Webster Groves Orthodontics Merges with Cardinal Orthodontics

Posted on August 21, 2017

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On September 1st, 2017 Webster Groves Orthodontics at 24 South Gore Avenue, St. Louis Missouri, will transition to Cardinal Orthodontics and continue to provide outstanding orthodontic care for teens and adults.

Webster Groves Orthodontics founder, Dr. Peter Crump, is retiring after serving patients throughout the St. Louis area. “I am proud of the Webster Groves Orthodontics team and know that Dr. James Galea will continue to provide the same high-quality orthodontic care to this wonderful community,” says Dr. Peter Crump.

Cardinal Orthodontics is a sister practice of Fry Orthodontics, an established practice with 13 locations throughout Kansas City. Leading the new Cardinal Orthodontics offices is Dr. James Galea of Fry Orthodontics, where for 5 years he treated patients at Fry’s Shawnee, Platte City, Atchison, Overland Park, and Prairie Village locations.

“Cardinal Orthodontics will be a unique blend of Webster Groves and Fry Orthodontic traditions of creating beautiful, healthy smiles for teens and adults. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the St. Louis community, “says Dr. James Galea.

Born in Malta, Dr. James Galea graduated from dental school with distinction and earned the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery. After working as a dentist for two years, Dr. James was selected for matriculation at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Dr. James graduated as Valedictorian of his class and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in addition to numerous honors and awards for his scholastic achievements. He was inducted into the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and Tau Kappa Omega.

Following dental school, Dr. James was selected as a resident in the Graduate Orthodontics Program at University of the Pacific. After graduating as an Orthodontic Specialist with a Master’s Degree, Dr. James Galea joined the Fry team.

Cardinal Orthodontics is a Diamond+ Invisalign provider. They treat each patient based on their individual smile goals while striving for shorter treatment times, with an average of 16 months or less. Cardinal Orthodontics helps ensure their patients’ beautiful smiles last a lifetime by offering free 3D retainers for life.


Your Smile is Just the Start! Cardinal Orthodontics is pleased to offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment for teens and adults including, metal and clear braces and Invisalign.

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