John Ford, DMD, MS

Attending Orthodontist, Pediatric Dentistry



Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Dr. John Ford specializes in pediatric and adolescent orthodontics, craniofacial anomalies and nasoalveolar molding (NAM.) He is a specialist on the Lurie Children’s Cleft Lip and Palate Program team. Dr. Ford is a licensed and board certified specialist in orthodontics, practicing for more than 37 years in the Chicago area.

He has been actively involved in continuing education during his career and has served in leadership roles in the profession, including as president of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists, president of a component branch of the Chicago Dental Society and chair of two Councils of the American Association of Orthodontists. He served as an adjunct professor of orthodontics for more than 20 years at the former Northwestern University Dental School. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Clinical Interests

Orthodontic specialist with expertise in craniofacial anomalies, nasoalveolar molding (NAM), pediatric and adolescent orthodontics.


Education & Training

Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1982

Postgraduate Training: Northwestern University Dental School

Board Certifications: American Board of Orthodontics

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