Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2013 - (Page 12)

S E A S O NE D S E A S O NE D Practitioner’s Practitioner’s Corner Corner Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Harry L. Dougherty, Jr. Dr. McDonald D Dr. Dougherty r. Harry Dougherty Jr. (“Hap”) of Sherman Oaks, CA, the interviewee for this issue of the Bulletin, had a unique orthodontic background in that his father, Dr. Harry Dougherty Sr., was chairman of the USC Department of Orthodontics for several years. His early and ongoing exposure to academic orthodontics has had a lasting impression on his present-day thoughts and concerns regarding many aspects of modern orthodontics. Readers are reminded that Dr. Hap’s orthodontic skills have been nicely demonstrated in two of his cases recently published in the Summer and Fall 2012 issues of the Bulletin. Dr. Dougherty received his DDS degree in 1985, and his orthodontic certificate and Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology in 1990, both from the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the Southern California Component of the Edward H. Angle Society. He is a past PCSO director to AAOF, as well as a past member of the PCSO Board of Directors. He has been in private practice in Sherman Oaks, CA for 23 years. He previously taught in the graduate orthodontic departments at UCLA and is currently teaching cephalometrics and diagnosis to the graduate orthodontic residents at Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. 12 DR. TERRY MCDONALD (TM): Your father was chairman of the orthodontic department at USC and a director on the American Board of Orthodontics. How did that influence your thinking in orthodontics? DR. HARRY L. DOUGHERTY, JR., DDS, MS (HD): My dad’s influence on my thinking began long before I started my orthodontic training. I can remember traveling with him as a teenager as he lectured in Japan and Europe. He taught a tyty podont course that had a lecture component that addressed basic concepts in orthodontics. Before he left on his trips, he would prepare his lectures with literally boxes and boxes of slides. On many occasions, I would help him organize his slides and he would talk about how imim portant it was to have a solid background in fundamentals in any worthwhile endeavor, as it provided a place to begin from. He really stressed basic sciences and the importance of a thorough understanding of anatomy, biology, physics, and chemistry. He pointed out that from the fundamentals, you can follow a logical path forward. As my education progressed, his principles were always with me, helping to formulate my belief that a good background in the physical and biologic sciences and an underunder standing of the scientific method keeps us honest, as it requires us to question and makes us constantly reevaluate what we believe is truth. The statement “I believe…” is not as powerful as “I can demonstrate…”, which should ultimately be replaced with “the data can support…”. Questioning authority is our constant responsibility, but we can only do it if we have a solid understanding of basic concepts and ideas, and if we are self-critical. PCSO BULLETIN • SPRING 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2013

Dental Ethics
Save a Little and Invest a Lot
Plan for Ongoing Success
AAO Trustee's Report
PCSO Business
AAOF Report
Component Report
PCSO at a Glance
Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Harry (Hap) Doughterty, Jr.
Case Report Pre-Treatment
Dr. John Ive
3-D Image-Aided Treatment of Impacted and Transposed Teeth
Controversies in Orthodontics
DIY Technology Upgrades on a DIY Budget
Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontic (AOO) System -- Physiological Benefits and Increased Range of Movement
Case Report Post-Treatment
Pearls from Idaho: Holding 3-3 Retainers While Bonding

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