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Dr. Douglas J. Alterman
Dr. Douglas J. Alterman is a native of Charleston. He is a graduate of Porter-Gaud school and has a BS degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. After completing his undergraduate work, he received his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Alterman graduated with honors and is still currently a member of the dental honor society Omicrom Kappa Upsilom (OKU). Upon receiving his DMD degree, he began a comprehensive general practice residency in the US Navy at the San Diego, CA Naval Hospital. Dr. Alterman spent an additional 2 years serving as the sole dental officer aboard the USS Ponce LPD-15. The experience he received while in the military was rewarding both personally and professionally. He enjoys time with his wife of 25+ years and two adult daughters.
Dr. Alterman's passion for improvement has led to his completing many continuing education seminars throughout the United States. He has attended courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago, IL; the Eubank Teaching Center in Plano, TX; the L. D. Pankey Institute in Miami, FL; and the Whitecap Implant Training Institute in Heber City, UT. He continues to attend courses and remain active in advancing his knowledge and skills.
Dr. Alterman is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and especially the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where he is a participating member. Dr. Alterman was elected and appointed as a member of the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry. He represented the South Carolina First Congressional District on the board, which regulates and oversees dentists throughout the state. He completed his term as president of the board, but remains active with the board.
Dr. Alterman has been in private practice since 1988 and continues to mentor others interested in choosing dentistry as a career path. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine and often has students in the office so they can be exposed to current practices.