Palo Alto Orthodontist builds legacy with the children

Dollars and cents isn’t the only reason Dr. Larry Morrill has been putting more than four decades into his orthodontics practice in Palo Alto. It’s the joy of seeing people’s lives change that a great looking mouth can bring. No more is this illustrated in his bi-monthly commitment to the Craniofacial Anomalies (CFA) Clinic at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, in Palo Alto.

Working with two other orthodontists, Stacey Law and Lesley Samuels, they meet regularly to discuss the treatment course of young patients that many would give up on.

Featured in Orthodontic Products as “Wednesday Warriors”,  Dr. Morrill says:

"I remember a young boy less than a month old who had a total cleft lip and palate," says Morrill, who owns a private practice in Palo Alto, Calif. "We started with early devices to align the ridges so that lip surgery would be more successful. I saw him over the next 18 years for primary, secondary, and follow-up orthodontics interspersed with surgery on his nose—and orthognathic surgery on his jaws. Here in Palo Alto, he ended up looking good, a star pitcher on the baseball team, and quarterback on the football team. He ultimately received a baseball scholarship to the University of Southern California."

Dr. Morrill is one of the most well known and sought after orthodontists in the Bay Area because of his experience. With sometimes 55 patients a day, there isn’t a lot he hasn’t seen or doesn’t know how to fix.  To find out more about Dr. Morrill his office can be reached at 650-322-2817 or Contact Us.

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