Dr. Alfred Terp grew up in a small town on the eastern end of New York’s Long Island. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a degree in chemistry and a US Army ROTC commission. He delayed his military service to attend dental school at the University of Pennsylvania graduating in 1992. Following graduation, Dr. Terp completed a one year general dentistry residency at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; he then served as a general dentist in Giessen, Germany, and later as the 1st Special Forces Group dentist in Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1998 Dr. Terp was selected for orthodontic training at the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Training program in San Antonio, Texas, graduating in 2000. His tours as an Army orthodontist include: Fort Hood, Texas, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, D.C, Landstuhl, Germany, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and currently, Chief of Orthodontics, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg. He has been the orthodontic mentor to 3 different oral surgery residency programs, 2 different general dentistry residencies, and the orthodontic team member to 2 cleft palate teams.
Dr. Terp has completed over 28 years of active duty service and will retire in August of 2022 with 30 years of service. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, as well as the American Dental Association. Dr. Terp and his wife, Marie, have been married for 27 years and have 3 sons attending college. Jerry, their oldest, is in his 2nd year of law school in Charleston, SC. Ethan is a senior engineering student at the University of Miami, and Christopher is a junior studying business administration at Duquesne University in Pittsburg. Dr. Terp and his wife live in Southern Pines, and, as this is their first time living in North Carolina, are thoroughly enjoying exploring all the opportunities this beautiful area has to offer.