“One of the most precious gifts you can give yourself or a loved one is a beautiful smile. An attractive smile helps build self confidence, enhances self esteem and creates opportunities.”
Dr. Gary Chapman loves his work. In fact he feels like he doesn’t work at all. You will find him in the office chatting up parents, coaching a patient through a procedure and most of all laughing his way from one end of the ChapmanSmiles clinic to the other. He is always having a good time with our patients and parents. Watch out…he might even squirt you with water from a squirt gun!
Growing up in the Bay area of California, he attended Santa Clara University, majoring in Combined Science. He then traveled to Omaha, NE for his Dental training, graduating Magna cum Laude, top of his class. Orthodontic specialty training in Portland at OHSU was a West coast homecoming, deciding to stay in the Portland area to practice and raise their family.
Dr. Chapman and his wife, Pamela, live in downtown Portland with their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ellie. The “kids” have grown up and left the nest several years ago. Carter is an analyst
for AAA California, living in San Francisco. Victoria is finishing up her Master’s Degree in medical administration at PSU. As a family they enjoy activities such as skiing, scuba diving, golf and travel. Most Spring through Fall weekends you’ll find Dr. Chapman at the race track enjoying controlled high speed fun. He also is a volunteer instructor for Teen Street Survival, an educational opportunity for young drivers to learn advanced driving skills that may help them avoid a bad situation in their cars.
Dr. Chapman is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Clackamas Dental Society and the Oregon Association of Orthodontists. To ensure contemporary knowledge in the latest innovations and techniques in the specialty of orthodontics, Dr. Chapman routinely attends continuing education seminars. Dr. Chapman is also a specially invited participant in the ORMCO Insiders, a group or 90 of the best orthodontists from around the world charged with leading innovations in orthodontics for the future of the profession.