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Dr. Bill Dischinger

Dr. Bill Dischinger began his orthodontic career in 1999, joining his father’s practice. They worked side by side until 2015 when Dr. Terry Dischinger retired from active practice. Working together was the fulfillment of a life long dream for both Dr. Bill and Dr. Terry. They learned and perfected their art of orthodontics together and this only strengthened their bond as father and son. Dr. Bill would love it if one of his four boys decided to pursue the same career some day.

Dr. Bill grew up in Lake Oswego and graduated from Lake Oswego High School where he played football, basketball and golf. More importantly though, he met his wife Kari Lynn there as well. Following high school, Dr. Bill attended Oregon State University for his undergraduate studies and continued to the University of Oregon Health Science Center where he earned his DMD in 1997. His certificate in orthodontics was earned in 1999 at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.

As was mentioned above, Dr. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Kari Lynn Hayes. Kari Lynn is certified as a neonatal intensive care nurse and takes care of their family. They are the proud parents of four boys: Taylor, Turner, and their twins, Trey and Tristan. Dr. Bill and his wife enjoy long walks together, traveling to new and exciting places, and trying new restaurants. He is an avid golfer although doesn’t play much nowadays. However, spending time with his family is his number one hobby. Dr. Bill has many interests and hobbies outside of the practice including activities within his church, family time, and spending as much time as possible with his four sons.

The Dischinger Team prides themselves on providing the latest and most up-to-date treatment for our patients. In order to do so, Dr. Bill maintains membership with a number of dental and orthodontic professional associations that enable him to actively participate in continuing education and remain current on advances in orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Bill lectures in the United States and around the world. He lectures on a variety of topics, many related to advanced treatments in orthodontics. Over the past five years alone, he has lectured on 5 continents and over 15 countries. He is honored to be considered an expert in the field of orthodontics by his peers. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Bill loves orthodontics and loves taking care of all of our wonderful patients and families. Most days he tells his staff or patients, “You know, I love what I do for my job. We just have fun every day here!”

AFFILIATIONS
  • Christian Medical Dental Society
  • Oregon Health Sciences University Alumni Association
  • Tufts Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Insiders Club (Lingual Orthodontic Study Club)
  • Orthobraintrust Orthodontic Study Club
  • Lake Oswego Multidisciplinary Study Club
  • Progressive Study Club
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon State University Alumni Association
  • Oregon Health Sciences University Dental Alumni Association
  • Damon System Certified Educator
  • Dr. Ambard Interdisciplinary Dental Study Club

Dr. Terry Dischinger

Dr. Terry has recently retired from active practice in the office, but you may see him around the office at times spending time with Dr. Bill and the staff or teaching at University of the Pacific and at Roseman University in Nevada.

Dr. Terry Dischinger graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1958. He earned his BS in chemical engineering in 1963 at Purdue University. After his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Nashville, where he received both the Faculty Award and the Sidney Friedman Award for Excellence in Periodontology. Dr. Terry earned his DDS in 1974 and was also Valedictorian of his class. Combining his love of engineering and dentistry, he continued his education earning his MSD from the University of Oregon Health Science Center in 1977.

Dr. Terry established his practice in Lake Oswego in 1977 and considers it to be an excellent home for his family and his practice. He participates in many community activities to make Lake Oswego an even better place in which to live.

Terry and his wife, Mary, were married June 2, 1962. They were college sweethearts and by Terry’s own admission, it was love at first sight. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Terry and Mary enjoy a wide range of activities together including reading, sports, golf, boogie boarding, snorkeling, dinners out and church activities, where he and Mary lead a Bible study group. Above all, they enjoy spending time with family and grandchildren.

Terry’s previous career before becoming an orthodontist is filled with honors and distinctions. These include: three-time All-American in basketball; 1960 Olympic Gold medalist in basketball; 1962-1963 NBA Rookie of the Year; three-time NBA All-Star; Purdue University Hall of Fame; National High School Sports Hall of Fame; Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; nine-year career in the National Basketball Association; and serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Terry considers it his personal obligation to provide the highest quality orthodontic care to his patients. Memberships in other organizations allow him to stay on the cutting edge of orthodontic advances and technology and allows the Dischinger Team to deliver up-to-date quality care.

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AFFLILIATIONS
  • Purdue Alumni Association
  • Insiders Club (Lingual Orthodontic Study Club)
  • Omic ron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
  • Richard Doggett Dean and Marquerite Taylor Dean Honorary Orthodontic Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon State Dental Association

Our Team

Each member of our staff is highly trained with specialized education. The clinical staff is specifically trained in orthodontics and is certified by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry. Staff members receive continuing education to update knowledge and techniques, and their performance is in accordance with the standards set by the Oregon State Board of Dental Examiners.

Our Team is the best we’ve ever had. They possess the skills and training in the latest technology available to provide the best orthodontic care anywhere. Our team is a committed and unique group, with patient care being their top priority.

Dr. Bill Dischinger

Holly

Holly has worked in orthodontics since 1985. She lives in Tigard with her husband, Craig, and their son, Jordan. She loves spending time with them and plays on a city league volleyball team.

Carrie

Carrie has worked for Dischinger Orthodontics since 1988. The first 10 years she was an assistant in the clinic and is now the Front Office Coordinator. She enjoys walking, snowshoeing, reading, gardening and spending time with her two grown sons Michael and Dylan.

Erin

Erin has enjoyed working for our Dischinger Team for the past few years.  When she is not creating solutions as our Social Media Manager, you will find her cheering on one of her four kids (who keep her VERY busy) on the softball or football fields, volleyball courts or at a track meet.  Whenever she does get a break, you just might find her on a date with her best friend & husband, Jeff, enjoying a quiet happy hour.

Suzi

Suzi has been with The Dischinger Team since 2001. She is married to Michael, who is a Pastor in Canby. They have two children, Heather, 24 and Spenser, 21. Suzi enjoys getting to know our patients, scrapbooking, and planning a Disney trips!

Ann

Ann has enjoyed working for the Dischinger Team since 1997.  She moved to Washington for 8 years and returned to continue working as our Marketing Coordinator.  She enjoys cooking, baking, playing the piano and time spent with her husband Mike and two grown daughters Emily and Ashley.

Jasmin

Jasmin joined the Dischinger team in January 2014. She has been in orthodontics since 1999. She enjoys all things vintage, loves to sew, craft and garden.

Lin

Lin has worked for the Dischinger Team for 27 years.  Lin has 2 sons and 8 wonderful grandchildren.  She loves to read, snowshoe, scuba dive and travel with her husband Mike. 

Morgan

Morgan has been in orthodontics for over 15 years.  She loves the joy in creating beautiful smiles.  When she’s not with us you can find her with her 3 wonderful daughters and husband playing soccer, basketball or boarding on the mountain.  Rain or shine, Morgan’s always up for a good time in the great Northwest!

Leah

Leah has been working in the dental field since July, 2012 and is enjoying every second.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching OSU football and baseball.

Reanne

Reanne has been a part of the Dischinger Team since 2007. She feels fortunate to be able to work part-time and be home with her 2 kids on her days off. She loves camping, sports, going to the beach and just spending time with her family.

McKenna

McKenna started at Dischinger Orthodontics right out of dental assisting school in 2016. In her free time, she loves to ride dirt bikes, camp, hike and any activity that takes her to the great outdoors. McKenna’s favorite super hero is Wonder Woman!

Maleesa

Maleesa has worked in the dental field for 8 years. She has always been interested in orthodontics. She has two boys that keep her busy with basketball and football. Her family likes to watch Oregon State football and they enjoy going to the beach for fun!  

Amanda

Amanda has worked in the orthodontic field for 10 years. She is excited to build relationships with our patients and their families. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 4 kids and traveling around the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  


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