About Us

Meet the Olentangy Orthodontics team, committed to the highest standards of individualized care for your smile and your overall wellbeing.

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 two 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 13 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

Melissa

Patient care coordinator

As your patient care coordinator, Melissa will schedule your appointments and handle all of your financial and insurance questions. Melissa understands what it is like to be a parent and patient. She and her two children were patients at Olentangy Orthodontics. She loved the office so much she came to work here. When not at work, Melissa enjoys working out, helping Olentangy Berlin’s performing arts booster, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Nicole

Orthodontic assistant

Nicole has more than 10 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.

Mike

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.