The Canadian Orthodontic Partners OSO partnered with its first American practice in the San Francisco Bay area.

Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) and its network of more than 70 community-based docbraces clinics announced their first US partnership with Sheldon Salins DMD, MS, and his team at Salins Orthodontics, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Salins is a board-certified orthodontist with a doctorate in dentistry from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Salins earned his master of science degree and completed specialty training in orthodontics at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is part of the Stanford University Cleft Lip & Palate team and lectures internationally.

“When looking for our first partner in the US, Dr Salins name was top of our list,” said Bob Hatheway, DDS, chief clinical officer with COP. “Beyond an exceptional clinician, Dr Salins and his team exude the values and culture we look for in our partners — our future is brighter with the addition of Salins Orthodontics.”

With over 50 years of combined orthodontic, dental, and smile experience, Salins feels that he has assembled a skilled team that is focused on the customer experience. Salins’ team regularly attends continuing education lectures across the country and has taught other local offices aspects of clinical and patient care.

“With a commitment to ongoing learning and a central focus on our patients, partnering with COP and joining the docbraces network was the easy choice,” said Salins. “I am proud to be the first of many US-based partners for COP and look forward to their assistance in growing my own practice while supporting the development of the entire network. This partnership will provide our people with opportunities for learning and career advancement; and for our patients, continued evolution of the best in-clinic experience and treatment outcomes.”

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