Hello Ashland! I am Dr. Dana Nguyen Schmidl, your friendly neighborhood orthodontist. My family and I moved to the Rogue Valley a little over three years ago in pursuit of a better quality of life. After enduring years of long commutes, traffic, and most importantly, time away from our kids, we decided to find a new place to put down roots. When Dr. Barry Katzen retired, I purchased his orthodontic practice and am continuing his legacy of providing exceptional care to Ashland and this amazing valley that we now call home.
With over a decade of experience in the exclusive practice of orthodontics, I have brought beautiful smiles to thousands of patients. After receiving Bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience and Biology from the University of California, Riverside, I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2004. I continued on to Loma Linda University for my orthodontic residency and earned a Specialist Certificate & Master’s degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
As the saying goes, “Smile and the world smiles too.” The power of a smile is truly undeniable. I am so grateful to be a part of my patients’ lives as I see their smile and image transform. I incorporate the latest advances in orthodontic treatment techniques and dental research to create healthy, beautiful smiles. I specialize in early intervention methods and implementation of orthodontic devices which can eliminate the need for tooth extractions or jaw surgery. As both an orthodontist and a mom, I strive to address all of my patients’ concerns with thorough explanation, gentle care, and a meticulous attention to detail. I approach being an orthodontist the same way I approach everything in life—with passion and determination, while having lots of fun along the way!
I was born in Vietnam and grew up in southern California. My husband Joe and I have two wonderful kids, Quinn (7) and August (5). They keep us smiling every day. In my free time, I love hiking, traveling, playing tennis, watching superhero movies, eating desserts, and playing board games with family and friends.
At Schmidl Orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages with superior orthodontic care in a fun, friendly environment. We provide affordable treatment options with braces and Invisalign, as well as treatment of TMJ issues and sleep apnea.
Give us a call or visit schmidlorthodontics.com to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to answering your questions, addressing your concerns, and providing you with an amazing experience that will bring a smile to your face. Thank you!