Dr. David Albright wants to make a positive difference in the lives of the people around him. He says, “Orthodontic treatment is so much more than straightening teeth. It’s about uncovering the beauty, strength, joy, and confidence behind every smile we help create.”
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Albright grew up in Highland and is a 1977 graduate of Highland High School. He completed his pre-dentistry studies at the University of Indianapolis and then his D.D.S. degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1985. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Albright entered the U.S. Air Force as a general dental officer, completing a one year General Practice Residency at Wright-Patterson AFB in 1986. He served an additional 8 years in the Air Force and was stationed at bases in Florida, California, and at Lajes Field Azores, Portugal during the first Gulf War. He had numerous opportunities for continuing education during his time of service, including additional intensive study in Preventive Dentistry, Oral Pathology, and Forensic Odontology.
Upon leaving the Air Force in 1994, he practiced family dentistry for a couple years in Richmond, Indiana. Then in 1997, he began his Orthodontic Residency at Indiana University where he completed his residency training and received his Certificate in Orthodontics and M.S.D. degree in 1999.
Since joining Dr. Koufos and Orthodontics Specialists, Dr. Albright has taken the opportunity to broaden the scope of his skills and knowledge base through an array of continuing education avenues. The most recent education has been the completion of a two year McLaughlin Mini-Residency in San Diego, CA, participation in a local Spear Study Club, involvement in the Northwest Indiana Dental Society, and having attended a number of Invisalign workshops.
In the Practice
Because of the ongoing nature of orthodontic treatment, Dr Albright get to see patients on a regular basis over an extended period of time. He really enjoys getting to know his patients, particularly watching his adolescent patients blossom into young adults.
Dr. Albright says, “It’s fun to see the changes we develop in each patient through our treatment, and I believe that shows in our day-to-day practice activity. Our entire treatment team is very dedicated and motivated to provide the highest level of care. All of our eligible clinical assistants have completed a rigorous course of study and testing to become Certified Orthodontic Assistants and remain current in their radiography licensure. We all take great pride in the level of accomplishment and service orientation of our entire staff.”
Family and Community
Dr. Albright’s wife Nancy, is a Pediatrician with Kid’s First Pediatrics in Dyer. Together they have three children: Christopher, Rebecca, and Rachel and live in Saint John along with a cat (Zuko) and a dog (Prancer).
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching sports (especially Blackhawks hockey, White Sox baseball, and Bears football), and playing tennis and table tennis when he can. He also enjoys the hobby of home wine making, having crafted a few wines that have won recognition in competitions including the Indy International Winemaking Competition and the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition.
Dr. Albright is an active member of the Dyer United Methodist Church, where he sings in the choir and served for three years as assistant director of Youth Ministries. When my children were active in age-group swimming, I became an Indiana Swimming official and have continued to officiate swimming meets throughout the region and state.