Dr. Donald Tapp was funny, playful, and it was a pleasure to be in his company. He died suddenly on Monday, August 20, 2018 due to natural causes.
He was an orthodontist whose professional satisfaction came from watching his patients find their confidence through transforming their smiles. Dr. Tapp’s expertise in aligning a patient’s bite and smile made him a valued professional and a friend to his patients.
When it came to caring for his younger patients, his approach to brace treatment was to allow kids be expressive through color. He always found ways to make a dentist visit fun and less scary.
After earning his B.A. in Medical Biology, he went on to received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and later completed his Master’s degree and 2-year residency in Orthodontics from Marquette University. Dr. Tapp was a man who turned his love and passion for orthodontics into his career the past 20 some years.
We came to know Dr. Tapp as more than just a co-work but a friend whose presence will be missed. He enjoyed reading biographies and nonfiction stories in his free time and was a aviation history buff. But the one thing he delighted in the most was spending as much time as he could with his five sons.
We offer Dr. Tapp’s family our condolences as they go through this time. His funeral will be held this Saturday, August 25 at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery and Pet Garden.