• About Us

  • Douglas J. Alterman, DMD

    Cosmetic Dentist


    Dr. Douglas J. Alterman is a native of Charleston.  He is a graduate of Porter-Gaud school and has a BS degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.  After completing his undergraduate work he received his dental degree from The Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine.  Dr Alterman graduated with honors and is still currently a member of the dental honor society Omicrom Kappa Upsilom (OKU). Upon receiving his DMD degree he began a comprehensive general practice residency in the US Navy at the San Diego, CA Naval Hospital.  Dr Alterman spent an additional 2 years serving as the sole dental officer aboard the USS Ponce LPD-15.  The experience he received while in the military was rewarding both personally and professionally. He enjoys a wonderful family , having been married for 26 years and has two beautiful daughters ages 19 and 21.

    Dr Alterman has continued his passion for improvement and has completed many continuing education seminars throughout the United States.  He has attended courses at The Las Vegas Insitute for Advanced Dental Studies , the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago, ILL., the Eubank Teaching Center in Plano, TX , the L. D. Pankey Institue in Miami, Fl. and the Whitecap Implant Training Institute in Heber City , UT.  He continues to attend courses and remain active in advancing his knowledge and skills.

    Dr. Alterman is an active member of the American Dental Association. the Academy of General Dentistry and especially the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry where he is a participating member .  Dr Alterman was elected and appointed as a member of the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry.  He represented the South Carolina First Congressional District on the board which regulates and oversees dentists throughout the state. He completed his term as president of the board and currently stays activ e with the actions the board takes.

    Dr. Alterman has been in private practice since 1988 and continues to attempt to mentor others interested in choosing dentistry as a carrer path.  He is an adjunct faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine and often has college students in the office so they can become exposed to modern dentistry.

    Dr Alterman would welcome you and currently practices esthetic restorative dentistry at 86 Rutledge Ave in beautiful downtown Charleston, SC.