Dr. Ben Larrabee
Dr. Benjamin Larrabee founded Advanced Orthodontics in 2005. He is passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles in the East Valley and is dedicated to the community – supporting several programs, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. He loves to support his patients in their extracurricular activities as well.
After excelling at the renowned University of Michigan Dental School and finishing in the top 5% of his class, Dr. Larrabee attended the state-of-the-art Marquette University and received his Masters in Orthodontics. Dr. Larrabee loved Marquette’s program as it gave him exposure to the different approaches and technologies available in orthodontics. After completing his residency in 2003, Dr. Larrabee practiced in the city of Chicago for three years until he realized he needed more sunshine and made the move to Arizona.
He loves living in the Valley of the Sun and resides here with his wife, Carly, and their three children; Luke, Will and Farrah. You will find him in Michigan (GO BLUE!) gear whenever he can. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching their various sports teams.
Dr. Prashansa Sharma-Makwana
Dr. Prashansa Sharma-Makwana joined the Advanced Orthodontics Team in 2020. She loves making a trip to the orthodontist a fun experience and creating personal relationships with each of our patients – whether they are members of our Kids Club or in treatment.
Originally from Chicago, Dr. Sharma completed the dental program at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She went on to continue her education with the orthodontic program at Tufts University, receiving the Dr. Norman H. Diamond Award for her excellence in orthodontics and high level of professionalism and leadership. Having moved around the country almost 15 times, she found a home in Arizona in 2016, where she began practicing.
When she is not practicing orthodontics, she enjoys traveling and exploring with her husband, Chirag. She is an avid dancer, even appearing in an Indian music video alongside Snoop Dogg!