Meet. Dr. Richard J. Doerfler

Orthodontist. Professor. Husband. Father. Fitness Enthusiast. Movie Buff.

I believe we achieve a great smile and healthy bite for our patients by forming close, working relationships with them — along with their families and family dentists.

So we'll take the time to personally get to know you. We want to know what makes YOU smile!

A little about me:

I like keeping up with the latest technology and developments in orthodontics, and teach orthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh, as an associate, clinical professor. The University of Pittsburgh is where I studied and trained, earning degrees in Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics, Master of Science in Anatomy and Histology and Master of Arts in Physical Anthropology.

The professional organizations I belong to include the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, American Cleft Palate Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the Centre and Clearfield Counties Dental Societies.

Outside of orthodontics, my wife, Jane, and I have lived in State College for nearly 30 years and are the proud parents of two children, Reed and Bethany. Reed was the Grand Marshal of the Biology Department at Schreyer Honors College, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has accepted a residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Bethany is a State College Area High School graduate and works in a sheltered workshop through Skills of Central PA. My wife, Jane, is the Director of Accounting for the Mount Nittany Physician Group in State College, PA.

I'm also fortunate engouh to sit on the Parents Council of Schreyer Honors College, I'm a certified financial planner and I also received my Masters in Theology from the Agustine Institute.

In my spare time, I'm an avid bicyclist and I feed my creative side as an amateur nature photographer. I'm also a film buff and enjoy working on my home theatre system.