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Orthodontist receives prestigious award

Brookings orthodontic specialist Terry D. McDonald, DDS, has been recognized by the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

McDonald accepted the award in Honolulu during PCSO’s 74th annual session in October. It’s the society’s highest award, and only two other orthodontists have received it since the society was founded in 1929.

McDonald’s other credentials include an MS and a Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics.

According to the PCSO, its lifetime achievement award “is bestowed only under exceptional circumstances, and only to individuals who have exemplified the highest ethical standards in not only the practice of orthodontics, but in all aspects of life.

“The honoree must have demonstrated exceptional personal effort to advance the art and science of the orthodontic specialty and have lived his/her life committed to the pursuit of excellence.”

McDonald, who served as president of PCSO in 1993, received the PCSO Award of Merit in 1997, as well as the James E. Brophy award from the prestigious 9,000-member American Association of Orthodontists in 2004.

“I have a strong passion for excellence,” McDonald said.

He said that passion inspired him to focus on excellence in his teaching activities, and – while president of PCSO – to initiate changes in PCSO’s practices to allow for a fairer representation of the less populous states in the society.

As an assistant professor at Oregon Health Science University, McDonald mentors four students at a time over a four-and-a-half-year period, and also instructs at the San Diego Teaching Center, where orthodontists come from all over the world to improve their skills.

“I contribute to a couple of orthopedic journals as well,” McDonald said.

He has been practicing in Brookings for a year and a half, following 43 years of practice in Salem.

“I’m currently dedicated to providing the highest quality of orthodontics to my patients in Brookings,” he said.

Sometimes people wonder, he said, if a man with such a distinguished career could be happy practicing in such a small community.

“I like it,” he said. “It’s perfect here for me in this quality office with this terrific staff.”

His practice, West Orthodontics, is located at 408 Hillside Ave.

For information or to make an appointment, call 541-469-2131 or 541-469-2001.

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