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Read about JAWSOME news, events and contest and all things that make our patients smile!

Meet Our JAWSOME Staff: Pete Toone, Administrator

At Dr. JAW Orthodontists in Tucson, our specialists provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment possible in a fun and friendly environment. We are proud of the amazing smiles we create, but we are also so proud of our amazing staff that help us create them. We want you to get to know our JAWSOME crew! Here we spotlight Pete Toone, our practice’s administrator. He has been with Dr. JAW for more than 23 years! Pete fulfills many operational roles that ensure our office runs smoothly and our patients receive safe, comfortable care that leaves them smiling.

What do you like most about your job?

The happy staff and patients. We have a fun place to work.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?

Spending a day at the lake.

What is your favorite office contest?

When patients send us pics from their vacations during the summer.

What is a memorable work experience?

The staff got me on April Fools’ Day one year when all of them, one by one, called in sick.

What’s your favorite color?


Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have seven turtles and a dog named Reece.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Tough question. There are so many. But the power to heal would probably be my favorite.

If you were given 1 million dollars, what would you do with it?

I would invest to make another million. I hope to retire someday and one million won’t be enough.

What’s your favorite candy bar?

100 Grand Bar.

What is your favorite food?

Mexican food.

What’s on your bucket list?

Well, I’m a little older so I’ve done a few things already. A good friend let me drive his dragster and I went 8.045 seconds in the quarter mile. I highly recommend it if you get the chance as it takes your breath away. I would like to travel a bit; to all 50 States (I’ve only been to 20 or so); Europe; and maybe a few more places. I really just enjoy spending time with family and friends as those are the moments that can be hard to come by. If you have suggestions, please email me at (Skydiving won’t make the list because I don’t think I would have the courage to jump. Haha.)

Meet Your Orthodontist: Dr. Kyle Rabe

Meet Tucson’s Best: Dr. JAW Orthodontists’ Kyle Rabe, D.D.S., M.S.

Interested in braces? Considering Invisalign® or Incognito® lingual braces? Perhaps you have TMJ pain or dental-caused sleep apnea? Dr. JAW has the best orthodontists in Tucson, and they can help.

Dr. Kyle Rabe is a key member of the Dr. JAW Orthodontists team. Here, he discusses his love of the orthodontic specialty, his fellow Dr. JAW staff, and his connection with patients.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of being an orthodontist?

I see being an orthodontist as a two-way street. I pride myself in evaluating each patient’s unique case and developing the best possible treatment plan for that individual. The field of orthodontics is always expanding, and I love keeping up with the latest and greatest advances so I can deliver optimal experiences and results to my patients. In return, they give me the special gift of their trust and friendship. That’s an amazing feeling.

Why should patients choose Dr. JAW?

There are lots of great reasons to choose Dr. JAW! Patients of our practice receive the benefit of three expert opinions because all three orthodontists at Dr. JAW are board-certified specialists. The process of board certification is rigorous, and it’s a professional credential held by only 20% of practicing orthodontists. Having achieved the status of diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics means that you are capable of delivering results that meet the highest standards of the profession. Our entire staff is equally dedicated to providing exceptional care in a warm and friendly environment, and that’s something we’re proud of.

For those interested in Invisalign®, our practice is the only Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign in Southern Arizona. We’ve been voted the #1 Best Orthodontists for years in a row. We have three offices in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita and offer flexible scheduling, including early and evening appointments.

What it comes down to is that at every turn, it’s all about our patients—from our state-of-the-art technology, to our fun contests, to the convenience of our locations and hours. We’ve thought through every detail, and that’s what makes us special.

How is Dr. JAW linked to the communities Tucson, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita?

Many corporate dental offices have out-of-state owners or may be run by an off-site office manager. Dr. JAW Orthodontists has multiple locations, but each and every staff member associated with our practice is also an active member of the communities we serve. The greater Tucson community is close-knit, and we love that we get to know patients and their families not just in a clinical setting, but out and about around town.

All three doctors are also very involved in the community through philanthropic and professional organizations. Because many of our patients are kids, we enjoy regularly supporting sports teams and student activity programs as well.

What is the best compliment you can receive from a patient?

As an orthodontist, the best compliment is unspoken. It’s a genuine smile from someone I’ve helped. Fortunately for me, I get that compliment every day! Creating beautiful smiles is my daily job, but it really never gets old. Seeing a new level of confidence on the face of a happy patient is the best reward.

For a complimentary consultation with the best orthodontists in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita, contact Dr. JAW today.

Holiday Smile Contest

Dr. JAW Orthodontists want to help you give the gift of a beautiful smile by entering in our Holiday Smile Contest!

Each year, one lucky person is chosen to receive free orthodontic treatment by nomination. To nominate a person, simply tell Dr. JAW whom you are nominating, about your relationship and why you feel the nominee deserves this special holiday gift. Please include a photo of your nominee (preferably with teeth showing).

Nominate a person that without your nomination would not otherwise be able to get the smile they deserve. The deadline for entries is December 20th. The winning entry will be announced on December 21st, just in time to wrap the new smile and place it under the tree for your special someone.

Send your entry and photo to: Holiday Smile Contest Dr. JAW Orthodontists 5747 East 5th Street Tucson, AZ 85711 Or email your entry and photo to Happy Holidays from Dr. JAW Orthodontists! 

Restrictions: Prize is limited to the value of a standard orthodontic treatment only. Prize will not cover surgery cases or additional appliances not included in original cost of standard treatment. Existing patients are ineligible to enter. Winner must be available to start treatment within in the year following being awarded and make regular trips at their own expense to our office.

Candy Buy Back 2017

Cash for you, treats for our Troops!

Get paid up $1 per pound for your Halloween Candy (limit 5 pounds). Candy will be collected at all Dr. JAW Orthodontists locations November 1st and 2nd from 7am-5pm. The candy that we receive will be sent to OPERATION GRATITUDE, a program that prepares care packages to deployed troops. A portion of candy will also be donated to local charities.

This is the 5th year that Dr. JAW is sponsoring a Halloween Candy Buy Back. “We are offering the program as a way to show our brave service men and women how much we appreciate them,” says Dr. James Weaver. “Kids still have the all the fun of trick or treating, but now have the opportunity to donate the candy that we want them to steer clear of, those that can damage their braces or compromise an orthodontic treatment. Plus, this is one of our ways of giving back.”

Participants of the Candy Buy Back receive a toothbrush and “BE JAWSOME” goodie bag. Kids will also have the opportunity to draw a picture or write a letter to service members to be included in the care packages. Dr. JAW Orthodontists will also be donating toothbrushes and dental floss to be included with the candy in the care packages going to our troops.

For more information, call 520.747.JAWS