Dr. Packard’s career in orthodontics and dentistry spans more than 40 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Oregon Dental School in 1963. Then, in 1967, he completed his MS degree in orthodontics from Loma Linda University where he graduated first in his class.
He practiced in Idaho for 16 years before coming to Texas in 1983 where he established The Orthodontic Place. Dr. Packard ran offices in Plano and Richardson until 1997 when the business became known as Apple Orthodontix. Expansion had already begun. In 1992, the Carrollton office was opened, followed by Mesquite, Irving, N. Richland Hills, Bedford and Ft. Worth. Offices in Coppell, Denton, The Colony, Duncanville, McKinney, W. Plano, Arlington, Cedar Hill, Frisco, Rockwall, and Little Elm opened subsequently. Additional offices across the Dallas and Ft. Worth area are in the planning stages.
Professional memberships include the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association and the Dallas County Dental Society.
Dr. Packard is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served for many years in leadership capacities such as Bishop and Stake President in Plano, Allen and McKinney. From 2007-2010, he and his wife served as missionaries in Japan and the Republic of Georgia. He is currently serving a three year term as the President of the Dallas Texas Temple.
A past scoutmaster and long time benefactor of the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Packard has received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award.
Dr. Packard and his wife, Talmadge, raised 11 children, including Chad Packard, CEO of Apple Orthodontix. They have 50 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren…and counting.
Summing up his extensive career in orthodontics, Dr. Packard says, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my career as an orthodontist. It has given me the opportunity to work with wonderful people, my fellow staff members, as well as my patients. Being able to give people something to smile about has been very rewarding indeed.”
I have thoroughly enjoyed my career as an orthodontist. It has given me the opportunity to work with wonderful people, my fellow staff members, as well as my patients. Being able to give people something to smile about has been very rewarding indeed.