Meet Our Team
Dr. Chad Wright attended college at BYU in Utah, followed by Dental School at UCLA. He graduated summa cum laude, with higher cumulative grades than any previous UCLA dental student. He was also elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dentistry’s National Honor Society.
After Dental School, Dr. Wright completed a one-year residency in clinical and hospital-based dentistry at the VA hospital in the San Fernando Valley. He also spent a year practicing general dentistry, an experience which has given him a unique perspective on the relationship between dentistry as a whole and orthodontics.
Afterwards, he traveled to Indiana, where he completed a two-year residency in orthodontics, receiving his specialty certificate, as well as his Master’s of Science in Dentistry Degree in Orthodontics from Indiana University. After graduating from IU, Dr. Wright came to Camarillo and opened his first orthodontic practice in 2001.
He then opened his Santa Barbara Practice in 2004. From 2006 through 2011, his office has been awarded the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Orthodontist in Santa Barbara County by the Santa Barbara News Press. In 2012, Dr. Wright opened his Buellton Practice.
Dr. Wright has been married to his beautiful wife Laura since 1992, and together they have four children and (so far) one amazing and spoiled granddaughter.
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.
Doctor John Feusier completed his pre-doctoral education at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his Bachelor of Sciences degree with Honors. During his time at UCSB, he developed a passion for orthodontics working part-time as a chair-side assistant for Doctor Chad Wright in his bustling Santa Barbara practice.
Dr. Feusier then came back to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he had grown up, to attend University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. While at Pacific, Dr. Feusier was a researcher in Pacific’s Craniofacial Genetics Lab, participated in dental mission trips, and was the California Dental Association student representative, in which he was CDA Chapter President and a voting delegate during his final year.
In 2015, Dr. Feusier completed a three-year residency in orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Tx. Dr. Feusier received both his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics as well as his Master’s Degree in Oral Biology from Baylor.
Dr. Feusier has studied and practiced numerous treatment philosophies including Roth, Damon, Insignia, Alexander, MBT, and Tweed. He has experience using both 0.018 and 0.022 bracket systems. Dr. Feusier is Invisalign™ certified and has treated several cases using Invisalign™ and other clear aligner technologies. He has diagnosed and treated orthognathic surgery cases using a variety of surgical procedures and techniques and has experience with adult interdisciplinary care involving periodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic, and surgical treatment. Dr. Feusier has also successfully treated cases with corticotomy-assisted orthodontics.
During his residency, Dr. Feusier was fortunate enough to rotate through Children’s Medical Center and work with their Craniofacial team to treat those patients living with a variety of craniofacial anomalies, and he looks forward to continuing to treat these difficult and complex cases. Dr. Feusier is also trained in TMD diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Feusier is well-versed in the placement of various miniscrew implant systems and their biomechanical uses in treatment. He is trained in the use of diode lasers and electrosurgery units for soft-tissue contouring. In 2016, Dr. Feusier received his Board Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics, a level of certification obtained by a very small portion of Orthodontists in the United States.
In 2015, Dr. John Feusier married his wife, Daniela, an internationally trained dentist whom he met while both were at Baylor. When he’s not perfecting smiles, Dr. Feusier loves spending time outdoors with his wife and dog, Cali. He can be found surfing, working out, training in the discipline of Krav Maga, and singing/songwriting.
Contact us in Camarillo, Santa Barbara, and Buellton California,
and let Dr. Wright give you a beautiful, straight smile with modern orthodontic services.