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Dr. Buck is currently the director for orthodontic studies at the world renowned post graduate dental institute in Summerlin Nevada ( LVIADS). He is also a faculty of LVIADS and teaches doctors advanced treatment for TMJ disorders. Dr. Buck lectures internationally on orthodontics and TMJ. He has received the prestigious Mastership status from LVI  ( 2008), and has been a clinical instructor teaching live patients courses at LVIADS since 2002. Additionally, he has the honor of having been selected to be a faculty member for Facial Beauty Institute which teaches dentists advanced orthopedics and orthodontics across the world.

He has created Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics in Lynnwood Washington which is a state of the art treatment facility dedicated to advanced orthodontics, facial orthopedics, sleep and TMJ treatments. It is a one of a kind practice in Washington state that is solely dedicated to these treatments.  Dr. Buck has lead study clubs in Spokane and Seattle and has been published in LVI visions magazine. Dr. Buck is a member of the IAO ( International Association of Orthodontics),  and the AAPMD (American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry). Dr. Buck has also served as a board member for IAPA ( International Academy of Physiologic Aesthetics) and is an active member. Dr. Buck is part of a select committee on airway and facial development and embraces the new paradigm of airway centric dentistry.

Dr. Buck resides in Edmonds, and has raised six children with his wife Theresa. He has coached youth football, and basketball for many years and has been active in his community in Rotary, and is a past President of his local Lion's club. He has also served on the Tyee Sports Council at the University of Washington, and the whole family are lifelong Husky fans. Dr. Buck and his family are avid snow skiers, and also enjoy water skiing, and golf. Dr. Buck also enjoys competitive one design keel boat sailing and racing on Puget Sound. Dr. Buck has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and clinical practice. He is a also a founding partner in a leading dental environmental company that has created mercury separator technology that prevents waster water contamination with mercury. He believes in holistic methods that are metal free, and for his efforts in environmental protection has received the Washington Governor's award for environmental excellence. This has allowed his office to receive a five star rating from envirostars, which is the highest rating for environmentally safe practices.



Dr. Scoppa

An Arkansas native, Dr. Jason Scoppa has been practicing in the Seattle area for around seven years. Having graduated from Palmer West, Dr. Scoppa went on to earn post graduate certifications in SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique), SOT craniopathy, Applied Kinesiology, and Sports Medicine through the ACBSP. He is the only doctor in the northwest certified as an SOT craniopath, and has completed hundreds of hours of post graduate coursework in the areas of TMJ (Jaw dynamics and issues), TMD (conditions associated with TMJ problems), as well as airway compromise, cranial facial growth and development, and cranial-dental co-management. Dr. Scoppa currently teaches SOT and integrated care models through SOTO-USA, and regularly publishes case studies at research conferences throughout the US.

The TMJ (jaw) and bite are affected by areas as far away as the feet, but can also be a causative factor in pain or dysfunction in other areas of the body. It's not unusual for patients to have TMJ or bite issues that are actually causing their other musculoskeletal problems, or have issues in the feet, pelvis, sacrum, or neck that are causing TMJ pain. This is why an integrated approach to care is such a powerful tool when it comes to issues of TMJ, bite, and cranial-facial dynamics.

Dr. Buck and Dr. Scoppa share a similar mindset in terms of cranial-facial dynamics and Dr. Scoppa is excited to work in a collaborative role with Dr. Buck and his team at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, providing holistic and low-force treatment options for musculoskeletal issues with an emphasis on helping prepare patients for orthodontic work, or helping patients adapt to orthodontic work that might be present. He's seen the fantastic results this office has been getting and hopes to add to the great work that's already being done.



Cindy

Cindy Office Manager/Dental Assistant: I have worked with Dr. Buck for 9 years. I absolutely love working here. I have trusted him with my own TMJ and Orthodontic care and it has changed my life! Having been a patient, it helps me relate with our patients and I’m able to answer all of their questions. I love the relationships that I have built with our patients over the years. They end up feeling like family members to us. It’s so rewarding seeing people’s lives change during their treatment here and know that is because of Dr. Buck. He is so passionate about what he does and truly cares for each patient. I have been in the dental field for about 13 years and this has to be my favorite time in my career.

I was born in Chicago and have lived in Seattle for 31 years. I’m a huge Seahawks fan. In my spare time I love to spend time with our 2 daughters and my husband, Josh. We love to go on adventures with our friends and family. Anytime we can get away, we like to go to the ocean with our friends or just BBQ and enjoy our time together. We also LOVE to watch football. My husband is a Bears fan, so it’s fun to have a little rival going on with our football teams.



Lindsay

Lindsay, Dental Assistant. I have been with Dr. Buck and the team for almost one year! I have been in the dental field since 2015 and have a passion for providing quality care for my patients. I have a back ground in massage therapy. I understand that joints, muscles, and bones all work together, and should be treated as a whole system. I am delighted that Dr. Buck sees the whole TMJ picture. I have learned so much since I started working here and am excited to keep expanding my knowledge.

I am from Louisiana and have lived in Seattle since 2001. I love the beautiful PNW but sure do miss my Southern food! In my free time, I love spending time with my friends, reading, exercising, and watching a good comedy.

Dr. Buck's Philosophy

Epigenetic Orthodontics opens and protects the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Traditional approaches do not consider the functioning capacity of the airway and how treatment can negatively, or positively affect breathing and sleep. A compromised airway puts health at risk at any age. If TMJ treatments, orthopedics, and orthodontics are planned well the airway is protected or enhanced. In fact in adults who have sleep apnea, facial orthopedic treatment can increase room for the tongue, and airway. There is increasing evidence that has demonstrated that mild to moderate sleep apnea can be cured with the approach Dr. Buck uses.

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