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Katherine P. Klein, D.M.D., MS

Katherine P. Klein, D.M.D., MS

Katherine P. Klein, D.M.D., MS, is a member of the cleft lip and palate team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is a board certified specialist in orthodontics and a faculty member in the oral and maxillofacial surgery department at the Harvard Dental School, MGH and the co-director of the orthognathic surgical team at MGH. Her clinical interests are in orthodontics for children, teens and adults, surgical orthodontics, and cleft palate and craniofacial care

Dr. Klein received her Master of Science degree in oral biology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, she was selected as the Andrew M. Brooks Fellow. Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Klein graduated from the seven-year B.S./D.M.D. program at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. As a recipient of an Air Force Health Professions scholarship, she completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California where she continued to serve as a general dentist upon graduation. In addition to practicing clinical dentistry at Travis AFB, Dr. Klein served as the dental public health officer and in 2007 was recognized as the Junior Clinical Dentist of the Year.

Dr. Klein's ongoing research projects involve pre-surgical orthodontics, sleep apnea and distraction osteogenesis. Dr. Klein has presented her research at the national meeting of the American Association of Orthodontics.

  • Dental Degree, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Master of Science Degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency, Travis Air Force Base
Board certifications:
  • Orthodontics