Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2013 - (Page 12)
S E A S O NE D
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Dr. Terry McDonald
Dr. Harry L. Dougherty, Jr.
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.
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
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2013
Save a Little and Invest a Lot
Plan for Ongoing Success
AAO Trustee's 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
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2013