What I know to be true:
- Everyone deserves respect, kindness, and compassion.
- A confident smile can be empowering!
- We are our best selves when we work and celebrate together as a team.
Tarryn Mac Carthy, DMD
- About Dr. Mac Carthy
- Education and Orthodontic Background
- Professional Accreditations and Affiliations
What do you enjoy to do outside of work?
I RUN!! I love to run!
I love to travel and hike with my best friend (who happens to be my husband) and my other three besties – my kids. Together we love to explore and to cook and to EAT! I also LOVE teaching and learning with my students at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine.
How do you Mbrace Life?
Every morning when I wake up I think of all the things I’m grateful for!
Most mornings these include the family and friends who enrich my days and with whom I spend as much time with as possible. A strong second is my health and my love of running and exploring this amazingly beautiful corner of the world on foot. And lastly, I embrace life with the gratitude that every day brings new possibilities and another chance to live my life to the fullest.
Why are you passionate about orthodontics?
I am passionate about changing smiles and the self-confidence a beautiful smile builds.
Our smile is the first thing we have to offer the world and the best way to improve someone’s day. What a powerful gift! Our smile is our first communication tool and with a confident smile, we feel empowered. As an orthodontist, I get to work together with my patients and my team to transform smiles. Every step demands daily effort and support from each of us. I love being a part of the transformation that this teamwork brings. I love seeing the empowerment realized when a seemingly impossible task of renewing a smile is accomplished together! When you are a part of transforming your own smile you feel like anything is possible when you take it one step at a time.
What are three things you are grateful for?
- The delicious salmon dish my husband cooked for dinner last night!
- That my family and two dogs, Gus and Dublin, always have my back and bring me so much happiness.
- This beautiful state we call home.
Dr. MacCarthy’s Education Background
I started my schooling in South Africa and moved to Massachusetts in 6th grade. I went to Newton South High School and Boston University for college. I found my passion for connecting with and serving people at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and learned to be the best Orthodontist I could be at Tufts University Dental School.
Boston University (B.S.)
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
Tufts University Dental School (Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)
Dr. MacCarthy’s Accreditations and Affiliations
Dr. MacCarthy is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Maine Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Maine Dental Association
Invisalign Certified Provider