Harwell & Cook Orthodontics announces acquisition of Dr. Steve Astuto Orthodontics


Harwell & Cook Orthodontics announced today the acquisition of Dr. Steve Astuto’s practice, Orthodontics of Amarillo. This acquisition will provide the opportunity to pool their resources to better serve the communities in the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma. These three doctors, with over 65 combined years of experience, will be able to meet the needs of more patients, and help people of all ages in achieving that beautiful smile they have always wanted.

Harwell & Cook Orthodontics has been creating smiles for over 40 years. The tradition dates back to Anthony Harwell Sr., DDS., MS who first opened his practice in 1975. His son, Anthony Harwell Jr, (Dr. Anthony) DDS, MS joined in 1998, forming Harwell & Harwell Orthodontics where together they created beautiful smiles for over 15 years. In 2014, when Dr. Harwell Sr. retired from practicing orthodontics, Tanner Cook DDS filled the void creating Harwell & Cook Orthodontics. Tradition and excellence have been the hallmark of successful practices since the beginning.

“I see an entire new opportunity to serve the panhandle. With this new union, we can offer superior care for people all across the panhandle. What a learning opportunity for all the doctors, and an amazing chance for access to the best orthodontic care available. I see this as a win-win for everyone!” said Dr. Anthony. “We have the opportunity to truly display our passion for people and our gift of amazing smiles.”

With this acquisition, Harwell and Cook Orthodontics will now be able to help more people in the Panhandle smile out loud. Harwell and Cook Orthodontics currently has locations in Amarillo, Canyon, Borger, Pampa and Guymon, OK and now will be adding Childress, Dalhart, Hereford and Perryton with the addition of Dr. Astuto.

Dr. Astuto may have said it best, “People are my passion. I want to help them, and as an orthodontist, I have been able to touch so many lives, treating over 16,000 patients, during my career. I can’t think of a better way to continue serving my patients than to merge my practice with Harwell and Cook Orthodontics. Focusing on our patients’ care, teaching, sharing my knowledge with colleagues, and helping people Smile Out Loud!”

Whether you are interested in braces or Invisalign® for yourself or a family member, Dr. Anthony Harwell, Dr. Tanner Cook, and Dr. Steve Astuto will help you achieve that beautiful, confident smile. Using advanced technology, these three doctors will continue to provide the same level of care, commitment, and personalized attention that you deserve.

Dr. Cook stressed “I have looked up to Steve (Dr. Astuto) since I first moved to the area. His treatment goals and expectations strongly align with my views. Adding him to our team is a dream come true! I couldn’t be happier.”