I love being in such an amazing field! Orthodontics merges health, aesthetics, and personal relationships in a positive and comfortable environment. People connect with each other through our smiles; helping each patient achieve their best smile is an important achievement for orthodontists and our patients!
Every patient is unique, deserving a treatment plan that reflects their specific concerns and goals. I enjoy getting to know my patients and making a personal connection, while creating a smile that is healthy, stable, and aesthetically pleasing.
— Dr. Ivy Chen
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts in biology – Cornell University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Columbia University
- Master of Medical Sciences and certificate in orthodontics – Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Chen has practiced orthodontics for more than 15 years. She was initially drawn to healthcare, believing health is a person’s most fundamental need and everything else in life depends on and builds upon it. She chose oral healthcare, and to specialize in orthodontics, out of a desire to build long-term relationships with her patients in a close setting.
Taking time to get to know her patients, and learning what they want from their orthodontic care, allows Dr. Chen to design a personalized treatment plan. She considers their personal and clinical situation, aesthetics, and oral health, to deliver improved dental health and an amazing smile.
Dr. Chen regularly pursues continuing education to stay at the leading-edge of research, technology, and treatment advances. This allows her to help each patient achieve the best results possible, with the most comfort and efficiency.
Dr. Chen is an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
She is also past chairperson of the Merrimack Valley District Dental Society and a former clinical instructor of orthodontics at Harvard University.
Beyond the Office
Dr. Chen grew up in Hong Kong and has resided in Massachusetts for about 20 years. Her free time is spent with her family: She and her husband Kan have three children — Madeleine, Sebastian, and Spencer — as well as Shiro, their dog. The family enjoys many outdoor activities, including cycling, swimming, and hiking, along with camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.