Dr. Douglas Ferris is a native of Mississippi and joined the Capital Endodontics team in 2005. He graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 1993 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Chemistry and English. After graduation he attended the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and graduated magna cum laude in 1998.
After dental school Dr. Ferris joined the Air Force and in 1999 completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the 99th Medical Group, Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC. Between 1999 and 2001 he continued to serve as a staff general dentist at various Washington area military facilities including the Pentagon and Andrews Air Force Base.
In 2001 Dr. Ferris moved to Portland, Oregon to begin a two year residency in endodontics at the OregonHealth & ScienceUniversity during which time he remained on active duty with the Air Force. Upon completion of his residency in 2003 he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to become Chief of Endodontics at Nellis Air Force Base. Over the course of two years Dr. Ferris also supervised the education of eight Air Force general dentists by providing mentoring in the specialty of endodontics.
While in the Air Force, Dr. Ferris received the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and two Air Force Commendation Medals. Dr. Ferris completed his military service obligation in June 2005 and left the Air Force at the rank of Major.
Dr. Ferris maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Wisconsin Dental Association. He has lectured both locally and nationally and has been published in the American Association of Endodontists’ Journal of Endodontics.
In November 2009 Dr Ferris passed the third and final part of the American Board of Endodontics certification process and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
In his spare time, Dr. Ferris enjoys spending time with his wife, and their young daughter. Dr. Ferris also enjoys running, mountain biking, hiking, and downhill skiing.