Dr. Dierkes was my orthodontist when I was a teenager. Now I have an 8 year old that I drive all the way across town for appointments to see Dr. D. There's no one else I'd let put braces on my kid. Some people tell me it's too early for my son to have braces, but Dr. D takes to time to explain why it's important to start young. He genuinely cares about his patients well being in more ways than just straight teeth. My son has a narrow mouth, so as his baby teeth were falling out, there wasn't enough room for the adult teeth to come in. Dr. D's is helping us, not only widen his mouth and straighten his teeth , but also figure out what is causing the narrow mouth to begin with and how to correct it holistically.
Posted: 10/08/2015 • Link to this review
I had a dentist and an oral surgeon from 2 different towns to recommend Dr. Dierkes for my TMJ problems. I felt that I at least needed to see Dr. Dierkes since these 2 felt so strongly about him. I live 69 miles from his office. I started seeing him over 2 years ago. He not only treated my TMJ but me as a whole. He is a wonderful person and really cares about his patients. Because of him, I feel much, much better over all. He taught me how to teach myself about my over all health including diet and how it was affecting my life. There are so many people that don't have a clue as to what the food we eat does to our overall health. Dr. Dierkes and his whole staff are some of the most wonderful people and they enjoy helping people feel better. Thanks Dr. D and entire staff. Debbie Lindsey
Posted: 8/15/2014 • Link to this review
Dr. Dierkes has been treating my granddaughter for orthodontics and myself for both TMJ and orthodontics. I wouldn't trust anyone else as he knows more about the effects of food allergies on the structure of the body than most doctors and dentists. He has helped us both enormously. We are both looking forward to the ability to chew most effectively with beautiful smiles as the added bonus.
Posted: 4/16/2014 • Link to this review
It was important to me to find a orthodontist that would take a proactive approach to solving a developing jaw problem on my 6 years old daughter. Dr. Dierkes did more than that. He diagnosed what was CAUSING her jaw to develop the way it was, which in her case was her diet. Yes. Her diet. I was absolutely impressed by Dr. Dierkes knowledge and ability to take a holistic view of HER, not only her JAW. We still in early stages of the treatment but I can see results already. I'd recommend Dr. Dierks and his staff to anyone in a heartbeat. Gabriela Acosta
Posted: 4/15/2014 • Link to this review
My wife and I had four children in orthodontics through the years. Dr. Dierkes always tried to allow the children to keep their natural teeth rather than pulling teeth. We liked that about Dr. Dierkes. We had one child who needed extensive orthodontic and jaw work. Dr. Dierkes worked in partnership with an oral surgeon to make sure that our daughter achieved maximum success from a very complicated matter. We were very happy with the outcome. All of our children are now grown and have beautiful smiles and very perfect jaw alignment.
Posted: 3/24/2014 • Link to this review
Trained in naturopathic medicine.