Deguzman Orthodontics is a proud partner of Dental Assistant Academy

  • Hilliard, OH

Meet Dr. Lucy DeGuzman

With warmth, compassion, and a dedication to her profession, Dr. DeGuzman brings her 25 years of orthodontic experience to your treatment. Focusing on your unique situation, she provides individualized, science-based care to create your beautifully confident new smile!

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Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces, because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.

Carriere® Motion 3D Appliances

Effective and safe, the Carriere® Motion 3D Appliances corrects the bite, without removing permanent teeth and without bulky headgear. Schedule a consultation with Dr. DeGuzman to learn if this advanced appliance is right for your new smile!

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Adult Orthodontics

Dr. DeGuzman and our team believe it’s never too late for the beautifully healthy and confident smile you desire! We offer leading-edge, discrete orthodontic options to will improve your bite and oral health, and give you the amazing smile you deserve!


  • Summer - June 3rd, 2023
  • Fall - September 2nd, 2023
  • Winter - December 2nd, 2023
Nikki Simpson

The DAA Program has been an awesome addition to our company. Not only are we helping young adults pursue their career as a dental assistant, but also in Orthodontics. We have had a handful of great additions to our company that have been amazing and this program has only been running in less than 3 years! Katie has done a fantastic job at starting up this program and running it. Definitely a win/win for us!

Dr. Daniel Noll

The DAA is a phenomenal program. Katie runs the Academy to prepare students for immediate productive employment. The course is well organized and attracts great students. We've hired multiple recent DAA graduates, and they've all been rockstars. I highly recommend!

Dr. Terry Gruelle

Having a large multi-doctor orthodontic practice with multiple locations presents many staffing issues. We have been fortunate to have worked with the Dental Assistant Academy (DAA) since its inception. Not only have many of their students gained experience as externs in our offices, we have been privileged to employ several. Most of our clinicians have matriculated through assisting schools and are ladened with heavy debt upon completion. That has not been the case with DAA. If fact, we prefer hires who meet the requirements for credentialling, but at the same time allows us to train them in the areas of most importance to us. The DAA has been a valuable resource to identify individuals who are looking for careers versus jobs.

Dr. Kevin J Ison, DMD

We have been utilizing the Dental Assistant Academy program in our office since July of 2019 and I can say that without this program, our office would not have the success that it currently does.  During the pandemic, our office struggled to staff all seven of our locations which made it difficult to give the patient care we strive to give. Thankfully with Dental Assistant Academy, we were able to choose the top students from these classes to hire directly after graduation.  With this ability, we now have a full staff and can operate our offices efficiently and effectively.  About 75% of our staff has come directly from this program and we are very happy that it did!