By Darla Shelden
City Sentinel Reporter
Native Oklahoman and avid supporter of local arts and education, Dr. David Birdwell, DDS, has opened a fourth Orthodontic Arts office in the heart of Oklahoma City’s flourishing Midtown District,
Located at 421 NW 10th Street, the facility offers all orthodontic services from braces to Invisalign. In addition to a place that can create beautiful, healthy smiles, Orthodontics Arts also features the works and talents of artists, established and/or up and coming.
Dr. Birdwell worked with architectural firm Bockus-Payne and Associates to create a lobby that would showcase a gallery wall, which overlooks a view of downtown Oklahoma City via floor-to-ceiling paneled windows.
“I have chosen to relocate in the Midtown area for several reasons,” Dr. Birdwell said. “My family has deep roots in Oklahoma City and seeing the rebirth of this portion of town is very exciting to me.”
“I want to be part of that new energy, provide a neighboring service to the ever-growing residential landscape and I look forward to featuring local art with the beautiful contributions of our hometown artists.”
The first featured artists are from Oklahoma City Girls Art School. Their fifteen individual canvas paintings (18” x 24” each) of scissor-tailed flycatchers, perched on branches in various positions.
“Each girl worked on one canvas but the girls also worked collaboratively to help each other make each canvas come together as a whole,” said OKC Girls School of Art Director Kiona Millirons.
“The space is contemporary with incredible lines and a beautiful view. The Oklahoma City Girls Art School is so thrilled to work with Dr. Birdwell and the girls are very excited to have their artwork displayed in such a high visibility spot in the Midtown District.”
The Oklahoma City Girls Art School is located at SixTwelve, 612 NW 29th Street, in the Paseo Arts District. It is an after school visual arts program for at-risk elementary, middle and high school girls attending school in the Oklahoma City school district.
“I feel it is important to be a business that gives back to our community,” Birdwell stated. “I want to encourage education, the arts, and healthy families. I felt the OKC Girls Art School was a fantastic fit as our kick off sponsorship for my Midtown location.”
The art is currently available for viewing and sale at the Midtown office. Each piece costs $50. Light refreshments are available in the waiting room.
In addition to all of the sales proceeds, Orthodontic Arts will donate a matched amount per piece to OKC Girls Art School.
The collection will remain on display at Orthodontic Arts through a private reception for the girls in mid-December.
Another local artist exhibit will be installed after January 1.
Dr. Birdwell has specialized in orthodontics for more than 27 years. He considers himself and his staff as mentors to their younger patients. Children can begin being monitored for orthodontic services as young as seven years old.
The facility is equipped with the technology of impression-less treatments, utilizing new optical 3-D scanning equipment.
Birdwell says the office space was designed to consider the Midtown community and how to add color, design and excitement to the streetscape.
Orthodontic Arts offers complimentary introductory consultations and exams and features a conference and reception space, which is open to inquiries for private events.
Orthodontic Arts Midtown is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With the slogan, “where technical skills and artistic talents join for beautiful, healthy smiles” Orthodontic Arts is a cutting edge, state-of-the-art orthodontics practice with four locations in Oklahoma.
Orthodontic Arts offers complimentary consultations, customized treatment plans and rewarding results. Dr. Birdwell and his partners manage two other locations in the Metro, and one in Clinton.
For more information, visit www.orthodonticarts.com.