Meet Dr. Douglas Prince

I love this job! I get to change our patients' self-image and self-perception by creating beautiful faces and smiles. For me to see a patient blossom into smiles and happiness as they become more beautiful and handsome makes my job all worthwhile. It’s truly priceless.

I graduated from the University of Tennessee with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery before continuing on to Loyola University, Chicago, where I earned my Specialty Degree in Orthodontics. After graduating from Loyola University I became a Professor of Clinical Orthodontics at Loyola teaching dentists who were studying to become orthodontists. I also taught courses in child growth and development and adult orthodontics. Later, my passion for teaching took me to Germany to provide lectures for the German Orthodontic Society and the European Orthodontic Society.

Continuing education is an integral part of my practice. Keeping current on the newest technology in my field helps me to provide my patients with the latest and most proven advancements in orthodontic care and helps me to educate my patients on the most effective ways to care for their smiles. Another important aspect of our practice is to keep abreast of the new advancements in computer technology, digital imaging, and digital X-rays. Technology provides precise information for diagnosis and treatment planning.

I am a native of Alberta, Canada, and have lived in Naperville for the past 30 years. I have been married to my wonderful wife Jane for more than 25 years. We have three sons, Doug Jr., Andrew, and Jimmy, and one daughter, Barbara. We have two Doberman pinchers and one Dachshund. When I’m not spending time with my family, my hobbies include learning about the newest computer technology and real estate investments.

Continuing Education Highlights

  • American Association of Orthodontists
    • Annual Sessions, 2007 to present
      • May 2008 – Effects of Malocclusions and Orthodontics on Periodontal Health
      • May 2008 – "Lessons From the Outback: Integrating  Implants, Orthodontics, and Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry in Small Town Rural america"
      • May 2008 – Black Triangles and Other Ortho-Perio Dilemmas
      • May 2008 – Orthodontic/Periodontal Research Findings: Implications for Patient Care and Practice
      • Sept. 2011 – The Interdisciplinary Team: Creating Esthetic Success in the Ortho-Restorative Patient
      • Dec. 2011 – Simplify Your Life: Practical Tips on Orthodontic Treatment, Management and Marketing
      • May 2011 – Craniofacial Complex; Regeneration of the Periodontium in Orthodontic Patients With Severe Bone Loss
      • May 2011 – Accelerated Tooth Movement Facilitated  With Periodontal Regeneration; Accelerating Your Results with Surgically Assisted Orthodontic Tooth Movement
      • May 2011 – Harmonic Convergence of Soft Tissue and  Orthodontics May 2011 – Coordinated Surgical Orthodontic  Treatment
      • May 2011 – Risk Management for Orthodontists
      • May 2011 – The Alveolar Osseous Reaction and Facial  Profile in Orthodontic Treatment in Class III Adult Patients By Using TADs; Effective Use of Anchorage Devices in Non-growing Class III Patients: Are Tradition
      • May 2011 – Orthodontic Treatment of Periodontally  Affected Patients: New Concepts;   Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic Problems in 'The Gray Zone"
      • May 2011 – Cutting-Edge Endodontic Practice;  Orthodontic Management of Traumatic   Dental Injuries
      • May 2011 – Innovations in Periodontics; Advancements  in Genetics and Orthodontics  
      • May 2011 – Clinical Decision-Making in the Orthodontic  Practice: Perspectives from Psychology and Orofacial Pain   
      • May 2011 – TMD: Eminence vs.  
      • May 2011 – State of the Art I  
      • May 2011 – Handling Difficult Bonding Situations with  State of the Art Technique; Biomechanics in Lingual Treatment: Challenges and 1:00 pm 1.50 Opportunities
      • May 2011 – The Orthodontist as the Project Manager in  Orthognathic Surgery; Comparison of  Radiosurgery and Diode Laser Treatment for Soft Tissue Management During Orthodontic Treatment
      • May 2012 – Practice Transition Seminar   
      • May 2012 – How to Use CBCT in Clinical Orthodontics  / Image-based 4D Biomechanics: Past, Present and Future Computer Modeling in Orthodontics
      • May 2012 – Treating to the Smiling Profile / How to  Treat Surgical Cases Orthodontically   
      • May 2012 – 3D Image-aided Treatment of Impacted  and Transposed Teeth
      • April 2012 – Orthodontic Innovations: Not your Daddy’s Orthodontics
      • May 2012 – Temporomandibular Joints / Masticatory Muscle Duty Factor and TMJ Loads in Humans
      • May 2012 – Functional Orthopaedic Treatment: Art Meets Science, Diagnosis: What Tools do we Use or Need? How to Interpret the Scientific Literature Quickly and Easily
      • May 2012 – New Clinical Concepts and Research Data I Bone-anchored Maxillary Protraction in Growing Class III Patients
      • May 2012 – Biological Response to Accelerated Tooth  Movement / Corticision: Patient-friendly Orthodontics to Accelerate Tooth Movement
      • May 2012 – The Importance of Vertical Dimension in  Facial Esthetics / Facial Esthetics: A Valid Treatment Consideration
      • May 2012 – Chin Development as a Result of  Differential Jaw Growth / Case Report: Correction of an Adult Skeletal Class II Bialveolar Protrusion Patient
      • May 2012 – Preserving the Face with Age Appropriate  Esthetics / Case Report: Facial Esthetics: A Goal of Treatment
      • May 2012 –TMJ and Occlusion /  CBCT Assessment of Condylar Position in TMJ Dysfunctional Patients: Is it Different?
      • May 2012 – TMJ: Growth and Mechanics / Case  Report: A Class II Malocclusion with TMD Symptoms
      • May 2012 –Treatment of Skeletal Class II Division 1  During Mixed Dentition / Incisor Injury and Class II Malocclusion
      • May 2012 – The Enigma, Evidence, Efficacy, Efficiency  and Clinical Outcomes of Class II Growth Modification in Modern Day Orthodontics: Is There Consensus? / Class II Treatment Revisited
      • May 2012 – Malocclusion with Retrognathic  Mandible: The Options / A Rose is a Rose is a Rose, but Not All Crowding is the Same: The Impact of Differential Extraction on Treatment Outcomes Does Orthodontic Treatment Improve  Periodontal Health? / Management of Peridontally Compromised Patients with Miniscrew Implant Anchorage
      • May 2012 – Case Report: When Ortho Met Perio ... /  The Ortho-Perio Interface in Interdisciplinary Esthetic Dentistry
      • May 2012 – Cuisine Art Orthodontics: Slicing and  Dicing to Relieve Lower Crowding in the Mixed Dentition / Incisor Trauma and Early Orthodontic Treatment
      • May 2012 – Early Treatment Interventions: Let's Look  at What Everyone is Saying I Timing of Early Treatment of Class III Patients
      • May 2012 – Reconsidering the Role of Early Treatment  in Orthodontics / Outcome of Treatment Options: Early Dentofacial Orthopedics vs. Orthognathic Surgery
      • May 2012 – Saliva Genes and Mandibular Growth /  Incognito, Invisalign®, 3D Alfa Volume Analysis, Integrins .... New Individualized European Technologies for TMJ
      • Sept 2012 – An Interactive Experience – Practicing in the Present with and Eye Towards the Future
      • April 2013 – High Touch, High Tech – Orthodontic Excellence for a New Economy
      • Sept 2013 – A Spike in the Ice: Don’t be Afraid, I’ve Done this Before… with Miniscrews
      • Sept 2013 – Skeletal Anchorage in Orthodontics: From Enthusiasm to Frustration or Back to the Future
      • Nov 2013 – The Orthodontist as CFO
      • April 2014 – Recent Advances in Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics
      • Nov 2014 – 3D Orthodontics – The Past, Present, and Future
      • April 2015 – Contemporary Concepts and Treatment in Orthodontics 
    • Midwinter Meetings, 2007 to present
      • Feb. 2007 – Interdisciplinary Management of Gingival  Discrepancies Feb. 2007 – Update in Orthodontics, Update in Oral  and Maxillofacial Radiology, Update in Periodontics, Update in Surgery, Update in Restorative Dentistry

      • Feb. 2007 – Interdisciplinary Management of Missing  Maxillary Incisors Feb. 2007 – Dentofacial Esthetics: A New Face on  Interdisciplinary Dentistry
      • Feb. 2007 –Lessons from the Outback 
      • Feb. 2007 – Maxillary Posterior Osteotomies to  Maximize Esthetic or Restorative Results
      • Feb. 2007 – Interdisciplinary Dentistry: 20 Years of  Evolution
      • Feb. 2007 –Pre-Restorative Orthodontics in the Anterior Esthetic Case: When to Restore and When to Align
      • Feb. 2007 –Site Preparation and Bone Augmentation Techniques in the Esthetic Zone
      • Feb. 2007 –Multiple Missing Maxillary Anterior Teeth:  An Interdisciplinary Dilemma
      • May 2008 – Optimizing Treatment Mechanics in Complex and Compromised Cases
      • May 2008 – Undesirable Side Effects
      • May 2008 – Avoiding or Minimizing Side-Effects During Initial Phase of Orthodontic Treatment
      • May 2008 – "Class ill Treatment: Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Treatment Mechanics"
      • May 2008 – Difficult Decisions With Missing Teeth: Consequences of Opening or Closing Spaces
      • May 2008 – Autotransplantation of Teeth: A Biological method to Replace Missing Teeth
      • May 2008 – Missing Teeth in Children: Issues for the contemporary Practitioner
      • May 2008 – Predicting Psychological Outcomes of Orthodontics: The Importance of Patient/Provider Communication
      • May 2008 – The Psychosocial Dimension of Orthodontics
      • May 2008 – "Psychological Aspects of Orthognathic Treatment: The Teeth, the Face, and the Mind"
      • May 2008 – The Effect of Orthodontic Treatment on Quality of Life
      • May 2008 – Evidence-Based Orthodontics: Principles and Practice
      • May 2008 – Evidence Based Orthodontics?
      • May 2008 – Evidence-Based Orthodontics: What Should a clinician Know?
      • May 2008 – Using Skill and Experience to Build the Evidence-based Practice
      • May 2008 – Early Treatment of Posterior Crossbite: Is It Efficient and Effective?
      • May 2008 – Early Treatment of Transverse Discrepancies 5/19/2008 Annual Session
      • May 2008 – Spontaneous Correction of Class II Malocclusion After Orthopedic Expansion of the Maxilla in Early Mixed Dentition
      • May 2008 – "Evidence-Based Guidelines for Rapid  maxillary Expansion: Indications, Timing, Stability"
      • May 2008 – The Evolution of Imaging Technology for  Orthodontics
      • May 2008 – Maxillofacial Asymmetries: 3D Visualization and Analysis
      • May 2008 – 2D or Not 2D ... Is There a Question?
      • May 2008 – Solving Clinical Problems with 3-D Imaging 
      • May 2008 – Common TMD Risk Factors 
      • May 2008 – TMDs: The 21st Century Brings New Thinking
      • May 2008 – Changing Times: TMD and Orthodontics  
      • May 2008 – TMJ Orthopedic Disorders: A Biological update on Sequels of Significant Importance for Orthodontics
      • May 2008 – Educational Leadership Conference 
      • Feb. 2009 – Surgical and Orthodontic Management of Impacted Teeth
      • Feb. 2009 – Evolution to Oral Inflammation, Relationship of Occulsion to Periodntal Health, and Profiling Lawsuits Involving Orthodontics and Periodntics: The Suit, the Outcome, and the Lessons
      • Feb. 2009 – What's New or Controversial in Periodontics, and What's New or Controversial in Orthodontics Surgically-facilitated Orthodontic Therapy
      • Feb. 2009 – Clear Algining Appliances: Where Are We Today?, Long-term Periodontal Outcome Following Interproximal Enamel Reduction in Adult Patients, and From Rorchart Tests to Reality: Cone Extradordinary Orthodontic Movements  Using Implants
      • Feb. 2009 – When the Biology of  the System Fails, What Now?, Periodontal Regenerative Therapy, and Frenal Surgery to Avoid the Loss of Interdental Papillae
      • Feb. 2009 – Optimizing the  Interdental Space, Anterior Crown Lengthening to Enhance Esthetics, and Laser, Blades and Electrosurgery Premolar Autotransplantation to Replace  Missing Incisors in Young Patients: An Interdisciplinary Approach
      • Feb. 2009 – Incisor Intrustion to  Facilitate Restoration: Impact on the Periodontium, and Prescription Orthdontic Therapy: A Vital Regenerative Tool in Complex Treatment, Ridge Preservation F The Interdisciplinary Team: Creating  Esthetic Success With Single Tooth Implants
      • Feb. 2009 – Appropriate  Periodontal Diagnostic Records and Screening Protocol for Adults Undergoing Orthodontic Treatment, and Soft Tissue Grafting: Before or After Orthodontics? What are the The Key Role of Orthodontics and  Periodontics in the Treatment of the Advanced Periodontal Patient 
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
    • 3D Orthodontics – The Past, Present, and Future, 2015
    • Contemporary Concepts and Treatment in Orthodontics, 2015
    • Recent Advancements in Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics, 2014
    • High Touch, High Tech – Orthodontic Excellence for a New Economy, 2013
    • Orthodontic Innovations: Not Your Daddy’s Orthodontics, 2012
    • The Interdisciplinary Team, 2011
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
    • Using Micro Implants to Treat Challenging Malocclusion
    • People, Process, and Technology
    • Coordinating Multi-Disciplinary Treatment
    • Implementing Current Technology with Orthodontics
    • Oct 2009 – Achieve Total Ortho Success in a Down Economy
    • Oct 2009 – Exceptional & Memorable Service: Know It, Own It, Live It for Your and Your Team!
    • Oct 2009 – People, Processes and Technology – Together At Last!
    • Oct 2009 – Coordinating Multi-Disciplinary Treatment
    • Oct 2009 – Estradiol Dysfunction in Women with Condylar Resorption
    • Oct 2009 – Creating Growth, Profitability, and Quality of Life for the New and Young Orthodontic Practice
    • Oct 2009 – Implementing Current Technology with Orthodontics
    • Oct 2009 – The Crisis in Orthodontic Education: A Minority Opinion
    • Oct 2009 – Using Micro Implants to Treat Challenging Malocclusions

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