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 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

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.

Our staff are also among the best, as they are all highly trained Expanded Functions Dental Assistants.
NICOLA
NICOLA
Nicola was born and raised in Denmark.

She is a Speech and Reading Pathologist and Audiologist who received her training at the University of Copenhagen. She is passionate about her work as an Audiologist and is working on transferring her training to the US so that she can continue her work here.

She loves to dance, and has been dancing since she was 3 years old.
She also loves her dog, Tessa, and playing boardgames with friends and family!

EMMA
EMMA
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
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.
YUKO
YUKO
Yuko was born and raised in Japan and has one son, Corey.

She graduated from Manor college and studied to be an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She enjoys working in the dental field and is especially interested in orthodontics as she was the first generation of Invisalign applications.

She is a yoga and healthy lifestyle enthusiast, but is also plagued with a sweet tooth….so she seeks to integrate both.