Dr. Steven Hietanen’s Orthodontic Influences

In this educational video,  Dr. Steven Hietanen discusses the orthodontic influences that motivated him to become an orthodontist in Buffalo, NY. If you are considering orthodontic care for you or a loved one, contact our office to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Hietanen today.

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  • The influences that motivated me to become an orthodontist go back to my youth. Firstly, my uncle Dr. Buckey Colarusso – Dominic’s dad – inspired me to be a dentist.
  • I followed in his footsteps while I trained in orthodontics. Because of this, I was exposed to some of their philosophies.
  • Carl Gugino, one of Dr. Colarusso’s partners, influenced me deeply. Robert Ricketts, another heavyweight in the orthodontic field, founded the bio-progressive orthodontic philosophy I use in my practice every day.