Dr. Douglas Ford has been providing outstanding patient care and creating beautiful smiles since 1990, and his mission is simple - to treat every patient like they are a member of his family.
Dr. Ford completed 14 years of college plus one year of hospital residency training to become a board certified Orthodontist and Prosthodontist. Dr. Ford obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He continued at the University of Michigan and earned his dental degree (Doctor of Dental Surgery). Dr. Ford attended the University of Texas to earn his Master of Science Degree in Prosthodontics and the University of North Carolina to earn his Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics.
Dr. Ford is a Board Certified Orthodontist - the highest accreditation in the field of orthodontics (only 1 in 3 Orthodontists are Board Certified). To become board certified, Dr. Ford passed rigorous written and oral examinations that included presenting the results of his orthodontic treatment to a panel of experts. Dr. Ford is also a Board Certified Prosthodontist specializing in esthetic restoration and the replacement of teeth. Dr. Ford is one of only seven U.S. dentists with dual specialty training in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics and the only one to have attained board certification in both specialties.
After 24 years of service, Dr. Ford retired from the Air Force Dental Corps in the rank of Colonel to enter private practice in Midland. He practices Orthodontics exclusively and is the only Board Certified Orthodontist in Midland.
Dr. Ford is a native Michigander and grew up in Westland. He spent many summers at his grandparent’s cottage on Wiggins Lake in Gladwin. Dr. Ford and his wife, Monica, met at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. They have three children, Clayton, Caroline, Peter and a black lab named Flint. Outside of the office, Dr. Ford enjoys Michigan’s many outdoor activities like snow and cross-country skiing, bicycling, kayaking, swimming and campfires at Wiggins Lake. His favorite activity is fly-fishing for big brown trout.