Since 2001, Dr. Derek R. Damon has been providing his patients in the Anacortes and Bellingham areas with exceptional orthodontic care, giving them beautiful, straight smiles! An accredited orthodontist, Dr. Damon is a dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two academic years in the specialty of orthodontics.
Orthodontics runs in the Damon family, so rest assured that you are in great hands! In fact, Dr. Damon is the sixth orthodontist in his family, including his father, uncle, and cousins. He grew up in the Northwest, specifically western Washington, and attended the University of California-Berkeley. He then returned to the University of Washington for his dental degree. After two years of being a general dentist, Dr. Damon began his orthodontic residency at the University of Washington, where he received his orthodontic certification in 2001.
Dr. Damon happily purchased his practice from Dr. Richard Eastham, who provided excellent orthodontic treatment in the Bellingham and Anacortes, Washington areas for more than 30 years.
Dr. Damon feels it is important to stay on the cutting edge of orthodontics in order to offer the most advanced treatments to his patients. Thus, he maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology.
During his spare time, Dr. Damon volunteers his time and talents to the local Mount Baker District Dental Society. For years he organized the MBDDS fundraiser which raised money for Dental Access programs.
In his personal life, Dr. Damon is married to Brandi, and they have two children, Lauren and Hayden. He enjoys running, riding motorcycles, snow skiing and spending time with his family.