West Des Moines, IA orthodontist, Dr. James T. Stork is devoted to creating your sensational Stork Smile! Deciding to become an orthodontist was an easy career choice. Before college, Dr. Stork used his high school graduation money so that he could get braces to straighten his teeth. Dr. Stork loved his experience at the orthodontist and the confidence his new smile gave him. At that point he knew he had to become an orthodontist to change lives by providing sensational smiles while building relationships that last a lifetime.
Dr. Stork received his Bachelor of Science degree at Northern Illinois University. He then graduated as the valedictorian of his dental school class from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stork was then honored to be the only dentist accepted to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from nearly 100 applicants, in 2008 for his three years of orthodontic training.
Dr. Stork always loves to have fun and enjoy life to the fullest. When he is not singing for his patients and creating sensational Stork Smiles, Dr. Stork is excited to try new things! Dr. Stork has been indoor skydiving, rock-climbing and bungee jumping. He has also participated in Fear Factor at Universal Studios, volunteered on a dental mission trip to a remote area in Mexico and serves in church weekend retreats.
Continuing to learn the latest orthodontic techniques, as well as grow personally is extremely important to Dr. Stork. He continually exceeds the state’s minimum continuing education requirements. Even during his orthodontic training he spent an additional 420 hours doing extra training and traveling that was not required. He is committed to making your orthodontic experience exceptional by delivering sensational smiles in a fun atmosphere while offering the latest in technology and the most advanced treatment techniques.
Professionally, he is involved with the following organizations:
Dr. Stork’s Academic Awards
Dr. Stork understands the importance of a smile you can share with confidence. Additionally, he wants you to feel confident with your decision for your journey to your best smile ever. Here are a few ways to get started: