Fall 2019 Newsletter

From the Doctor’s Desk

I have always loved what I do, and I love it even more now.

Over the last 2 years I have embarked on a self-assembled leadership journey that has included a coach, books, podcasts, an expedition, consultants, many discussions, late nights, early mornings, team building exercises, and a lot of soul searching.


While my work has always been meaningful and fulfilling on both an emotional and intellectual level, the process of re-discovering my vision along with updating our mission and values has taken my inspiration and fulfillment for my work to new heights.

Our vision at Garfinkle Orthodontics is to craft smiles that elevate the spirit. While I have always known I am only as good as my team, my appreciation and obligation to my teammates is a new priority and has taken on a deeper meaning. Alone, I could probably elevate a handful of spirits each year. But with my team, we can elevate hundreds. Each member of the team is an integral part of accomplishing our mission.


Elevating the spirit can look like many things such as helping someone smile with confidence, laugh so hard their stomach hurts, eat more easily, speak more clearly, or just feel more comfortable in their own skin. Sometimes it may take years to accomplish, sometimes just a few months, or sometimes the solution is simply a retainer to keep the teeth from shifting further.

Everything we do is focused on elevating the spirit. Each person that walks in our door or calls us on the phone is another opportunity for us to elevate a spirit.

Our highest honor is taking care of each one of you, your friends, and your families. Thank you for entrusting us with this very important job. It is truly our honor and privilege.

Keep Smiling,

Dr. Judah Garfinkle


Shift Happens!

We now know that teeth continue to move until the day we die.

If you have noticed your teeth shifting, you are not alone as 30% of our patients are adults. Many of you may be wearing your teeth down grinding at night as well. A little bit of attention to your teeth now can prevent much larger and more costly issues down the road.


Take a bit of time for yourself to schedule a complimentary exam to learn how easy it would be with Invisalign clear aligners to role back the clock on your smile.

With our intraoral scanner, we can show you a prediction of what your teeth would look like in minutes.

If you are happy with your teeth but don’t want them to move more, just get retainers to prevent further shifting and wearing of your teeth. Think of it as anti-aging orthodontic insurance!


Congratulations Garfinkle Orthodontics team!

The team at Garfinkle Orthodontics is not only the top Invisalign provider in Oregon but just became the first and only Diamond Plus provider in the state.


Trust the smiles in your life to a Board Certified Orthodontist when considering Orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is not a result, it is only a tool, and it matters whose hands the tool is in.

Come find out how Dr. Garfinkle can improve the health, longevity, and appearance of your smile!

Click links below for short videos about how Invisalign works!

How Invisalign Treament Works

Scanning with Itero Element


Our Community

Supporting community is very important to us at Garfinkle Orthodontics


Every third Saturday in July, Smile Oregon hosts a walk at Gabriel Park to support individuals and families affected by cleft palate and craniofacial conditions.

Smile Oregon is a non-profit organization co-founded by Dr. Judah Garfinkle. Learn more smileoregon.org (https://smilereminder.com/sr/newsletters/smileoregon.org)


Summer Contest

At the beginning of the summer, we asked you to tell us “What Brings You Joy.”

If your activity involved an event or program, we donated $50 to support that program.

Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners, you have each won a $50 Visa gift card!


Shai G., the Earth!


Isobel V., Playing Roller Derby


Jennifer B., Playing in the Portland Youth Philharmonic


Roland A., Enjoys painting


Jeanie N., Volunteering at Junior League of Portland

Do you have a local cause you’d like us to sponsor? Email us and tell us how to donate.

As always, please reach out if you’d like us to donate to your school auction!



Share your Story

Are you enjoying your experience at Garfinkle Orthodontics?


Help us create beautiful healthy smiles for more people like you by leaving us a Google Review.

Thank you to everyone who has already reviewed us, we love reading about your experiences at our office!

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Thank you Dr. Garfinkle!

Going to work is a joy when you like your team and enjoy lifting spirits of others.

Team dinner celebrating the end of summer


Dr. Garfinkle treating the team to pedicures during our lunch hour


Dr. Garfinkle treating the team to pedicures during our lunch hour


Fall Hours:

Monday, 8-430pm

Tuesday – Thursday, 8-5pm

Garfinkle Orthodontics

Garfinkle Orthodontics
1820 SW Vermont St, Suite O
Portland, OR 97219
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