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Meet Mason – He Holds Lots of Records

At our practice, we're really fortunate that every member of the team contributes to making Lazzara Orthodontics the best orthodontist in Jacksonville, FL. Today we'd like to introduce you to Mason - our Records Coordinator. And yes, it's a Dad Joke Alert that he holds the records;-). We couldn't help ourselves. Mason has been a member of Team Lazzara since 2015 and, as our records coordinator, his focus is on helping patients get started with treatment as well as monitoring their progress along the journey to their amazing new Dr. Lazzara Smile. He was born in Orange Park and grew up in Green Cove Springs. His own path to working here began with a research project he did in middle school. Based on that early research, he chose orthodontics and loves how he gets to help people achieve t
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Looking Back At 2018 And Smiling

We've always believed it's important to look to the future, but it's also important to look back over your shoulder and consider the things that have helped to get you where you are. This past year was a big one at Lazzara Orthodontics. We added some cool new tech, broke ground on a second location and learned some new techniques to make treatment even faster and more comfortable for our patients. In the past 12 months, we completed our move to completely digital, "impressionless" treatment by adding intra-oral scanners and in-house 3D printing. We're kind of geeking out over it, but it's really amazing for everyone because it means no more goopy, messy impressions are needed, we can create incredibly detailed digital "maps" of your teeth and we can print everything from bite models to
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Especially (Even) During The Holidays

Are you ready for the holidays? Does that very question make you want to jump for joy – or maybe find a quiet corner where you can have a nice cry? We get it. The holidays mean different things to different people, but one of the things we love about the holidays is that they are all about giving. First, we give thanks on Thanksgiving, then there is the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But all that shopping is really about giving as well. Giving Tuesday wraps up the 6 days that officially start the holidays with the idea of giving to charity. This coming week, as you give thanks, shop Black Friday deals, shop online instead of working on Cyber Monday and, hopefully, remember to give to the charity of your choice on Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll face it all with an attitu
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October Is Orthodontic Health Month

At Lazzara Orthodontics we think about smiles 24/7/365, but this month is special. October is National Orthodontic Health Month so we wanted to encourage you to take a moment to think about taking extra special care of your teeth. This is important for all of us but even more for patients wearing braces. At many homes (including Dr. Lazzara's) more candy gets consumed during the month of October than the whole rest of the year so it’s a great time to think about all of the ways patients, parents and our team work together to inspire a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene. The habits patients form while wearing braces can make a huge difference the day the braces come off, but whether you’re in braces, clear aligners or already sporting a healthy, confident Dr. Lazzara smile, take a li
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