Meet Our Doctors Top Orthodontists in Philadelphia

Top Doctors in Philadelphia, Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics offers three convenient locations to serve you. Our offices are in Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Montgomeryville.  Our high quality care is highly desired by patients and other doctors alike. 

Dr. Bryan Foley Orthodontist

headshot of our orthodontist, Dr FoleyDr. Foley completed his dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for his academic and clinical achievements.

Dr. Foley continued his dental education by completing a post-graduate, orthodontic residency at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Here, he received his Dental Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and received a Master of Science in Oral Biology. Dr. Foley went on to complete the board certification process and is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Foley was selected to present his master’s thesis, Pain Gene Expression in Facial Asymmetry and TMD, at the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Annual Session and received the William S. Kress Award for the most outstanding research thesis by a graduate resident within the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO) geographic area. He was chosen to attend the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Young Leaders in Orthodontics Conference, and holds membership in the AAO, the Pennsylvania Dental Association of the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Academy of Stomatology of Philadelphia.

Dr. Kellyn Hodges Orthodontist

Philadelphia Orthodontist - Dr. Kellyn HodgesDr. Hodges was born and raised in Philadelphia where she excelled academically and studied opera as a lyric soprano at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Dr. Hodges then went on to Howard University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of the Chemistry department in 1988. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine and Masters Degree in Orthodontics at Temple University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Hodges currently owns and operates three orthodontic practices in the greater Philadelphia area. Customized and detailed treatment designed to enhance the natural smile and facial beauty is her sub-specialty. Dr. Hodges is the expert orthodontic consultant to various ERISSA Funds and Unions in the Tri-State area, overseeing and reviewing the orthodontic cases of other orthodontists and assisting in appropriate treatment approaches for their patients. Dr. Hodges truly considers it a privilege not only to be able to help people improve their appearance, but also to touch lives in a positive way.

In addition to her scholarly achievements and professional accomplishments, Dr. Hodges loves teaching and speaking at churches and in the community about self- improvement and empowerment. As  the servant leader of the Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem Baptist Church she began speaking and teaching about faith and life-balance to various organizations throughout the United States. She has been called to share her learned insight and experiences with others who desire to live a life that is balanced and fulfilling.

Dr. Hodges has numerous charities that are dear to her heart and volunteers countless hours with a number of civic organizations mentoring, speaking, planning or serving in whatever capacity is needed. Her most gratifying efforts, however, are building wells for desolate villages in Africa and adopting African children in various ways.

Dr. Hodges lives her life believing to whom much is given, much is required.

Dr. Hodges is very happily married to Dr. Eric Hodges, a former class-mate and well known Endodontist in Philadelphia.  They have three children and currently reside in the Philadelphia area.

It is Dr. Hodges’ sincere desire to have a positive impact and influence on all who know her.

Dr. Christopher Lai Orthodontist

our orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Lai, headshot Dr. Christopher Lai is a Board-Certified Orthodontist. He was born and raised in Philadelphia with his family roots in Hong Kong. He went to Holy Redeemer in Philadelphia’s very own Chinatown and Neumann-Goretti High School in South Philadelphia where he graduated valedictorian in his class. He chose to stay in Philadelphia where he attended the University of Pennsylvania and stayed there to complete his dental school education. At Penn Dental, beyond his academic achievements, Dr. Chris was a leader in community health while actively researching innovative dental materials.

Dr. Chris is the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships including the SCADA Dentsply Sirona Research Award, Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Scholarship, Academy of Dental Materials Award, Predoctoral Endodontics Award, The Adrian R and Regina Kristeller Prize in Radiology and Dr. Morris Bradin Award in Periodontics.

Before dental school, what fueled his passion for orthodontics was his underbite he had growing up that led him to getting jaw surgery together with braces and Invisalign. He learned from his experience how braces and Invisalign can transform not only a patient’s smile but also their confidence. He loves being a mentor for those who are hoping to build a career in dentistry especially those from underprivileged backgrounds. Born to a single mother, immigrant, and low income household, he hopes to help everyone gain the knowledge and motivation to discover opportunities and achieve their dreams.

Dr. Chris is active in the dental community. He serves as a Governor on the Board of the Philadelphia County Dental Society and as an assistant editor for their publication.

Aside from his work with the Philadelphia County Dental Society, he is also an external board member for the Institute of Clinic Bioethics with Saint Joseph’s University. He serves as their dental advisor for their health promoter program. He periodically joins in and provides free dental screenings with their organization to different communities in the Philadelphia region.

Besides his work with the dental community, Dr. Chris is a total foodie, and is actively looking for new foods to try. In addition, he enjoys photography, playing pickleball, going hiking, spending time with his family and friends, and improving his Cantonese and Mandarin.

Dr. Samaneh Mojarrad Orthodontist

Dr Samaneh MojarradDr. Mojarrad received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society for her clinical and academic achievements and graduated with high honors.

Dr. Mojarrad's love for art and passion to provide patients with a healthy beautiful smile led her to continue her dental training at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and received a Master's of Science in Oral Biology. Dr.Mojarrad's unyielding hard work, determination, and dedication to excellence led her to win the “ 2018 Eugene L. Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year " award.

Dr.Mojarrad feels blessed to be in a profession that enables her to craft beautiful smiles and impact patients lives in a positive and meaningful way. When not working, Dr. Mojarrad enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new restaurants and cuisines, hiking, baking, and painting.

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Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics

At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, serving patients in Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and throughout Philadelphia, we are committed to helping children and adults of all backgrounds achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Our compassionate and widely respected doctors are members of prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association 
  • National Dental Association
  • National Board of Orthodontics, U. S. 

To reach our helpful, multilingual staff, call us at (610) 617-0700 or request a consultation online.

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We love Kellyn Hodges! She listens to her patients and provides excellent care! Her staff is very friendly and helpful as well! Tara F.

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