Our Doctors

Meet the Dr. Jaw Orthodontists: Dr. Weaver, Dr. Robison-Rabe and Dr. Rabe.

Dr. James A. Weaver, D.D.S., C. Orth.

In 1986, Dr. James A. Weaver established the premier private orthodontic practice in Southern Arizona. You may have noticed that Dr. Weaver’s initials are J.A.W. and hence the practice’s name, Dr. JAW Orthodontists.

Dr. Weaver has great pride for his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. He studied at Northern Arizona University where he earned his bachelor’s degree, majoring in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. He then attended Baylor University Dental School graduating in 1984.  He then moved to New Jersey for two years of orthodontic training and earned his certificate in orthodontics at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1986.

In addition to having created thousands of smiles during his thirty-year career as an orthodontist through traditional braces and Invisalign, Dr. Weaver also specializes in treating TMJ and dental caused sleep apnea. His practice is limited to Orthodontics Dentofacial Orthopedics, Orofacial Pain, and Temporomandibular Disorders.

Continuing education is integral in Dr. Weaver’s philosophy for providing unsurpassed patient care. Dr. Weaver strives to utilize the best combination of cutting-edge technology and tried and true techniques to provide better, more efficient treatment results for his patients. Dr. Weaver is an esteemed member of the orthodontic community and has also been fortunate to lecture at many local and regional dental societies during his 30 years in practice. Dr. Weaver has expanded his practice considerably over the course of thirty years. In addition to having Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe and Dr. Kyle Rabe join the practice, he has also opened offices in Oro Valley and Sahuarita. The ambiance at each of Dr. JAW’s offices is a direct reflection of Dr. Weaver’s unique personality – professional, inviting, fun, upbeat and friendly.

Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe, D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico. She knew that she wanted to be an orthodontist from the time she, herself, was a little girl who benefited from extensive orthodontic treatment. Her first-hand experience brings insightful understanding and a firm commitment to excellence for each individual patient.

Dr. Robison received a bachelor’s degree in science at the University of New Mexico. She then obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. While in dental school she did an internship at the University of Glasgow Dental School in Scotland. Following dental school, Dr. Robison went directly into an orthodontic residency at the University of Detroit Mercy, receiving her certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science (MS) degree.

Upon graduation in 2008, she also achieved the prestigious status of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Becoming a board certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontists is a rigorous professional credentialing that only 20% of all practicing orthodontists obtain in their careers.

In February of 2008, Dr. Robison joined Dr. Weaver at Dr. JAW Orthodontists and has since assisted with the expansion of the practice by opening offices in Oro Valley and Sahuarita.

Dr. Kyle Rabe, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Kyle Rabe was born and raised in a small town in rural Ohio. Orthodontics is a perfect fit for Dr. Rabe as he prides himself in thoroughly developing each patient’s unique case and furthering his orthodontic practice through new ideas, practicing the latest treatment techniques, and attending continuing education meetings. His treatment style is fun and relaxed. In return, he receives the trust and friendship of his patients.

Dr. Rabe received his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from the Ohio State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He also received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Ohio State, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Immediately after dental school he entered Detroit Mercy School of Orthodontics, graduating with a Master of Science degree (MS) and a specialty certificate in orthodontics.

Dr. Rabe has achieved the prestigious status of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. In 2009 he voluntarily presented patient cases to the American Board of Orthodontics and has been re-board certified until the year 2019. Being a board certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontists is a rigorous professional credentialing that only 20% of all practicing orthodontists obtain in their careers.

In March of 2010, Dr. Rabe joined Dr. JAW Orthodontists and has since assisted with the expansion of the practice by opening offices in Oro Valley and Sahuarita. Dr. Rabe frequently attends continuing education courses and study club meetings with fellow orthodontists on the latest advancements in orthodontics and surgical procedures.