Dr. Darcy Cruikshank loves orthodontics and her patients. She provides the very best care and outstanding results. She was inspired by her father, Dr. David Cruikshank, she has always wanted to be an orthodontist. She spent summers helping out at his practice during her student years.
After graduating as salutatorian of Glencoe High School, she attended Rice University on a full athletic scholarship for the sport of volleyball (magna cum laude). At Rice University, Dr. Cruikshank was named an NCAA Division I Academic All-American in volleyball. Dr. Darcy continued her education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she was awarded a dental degree (DMD, magna cum laude). During her years in dental school, Dr. Cruikshank won the first place research prize from the American Association of Dental Educators (ADEA). As a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Cruikshank completed her orthodontic training at the University of Washington (MSD and Clinic Certificate).
As an avid life-long learner, Dr. Cruikshank attends well over 75 hours of continuing education courses annually. She is an affiliate professor at the OHSU Department of Orthodontics and is an original member of The Advance Orthodontic Northwest Study Club. ANGLE
When she’s not here in the office, Dr. Cruikshank enjoys a wide range of interests (travel, walking, hiking, reading and music). She loves attending Timber games with husband, Justin and son, Matteo. She is thankful to serve the communities surrounding Forest Grove and Hillsboro. While Dr. Cruikshank clearly excels in the academic aspects of orthodontics, it’s her compassion, kind demeanor, and desire for treatment excellence that sets her apart; that, and her warm smile. Come in and find out for yourself.