Cary, Raleigh and Durham Orthodontist
Dr. Clay VanderWall feels grateful to be a part of the rewarding world of orthodontics. He finds that creating healthy, new smiles and seeing the impact this has on his patients’ self-esteem is one of the most gratifying aspects of being an orthodontist. Dr. VanderWall truly enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of children, teenagers and adults.
Dr. Clay VanderWall
Dr. VanderWall attended Kalamazoo College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences. He spent a semester doing research at the Dental Research Center of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he wrote his Senior Individualized Project (SIP). He furthered his studies at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999. He graduated with honors and was inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). He also received the Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Award and was a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Navy.
Dr. VanderWall attended a three-year, post-doctoral orthodontic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA where he earned his orthodontic specialty certificate. The Einstein residency was the first fully accredited hospital-based orthodontic program in the United States.
Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. VanderWall served on active duty in the United States Navy. He completed a hospital-based General Practice Residency at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. He was then the Dental Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) stationed out of Port Hueneme, CA. He was responsible for the dental care of the battalion’s 600 members while in homeport and on deployments to Okinawa, Japan and Rota, Spain. Dr. VanderWall left active duty in order to attend his orthodontic residency. He reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander while serving in the inactive ready reserves.
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
Dr. VanderWall fulfilled his dream of opening his own practice, VanderWall Orthodontics. He has three convenient locations offering orthodontics in Raleigh, Durham and Cary. His treatment philosophy revolves around continually working for the best results while addressing the individual needs of each patient. He develops customized treatment plans designed to create beautiful smiles that promote dental health for a lifetime.
Dr. VanderWall grew up in the town of Grand Haven, MI. During his schooling and military service, he had the opportunity to live in several different areas of the United States. He and his wife, Coryn, believe the Triangle area is the ideal place to raise their young family. With three young children, Ian, Elle and Evan, they are now happy to call the area home.