It’s true: Frank, Chuck, and Joe may be a combination of the most ordinary names in the English Language, but don’t let that fool you. Our doctors are the dream team of orthodontics. With nearly a hundred years of combined experience between the three of them, there is no case too complex. For especially challenging cases our patients benefit from their ability to conference with one another to ensure you have the most efficient treatment plan with the best possible outcome. And with three doctors working between two locations, we’ll be able to find a day and time that works for your schedule. Most importantly, you won’t be shuffled through our office when you get here. You can be assured that you’ll have time to talk and interact with your treating doctor at each adjustment appointment. Your trust means the world to us.
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Wear
The most experienced orthodontist in Sonoma County, Dr. Chuck Wear has been contributing to the health and quality of life of children and adults since he established his practice in Santa Rosa over 30 years ago. As passionate about orthodontics today as he was when he first started, Dr. Wear continues to pursue all the latest in technology and innovation in his treatment options. His experience and knowledge combined with his pursuit of excellence in producing beautiful, personalized and healthy smiles is what sets him apart in Sonoma County.
His professional background includes serving on the faculty at the UCSF School of Dentistry, on a council for the American Association of Orthodontists, on the board of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, as the president of the California Association of Orthodontists, and as component president of the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society to name a few. His highly respected reputation is known nationwide.
A community leader in Sonoma County, Dr. Wear has led and supported numerous educational and charitable organizations. As he says, “I live here and I want to give back to my community”. When he’s not busy creating amazing smiles, he also enjoys cycling, motorcycles, working out, skiing, golfing and is a private pilot. He and his wife Ellen live in Santa Rosa where they have raised 2 kids, both grown and married. He also enjoys spending time with his 5 grandchildren. Smiles created by Dr. Wear are enjoyed by a couple of generations in our county which is why he has the reputation of being an “orthodontist you can trust”.
Dr. Joe Eliason
Dr. Eliason brings a warm personality and extensive training in cutting-edge orthodontic technology to the SMILE Team. He loves practicing orthodontics and feels fortunate to be able to work on the beautiful smiles of Sonoma County. Dr. Eliason feels strongly that orthodontic treatment should involve a relationship of trust and strives to provide a level of care that will keep patients smiling confidently for years to come.
Raised in Lodi, CA, Dr. Eliason later received his dental and orthodontic training at the University of California, San Francisco and the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Eliason has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an award for leadership by the American College of Dentists and for ethics and professionalism by the San Francisco Dental Society. He has also served the American Dental Association nationally as a commissioner to the Commission on Dental Accreditation and currently reviews scientific articles submitted for publication in prestigious journals such as Angle Orthodontist and Progress in Orthodontics. He enjoys serving in his profession and in the community around Sonoma County.
Dr. Eliason loves working with kids of all ages, from 7 to 70. He and his wife Jana have three children of their own, Lily, Noah, and Gracie and are enjoying living in the Town of Windsor.