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Dr. Stafford joins select group; Telecom firm invests in Oregon City

Robert E. Stafford, DDS, has earned accredited member status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Stafford joins only 331 dental professionals worldwide who have achieved the honor. He reached this achievement after completing a credentialing process including a written examination, oral examination and the submission of clinical cases for peer-reviewed evaluation.

Stafford, who owns Stafford Smiles on S.E. Town Center Drive in Happy Valley, is originally from Southern California. He went to dental school at Loma Linda University graduating in 1974 with both DDS and MPH degrees. Stafford and his wife, Kathi, moved to the area after graduation.

The accreditation process, which was developed by the AACD and is the world's most recognized advanced credentialing program, encourages further education, interaction with like-minded colleagues, and the opportunity for professional growth.

Stafford will accept his award at the 27th Annual AACD Scientific Session held May 18-21, 2011, in Boston.

Telecommunications firm invests in OC

Commstructure Consulting, a five-year-old telecommunications design firm, is relocating its offices to 814 Main Street in downtown Oregon City.

Commstructure provides design and project management services for businesses, communities and government agencies that need high-capacity telecommunications bandwidth for data transmission.

'We help businesses, communities and public agencies develop broadband networks,' said Erik Orton. 'There's a growing need for high capacity bandwidth that carries increasingly large amounts of data through fiber optic infrastructure.'

Erik and Barbara Orton, owners of Commstructure Consulting, live in Oregon City and have been looking for a local office to support their eight employees in their new location. The firm will occupy about 2,400 square feet of the renovated building while retaining about 1,200 square feet for retail on Main Street.

The Ortons' real estate investment will exceed $800,000 and include a complete internal build out, façade improvements, external lighting, restoration of natural lighting and a return to the original footprint of the building, according to the nonprofit Main Street Oregon City.

'We were looking for a good work environment with walking distance to locally owned restaurants, shops and services,' said Barbara Orton.

Commstructure Consulting designs and manages projects that use fiber optic cable infrastructure for connectivity of buildings, communications towers and wireless networks. Their business is driven by the increased need for higher capacity data transmissions bandwidth, which requires fiber optic cable.