On the same day that Dr. Earl Sablan Sauget was honored for 17 years of going back and forth to Saipan to offer orthodontic care, SDA Clinic finally welcomed Friday a permanent orthodontist on Saipan, Dr. Warren Creed.
“We’re really thrilled that Dr. Creed is here. It’s wonderful that he and his wife Eileen can join our team. We now have an actual specialist on Saipan and it doesn’t have to come from Guam,” said SDA Clinic director Kenneth D. Pierson.
Creed obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1986. He practiced general dentistry for six years at the Adventist Medical Center in Okinawa, Japan, before returning to the U.S. to begin specialty training in orthodontics.
He obtained a master’s in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Loma Linda University in 1994.
Following his specialty training, Creed established a very successful orthodontic practice for the Adventist Medical Center in Okinawa, where he was the director and chief orthodontist until 2010.
Most recently, Creed was the chief dental officer of Davis Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana. During his time in South America, Creed also was an instructor in orthodontics at the University of Guyana and Texilla-American University.
His predecessor, Sauget, only had kind words for Creed and is excited how his practice would make a big a difference on the island.
“Dr. Creed is a wonderful man. He’s very knowledgeable about orthodontics. The quality of care that is provided will definitely improve. That’s the nice thing about the history of the SDA Clinic here is the delivery of quality care has improved.”
Creed and his wife arrived on Saipan last Sept. 30 and so far they really like what they’ve seen.
“The people here are extremely friendly and we like the nice island life. It seems more relaxed. I’m looking forward to working here.”
“He’s a well-experienced orthodontist with many years of experience. He will be Saipan’s only specialist and everyday he will be here. I think it’s wonderful that he is able to join our team and expand the services that we are able to provide,” said Pierson.
Originally from Sacramento, California, Creed and his wife Eileen have three adult daughters: Mishaela, Ashley, and Keila. All live in the U.S. mainland. He enjoys kayaking, golf, and other outdoor sports. (Mark Rabago)