American Board of Orthodontics
Education and Experience
Katie received her Dental Assisting Certiﬁcate and AAS degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Later, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) as well as her Certiﬁcate in Orthodontics and Masters of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry.
Katie has worked in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska and McKinney, Texas as well as in remote practices in Dillingham and Naknek, Alaska. She was an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry (aka TX A&M College of Dentistry) Department of Orthodontics.
Katie is excited about joining the SEARHC dental team and returning to her Alaskan roots! She also hopes to explore and learn about the heritage/history of SE Alaska while expanding orthodontic options for both adults and children. Her goal is to bring thousands of beautiful and healthy smiles to SE Alaska.
Katie has conducted research and published several articles in regard to enamel decalciﬁcation during orthodontic treatment, as well as various topics in clear “aligner” therapy.
Her husband, Steve, also grew up in Alaska. They have many family members still in the State, and are excited to be close to them once again. They enjoy ﬁshing, hiking, traveling, and experiencing other cultures. Their children, Thomas, William, and Kathryn, were all born in Alaska but now reside in Texas. They may not relocate back to Alaska, but will see what happens as their careers develop.