Frank E. Cordray D.D.S., M.S.
Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist

Recipient, Distinguished Service Award
Dawson Center for the Advancement of Dentistry


With graduation soon approaching, I have spent the last few months gathering and sorting pictures of my son B. I couldn’t help but to reflect on his achievements and accomplishments before and after his braces. The beautiful smile you created for B enabled him to have the self-confidence to step into many leadership roles. During his four years of high school he was involved in numerous school activities that required addressing large groups of people. I know that part of the confidence and self-esteem he needed to be successful in these roles came, in large part, from feeling good about his smile.

I also wanted to take this time to let you know that we enjoyed our relationship with you and your incredible office staff during the duration of the four sets of braces for our three sons and daughter. Initially I had some apprehension as to how I could manage to keep up scheduling and keeping appointments for all of them while working full time. I found you and your staff to be family-oriented and the seven years we spent as patients flew by without any problems. That is something I never fail to share when recommending you to other families.

I thought you might enjoy this picture to share as a success story. Thank you for everything.

MM, Worthington, Ohio

Just a little note to say a BIG thank you for my braces! There are just no words to tell you how grateful I am for your kindness. I am truly amazed and am so excited to see the changes in my teeth and smile!

JK, Powell, Ohio

J and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for such a wonderful experience with M’s orthodontics. She is quite pleased with the outcome and her smile is simply beautiful. We appreciate your expertise and dedication to helping M regain such fabulously straight teeth!! Your staff was more than patient with our desires, especially hers, to complete the process as soon as possible. As I am sure you well know, a middle schooler’s body image is of the utmost importance! We look forward to repeating this adventure with C in the near future.

JS and LS, mom and dad

I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am for the opportunity that you have given me to fix my smile! Before treatment I never smiled with my lips open because I was so embarassed about my front teeth, but now I do because I love my teeth! Your kindness has truly touched my heart and I am proud to say that you fixed my teeth. Also, the ladies are always so sweet to me that I actually look forward to coming in for my appointments. Thank you so much for everything—you guys are AWESOME!

A.H., Worthington, Ohio

Congratulations on one of the finest orthodontic research articles I have seen to date. Your approach is scholarly, beautifully documented with excellent references, and logical in every respect. The advice you are giving as a result of your findings is right in line with what I have taught for many years. I want to enthusiastically congratulate you on a superb effort. I will certainly be quoting your findings and including them in my new textbook, as they are so beautifully organized and so applicable, not only to the orthodontic specialty, but also to all areas of dental and occlusal analysis

Dr. Pete Dawson, DDS, The Dawson Center for the Advancement of Dentistry

Dear Dr. Cordray, Kim, Erin, and Whitney,
My gratitude to all of you for your loving care during my orthodontic adventure is so huge! You provided me a life experience which I will always hold dear in my heart.
Dr. Cordray: For your wisdom and soothing manner, your skill, and gentleness.
Kim: For your compassion, groundedness, and connection to my feelings.
Erin: For your patience, abililty to hold it all together, and sharing stories.
Whitney: For your sweetness, grace, and intuition that I really would look nice with pink or purple bands!
My deepest thanks!