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FASTBRACES® HISTORY
... 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Fastbraces® History

Dr. Anthony D. Viazis

Dr. Anthony D. Viazis,
Founder

American





Dr. Anthony D. Viazis is the American orthodontist in Dallas, Texas who invented and patented the original bracket system behind FASTBRACES® Technologies. He holds two dental degrees, one from the University of Athens in Greece and one from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He earned his Masters of Science degree as well as his Graduate Certificate in the specialty of orthodontics at the University of Minnesota. He has published textbooks and numerous scientific articles and has lectured extensively worldwide. Dr. Viazis held academic faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, Baylor College of Dentistry and the University of Southern California in the USA and had been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Visiting Professor of the University of São Paulo in Brazil. The Award he is most proud of is the “Teacher of the Year” of the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, given to him after his very first year of teaching. Dr. Viazis founded the FASTBRACES® orthodontic offices and grew them to a total of 15 locations in the State of Texas as part of his private practice operations. He subsequently created Orthoworld®, the company that licenses the FASTBRACES® brands and products to dentists worldwide. As President of Orthoworld® and with the belief that simplicity is the most powerful force in business and that a smile is the expression of happiness, he has dedicated his life to bringing the technology of FASTBRACES® to children and adults all over the world.

Dr. Anthony Viazis (pronounced vee-ah-zee) publishes his first scientific article on bonding of orthodontic brackets. He later enters the University of Minnesota Graduate Orthodontic Residency Program and specializes in orthodontics. He joins the faculty of the University of Minnesota as Assistant Professor where he earns the "Teacher of the Year" award, and then moves to Dallas, Texas to join the faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Viazis begins work on a new type of orthodontic bracket in his private practice where he treats the first patients.

30 years of history

The first clinical results are presented at the annual practice management meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Viazis continues to give presentations and seminars at University and Orthodontic societies in the U.S., Europe and South America. He publishes his first book with W.B SAUNDERS, one of the most respected Medical Publishers Houses in the world. He joins the faculty of the University of Southern California as Associate Professor and teaches his new system at the Graduate Orthodontic Department. In the years to come, Dr. Viazis becomes a Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

how fastbraces works The founder of Fastbraces®, Dr. Anthony D. Viazis
in front of his original office
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The first clinical and research results are published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics in the United States and the Journal STOMA in Europe, respectively. Dr. Viazis leaves academia to concentrate on his new braces system and opens a private office in the North Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas. Research at the University of Southern California confirms Dr. Viazis' initial observations. Dr. Viazis makes numerous television appearances on local and national news programs. More positive research results are announced from the University of Kuopio in Finland and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Dr. Viazis finishes his second book again with W.B SAUNDERS. More research is published in Europe regarding the effectiveness of Dr. Viazis’ Fastbraces® in the Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Viazis receives the Brazilian Orthodontic Medal Award. Additional research findings are published in the U.S. regarding the effectiveness of Dr. Viazis’ Fastbraces® in the American Journal of Orthodontics.

In 2001, the U.S. District Court acknowledges evidence of the "unique and innovative" Viazis bracket (Fastbraces®): "To be sure, the record contains evidence that the Viazis bracket may be a unique and innovative new type of orthodontic device exceeding, in some senses, the quality level of competitive devices". In 2002, Mr. Alef Molina joins Fastbraces®. Mr. Molina’s experience in management and information technology along with Dr. Viazis’ innovative approach to orthodontics created the “two opposites” of a great team that focuses on the simplicity and execution of the business model.

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Mr. Alef Molina

Fastbraces® opens its first locations outside of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in Texas. The first international location of Fastbraces® opens in Athens, Greece by Dr. Viazis' brother, Dr. Evangelos Viazis. More and more dentists in multiple states in the U.S and elsewhere in countries around the world become Fastbraces® providers. In addition, the online experience of the doctor clients is created.

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Dr. Evangelos Viazis

Hundreds and soon thousands of dentists become Fastbraces® providers. Dr. Peter Grumbos joins Fastbraces® Technologies. As a dentist, he co-founded Dental One and became a Chief Clinical Officer of DentalOne Partners for 160 dental offices in the United States. Previously an owner of several McDonald's Restaurant franchises, he consults dentists worldwide. Fastbraces® Technologies is the proud sponsor of the 2014 Dentistry Show in Birmigham UK. It expands in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Viazis speaks in front of almost 1,000 doctors in the Phillipines. Fastbraces® Technologies becomes available in all continents around the world.

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Dr. Peter Grumbos

As Fastbraces® Technologies celebrates the 30th anniversary of Dr. Viazis' first scientific publication in 1986, the amazing new FASTBRACES® TURBO series product line is introduced. Today, Fastbraces® is offered in almost 50 countries.