About the Doctor

Dr. Klein was born and raised in Oregon, attended Lake Oswego public schools and graduated from Lakeridge High School in 1974. He attended college at the University of the Pacific, Dental school at Northwestern and Graduate Orthodontics at the University of Washington.

Dr. Doug's personal interests include spending time with his wife, Debbie and their three daughters.  He loves all ourtdoor activities,  especially bicycling, fly fishing, and snow skiing.  Doug likes tinkering with vintage automobiles and enjoys an occasional vintage car race.

Dr. Klein is involved in the following professional organizations:

A Little History Behind Klein Orthodontics

In 1969, while Doug was still in Jr. High, Paul Klein and another local orthodontist invented Alastik ligature ties.  These are the small colored elastics used to attach orthodontic archwires to each brace.  This was a simple, but ingenious step in the evolution of orthodontics, but it had a huge impact worldwide.  Anywhere you happen to be traveling in the world, if you see someone with braces and colored rubber bands, you are seeing the end result of an idea that started in our office years ago.

While growing up, Dr. Doug spent summers and after school hours working in the office doing pretty much everything from janitorial duties to assisting with patients.  Along the way, it just seemed obvious to follow in his father's footsteps in the profession of orthodontics. In 1983, Dr. Doug joined his father in the Lake Oswego office where they enjoyed working side by side but also wanted to maintain independence so Doug opened a satellite office in Tualatin. Doug and his father worked together for 15 years until Dr. Paul Klein's retirement in 1998.