James A. Mcnamara JrBA, BS, DDS, MS, PhD
Dr. James A. McNamara, a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, received his dental and orthodontic education at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Anatomy from the University of Michigan. He serves as the Thomas M. and Doris Graber Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the University of Michigan Medical School and Research Scientist at the Center for Human Growth and Development.
Dr. McNamara teaches primarily in the graduate orthodontic program. His is the course director for the first year orthodontic technique class as well as the director of the interdisciplinary program (treatment of the dentally compromised patient) that includes residents from orthodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. In addition, he teaches the summer cephalometric course as well as advanced diagnosis and treatment planning. He also supervises patient care on Thursday afternoons in the orthodontic clinic. Dr. McNamara is course director of Orthodontics 742, an overview course directed toward junior dental students