I love being an orthodontist!
It is wonderful to get know my patients, learn about each person’s life and experiences, and to build a relationship over time. It is so special to be able to help transform a person’s smile, to help them look and feel amazing and to have greater confidence in themselves.
Orthodontics is a special blend of health, science, and art. Each patient’s situation is unique, and I enjoy the journey from start to finish to create a healthy, stable, beautiful smile.
— Dr. Kathleen Chan
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Science in anatomy and cell biology – McGill University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – McGill University
- Master of Medical Sciences and certificate in orthodontics – Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Chan has practiced orthodontics for more than 15 years. She enjoys the blending of science and art, working with her hands, and the diversity of her days. She loves helping people and appreciates how each patient requires a unique approach to care.
When she designs a patient’s treatment plan, she considers their clinical and personal needs, and looks to the future, too. Dr. Chan wants her patients to finish with improved, lasting oral health, along with the beautiful smile they deserve.
Throughout the year, Dr. Chan participates in numerous continuing education opportunities. As orthodontic technology and standards change over time, she wants to remain at the forefront of the best new options. This ensures she provides each patient with the best care, delivered with the highest level of quality and comfort.
Dr. Chan is an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
These professional organizations provide ongoing orthodontic and dental classes, developed and taught by the leading researchers and practitioners in oral healthcare.
Beyond the Office
A native of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Chan has resided in Massachusetts for more than 20 years. She loves the snow! Dr. Chan loves snowy days the way many people enjoy beach days. Family keeps her busy outside of work: She and her husband Michael have four active children — Charlie, Claire, Elyse, and Grace — who are involved in many extracurricular pursuits. The family enjoys their time together, whether ice skating or skiing, or relaxing at home.