Inspired by orthodontics at an early age, Dr. Sturdivant was blessed to have his dad as his orthodontist and experienced new approaches to the field of orthodontics first-hand. Most importantly, his dad taught him the value of a great smile and the importance of truly caring for each patient and treating them like family. He is passionate about creating great smiles to build confidence and finds true joy in seeing the transformation of every patient he works with.
Dr. Sturdivant grew up in Ames, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. He started his college career at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge where he played Quarterback for the Tritons. He then went on to the University of Iowa for his undergraduate (Chemistry) and Dental School (DDS). After becoming a dentist, he gained experience from a general practice residency at HCMC in Minneapolis treating patients in a hospital setting. He then completed a residency in Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders and Craniofacial Pain at the University of Minnesota that led him to completing his orthodontics residency at the University of Minnesota in 1994. Through his academic journey, Dr. Sturdivant has had the opportunity to work with all ages of patients and continually explores new innovations to improve the orthodontic process and experience for each patient.
Married to his high school sweetheart, Stacy, he also has three children Quinn, Chris and Cecelia. Outside of the office, Dr. Sturdivant enjoys spending time with his family, loves to be active and exercise, is passionate about golf, and roots for the Iowa State Cyclones.
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