Meet The Doctor

Dr. Buddy Donaldson

Say Hi to Dr. “Buddy” Donaldson!

Dr. Kerwin V. Donaldson, Jr., or Dr. Buddy as he is affectionately known, has been practicing orthodontics for around twenty years, and in that time he’s learned what he truly loves about his work. “It’s the fact that I get to produce beautiful smiles, eliminate pain, boost self-confidence, and see my patients’ faces light up when they see the results of their treatments.” It can be hard work, he says, but in the end it’s worth it to help patients like you feel great about their smiles!

Dr. Buddy graduated from LSU Dental School in 1980 and completed his Pediatric Dentistry Specialty program in 1982. After eight years of private practice in pediatric dentistry, he entered LSU’s Orthodontic Program in 1992. Completing that program made him the area’s only dual-specialist trained in Pediatric Dentistry and board certified in Orthodontics!

In 1995, he completed the two-year, advanced Orthodontic education course at the Roth Williams Center for Functional Occlusion, helping him bring even more tools and knowledge to his orthodontic practice. Dr. Donaldson chose this prestigious program because he believes it is the best one available – just another way of helping him provide exceptional care!

In 2002 Dr. Buddy became a diplomate with the American Board of Orthodontics. This distinction further advanced his authority and reputation as one of Louisiana’s most qualified orthodontists. Dr. Buddy is keenly aware of the value of continuing education and personal growth for himself, his staff, and the patients and families he serves. For that reason, all of us at Donaldson 3D Orthodontics continue to learn and grow as professionals – we can’t bring you top-notch treatment without it!

Dr. Buddy is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Louisiana Dental Association, and Acadiana District Dental Association, and he is past President (2012-2013) of the Louisiana Association of Orthodontics.

All of the skills Dr. Buddy has learned combine with a passion for great technology and exceptional patient treatment to create a practice that you’re sure to be amazed by! Advanced 3D orthodontics allow us to model your treatment as accurately as possible, but that isn’t all we do! Dr. Buddy’s exceptional training also enables us to treat temporomandibular joint disorder and sleep apnea, and we can even normalize the bite of you or your children using dentofacial orthopedics!

No matter what kind of treatment you need, we’re confident we can not only treat you, but also leave you happier, in less pain, and able to really enjoy your smile in ways you never could before!

Dr. Buddy and his wife, Renee, enjoy spending time with their two daughters, Alexandra and Ashley, their son-in-law, Jeremy, and their three grandchildren. When he isn’t busy with his family, Dr. Buddy keeps fit by exercising and playing golf.



Orthodontics does more than straighten your teeth! From better sleep, relieving jaw pain and better overall health – orthodontics can help!