Dr. J. Douglas Thran attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he was a two-time All American swimmer, captain of the varsity swim team and earned a BS in Biology.  He completed his dental education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduating as a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. 

     Upon graduation, Dr. Thran entered the United States Navy as  a Dental Officer and Lieutenant, and was elected president of the Great Lakes Dental Society. Leaving the Navy, he entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied post doctoral Orthodontics; earned a certificate in Orthodontics and received an award for Outstanding Clinical Design on his research project. 

     Shortly after completing his specialty training in Orthodontics, he opened his practice in Clarks Summit, Pa. while remaining in the United States Navy Reserve for several additional years where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  After several more years of intense preparation and study he successfully completed treatment of complex orthodontic cases and presented them to the Board. The American Board of Orthodontics granted him membership as a Diplomate to the American Board of Orthodontics.

     Dr. Thran resides in Northeastern Pa. where he and his wife, Terry, have four children.  He enjoys spending time with his family as well as swimming, running, and surfing.




Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics
Board Certified American Board of Orthodontics
Member of American Dental Association
Member American Association of Orthodontists



University of Pennsylvania School of Graduate Dental Medicine with a Certificate in Orthodontics
Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine
Degree: DMD
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
BS Biology



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