Best Orthodontist: Dr. Robert Westbrook
Dr. Robert Westbrook, who has practiced as an orthodontist since 1981, came to Victoria in 1985 and has never left.
That long-term stay has made him the best orthodontist in the Crossroads, as voted by Advocate readers.
Patients who come out of his office, whether it was because they needed to have their teeth straightened or have their bite corrected, are what keeps him going.
"It's very fulfilling," he said. "When people go to the orthodontist, they really want that service. It's something I really enjoy."
Westbrook started his career working in an orthodontist office making retainers and helping with lab work.
"The further I got in dental school, the further I got interested in orthodontist work," he said.
Dr. Robert Westbrook
203 Kehr Blvd.
Hours: 8 a.m.-noon; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Friday
Dr. William Shuttlesworth
4301 Retama Circle
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday
Dr. Rick H. Heard
5606 N. Navarro St.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday