and gums that support the teeth and on the jaw joint.
  • There are many causes of teeth grinding and clenching. Children often grow out of the habit, and some adultsstop clenching and grinding after orthodontic treatment just by improving how the teeth work and fit together. For peoplethat continue to clench and grind after orthodontic treatment, a custom full-coverage flat-plane night guard is often very effective. Throughout treatment, Dr. Pickard will monitor your physiological response to treatment to make sure we guide you to solutions that work for you.
  • As an added service to our patients and their family members, Dr. Pickard provides a thoroughsleep evaluation, pharygometer and rhinometer testing, take-home sleep studies, and diagnostic imaging often identifies airway/sleep disorders.
  • Dr. Pickard monitors gum tissue attachment closely throughout treatment, and we coordinate your care with the appropriate specialist(s) to make sure you have a healthy smile at the end of your treatment.
  • Reviews

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 224 reviews

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    Alyssa
    2 years ago
    My braces experience was great! Well, as good as braces can be. We really appreciated the 2% discount for paying for all care upfront. I went in today for my last retainer check. My toddler was screaming and the staff was so great. They distracted her with stickers and the lady at the front desk even held her for the duration of my appointment. Another hygienist/ortho assistant blew up a glove for her to play with! They were all very understanding and terrific. I am also very satisfied with my smile.


    Jonny Fisher DDS
    2 years ago
    Always High quality care, nice office environment, excellent reminders via text and email, and just generally a great team! -Dr Jonny Fisher


    Whitnee Haas
    2 years ago
    Love Pickard Ortho in Moscow! They have an awesome play area for the kids and a massage chair for adults!


    kayce sams
    2 years ago
    Very friendly and helpful staff every time we have been there!


    Joy Wright
    2 years ago
    The staff at Pickard Orthodontics helped restore my daughter's confidence. She was very self conscious of her teeth. She's only a few months into having her braces, but they're already making a huge difference! Thank you very much!!


    Teresa Morse
    2 years ago
    I appreciated the kind, courteous, and professional care that was extended to me on my first visit to Pickard Orthodontics.


    Brian Jones
    2 years ago
    The whole team at Pickard Orthodontics is wonderful. It feels like family. From the consultation that was very informative to the financial team that made it easy to pursue treatment. They were even able to put braces on the same day. I would highly recommend Pickard Orthodontics to anyone interested in improving their smile.


    Kimber Hartford
    2 years ago
    The office and the views from the patient chairs are absolutely stunning. The staff and doctors really went above and beyond to make sure my kiddo was taken care of. The customer service is off the chain. They are so generous, caring, and understanding. Highly recommend.


    Jase Bouzek
    2 years ago
    Super friendly staff and overall great environment. I would recommend


    Jill Mann
    2 years ago
    Great appointment


    DeAnna Reed
    2 years ago
    Pickards is the best!! We have two kids who have gotten braces through Pickards and we look forward to our appointments.


    William Bailey
    2 years ago
    They were completely amazing! Everyone was polite and friendly. Definitely going back


    Melissa Ogle
    2 years ago
    Though out the past two years Dr. Pickard and staff have taken the up most care of me. They answered all my questions (even over the phine) and helped achieve my smile goals. I never felt rushed an always felt like I was going to see friends. Today my braces came off and I could not be more happier! Thank you Dr. Pickard and staff!


    Kay Hudson
    2 years ago
    I went in for a free consultation which was very comprehensive. Also, they are very up front about costs, which they explain thoroughly. I was extremely impressed with the orthodontist, who provided a very detailed explanation of what was wrong and what could be done to fix it, as well as an approximation of how long it would take. Honestly, I have never learned so much in a single visit with a dentist, oral surgeon, or orthodontist in my life! Staff awesome as well.


    Claire Stein
    2 years ago
    Had an amazing experience here. They fixed my teeth with Invisalign in as short as 2 months, did a ton of imaging for free as part of the consult, and were overall great.


    Allison Fountain
    2 years ago
    Just an awesome all around experience! Flexible payment schedule, great staff and orthodontists and amazing results! We highly recommend Pickard Orthdontics.


    Maureen Curtin-Evermann
    2 years ago
    Very personable, thorough staff. On time and in and out in a timely manner!


    Amber Strain
    2 years ago
    The lady that helped my daughter for her appointment was kind, listened and very patient.


    Angela Schnabel
    2 years ago
    The gal that worked on my daughter seemed to be very distracted and not focusing on my daughter after we waited 30 minutes over our appointment time


    pat kleinsmith
    2 years ago
    Too many offices to coordinate the financial department. I have had many issues with insurance payments and getting itemized bills and statements. Very disorganized. I'm not impressed.


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