“Dr. O” loves what she does and loves spending time with every patient she treats to make sure they get the perfect smile. For that reason, Odhner Orthodontics doesn’t strive to become a “braces factory.”
We believe that choosing the right family orthodontics practice for you and your loved ones is an important decision. It’s important to seek an office that will educate you and/ or your child, that will take the time to see you at every visit, and answer your questions and concerns along the process towards creating a healthy and happy smile.
Who is Dr. O?
Dr. Odhner was born the third of four children and raised in a suburb of Northern Virginia where she attended Centreville High School. She was a student-athlete throughout her schooling and was even recruited to pole vault on Virginia Tech’s NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Team. At Virginia Tech, Dr. Odhner went on to finish Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Science.
After college, Dr. Odhner was working in an orthodontic office outside Washington, DC where she specifically recalls helping fix the teeth of a young girl who was being bullied at school for her smile. As she watched the girl’s personality transform and her confidence build while her teeth were straightened, Dr. Odhner knew she had found her calling!
The decision to make a career in family orthodontics led Dr. Odhner to the esteemed University of Florida, College of Dentistry where she graduated in the top 10% of her class, with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. During her senior year, she was one of two students chosen to complete an Advanced Education Honors Certificate in Orthodontics. Throughout her dental school training, Dr. Odhner volunteered to spend three of her spring breaks on service trips using the skills she had learned to provide free dental care to underprivileged communities in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Ecuador. She was also elected to become a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society where members are chosen based on their excellence in scholarship while demonstrating exemplary traits of character.
After dental school, Dr. Odhner was ecstatic to return closer to family in order to complete an additional two year Orthodontic Residency training at Temple University. She earned a specialty Certificate in Orthodontics, as well as her Master’s in Science degree. Dr. Odhner is now a teaching faculty at Temple University where she lectures to current orthodontic residents each summer.
When Dr. Odhner is not straightening smiles, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, who is a native of Huntingdon Valley. Matt is a small business owner himself who started a line striping company in 2014 called Quick Lot. Dr. Odhner and her husband have two young boys named Ryland and Nolan whom they both adore! Their white Labrador, Donovan (named after former Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNabb) is still getting used to this new addition to the family. And in their spare time, Dr. Odhner and her husband enjoy running, cycling, and swimming together in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.