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DR. KATHLEEN McGRORY

Dr. McGrory attended the University of Missouri where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Political Science. After moving to Texas, Dr. McGrory studied dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She received her DDS degree from the UT Health Science Center at Houston, along with multiple scholastic awards and induction into the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which is limited to the top ten percent of a graduating dental class. Upon completion of her dental training, Dr. McGrory was accepted into residency at the UT Health Science Center at Houston where she received a Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. In 2007, Dr. McGrory gained board certification and became a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. McGrory takes an active role in meeting and exceeding the standards of her profession. She is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the 9th District Dental Society, the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Southwest Society of Orthodontists. Dr. McGrory held the Dan C. West Endowed Chair Professorship in Orthodontics from its inception until August 2014 when she retired from her position as Clinical Director of Orthodontics. Dr. McGrory maintains an active role on faculty at the Department of Orthodontics at the UT Health Science Center in Houston. She has lectured to orthodontists and dentists on multiple topics in orthodontics in the United States and abroad. Dr. McGrory is a published chapter author focusing on orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning and laser use in orthodontics. She is a lifelong learner and enjoys keeping at the forefront of her profession by regularly attending continuing education courses and maintaining her position among the dental academic community. Dr. McGrory's family includes her husband, Kevin, and their three children, Gavin, Liam and Claire. They live in the Pearland area and are actively involved in the local community.

DR. LACEY HARRIS

Education

• Summa Cum Laude, BS in Polymer Science, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, 2009.

• Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Valedictorian, DMD, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, 2013.

• MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics, UT School of Dentistry at Houston, 2015.

• Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics, 2016.

Active Involvement

• Assistant Clinical Professor on faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the UT School of Dentistry in Houston.

• Currently holds the Bonham Magness Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics as the Undergraduate Director of Orthodontics.

• Board member of The Orthodontic Foundation.

• Active member of the Texas Association of Orthodontists, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Board of Orthodontics.

Fun Facts

• Has two children named Allie and Emerson.

• Her husband is a pediatric dentist in Humble.

• Loves traveling, yoga, exercising, spending time with her family, and reading when she has the time!

DR. KATIE BEMIS

Education

• Summa Cum Laude, BS in in Nutritional Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2010.

• Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Valedictorian, DDS, UT School of Dentistry at San Antonio, 2015.

• MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics, UT School of Dentistry at Houston, 2017.

• Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics, 2018.

Active Involvement

• Assistant Clinical Professor in the Deportment of Orthodontics at the UT School of Dentistry at Houston.

• Active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the American Boord of Orthodontics, and the American Association of Orthodontics.

Fun Facts

• Enjoys all types of exercise: running, pilates, lifting weights, and being in the gym.

• Has the sweetest fur baby named Bosley who loves lo run.

• Her husband is an Oral Surgery resident at the UT School of Dentistry at Houston.

• Enjoys spending time being active outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and close friends.

DR. BLAKE SWEARINGEN

Education

• Summa Cum Laude, BS in Chemistry, University of Central Arkansas, 2006.

• Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Valedictorian, DDS, UT School of Dentistry at Houston, 2011.

• MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics, UT School of Dentistry at Houston, 2013.

• Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics, 2014.

Active Involvement

• Taught High School Biology and Integrated Physics and Chemistry.

• Assistant Clinical Professor on faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the UT School of Dentistry in Houston.

• Active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Southwest Society of Orthodontists.

Fun Facts

• Her husband is a lawyer and is in medical school.

• Has one beautiful daughter, Cora.

• Loves her Bichon Frise dogs, Fleur and Bijou.

• Enjoys spending time with family.

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