Beginning the first day Dr. Stevens started practicing orthodontics in Idaho in 2004, his motto has been: To Be the Best Part of YOUR Day. Simply put, he smiles when YOU smile! He's a perfectionist by nature, which is not all good nor all bad, but it assures that you will undoubtedly receive the best possible orthodontic care at Holliday Orthodontics.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Once upon a time, Dr. Stevens went to 1st grade and 12 years later graduated from High School. Because he had so much...fun, he decided to start all over and do 12 more years of education at Brigham Young University (4 year B.S. with Japanese minor), Creighton School of Dentistry (4 year D.D.S.), University of Utah Hospital Dental Residency (1 year G.P.R.), and the University of Alberta (3 year Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics.)
Orthodontics is under rapid change in the last few decades. Dr. Stevens continues to regularly attend continuing education seminars pertaining to the orthodontic field of science.
ASSOCIATIONS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
Dr. Stevens is a licensed Orthodontic Specialist, past president of the Idaho State Orthodontic Association, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Hawaii Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Hawaii Society of Orthodontists, past Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, and backup singer to Van Halen and Bob Marley. Okay, so he made that last one up but who actually reads this section anyways?
PUBLICATIONS / RESEARCH
- “Validity, reliability, and reproducibility of plaster vs digital study models: Comparison of peer assessment rating and Bolton analysis and their constituent measurements,” Daron R. Stevens, Carlos Flores-Mir, Brian Nebbe, Donald W. Raboud, Giseon Heo, Paul W. Major; American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 129, Number 6, 794-803, 2006.
- “Taking Cell-Matrix Adhesions to the Third Dimension,” Cukierman, E., Pankov, R., Stevens, D. R., and Yamada, K. M., Science 294, 1708-1712, 2001.
- “Human Fibroblast Cell Spreading in 3D Extracellular Matrix”; 78th General Session of the IADR, April 5-8, 2000, Washington, D.C.
- “Cell-Matrix Adhesions on Artificial 2D Substrates Differ in Structure and Function from Those on Natural 3D Matrices,” Edna Cukierman, Roumen Pankov, Daron Stevens, Ben-Zion Katz, Kenneth M. Yamada, Craniofacial Developmental Biology and Regeneration Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; 13th ASCB, December 11-15, 1999, Washington, D.C.
- Internship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Craniofacial Developmental Biology and Regeneration Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; June 1999-August 1999.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
"I love my wife, four children, and the dog every ounce of hassle and cost it took to get her to Hawaii...the outdoors, a good laugh, adrenaline producing activities like hiking, boating, surfing, dirt biking, climbing, skiing, as well as thinking outside the box (my thoughts get claustrophobic being locked up) and solving riddles. The latter is why I love being an orthodontist—because no two crooked smiles are created equally, my job is a smorgasbord of mental fun.
One of my most cherished life experiences was as a service volunteer to the Japanese people in the Tokyo, Japan area. As a result, 少し練習不足ですが、日本語を話すことができます。It's okay if you don't understand kanji or speak Japanese, I was just saying that I do. My family and I are excited to experience all that Hawaii and its culture have to teach us. We are humbled and thankful to serve you. Mahalo!"