Dr. Haeger’s CV

Dr. Haeger’s first priority is the quality of care his patients receive. He’s continually seeking ways to expand his knowledge and extend it to his practice. He has spearheaded research in two phase orthodontic treatment, different types of braces, a new braces placement technique, and the use of computer technology in the office for improved patient care. He sees patients as his partners in developing better orthodontic practices, and welcomes honest input from the people under his care.

He frequently lectures to orthodontists on laser uses in orthodontics, specialized orthodontic implants, and how to maximize treatment efficiencies to minimize the time patients spend wearing braces.

Professional Education and Accreditations

  • Certified Invisalign Provider
  • Board Certified in Orthodontics, 2000
  • Masters Degree in Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989
  • DDS Degree, University of Michigan Dental School, 1987
  • Undergraduate Education, University of Michigan, 1980-1983

Organizations

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Associate Professor at The University of Pacific Department of Orthodontics in San Francisco, one of the top orthodontic departments in the country
  • Contributing Editor for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, providing insight into the latest concepts and techniques in our profession

Honors and Achievements

  • 2012-present: Founded local chapter of Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation to benefit local youth; initiated the S4L program at Haeger Orthodontics, donating full orthodontic treatment to eight local teens every year for the foreseeable future
  • 2005-2013: “Puget Sound Top Orthodontist” Award, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, listed as one of the top Kent orthodontists that dentists would send their families to
  • 2005-present: Founded a regional interdisciplinary study group which meets six times per year to improve local clinicians’ ability to treat complicated, multidisciplinary cases
  • 2009: Martin “Bud” Schulman Award, given to a single recipient each year representing the values of sharing and contributing to the profession of orthodontics
  • 1998: Rotary District Service award for work with Kent School District organizing a yearlong reading program featuring a 10,000+ book drive; national speaker for the day
  • 1987: Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for excellence as a dental student
  • 1981: William J. Branstrom Award for top freshman students at the University of Michigan

Research Publications

  • “A Strategic Orthodontic Marketing Plan, Part 3”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, February 2013 (pages 109-114) by Robert S. Haeger and Roger T. Colberg
  • “A Strategic Orthodontic Marketing Plan, Part 2”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, January 2013 (pages 31-40) by Robert S. Haeger and Roger T. Colberg
  • “Part 1 Creating a Marketing Plan and Measuring Its Success”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, December 2012 (pages 721-729) by Robert S. Haeger and Roger T. Colberg
  • “Increasing New Patient Starts by Analyzing Referral Sources and Treatment Coordinators”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, July 2009 (pages 175-182) by Robert S. Haeger
  • “Statistical Analysis of Phase I Treatment Profitability in 93 Practices from the Schulman Study Group”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, July 2008 (pages 397-399) by Robert S. Haeger and Roger T. Colberg
  • “Statistical Analysis of Two-Phase Treatment Compared with Single-Stage Comprehensive Treatment”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, March 2008 (pages 149-154) by Robert S. Haeger and Roger T. Colberg
  • “Effects of Missed Appointments and Bracket Failures on Treatment Efficiency and Office Productivity”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, August 2007 (pages 433-438) by Robert S. Haeger and Roger T. Colberg
  • “Setting Employee Compensation”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, April 2006 (pages 237-242) by Robert S. Haeger
  • “How Technology has Transformed the One-Visit Initial Exam”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, August 2004 (pages 425-434) by Robert S. Haeger
  • “How I Use the Internet in My office”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, August 2002 (pages 447-450) by Robert S. Haeger
  • “A Static Occlusal Analysis based on ideal interarch and intraarch relationships”, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol 1, Issue 5, 1992 (pages 459-464) by Robert S. Haeger, Bernie J. Schneider and Ellen A. BeGole

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • 2008-2013: Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • 2005-2013: Founded a regional interdisciplinary study group which meets six times per year to improve local clinicians’ ability to treat complicated, multidisciplinary cases
  • 1989-2013: AAO, PCSO, WSSO, ADA, WSDA, SKCDS
  • 2001-2012: Schulman Study Group member, Board member 2003-2012; Dr. Haeger conducted the annual survey and analysis of practices from 2005 to 2012
  • 2006-2009: Southshore Chapter of Seattle Study Club, Board member 2007-2009
  • 1993-2006: various orthodontic study groups

Invited Lectures and Presentations

  • 2012: Practice management presentations to University of Washington orthodontic residents about current trends in orthodontics
  • 2009: Presented to the Pacific Northwest Periodontics Study group regarding TAD’s
  • 2008-2012: Presentations to OroMetrix on SureSmile use within the Schulman Study Group
  • 2008: Practice management presentations to University of Washington orthodontic residents about current trends in orthodontics
  • 2007: Presented to the Southshore chapter of the Seattle Study Club about how to formulate, modify and finalize an electronic treatment plan for interdisciplinary patients
  • 2005-2011: Presentations to Invisalign on best practices and use of their product within the Schulman Study Group
  • 2005-2007: Presented to GAC, 3M and American Orthodontics regarding integration of Self-Ligating brackets into orthodontics
  • 2004-2012: Surveyed, analyzed and determined “best practices” for orthodontics within the Schulman Study Group. The survey profiles practice characteristics and corresponding expenses in an effort to identify trends, successful practices, and to better understand the business side of an orthodontic practice.
  • 2004: Presented to the Dolphin users group regarding integration of the internet into an orthodontic practice