Garfinkle Orthodontist
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Garfinkle Orthodontist
Judah Garfinkle, DMD, MS (Orthodontist)

Portland, OR

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Braces

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jeanie N. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

The staff here is phenomenal! I originally found Dr Garfinkle’s office because it was within my insurance network. As an adult getting my teeth straightened for the second time in life, the office was very understanding and listened to my needs. I didn’t like the fact that I was getting braces yet again, but they had me at ease. Everyone here is extremely professional and polite, Dr Garfinkle is a perfectionist (exactly what I want for me teeth). You can tell that people genuinely like to work here. The office it itself is clean and bright, it’s a big operation but they have everything down to a science. The lobby is modern and comfortable with ipads and work stations available as well as a kids play area. The very front of the lobby always has drinks and snacks (I never participate because of my invisalign being on my teeth and not wanting to brush again for a snack, but it’s a nice gesture!)

Kelliann Amico (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Welcoming team of top notch professionals, from reception to Dr. Garfinkle. My son’s teeth were straightened in 14 months using invisalign technology… lucky kid! The price was the same as it would have been for braces. Double win.

Jessica Elkan (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Hi my name is Isadora and I am 9 years old and when i was little i had a bad experience with a male dentist. Until Mr Garfinkle changed everything he is the sweetest most nicest male doctor i have ever met. Now i am not afraid of having a male orthodontist. I am so excited to get braces. I just want to give a big thanks to Mr Garfinkle.

Ronnie M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

From the moment we checked in to the follow up calls Dr Garfinkle made we were overly impressed! The office is extremely thought out with fun games, etc for the kids, teens & yet sleek and modern with coffee for the parents.  The staff is amazing!  We have had a few different staff members working on our daughters mouth over the last year, each has made the visit stress free.  Dr Garfinkle along with his staff are a top notch group.  I am so glad we found them!!!

Annie Niedergang (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Everything was easy about our kid getting braces with this office. Appointments were fast, the office is a clean, well lit, modern space with the latest technology. Dr Garfinkle and his assistants are attentive and made a potentially unpleasant experience (getting braces) actually fun. They treat the kids like young adults but also have ice cream. A great experience!

Tera Phelps (Source: Google)

★★★★★

These guys are great! The lobby is very inviting and the staff is so friendly! Connie (the treatment coordinator) answered all of our questions and was very professional and helpful! We had already met Dr. Garfinkle at Doernbecher, but he is great! We left with a treatment plan and estimate of cost and what our payment plan would be. It’s all very organized. They even have a full ice cream freezer for after appointments!

Manuel Talamantes (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I was recommended to see Dr. Garfinkle for Orthodontics. I was wanting to straighten my teeth for a while, so I decided to book my consultation. From the first visit the Garkfinkle team was very warm and welcoming and made my experience as seamless as possible. Now that I have finished my Ortho plan I could not be happier! My teeth and straight and I’m now confident than ever. Thank you Garfinkle team for everything! Highly recommended!!!

Amy C. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Garfinkle is the best ortho in Portland. The office is unique and comfortable. They did a great job with the layout, furniture and art. The front desk gals are wonderful and go out of their way to help me if needed. My son has had Braces and I currently have Invisalign. My daughter and youngest son will be patients soon! My kids LOVE to come this office space! I can’t say enough good things about everyone who works there as well as the Dr. of course!

Klarissa Gaskell (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Holy moly!! Dr. Garfinkle is a magician. My teeth went from wonky/janky/snaggletoothy to absolutely perfect. And it only took a year! I would recommend him time and time again. The office is welcoming and comfortable, the staff is kind and knowledgeable, the doc is skilled and professional. I have only had Invisalign once, but after this experience, I’m sure Dr. Garfinkle is the best in the biz.

Peggy Stevens (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr Garfinkle and his team have given Hayley excellent treatment! A retainer is included at the end of treatment! Dr Garfinkle could have removed Hayley’s braces earlier but he is such a perfectionist, he wanted to wait and tweak just a little. More work and time for him for no more money. He is so personable and truly cares about his patients, wanting the best for them. His entire staff reflect his caring, friendly attitude and so professional!

Alrika Swanepoel (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My children love to go Dr Garfinkle, he is witty and funny. The staff is amazing and always helpful. Connie help us understand the process , financial impact different option. Our children’s Invisalign has worked really well and painless we opted to buy the orthopulse which has benefited them. They don’t mind wearing the Invisalign and are excited to see how their teeth are moving.

Melinda Dumas (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Judah Garfinkle has been in my son’s life since he was two weeks old (he was born with a cleft lip/palate and now at 8 years old has braces). Judah has been working to make my son’s smile better ever since. He is kind, caring and very knowledgeable. The clinic has an upbeat vibe and every staff member seems to love their job. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Yuliya Chekmareva (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Amazing staff and I love my ortho results! Dr. Garfinkle and staff made my ortho experience as smooth and comfortable as can be, always explaining the steps that needed to be taken to achieve the best results while lessening the time. As an adult, getting braces seemed daunting, but they always made me feel comfortable, and time fly by quickly, now I have the smile I’ve always wanted. I will always be grateful for Dr. Garfinkle and staff!

Tara Kline (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Garfinkle and his team are amazing – they are all absolute pros and I could not recommend them enough. I had Invisalign and knew I was in great hands with them from the time I had my initial consultation all the way through to the end of my treatment. The staff is extremely friendly and the environment at the office is welcoming. Dr. Garfinkle himself was very encouraging, efficient, and transparent about the whole Invisalign process. Simply put, he and his team were thorough in their work and compassionate in their care. Again, I can’t say enough nice things about my experience with them. Bonus: Dr. Garfinkle offers the Orthopulse accelerated treatment for Invisalign – so while my original diagnosis would have had me in aligners for about a year and a half, I was able to finish my treatment AND several rounds of refinement in just over a year. If you’re considering Invisalign at all, definitely go to Garfinkle and definitely ask about the Orthopulse device.

Thomas Przybylowicz (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Couldn’t be better! My Ortho experience has been excellent. Scheduling flexibility, personal attention, and doing everything with a friendly smile is not just a line it is how this team operates! Dr Judah has a team that is always doing the little things that demonstrate this. From knowing you when you come through the door to helping each other out when your appointment is the last of the day. I have really appreciated working through this process with Garfinkle Ortho! Thanks

Tanner Volz (Source: Google)

★★★★★

These guys are awesome. I’m older than your typical orthodontics patient. I presented with a lifelong headache issue that I suspected had something to do with asymmetric bite. Over a couple years of treatment, my headaches gradually started to improve. Now that I’ve completed treatment, headaches are gone. The Garfinkles were able to do for me what years of visits to neurologists and physical therapists could not. I’m amazed that poorly aligned teeth can contribute so much to head, jaw, and neck pain. Life has improved tremendously for me as result of this treatment.

Karen Mares (Source: Google)

★★★★★

The Drs. Garfinkle are wonderful. Their office staff is friendly and welcoming, and the ortho techs are knowledgeable and kind as well.. The office is high tech, (free wifi, online appointment confirmation) they give rewards for the kids (and adults!) that have clean teeth at each appointment, they organize patient events outside the office, do fun contests for patients throughout the year, and their waiting room has juice, milk, coffee, and chilled/hot water. Our daughter has a rather complicated orthodontic situation, and the communication with us as to her treatment plan has been clear and understandable. These guys are pros.

Judy Miller (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Garfinkle and his staff are very friendly, supportive, and caring. Braces are a big commitment and they help to keep you accountable. We have been very pleased with the service and the process and look forward to the end result.

Lisa Perez (Source: Google)

★★★★★

A modern and hip office where you will receive the BEST orthodontic care possible. The front desk is always friendly and helpful. We drive out of our way to use Garfinkle Orthodontics because they also specialize in the care for Cleft patients. Dr. Judah has been with us from the beginning!

Margret Bjarkason (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Where to begin… I was referred to Dr. Garfinkle by my dentist. I was hesitant to see an ortho since my teeth already looked pretty straight -which I can now say, two years later, could not be further from the truth. After I convinced myself to at least get a free consultation, Dr. Garfinkle’s Patient Coordinator, Erin, delicately explained why I was referred and what Dr. Garfinkle can do for me. As a new mom, flashing a metallic smile was the last thing I wanted to add to my already long list of commitments. Dr. Garfinkle gingerly listened to my every concern, explained what my options were and carefully tailored my treatment, all in a warm, professional and kind manner. Today, I can thank no one other than Dr. Garfinkle and his amazing staff for the most beautifully curated set of teeth that I couldn’t be more proud to bare. Thank you for this truly life changing experience, and I’m so grateful to have a place I trust and love to bring my children to in the future. Your forever customer,

Maria C. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My son has been a patient for several years. First to monitor how his adult teeth were coming in, and later for braces. Every single visit was professional, on time and caring. My son’s braces just came off, and his teeth are absolutely perfect. We are so very happy with the results. Doctor Garfinkle and his staff are amazing and a joy to work with. I highly, highly recommend them!

Jenn K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Garfinkle and his staff are amazing. We are a blended family with two kids on the Eastside at another ortho and my 2 at Garfinkle. I adore how friendly, professional and kind they are to all the needs of the parents and children they serve. The office is clean, modern and fun with unique events and ways to stay engaged with clients. I love them!!!

Nicole Seroyer (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Always a positive experience when I went in for my routine fittings for my Invisalign. My dentist referred me to Dr. Garfinkle and I couldn’t be more grateful. He is always on top of what was needed to be done for me, and his staff is top notch. They are super caring in every way possible. I will always refer other patients to him from here on out!

Scott Fortman (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I went in for a consult and was amazed by the very professional and courteous staff. The front office staff was very friendly and welcomed me right away. It was only a short wait before I met with the treatment coordinator, who was absolutely amazing, and able to explain my options very clearly. Dr Judah was very professional and surprisingly funny. When I had to get an x-ray and 3d scan, the assistants were also very professional, attentive, and keeping the experience very light-hearted. I will start my treatment soon and I am definitely not dreading going back to the office, so that’s a lot to be said for an orthodontic office!

Madeline Mask (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Garfinkle Orthodontics helped me love my smile again. The process was incredibly well executed, the staff was phenomenal, and the service could not have been better. As an adult, I was nervous to dive back into orthodontics but everyone at Garfinkle was so supportive. Dr. Garfinkle made sure I was getting exactly what I wanted from my smile and adjusted my treatment to how I wanted my teeth to look. I have used three different orthodontists in the past, and Dr. Garfinkle was by far the most thorough and thoughtful, not to mention his impeccable bow tie collection! I was also pleasantly surprised that I did not have to make any teeth impressions for retainers. Garfinkle has a wonderful device that scans your teeth to obtain the 3D mold. I have an incredibly small mouth so it was nice that I didn’t have to gag on any molding substance. Garfinkle Orthodontics made a rather daunting and intimidating process accessible while teaching you about dental care, and commitment along the way. I could not be more grateful. Now I don’t have to hide my smile with my hands on my wedding day! Thank you for helping me feel confident with my teeth again!

Pamela L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

What a great team of professionals! Everyone is so nice. You can tell that everyone likes working there. Besides being funny, caring and a great all around guy, Dr. Judha Garfinkle is a perfectionist, which I appreciate. I am so pleased with my continued results with Invisalign. It is getting close to the end of my treatment. Being a Dental Hygienist, I really appreciate him for providing an annual catered continuing education event for dental hygienists. He also volunteers his time and is the President of the Board of Directors at Smile Oregon, an organization that treats Oregon children affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions regardless of their ability to pay. I don’t know how he manages to have so much energy!

Cecilia Morgan (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I went in for a consult. I am super impressed with this orthodontist and all of his staff. Dr. Judah Garfinkle is who I consulted with and he is super easy to talk with and very competent. Everyone from the secretary to the assistant, to the person taking my xrays were super awesome. If I decide to get braces this is the place I plan to go!!!

Lauren Servino (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Both of our sons are recently started treatment with Dr. Garfinkle and we have been nothing but impressed. One of my boys has a complex case and we met with a few different providers in the area to draft treatment proposals before selecting Dr. Garfinkle. We felt that Dr. Garfinkle was collaborative and innovative in creating care plans for our boys, taking a lot of care and attention to detail every step of the way. He is a strong communicator and good listener and appreciate that he has honored our individual concerns and requests in the care plans he presented to us. We especially appreciate that Dr. Garfinkle makes personal phone calls to check on our boys following major procedures. Dr. Garfinkle’s staff is equally exceptional. Connie, Dr. Garfinkle’s care coordinator is well organized and has been just a pleasure to work with. Everyone in the office has been professional, responsive, caring and takes the time to communicate and make sure our boys feel comfortable during their treatments and procedures. This has been a first class customer service experience from start to finish. We are thrilled with our decision to entrust Dr. Garfinkle with our orthodontic care!

Deb Harrison (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Judah is an outstanding orthodontist. I needed a lot of work which took longer than usual. His expertise, skill and patience were incredible. I was so pleased with the final outcome. I would HIGHLY recommended Dr. Judah to anyone. He is committed to results and goes the extra mile. A HUGE THANK YOU to you AND your staff. I am grateful and appreciative.

Laura Foster (Source: Google)

★★★★★

The trips here during Eleanor’s 20 months of orthodontia treatment were enjoyable thanks to Dr. Judah, his super efficient and friendly staff and the very comfortable, light-filled waiting room. I also liked the places parents can sit while the doc works on the teeth–out of the way but close enough to ask questions or just sit and wait. One daughter went to Dr. Richard Garfinkle and so when Eleanor was ready, we were happy to come back, this time to Dr. Judah Garfinkle. The generational expertise (Judah is a third generation orthodontist/dentist) and enjoyment of their work has always made me feel confident about the investment orthodontia requires.

Alisha Stilwell (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I shopped around quite a bit in the Portland Metro area to find the right orthodontist and right price for my adult braces. I couldn’t be more pleased with my choice. Fair pricing compared to other offices, friendly and helpful staff, and a clean, fun office environment with modern amenities. I would recommend Dr. Garfinkle to any parents or adults who are seeking to adjust their smiles!

Adam Mack (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Short version: I used to distrust dentists and orthodontists. Now I love my orthodontist (Dr. Garfinkle) and will travel to Portland from wherever I am to see him. Long version: I started my adult ortho program with Dr. Garfinkle and his crew a few years ago. My entire adult life, I’d always been told I needed braces, but I’d always felt like the orthodontist was looking at my mouth like a big piggy bank. After years of outright distrust for dentists, I finally found a dentist I liked and trusted (Dr. Gifford) who told me that since I had begun taking care of my teeth, it would make sense to get my bite corrected now. The rationale was that if I invested the time and money now, it would be easier and cheaper to maintain my teeth as I got older. I asked him for a recommendation and he said Dr. Garfinkle. I asked him if he trusted him and he said “I sent my wife to him.” His confidence was well-placed. Dr. Garfinkle and his amazing team were professional, patient and very helpful. They explained my options and worked with me to design a treatment plan to suit my needs. Since I was more concerned with maintenance than cosmetic appearance, he made sure to help me make the choices that fit what I was looking to get out of my ortho experience. About a year into my treatment, my work took me on the road for the better part of a year. Rather than transfer to another orthodontist, I elected to travel back to Portland periodically to continue my treatment with Dr. Garfinkle. They always made sure to find time to see me, no matter how last minute an appointment I was trying to make. I finished my ortho treatment about a year ago but I still travel back to Portland periodically, mainly to go see Dr. Gifford and Dr. Garfinkle. I will probably continue traveling to Portland from wherever I live to keep up my dental care with these two fine doctors and their incredible staff. I am completely satisfied with the results of my orthodontia and am a lifelong patient. I will continue to come to Dr. Garfinkle for my orthodontia needs no matter where I live. I flew back from London at one point to see him. I cannot recommend him enough.

Nathaniel Kuhlke (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been with Garfinkle Orthodontics a little over two years and couldn’t be more happy. They’ve guided me through a double jaw correction surgery prior and after the correction. Such a friendly environment and professional work through and through. Thanks for everything you guys do!

Andrea Beltzner (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My daughter Lucy loves Dr. Garfinkle and his team. The office is warm and inviting, and everyone does a great job making kids and parents feel comfortable. My daughter is always asking me when it is time for her next appointment! I would highly recommend Dr. Garfinkle to anyone seeking top-notch orthodontic care.

Christopher Moore from Portland, OR (Source: Healthgrades)

★★★★★

My son has been under Dr. Garfinkle’s care since he was 8 years old. He had a bilateral cleft lip and palate. I am so thankful for his care and expertise. His staff has always been friendly and accommodating. They helped navigate dealing with our insurance company. A pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Where Every Smile Matters. Elite Invisalign Provider. Damon Bracket System. The mission of Garfinkle Orthodontics is to provide the finest individualized orthodontic care available. Garfinkle Orthodontics has been providing orthodontic care since 1973 to the local community. Each patient is treated with the highest level of integrity with the most progressive techniques. I feel very fortunate to have found the perfect job for me: one that allows me to work with people, create things with my hands, and improve the lives of those around me. I enjoy both the physical and mental aspects of my job. I love the fine manual work. It makes me feel like I am still building Legos as a child! And mentally, treatment planning and the regular orthodontic adjustments feels like a cross between playing chess and creating a bonsai tree. But most importantly, having the privilege of being involved in each patient’s health care, is a responsibility that I take very seriously. My commitment is to treat every patient as if they were a member of my own family. Going into college, I knew that I wanted to be a “doctor” but didn’t really know exactly what kind. I liked science, was intrigued by how the human body worked, and wanted to help people. As my journey continued, I tried to figure out what I wanted in a career. I decided that I wanted to work with children, as well as adults, get to work with my hands, and to have long-term relationships with my patients. Orthodontics is the only field that provides a perfect blend of those three elements. During my Orthodontic training, my passion for treating patients with craniofacial conditions increased, so I sought out advanced training. My fellowship training is very specialized and unique. Only one fellow per year is accepted, and at the time I completed my fellowship, NYU was the only program in the world. During the fellowship, I learned about all the various facial deformities, and how to diagnosis and manage them, along with managing traumatic accidents and growth disturbances. I also made effort to learn as much as I could about the other craniofacial specialties (e.g. speech pathology, ENT, genetics, etc.), which makes my job more enjoyable and allows me to be a greater resource to my patients and other team members. From my perspective, no case should be treated in a vacuum with orthodontic blinders on. Every case is best managed by a team, all working together towards the same goal. To be a good team member, I strive to maintain a fundamental level of understanding about the various aspects of dentistry and medicine, which allows me to be a better team member and doctor. To achieve this, I far exceed the board requirement for CE hours due to my natural thirst for knowledge and my commitment to providing the finest orthodontic care available. Since technology and science are always changing, I believe that to maintain excellence, lifelong learning is a requirement. I also serve as the Director of the Craniofacial Orthodontics at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where I see patients with craniofacial conditions from birth to young adulthood. I am actively involved in research about patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions as well. In addition to authoring several book chapters and research papers, I serve as a consultant on the Cleft Team at Shriners Hospitals for Children and at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. I also wrote and advocated for what became House Bill (HB) 4128, which requires private medical insurance companies operating in Oregon to cover medically necessary dental procedures for patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions. I am a Portland native, and was so happy to return home after completing my education. My wife, Ali, and I met at summer camp when we were 14 years old. She helps out in various ways in the office and works in the field of International Education and Study Abroad in higher education. We have three fantastic children: Maddie, Ian, and Leo. When I’m not in the office, I love to grill on my BBQ, be out in the sun, and do any activity with my family, such as going on a walk, reading a book, playing sports, skiing, or just joking around. I also enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures. As a way to give back to my community, I founded a non-profit called Smile Oregon in 2008. The mission of Smile Oregon is to ensure every child in Oregon affected by a cleft or other craniofacial condition has access to the coordinated care they deserve by providing support, education, and advocacy. I currently serve as the President of the Board of Directors. My work with Smile Oregon is satisfying on multiple levels. I believe that we each have a duty to try to make the world a better place. If each one of us were to do our small part, together, we could indeed change the world for the better. I sincerely hope that my dedication to Smile Oregon provides a good example to my children, so they will grow up dedicated to giving back as well. It makes me feel good to give back and support the community in which I live.

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