Demko Orthodontics recently added Dr. Blake Borello to its staff.

Borello currently has his own practice in Lake St. Louis, but Dr. Jackie Demko said he comes to the Washington office several times a month to see patients there as well.

Demko said Borello started seeing patients with last December when Demko said she had many college students home for winter break.

“It was a trial to see if patients liked him and if he liked this area,” she said. “He’s very personable and the patients really like him.”

Borello earned his bachelor’s degree in dentistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received his orthodontics degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City.

Borello is married and has a 6-month-old daughter. He and his wife Clare live in Lake St. Louis.

Demko Orthodontics is located at 904 S. Jefferson St.