OUR STORY

We consider ourselves lucky—we’re a team of doctors, four friends, who work together, meet new people, and create amazing smiles. Over the course of our history, everyone at Bankhead Orthodontics has become part of a family that cares deeply about one another and creating an outstanding patient experience. We hope your journey with us will leave you smiling for the rest of your life.

OUR STORY

We consider ourselves lucky—we’re a team of doctors, four friends, who work together, meet new people, and create amazing smiles. Over the course of our history, everyone at Bankhead Orthodontics has become part of a family that cares deeply about one another and creating an outstanding patient experience. We hope your journey with us will leave you smiling for the rest of your life.

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Smiles created

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Smiles created

Innovative

We believe staying at the forefront of the latest technologies helps us improve every smile.

Forward Thinking

We see the big picture both in your individualized treatment and the future of orthodontics.

EXPErTS

Our four doctors and team members expertly craft both your smile and your experience.

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FLEXIBLE

We’ll work with you to schedule appointments and create a financial plan that best suits you.

Innovative

We believe staying at the forefront of the latest technologies helps us improve every smile.

Forward Thinking

We see the big picture both in your individualized treatment and the future of orthodontics.

EXPErTS

Our four doctors and team members expertly craft both your smile and your experience.

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FLEXIBLE

We’ll work with you to schedule appointments and create a financial plan that best suits you.

Our Patients

With our knowledge and experience, we’re proud to provide treatment for patients of all ages. At your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss which treatment is best for you.

  • KIDS 30% 30%
  • TEENS 45% 45%
  • ADULTS 25% 25%

Our Patients

With our knowledge and experience, we’re proud to provide treatment for patients of all ages. At your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss which treatment is best for you.

  • KIDS 30% 30%
  • TEENS 45% 45%
  • ADULTS 25% 25%
Dr. Darren Rodabough

Dr. Darren Rodabough

DDS, MS

 


“We love Dr. Rodabough! Dr. Rodabough and his staff are always warm, welcoming, and professional. Thank you Dr. Rodabough for making our experience with braces a great one.”
– B.B.

MEET DR. RODABOUGH

Dr. Darren Rodabough loves treating complex cases.

“As a father of four active kids, I know how important it is for parents to find the best healthcare providers for their families,” he says.  “I feel very blessed to have met and treated so may amazing families in our communities.  Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing a patient smile who was once hesitant to smile because of their teeth.”

Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Darren is an internationally recognized lecturer, teacher, and mentor, speaking on behalf of Invisalign® and SureSmile®. His expertise in orthodontics earned him a position on the SureSmile® Advisory Board and as a clinical instructor for SureSmile® training courses worldwide. He was selected by his peers as one of St. Louis’ top dentists in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, as seen in St. Louis Magazine.  Dr. Darren joined the Bankhead practice in 2006.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“My wife Erin and I have been blessed with four great kids—McKay, Natalie, David and Samuel. We initially moved to St. Louis for my orthodontic training, but realized we’d found our home in the Midwest. I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in church activities, playing basketball, and reading. I also enjoy running and cycling, and try to complete several triathlons each year.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University (Finance)
Dental School: University of Washington (Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS)
Orthodontic Residency: Saint Louis University (Orthodontic Certification)
Masters of Science Degree: Saint Louis University
Fellowship: Southern Illinois University

Dr. Alex Oldroyd

Dr. Alex Oldroyd

DMD

 


“Dr. Oldroyd is very patient focused and detail-oriented. He listens to your concerns and makes sure that you are completely satisfied. Thank you so much Dr. Oldroyd and staff for all of your hard work and my beautiful smile! ”

MEET DR. OLDROYD

Dr. Alex Oldroyd loves being an orthodontist, especially the art of dental esthetics combined with the mechanics of function.

“It is such an honor to work with our patients.  We have the best patients and the best staff. It is so exciting to be part of the smile transformation every day.”

Dr. Alex began his orthodontic career after working in private practice as a general dentist for two years. It was during that time that he developed a love for dental esthetics and the small details that take a case from good to great. He enjoys sharing special cases in our dentist newsletter: “A Smile To Learn From.”  Like his colleagues, he is Invisalign® certified and passionately committed to continuing education on this and other innovative technologies.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“My wife Alison and I live in Lake Saint Louis with our beautiful daughters, Alyssa and Evelyn.  When I’m not in the office, I love learning about science and history, and I also enjoy running, choral music, and board games.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University (Physics)
Dental School: Oregon Health & Science University (DMD)
Orthodontic Residency: Einstein Medical Center (Orthodontic Certificate)

Dr. Jacob Bleyer

Dr. Jacob Bleyer

DMD, MS

“Dr. Jacob takes time to get to know you as a person and was truly concerned with making sure I had the most beautiful smile when finished. Plus, they made my appointments fun. He and the staff are just great.”

MEET DR. BLEYER

Dr. Jacob Bleyer has a passion for helping patients to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted and the happiness that comes with it.

“I can’t think of anything better than watching someone marvel at their new smile for the first time — and seeing the confidence it brings them.”

Dr. Jacob grew up in southern Illinois and after recently finishing his residency at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, is thrilled to be back in the area as a member of the Bankhead Orthodontics team. He loves coming to work every day and has already experienced the rewards of making a difference in patients’ lives. Dr. Jacob learned the newest advancements in treatment techniques during his residency, including 3D printing, digital scanning and Invisalign.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“When not working, I truly enjoy traveling and have been an avid scuba diver for over a decade. As a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan, there are few things better than attending a home or away game or taking in a great concert.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Champaign
Dental School: Southern Illinois University (Masters in Oral Biology)
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Suma Cum Laude
 Orthodontic
Residency: Texas A&M (Orthodontic Certificate)

Dr. Courtney Ethington

Dr. Courtney Ethington

DMD

“Dr. Courtney has been nothing short of great to work with. I now have the smile I’ve always dreamed of and I love showing it off. My confidence has soared now that my treatment is over.”

MEET DR. ETHINGTON

“I am so excited to be joining the team at Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists. I feel grateful to be an orthodontist where I can interact with wonderful people every day all while creating beautiful smiles.”

“I was born and raised in a small town in central Kentucky and obtained my undergraduate and dental degree from the University of Kentucky, GO CATS! Almost three years ago I moved to St. Louis to begin my orthodontic training at St. Louis University, and I fell in love with the Midwest. I have truly enjoyed these last few years in St. Louis exploring all of the different offerings the city has. I feel so lucky and proud to call St. Louis my new home. I am a firm believer in treating my patients like family. I truly look forward to meeting all of you and making your orthodontic experience a success by delivering exceptional patient care all while having fun!”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“In my free time I love to hike, ski, cook, and spend time with my lovely significant other, Phillip and our dog, George. Together we enjoy being outdoors, traveling and exploring new cities and National Parks, and trying new and delicious foods. While I enjoy watching the Cards and Blues, I am an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan and Netflix enthusiast.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: University of Kentucky – (Biology)
Dental School: University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry (Doctor of Dental Medicine, DMD)
Orthodontic Residency: St. Louis University (Orthodontic Certificate and Master’s of Science in Dentistry, MSD).

Dr. Brent BANKHEAD

Dr. Brent BANKHEAD

DDS, MS

 

 


“Dr. Bankhead and his staff are amazing! They’re always smiling, make you feel right at home, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful new smile! I had braces as well as my two children and he did an amazing job on all of us!”
– Heather McCarty

MEET DR. BANKHEAD

While retired and no longer seeing patients, Dr. Brent Bankhead remains a valuable consultant and resource to our practice. His wealth of orthodontic knowledge and ingenuity help ensures that Bankhead Orthodontics remains as the leading provider of digital orthodontic solutions.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Dr. Brent Bankhead feels blessed to continue the great orthodontic legacy that his father started over 40 years ago. Dr. Brent says that he learned early on about the many benefits of orthodontic care as he grew up working in his father’s office as a young teenager.

“Seeing all the lives that my father touched and the joy upon their faces made me realize that orthodontics was the perfect profession for me,” he says. “Nothing beats the opportunity to meet so many amazing people, watch their children grow, and really make an impact on their lives.”

Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Brent has advocated for new technology within the orthodontic field. He is an international lecturer for SureSmile® and serves on the SureSmile Advisory Board, working closely with the design team to develop and implement the latest in orthodontic technology. In addition, Dr. Brent serves as a mentor for numerous SureSmile doctors, training them both on-site and hosting monthly SureSmile Study Club webinars.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“Laurice and I have three amazing sons—Christian, Spencer, and Samuel. When I’m not in the office, I try and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. We are very active in our church and enjoy many outdoor activities together like skiing, horseback riding, running, and biking.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University (Biology)
Dental School: University of Iowa (Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS)
Orthodontic Residency: Saint Louis University (Orthodontic Certification)
Masters of Science Degree: Saint Louis University

Dr. Darren Rodabough

Dr. Darren Rodabough

DDS, MS

 


“We love Dr. Rodabough! Dr. Rodabough and his staff are always warm, welcoming, and professional. Thank you Dr. Rodabough for making our experience with braces a great one.”
– B.B.

MEET DR. RODABOUGH

Dr. Darren Rodabough loves treating complex cases.

“As a father of four active kids, I know how important it is for parents to find the best healthcare providers for their families,” he says.  “I feel very blessed to have met and treated so may amazing families in our communities.  Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing a patient smile who was once hesitant to smile because of their teeth.”

Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Darren is an internationally recognized lecturer, teacher, and mentor, speaking on behalf of Invisalign® and SureSmile®. His expertise in orthodontics earned him a position on the SureSmile® Advisory Board and as a clinical instructor for SureSmile® training courses worldwide. He was selected by his peers as one of St. Louis’ top dentists in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, as seen in St. Louis Magazine.  Dr. Darren joined the Bankhead practice in 2006.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“My wife Erin and I have been blessed with four great kids—McKay, Natalie, David and Samuel. We initially moved to St. Louis for my orthodontic training, but realized we’d found our home in the Midwest. I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in church activities, playing basketball, and reading. I also enjoy running and cycling, and try to complete several triathlons each year.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University (Finance)
Dental School: University of Washington (Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS)
Orthodontic Residency: Saint Louis University (Orthodontic Certification)
Masters of Science Degree: Saint Louis University
Fellowship: Southern Illinois University

Dr. Alex Oldroyd

Dr. Alex Oldroyd

DMD

 


“Dr. Oldroyd is very patient focused and detail-oriented. He listens to your concerns and makes sure that you are completely satisfied. Thank you so much Dr. Oldroyd and staff for all of your hard work and my beautiful smile! ”

MEET DR. OLDROYD

Dr. Alex Oldroyd loves being an orthodontist, especially the art of dental esthetics combined with the mechanics of function.

“It is such an honor to work with our patients.  We have the best patients and the best staff. It is so exciting to be part of the smile transformation every day.”

Dr. Alex began his orthodontic career after working in private practice as a general dentist for two years. It was during that time that he developed a love for dental esthetics and the small details that take a case from good to great. He enjoys sharing special cases in our dentist newsletter: “A Smile To Learn From.”  Like his colleagues, he is Invisalign® certified and passionately committed to continuing education on this and other innovative technologies.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“My wife Alison and I live in Lake Saint Louis with our beautiful daughters, Alyssa and Evelyn.  When I’m not in the office, I love learning about science and history, and I also enjoy running, choral music, and board games.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University (Physics)
Dental School: Oregon Health & Science University (DMD)
Orthodontic Residency: Einstein Medical Center (Orthodontic Certificate)

Dr. Bleyer

Dr. Bleyer

DMD, MS

“Dr. Jacob takes time to get to know you as a person and was truly concerned with making sure I had the most beautiful smile when finished. Plus, they made my appointments fun. He and the staff are just great.”

MEET DR. BLEYER

Dr. Jacob Bleyer has a passion for helping patients to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted and the happiness that comes with it.

“I can’t think of anything better than watching someone marvel at their new smile for the first time — and seeing the confidence it brings them.”

Dr. Jacob grew up in southern Illinois and after recently finishing his residency at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, is thrilled to be back in the area as a member of the Bankhead Orthodontics team. He loves coming to work every day and has already experienced the rewards of making a difference in patients’ lives. Dr. Jacob learned the newest advancements in treatment techniques during his residency, including 3D printing, digital scanning and Invisalign.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“When not working, I truly enjoy traveling and have been an avid scuba diver for over a decade. As a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan, there are few things better than attending a home or away game or taking in a great concert.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Champaign
Dental School: Southern Illinois University (Masters in Oral Biology)
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Suma Cum Laude
Orthodontic
Residency: Texas A&M (Orthodontic Certificate)

Dr. Courtney Ethington

Dr. Courtney Ethington

DMD

“Dr. Courtney has been nothing short of great to work with. I now have the smile I’ve always dreamed of and I love showing it off. My confidence has soared now that my treatment is over.”

MEET DR. ETHINGTON

“I am so excited to be joining the team at Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists. I feel grateful to be an orthodontist where I can interact with wonderful people every day all while creating beautiful smiles.”

“I was born and raised in a small town in central Kentucky and obtained my undergraduate and dental degree from the University of Kentucky, GO CATS! Almost three years ago I moved to St. Louis to begin my orthodontic training at St. Louis University, and I fell in love with the Midwest. I have truly enjoyed these last few years in St. Louis exploring all of the different offerings the city has. I feel so lucky and proud to call St. Louis my new home. I am a firm believer in treating my patients like family. I truly look forward to meeting all of you and making your orthodontic experience a success by delivering exceptional patient care all while having fun!”

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“In my free time I love to hike, ski, cook, and spend time with my lovely significant other, Phillip and our dog, George. Together we enjoy being outdoors, traveling and exploring new cities and National Parks, and trying new and delicious foods. While I enjoy watching the Cards and Blues, I am an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan and Netflix enthusiast.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: University of Kentucky – (Biology)
Dental School: University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry (Doctor of Dental Medicine, DMD)
Orthodontic Residency: St. Louis University (Orthodontic Certificate and Master’s of Science in Dentistry, MSD).

Dr. Brent Bankhead

Dr. Brent Bankhead

DDS, MS

 

 


“Dr. Bankhead and his staff are amazing! They’re always smiling, make you feel right at home, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful new smile! I had braces as well as my two children and he did an amazing job on all of us!”
– Heather McCarty

MEET DR. BANKHEAD

While retired and no longer seeing patients, Dr. Brent Bankhead remains a valuable consultant and resource to our practice. His wealth of orthodontic knowledge and ingenuity help ensures that Bankhead Orthodontics remains as the leading provider of digital orthodontic solutions.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Dr. Brent Bankhead feels blessed to continue the great orthodontic legacy that his father started over 40 years ago. Dr. Brent says that he learned early on about the many benefits of orthodontic care as he grew up working in his father’s office as a young teenager.

“Seeing all the lives that my father touched and the joy upon their faces made me realize that orthodontics was the perfect profession for me,” he says. “Nothing beats the opportunity to meet so many amazing people, watch their children grow, and really make an impact on their lives.”

Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Brent has advocated for new technology within the orthodontic field. He is an international lecturer for SureSmile® and serves on the SureSmile Advisory Board, working closely with the design team to develop and implement the latest in orthodontic technology. In addition, Dr. Brent serves as a mentor for numerous SureSmile doctors, training them both on-site and hosting monthly SureSmile Study Club webinars.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

“Laurice and I have three amazing sons—Christian, Spencer, and Samuel. When I’m not in the office, I try and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. We are very active in our church and enjoy many outdoor activities together like skiing, horseback riding, running, and biking.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University (Biology)
Dental School: University of Iowa (Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS)
Orthodontic Residency: Saint Louis University (Orthodontic Certification)
Masters of Science Degree: Saint Louis University

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Experts in the ART of Orthodontics

 

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