Dr. Donald Tormey

Dentistry is unique in that I am able to make a change in a person’s life through treatment and see the results almost immediately. The patient enters with a problem or in pain, and in a short time, he or she leaves the office cured and without pain. It is a rewarding transformation to witness.

My patients respond very positively to the care they receive and sincerely show their appreciation. Most of them are like family. I have seen generations of families grow up in my practice and I have become part of their families — attending weddings, graduations, bar mitzvahs, and yes, even funerals.

I became a dentist because I was strongly influenced by a dentist during my teenage years. He taught me the importance of being gentle, caring, and concerned for each patient’s welfare.

I love my patients; I can’t imagine being without them, and that’s why I never intend to retire! It is a profession that keeps changing and improving. New innovations emerge all the time and it’s exciting to be a part of it.

Education and Experience

I graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, an institution at which I also taught part-time for 21 years. Since 1964, I have directed the Orange County Dental Academy. This group attends monthly continuing education classes and is the longest-running dental study group in California.

I am also a member of several professional organizations, one of which is The Academy of General Dentistry. The academy awards dentists for continuing education attendance. I have received my Fellowship, Mastership, and Lifelong Learning and Service awards from the academy. It is an honor to be included in the one percent of dentists who have earned these accolades.

My additional affiliations include:

Outside the Office

Originally from Burbank, California, I reside in Yorba Linda with my wife Carolyn and our three dogs and three cats. We have been blessed with seven wonderful children, with whom I love doing family activities. When time permits, I also enjoy traveling and snow skiing.

I feel it is important to strengthen and support my community. I contribute time and money to organizations that work to make this a better country, a better world, with faith-filled leaders. This include:

  • Rotary International

  • St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church

  • Board of Regents, Servite High School

  • USC School of Dentistry, Friends of Dentistry

  • Orange County Cursillo