Background Regarding Dr. Grummons:

Dr. Grummons is a Board Certified orthodontist, and has lectured before most American orthodontic organizations, and world-wide. His frontal analysis, TMD publications, and appliance innovations are sensible, progressive, and extensively utilized. Dr. Grummons is internationally recognized for his progressive and clinically sensible approaches to facial orthopedic, frontal asymmetry, TMD orthodontic co-management, and non-extraction orthodontic treatments. Dr. Grummons is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at The Loma Linda University Medical Center (Dept. of Orthodontics).

Dr. Robert Ricketts Relationship and Influences

Dr. Robert Ricketts (affectionately known as "Rick") was a pioneer and has made legendary influences upon orthodontics. He favorably and forever changed the progressive orthodontic therapies to the benefit of clinicians and patients world-wide.

Dr. Ricketts and Dr. Grummons co-authored the last two publications which Rick helped write. This is very significant. Duane will connect us to Rick and his many stellar contributions and insightful thinking.

TMD issues, facial orthopedics, esthetic and facial harmonies, efficient bio-mechanics, surgical-orthodontic, complex treatments, and 3-dimensional asymmetry aspects were first championed by Dr. Ricketts. Duane credits Rick for enlightening his learning, and teaching us to really think. They teamed up for 25 years by teaching and advancing progressive techniques and orthodontic applications used around the world currently.


With each patient, we begin with the end in mind and clear objectives in place. Individualized treatment approaches are defined and achieved. In all that we do, let us copy nature in her fundamental majesty.


The Ricketts Tribute Celebration in Orlando in 2004 was a celebration of Dr. Ricketts contributions to orthodontics, and to lives of individuals around the world. It was memorable, elegant, classy, upbeat, and significant. Duane will bring us highlights of Rick's life and times in orthodontics when he lectures to us at this IAO meeting in San Antonio. This is another compelling reason to be in attendance.

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