Upon completion of his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Griffies went on to earn his professional education from Baylor College of Dentistry. He received his certificate in orthodontics from the U.S. Army Orthodontic Training Program at Fort Meade and practiced dentistry and orthodontics in the Army for 22 years. In addition, he served as the orthodontic instructor for three Army Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training programs and the Fort Bragg General Dentistry training program. In July 2005, Dr. Griffies retired as the Orthodontic Consultant to the Army Surgeon General and Deputy Commander of the Ft. Bragg Dental Activity.
Dr. Griffies and his wife Janice started their current orthodontic practice in Raeford, North Carolina in 2003. Prior to this, they both assisted in the treatment of Cleft Lip and palate children at Border Children’s clinic in El Paso, Texas for 5 years. This rewarding experience left an indelible mark on them to where they now seek to treat these children and other craniofacial anomaly children in their current practice. Janice has carefully and tastefully created two beautiful offices, one in Raeford and one in Seven Lakes to provide quality, friendly and professional orthodontic care for all.
Dr. Griffies remains active in his field and holds professional memberships with the ADA, AAO, Cleft Lip and Palate Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the Sandhills Dental Study Club. He continues to lecture extensively to the Army Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery programs both at Ft Bragg, Bethesda and Tripler Hawaii. In addition, Dr. Griffies is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Griffies is dedicated to maintaining a reputation of excellence in the field of orthodontics.