Edith Y. Kang DDS, MPH, MS
Dr. Kang, orthodontist, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she attended Case Western University, earning degrees in chemistry and anthropology, before completing her DDS at the Ohio State University.
After dental school, Dr. Kang completed a hospital-based dental residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. To enhance her role in her patients’ oral health, Dr. Kang earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior Health Promotion before obtaining her Master of Science and certificate in the specialty of Orthodontics.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Kang supervised pediatric dental residents Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital as an attending doctor. Dr. Kang regularly attends continuing education to stay abreast of the latest developments and research in orthodontics and has, herself, published research in journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Journal of Esthetic Restorative Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Kang lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband where she follows the Buckeyes and Cleveland sports while caring for their three rescue cats (Yes, she brushes their teeth daily). Dr. Kang also participates in a trap-alter-release program to help control the feral cat population in the community.
Dr. Kang often jokes that when she retires, she’ll go back to Ohio State one last time, because of her love for animals, and become a veterinarian. We don’t think she’s joking.
Expert Care for your smile
Dr. Kang has been practicing orthodontics for 15 years. Her consultative approach and her kind staff prioritize your concerns and ensure you receive individual attention and customized orthodontic treatment that will bring a smile to your face. Her formal education and training includes:
- BA Anthropology, BA Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio
- Master of Public Health (MPH), The Ohio State University College of Medicine, School of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio
- Master of Science (MS), The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Section of Orthodontics, Columbus, Ohio
- Orthodontic Certificate, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Section of Orthodontics, Columbus, Ohio
Friendly, Qualified Staff
Patient care coordinator
As your patient care coordinator, Sherry will schedule your appointments and handle all of your financial and insurance questions. With her warm and engaging personality she will make you feel right at home in our office. Sherry enjoys running, DIY home projects, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Nicole has more than 12 years of experience both as a dental assistant and orthodontic assistant. She can put any anxious patient at ease with her friendly personality and ability to explain the steps of your orthodontic treatment. In her free time, Nicole enjoys working out and spending time with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.
Lainey has a background in event planning/management and knows how to make you feel at home in our office. Lainey helps our office run smoothly by helping with both patient procedures and front office tasks such as scheduling patients. Lainey is currently taking her prerequisite courses for Dental Hygiene and will be entering the Dental Hygiene program at Columbus State in the fall! In her free time, Lainey and her boyfriend enjoy playing with their 2 dogs and settling into their new home. Lainey also trains puppies to become service dogs to help the visually impaired.
Dr. Kang’s Husband
Mike is our backup and wears many hats in our office. You might find him at the front desk welcoming patients, working in the lab, cleaning, or sterilizing instruments. He looks after our office maintenance, equipment repairs/upgrades, and he created this web site.
Mike’s an engineer with an additional background in chemistry/biochemistry research. He played a big part in sourcing critical sanitation supplies/equipment and developing processes that help us operate safely during the pandemic. In his spare time, he’s probably at our office.
Tour Our Office
Wide open spaces with high ceilings and exposed beams create a comfortable, cozy home-like environment. Large picture windows let in natural light and provide a wide view of Dr. Kang’s bird feeders, making our office feel like a calm, peaceful oasis.