A third doctor has joined the Orthodontic Associates of Mercer Island. Dr. Kara McCulloch partners with Drs. Bill McNeill and Carol Knaup at Orthodontic Associates, located at 2817 80th Ave. S.E. An experienced professional, McCulloch received her doctoral degree in dental medicine from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Subsequently, in private dental practice, McCulloch focused on pediatric dentistry and care of children with special needs, and took specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Washington.
Following the completion of her master of science degree and orthodontic residency in 1997, McCulloch entered specialty practice and joined the UW faculty as clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. In her academic capacity, she supervised patient care in the School of Dentistry Orthodontic Clinic and provided clinical and didactic instruction for graduate students in pediatric dentistry. McCulloch has published numerous scientific research papers in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics and in other professional journals.