Dr. Terance McDermott was born and raised in the state of South Dakota, USA and graduated from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa.

   He worked in school dental clinics for children in Norway and in Zürich and later for adults in the Canton Zürich Dental Clinic, affiliated with the University of Zürich Dental School. Prosthetic reconstruction was the emphasis of this clinic.    

   Two years were spent in oral surgery training at the University of Freiburg Dental School in Freiburg i. Breisgau, Germany and three more years in the Department of Periodontology, Cariology and Preventive Dental Medicine at the University of Zürich. Here periodontal treatment and again reconstructive therapy were major interests. A research paper was written for the title at this time. He was also clinical instructor for students during this period.

   After years of private practice with Dr. Michaela Wally, Dr. McDermott enrolled at the University of Zürich at the Dental School and completed his exams, the Eidgenoessische Medizinalpruefung for the Swiss Confederation Dental Diploma.

He opened his own dental practice in Zürich in October, 2009.

Dental education and professional experience


2008-2009   University of Zürich Dental School, Swiss Dental Diploma

1982-2008   Dental Practice Dr. Michaela Wally, Klosbachstrasse 123, Zürich

1981             Doktor der Zahnmedizin, der Universität Zürich

1979-1981   Dental Practice Dr. Hans Schweizer, Zürich

1976-1979   Department of Cariology, Periodontology and Preventive Dental
                      Medicine, University of Zürich Dental School, Prof. Hans R. Mühlemann

1974-1975   Kantonale Volkszahnklinik Zürich, Prof. Theo Brunner

1972-1973   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University
                      Hospitals, University of Freiburg, Freiburg i. Breisgau, Germany, Prof. W. Schilli

1971             School Dental Clinics, Zürich, Switzerland

1970             Dental Clinic for Children, Bergen, Norway

1969             Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S., University of Iowa