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Dr. Kathleen McGrory


Dr. McGrory graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Political Science.

Then she studied dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she received her DDS degree. She also received multiple academic awards and was inducted into the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

After she completed her dental training, Dr. McGrory earned a Master of Science Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

She gained board certification in 2007 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Professional Memberships

Dr. McGrory strives to meet and exceed the standards of her profession. To accomplish this, she’s an active member of the professional organizations like:

  • 9th District Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Orthodontists
  • Texas Dental Association

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.

Teaching Orthodontics

Besides leading her own practice, Dr. McGrory is a faculty member at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston. She lectures on topics related to orthodontics in the United States and abroad.

Dr. McGrory is a published chapter author focusing on orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning and using lasers in orthodontics.

As a lifelong learner, she enjoys staying at the forefront of orthodontics and takes continuing education courses and being an active member of the dental community.

Dr. McGrory talking to a patient's dad

Outside the Office

Dr. McGrory and her husband Kevin, also an orthodontist, have three children, Gavin, Liam and Claire. They’re thrilled to be involved in the Pearland area community.

When she's not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. McGrory enjoys cycling, running and being outdoors, as well as traveling and learning about other cultures.