About Odhner Orthodontics

About Odhner Orthodontics


Odhner Orthodontics - family orthodontics

Odhner Orthodontics isn’t like every other family orthodontics practice. We get compliments constantly about how are 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

• Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

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

• 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.

Our staff are also among the best, as they are all highly trained Expanded Functions Dental Assistants.
Valene (you can call her Val!) grew up in Trinidad and moved here as a young child. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business and Psychology from Bryn Athyn College, as well as an Associates Degree in Allied Health and Science from Manor College. Val has puppy named Brindle and their hair matches! Other fun facts: she loves sushi, the beach is her happy place, and she is passionate about coffee and being a barista. Val is our friendly Patient Coordinator who will greet you on the phone and prepare you for your first visit.
Emma is our a terrific Clinical Coordinator! She helps Dr. Odhner with taking pictures and x-rays and changing your colors and wires at each appointment. Emma grew up right here in Abington and still lives close by. She is currently studying at Manor College to be an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant as well. Emma loves kids and is excited to have found a career path in dentistry that allows her to work with children. She loves helping Odhner Orthodontics with our social media and making the office more fun for everyone!
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.
Jess grew up in Florida, earned her Bachelor’s degree at Kutztown University, and is now living in Philadelphia while she completes her training at Manor College to become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant! Orthodontics has always been a passion of hers and she is excited to have braces herself. She also loves animals so much she became a vegetarian 4 years ago and recently got a puppy named Brandan. We are excited to have her working as one of our Clinical Assistants.

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