Dr. Ferrin brings a wealth of cutting-edge periodontal training with him to Southern Oregon. Born in the mountains of Northern Utah and raised in Mississippi, Dr. Ferrin joined the U.S Army National Guard at the age of 17 and served for 14 years.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He went on to earn his DMD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.
While attending dental school, he started a nationally recognized dental clinic to provide free dental care to Veterans in need.
The clinic was named Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic after his brother, who neglected his oral health due to several deployments.
Sgt. Ferrin was later killed in action in Iraq in 2004. For his work in the clinic, Dr. Ferrin was awarded the ADA Foundation Award for student leadership.
During dental school, Dr. Ferrin found himself gravitating toward dental implants and periodontal surgery. He was then accepted into the University of Kentucky’s Periodontal Program. He received advanced, clinical based training in sinus elevation, ridge augmentation, soft tissue grafting, complex implant placement and pocket reduction therapy. He served as Chief Resident graduating with a Master’s Degree of Science and a certificate in Periodontology. He is continually expanding his knowledge and skills by attending continuing education courses from renowned educators in his field.
Dr. John Ferrin is director of the Rogue Excellence Dental Club, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club. An organization recognized as one of the most advanced continuing education groups for dental professionals in the nation. Members participate in hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving workshops, panel discussions and clinical treatment planning sessions. Seattle Study club has recognized his commitment to continuing education and has been awarded both Rookie of the Year (2019) and with the Exceptional Leadership award (2021).
He and his wife Maeve, and their four children now call Southern Oregon home. They enjoy spending time together and being active in their community. Dr. Ferrin also loves rucking (walking with a weighted ruck sack). He is an avid part of the GoRuck community and has completed the 24 hour, 40 mile, GoRuck Heavy Challenge in NYC, NY.