Being an orthodontist has given me the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the thousands of people I have treated. By improving their bite and their smile, I believe I have improved their confidence, which influences many parts of their lives.
I am passionate about developing a rapport with each patient. I am blessed to work with people ranging from 7 to 70! Each brings their own stories and personality to our office, filling the space with laughter and smiles. I appreciate the opportunity to get to know each person, learn who they are, and be part of their story as they make a lasting, wonderful change in their lives.
The most exciting part of my work is seeing the results of orthodontic treatment: the beautiful changes in the person’s oral health and appearance, and how this affects their personal development. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a person transform, and develop stronger self-esteem and confidence around others, all because we’ve changed their smile.
One of the highlights of my work is treating the children and grandchildren of former patients. This “Generations of Cherre Orthodontics” has become a special part of my practice!
My team is the bedrock of the office. Most of them have worked together for many years, and have become a family. Collectively, the staff has more than 90 years of orthodontic experience in my practice!
Like a family, there are different personalities and we come together, united in our desire to truly serve our patients. I think it’s reassuring for our patient families to work with familiar staff: people they’ve come to know and trust over the course of their family’s orthodontics experience.
- Bachelor of Science in biology, cum laude – St. Louis University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry
- Orthodontics specialty training – St. Louis University
While many of the principles of orthodontic treatment remain the same as when I completed my orthodontic training, technology and methodologies are constantly changing. It is essential that I stay current on new techniques and approaches to care, and learn as much as I can in order to provide patients with the most up-to-date treatment options.
Each year I complete many hours of continuing orthodontic education. I have participated in the Alexander Study Club International Symposium, an Invisalign® Intensive Fellowship, and the Invisalign Orthodontic Master Program.
In addition, as an active member of several professional organizations, I have the opportunity to learn from leading researchers and orthodontic practitioners. I belong to the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Greater St. Louis Dental Society
- Alexander Study Club
Beyond Cherre Orthodontics
Originally from St. Louis, my family and I have lived in Manchester for more than 30 years. My wife Sally and I started dating when were 17 and have been married for 40 years. We have three adult sons — Mike, Rob, and Joe — and were happy to welcome Rob’s wife, Elizabeth, to our family, and our granddaughter, Eleanor.
Outside the office, I value time with my loved ones and friends. I also like working in our yard, walking and jogging, movies with Sally, and following Cardinals baseball. I’m involved with our church and Kairos Prison Ministry, too.