Keith Packer, DMD, MSD, an Orthodontist with Smile Straight Orthodontics

Get to know Orthodontist Dr. Keith Packer, who serves patients in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Packer is an orthodontist who is currently serving patients’ dental needs at Smile Straight Orthodontics in El Paso, Texas. “So many people start treatment feeling embarrassed by their teeth; they don’t smile much or they cover their mouth when they do. But when they finish … the change in each person’s confidence and the bright, happy smile says it all. I love being part of the team that transforms lives!” he said. 

With a passion for his profession, Dr. Packer sees each patient as a puzzle. There are many individual pieces that he needs to put together in order to create a treatment plan that works for the patient’s clinical situation, along with aesthetic concerns and other issues. He loves how each patient challenges him to find the right approach because he knows that there is no “one treatment fits all” plan.

Each year, he completes many continuing education courses to study new clinical and technical techniques, Invisalign®, practice management, implant planning, and oral health. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, before going on to pursue his Master of Science degree and his residency in orthodontics at the University of Colorado. 

Currently, Dr. Packer is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Texas Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the El Paso District Dental Society.

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, formerly referred to as orthodontia, is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. As an orthodontist, Dr. Packer is responsible for locating problems with the positioning of patients’ teeth and with their oral development. He utilizes the most advanced procedures and equipment available to ensure that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile. To him, the excitement and never-ending smiles is the biggest reward. 

Born and raised in the deserts of the southwest in Mesa, AZ, Dr. Packer ended up settling down in El Paso. He and his wife, Tristin, have 6 children: 5 boys and 1 girl. They joke that their house is pretty much always loud and messy, with some type of sport being played in the backyard. 

Outside of work, Dr. Packer is a garage mechanic, outdoorsman, and “aging” athlete. Usually, he can be found camping, mountain biking, skiing, running, reading a book about mountain climbing, wrenching on something or attending one of his childrens’ games or events. He does, however, enjoy working with the young men’s organization at his church and running the Boy Scouts of America program with them. He has been volunteering in the scouting program for more than ten years, mainly working with 12- and 13-year-old boys. 

Learn More about Dr. Keith Packer:

Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Smile Straight Orthodontics,


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