Meet Our Team
Dr. Chad Wright completed his pre-doctoral education at BYU before attending UCLA Dental School. In 1998 he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was the valedictorian of his Dental Class. After Dental School, Dr. Wright completed a residency in Hospital Based Dentistry at a Veteran’s Hospital, and practiced General Dentistry for one year before his orthodontic training.
Dr. Wright completed his residency in Orthodontics at Indiana University. IN addition to receiving his Specialty Certificate, Dr. Wright elected to pursue and complete his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics. Since he began his Orthodontic career, Dr. Wright has treated over eight thousand orthodontic cases, and nearly eight hundred of those with Invisalign.
Dr. Wright has lectured extensively to a variety of audiences, serving as a national spokesman for a leading orthodontic supply company, and as one of Invisalign’s clinical instructors for several years. Dr. Wright and his wife Laura are the parents of four wonderful children, all of whom have needed braces. When not in his office, Dr. Wright enjoys running, road-biking, writing and singing.
Dr. Wright was certified to treat cases with Invisalign in 2000, and has treated more than 700 Invisalign patients, in addition to more than 7,000 patients with traditional and ceramic braces. An experienced lecturer and speaker, Dr. Wright has taught at numerous venues, including:
• The Annual Orthodontic Convention in Chicago
• The Oxnard College Dental Hygiene School
• The Santa Barbara Dental Hygiene Society
• Several Private Dental Offices
• Clinicas of Oxnard
• Multiple Continuing Education Seminars in the Past Several Years
Dr. Wright has also been one of Invisalign’s Clinical Instructors, and is an active member of the American Dental Association™ and the American Association of Orthodontists. He uses the latest technological advancements that make braces less noticeable, improve patient comfort, and reduce appointment length and total treatment time. As a certified Invisalign provider, he has proudly earned the reputation of being one of the top Invisalign providers in California.
Dr. John R. Feusier started his Orthodontic journey working as a part-time assistant for Dr. Wright in his busy Santa Barbara practice while attending UCSB. After graduating with honors from UCSB, Dr. Feusier travelled home to the Bay Area to attend Dental School at the University of the Pacific, and finally on to Baylor College of Dentistry for his residency in Orthodontics.
Dr. Feusier received both his Orthodontic Certificate and his Master’s Degree in Oral Biology from Baylor University, after having received extensive training in all aspects of Orthodontics including Braces, Invisalign and Surgically-Assisted orthodontics. His training included extensive experience with patients of all ages, and with multiple treatment methods, covering all disciplines of Orthodontic care. He was also a member of the Dallas Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Team, and treated patients living with Cleft Lip and/or Palate and other craniofacial anomalies.
In 2015, Dr. Feusier married his wife, Daniela, an internationally trained dentist whom he met while both were at Baylor. In 2016, Dr. Feusier became board certified through the American Board of Orthodontics, a rare honor among Orthodontic Specialists. When he’s not perfecting smiles, Dr. Feusier loves spending time outdoors with his wife and his dog, Cali. He can be found surfing, working out, and singing/songwriting.
Contact us in Santa Barbara and Buellton California, and let Dr. Wright and Dr. Feusier give you a beautiful, straight smile with modern orthodontic services.