Douglas P. Laliberte, D.M.D.
Meet Dr. Doug
Dr. Douglas Laliberte (Dr. Doug) loves what he does! He feels fortunate to be an orthodontist because it allows him to meet so may interesting and unique people. Dr. Doug enjoys working with his hands and loves the challenges that orthodontics presents. Dr. Doug says, “there is not better feeling than seeing a patient look at their beautiful new smile after their braces come off. It’s at that time that you always remember why we do what we do. It’s not only to change a smile or a bite, but to help a person’s blossom emotionally and gain self-confidence they didn’t know they had.”
Midcoast Maine offers everything Dr. Doug values in a community. Growing up in Maine, he has always had a great love for this region because of the beautiful vistas, outdoor activities and wonderful people that live here. He enjoys creating beautiful smiles and lasting relationships with his patients. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Doug grew up in Winslow, Maine in a supportive family who helped him to be very involved in the local community. With a father as a dentist, and assisting in his practice, he always had an interest in dentistry. Dr. Laliberte attended Colby College, in Waterville, ME, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Policy, cum Laude. He continued on to dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), Summa cum Laude and gaining entrance into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) national dental honor society. He was also awarded the prestigious ADA Foundation Scholarship, two OKU Scholarships, and two awards for ethics and professionalism, among others.
After completing dental school in 2009, Dr. Doug began practicing dentistry in his home town of Waterville, ME, at the Community Dental Center where he cared for uninsured and under-insured patients in a public health setting. After working for a year in public health and serving the community that he had grown up in, Dr. Doug returned to Tufts University for a residency in orthodontics. He completed his residency in 2012 and is excited to be bringing the most current and efficient techniques from his research and residency to Midcoast Maine.
Dr. Doug has a strong commitment to continuing education traveling across the country to attend high level courses. Because of his commitment to his continued education he well exceeds the state requirements for doctors. In 2013, he was honored by his dental peers and voted president of the MidCoast Dental Society. Dr. Doug has an emphasis on efficient treatment and modern mechanics that improves his patients’ experiences and provides ideal functional and cosmetic outcomes.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Assocation
- Maine Dental Association
- MidCoast Bay Dental Society
- Current present of the MidCoast Dental Society
In the Community
Dr. Doug’s commitment to the community is evident through his compassionate approach to serving those in need. He has been involved in Bridge Over Troubled Water Volunteer Dental Services, traveled with Cape Cares Dental Mission to Honduras, and volunteered for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. Dr. Doug is very excited to call Midcoast Maine his home and has become involved in the Lobster Festival and Chamber of Commerce. He truly enjoys giving back to our community.
Outside the Office
While growing up in Winslow, Dr. Doug gained a love for Maine and the outdoor adventures that the state offers. He was very involved athletically and with service projects throughout his childhood. Most of all he cherishes his fond memories of the weekend trips to Sugarloaf with his family where he learned to ski, ultimately becoming a Maine State Alpine Ski Champion in Giant Slalom in his senior year of high school.
Dr. Doug and his wife, Rebecca Laliberte, DMD, have a miniature Husky named Toby to keep them company at home. They have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy skiing, hiking, photography, maple sugaring, and fishing. They also love anything that gets them out on the water, whether it’s a lake, stream or ocean. The strong sense of community combined with the beautiful backdrop and access to the outdoors is what drew Dr. Doug and Rebecca to this part of the state.