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Member of the American Association of Orthodontists

Timothy O. Heatwole Chair


American Association of

Orthodontists Award 


Psi Omega Fraternal/Academic

Scholastic Award


Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Honorary Dental Society


Dr. William S. Kramer

Award of Excellence


George B. Clendenin

Memorial Award



Dr. Christine Ferrell

“It is an honor and a privilege to be part of a profession where smiles are made for a lifetime! A great smile makes for a great first impression. With that in mind, I am driven to ensure clinical excellence and aesthetic perfection.”


  • College: Pennsylvania State University

  • Dental School: University of Maryland Dental School (Magna Cum Laude)

  • Orthodontic Residency: University of Maryland Dental School


Professional Memberships and Continuing Education:   

  • American Dental Association

  • American Association of Orthodontists

  • Pennsylvania Dental Association

  • Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists

  • Founding member, N. Virginia Women’s Dental Study Club

  • Invisalign® Certified Provider



  • Enwonwu CO, Phillips RS, Ibrahim* CD, Danfillo IS. Nutrition and oral health in Africa. Int Dent J 2004 (*Ferrell).

  • Enwonwu CO, Phillips RS, Ferrell CD. Temporal relationship between the occurrence of fresh noma and the timing of linear growth failure in Nigerian children. Trop Med Int Health 2005.


Dr. Ferrell's Family

  • Her incredible husband Steve

  • Her wonderful children

    • Connor

    • Evan

    • Caitlin

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Dr. Glenn Burkland

Proud to continue the practice of Dr. Glenn Burkland





Front Desk Coordinator

I’ve spent the last two decades of my over 25 years in the dental field with this team and I love it! Our families are the best! I particularly enjoy putting together the contests for our patients. When I’m not at the office, I’m home spending time with my husband and daughter and every type of animal I can but cats are my favorite. And you’ll see me powerwalking all over West Chester. Be sure to say “Hi” if you can catch me!


Financial Coordinator

I have been part of the West Chester Orthodontics team for over 16 years. I started out welcoming patients at the front desk but in 2016 I transitioned into the Financial Coordinator position. This role allows me to meet with our families and help make paying for orthodontics as easy as possible. Please know I am always available for any financial questions you may have at any time but when not at the office I enjoy camping, movies and, my favorite, the beach, with my family. 


Front Desk

I enjoy assisting our patients with a positive attitude and sense of humor. When you call the office, be sure to share a joke and we can laugh together! I am newer to this area but I love it! I spend all of my free time outdoors, with my two daughters or my cat. I have been on many crazy adventures like a two week backpack hike through the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. I also love music and have been scouring the shops adding to my record collection. I'd love to know your favorite spots in the area to put on my list to visit. 


Front Desk

I love being a part of the West Chester Orthodontics team. We really have great patients! Be sure to stop by the desk to say hi and talk about anything Disney. I have been in Chester County for most of my life so I know all the good local spots to visit. You might run into me out there with my husband and 2 sons. 

Treatment Coordinator

Cat, RDH

I joined the West Chester Orthodontics team in 2006 after practicing as a dental hygienist for several years.  My background allows me to give our patients the tools and skills to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. I am honored to be part of this amazing team and look forward to guiding you through your orthodontic journey. Outside of the office, I keep very busy with my husband and 4 children playing with our dogs, working in my garden and baking all sorts of yummy treats. I’d love to share some recipes with you!

Clinical Coordinator


I grew up in Chester County and still reside there. I graduated from the dental assisting program at YTI in 2013 and have been working at West Chester Orthodontics ever since. When I'm not at work, I spend my time with my 2 sons playing at the park, taking walks and going to SkyZone. I enjoy building relationships with patients and can not wait to meet you at your next visit.

Clinical Assistant


I have been interested in orthodontics since having braces at this practice myself as a teenager. The experience sparked a passion in me so I went to dental assisting school. Now I am on the other side of things and enjoy helping our patients with their smiles. I hope to inspire some of you to find your career!


Clinical Assistant

Born and raised in Kentucky, I joined the West Chester Orthodontics team after moving to Pennsylvania in 2020. I love working with patients to make the orthodontist a fun and positive experience that ends in a smile you are confident in! Outside the office you'll find me with my husband and our dog either out on a walk, getting ice cream or watering my plants!