Meet the Doctors

Meet Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey

Dr. Laurie is a true Ann Arborite. She was born across the street from our practice in the “old” St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and has lived in Ann Arbor almost her entire life.

Like many of our patients, she attended King and Angell Elementary School, Tappan Middle School, and is a graduate of Huron High School. Dr. Laurie left Ann Arbor for four years to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, before returning to The University of Michigan for dental school and her Graduate Orthodontic training.

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Meet Dr. James A. McNamara

Dr. James A. McNamara has practiced orthodontics in Ann Arbor since 1971. Born in San Francisco, he is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley. Dr. McNamara received his dental and orthodontic education at the University of California San Francisco and a Doctorate in Anatomy from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Jim is the Thomas M and Doris Graber Endowed Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in the U of M School of Dentistry. He also is professor emeritus in the U of M Medical School and research professor emeritus in the Center for Human Growth and Development, an interdisciplinary research unit on the Ann Arbor campus.

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