About Odhner Orthodontics

About Odhner Orthodontics

OUR SMILE HAPPY STAFF

Odhner Orthodontics isn’t like every other family orthodontics practice. We get compliments constantly about how our staff are the friendliest around! From the first phone call with our patient coordinator and meeting the doctor, to getting your braces or Invisalign adjusted by our assistants – you will feel at ease and taken care of. We want you to feel comfortable and part of the family. So, we only hire shining personalities that naturally connect with patients to make their experience both easy and fun!

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Dr. O’s expertise comes from years of advanced training, experience, and most of all – teaching!

Degrees & Certificates

Virginia-Tech
• Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

University-of-Florida
• Advanced Education Honors Certificate in Orthodontics
• Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Cum Laude

Temple-University
• Master’s of Science (MS)
• Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Professional Affiliations

Kerri C. Odhner, DMD, MS

“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.

At Odhner Orthodontics, our team motto is to be the best part of your day!
KATHY
KATHY
Kathy is our wonderful Financial Coordinator. She often works “behind the scenes,” meaning during hours we are not seeing patients, but she is always just a phone call away and more than happy to help answer any questions you may have about orthodontic insurance or payments plans. Kathy lives right here in Abington, PA with her husband Stephen. They have two sons,
Vincent and Dillon, who both studied Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Kathy is a Penn State graduate herself with a degree in Computer Science and her favorite hobby is to sew. She has been working in an orthodontic office for over 15 years! We would be lost without her superb organizational skills and her ability to problem solve for the whole team.
RACHAEL
RACHAEL
Rachael is our fantastic clinical coordinator and clinical assistant. She’s here to make your experience more comfortable, and meet you with a smile, even if it’s hidden behind a mask.

Rachael lives a few towns over in Bucks County with her boyfriend and her two kitties. She graduated in December of 2019 from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in the health sciences, and hopes to someday return to school to receive her doctorate in oriental medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time in nature, making art, doing yoga, and practicing an alternative wellness modality called Kambo. Racheal is the most positive person
you will ever meet! We love how she connects with and encourages all our patients to be the best they can be.

JANELL
JANELL
Janell is one of our awesome clinical assistants who recently completed her dental assistant certification through Penn Foster. She was previously a preschool teacher at Providence Montessori School for 7 years. She is married with four children, three boys and one girl, and two dogs. On the days when she isn’t helping you transform and love your smile, she enjoys fishing, mountain biking, trail runs, and 3-D archery shoots. We adore her awesome sense of humor, and daily practical jokes, she keeps our team laughing all day long.
SACHA
SACHA
Sacha is another one of our excellent clinical assistants. After many years of restaurant ownership and teaching group fitness classes, she wanted to branch out and find a new career. She loves kids, gardening, food and exercise. She and her husband have 5 beautiful children who keep their lives very full and fun! Her favorite activity is watching her kids play sports. She is the most kind and compassionate person you will ever meet and really truly cares about each
one of our patients she interacts with.
Lori Ann
Lori Ann
Born and raised in Philly and settled in Glenside with her husband Rich, Lori Ann is our super friendly Patient Coordinator. She is the main person who you interact with on the phone and at our front desk – we also call her our “Chaos Coordinator” as she is the one who keeps up with all of the craziness at the office! Before working at Odhner Orthodontics, Lori Ann and her
husband owned a very successful Martial Arts studio called Skippack Martial Arts, for 18 years! She comes from a big family with 4 brothers, and is the best aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. She likes to wake up before the sunrise to work out, enjoys knitting in her free time, ​and is a big dog lover. She has a heart of gold and puts everyone else before herself, and we are so blessed to have her with us!