Meet Dr. Ford
Your Smile Architect
Dr. Ford has a passion for delivering exceptional patient care and crafting beautiful smiles.
In his early years Dr. Ford experienced two traumatic dental events. The first was the medical side effects of the antibiotic, Tetracycline resulting in discolored teeth. Second, he fractured his upper front teeth in a bicycle accident. It wasn’t until after high school that Dr. Ford received transformative dental treatment.
Driven by the huge impact dental treatment had in his life, Dr. Ford embarked on a mission to help others. His “why” is simple – to give people of all ages the lifelong advantage of a great smile and a healthy bite!
Dr. Ford earned four university degrees and completed a one-year hospital-based residency in general dentistry:
- University of Michigan – Bachelor of Science
- University of Michigan – Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Wright-Patterson Medical Center – General Dentistry Residency
- University of Texas – Master of Science in Prosthodontics
- University of North Carolina – Master of Science Orthodontics
Dr. Ford joined the United States Air Force Dental Corps after graduating from dental school. He practiced for 24 years with assignments in Ohio, Germany, Guam, Texas, Okinawa, North Carolina, and England. Dr. Ford retired from the Air Force at the rank of Colonel and entered private orthodontic practice in Midland with Dr. Klomparens.
Dr. Ford is a Board Certified Orthodontist, the highest accreditation in the specialty of orthodontics (only 1 in 3 orthodontists are board-certified). Dr. Ford is also Board Certified in prosthodontics (esthetic restoration and replacement of missing teeth). He is one of only seven U.S. dentists with specialty training in both Orthodontics and Prosthodontics, and the only to achieve board certification in both specialties.
Dr. Ford is a recognized authority in orthodontics and esthetic dentistry. He has lectured to dentists in Europe, Asia and the United States. He has held teaching positions at the University of Texas, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, the U.S. Navy Advanced Education Program, and at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Dr. Ford also serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative dentistry.
Dr. Ford is a native Michigander. He grew up in Westland and 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 wonderful children Clayton, Caroline, Peter. They also parent a fun-loving Golden Doodle named Wesley as well as a rescue dog named Winnie. Outside of the office, Dr. Ford enjoys Michigan’s many outdoor activities like snow and cross-country skiing, biking, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Dr. Ford’s favorite activity is fly-fishing for trophy brown trout on Michigan rivers.