DR. DANIEL CHEN

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Dr. Daniel H. Chen was originally born in Vancouver, British Columbia and obtained his dental degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Chen then completed a two-year residency in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania where he was class president.

Dr. Chen has practiced orthodontics since 2003 and has taught orthodontics at the University Of Pennsylvania Department Of Orthodontics for multiple years. Dr. Chen is trained in providing exceptional care with clear, metal, and invisible braces with Invisalign. Dr. Chen is a board certified by the American Board of Orthodontists, and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

Dr. Chen has received multiple honors, graduating as the Clinician of the Year for his graduating class at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the Louis Wolf Award for graduating in the top 3 of his class, Hersch Pharmacology Award, and Hinman Research Scholar Award, and has been inducted into the Mathew Cryer and Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Societies. He has received multiple research awards and published multiple articles on bone and cancer research. In his spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys traveling and is an avid tennis fan.

EMILIE GALLAGHER, FRONT DESK, ORTHODONTIC TEAM LEADER

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Hi my name is Emilie and I have been part of the team since 2009. I was born and raised in Brookhaven where I still currently reside with my husband, Matt, and our two cats, Dubs and Millie. We love watching and supporting all Philadelphia sports teams, as well as attending the games. In my free time, I love hanging out with my family and friends, as well as my beautiful niece, Sofia!

LEAH MURTHA, ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Hi, my name is Leah. I have been with the office since 2012. I was born and raised in Ridley, where I still currently reside with my boyfriend and our beautiful daughter. My journey at Dental Health Care Associates has brought me great opportunities, as I am now a proud member of Optimal Orthodontics right upstairs of DHCA! When I’m not working at the office and the hair salon, I love spending time with my family and friends, taking trips to the beach, and making memories with my daughter!

TINA SANCHEZ, ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Hello, my name is Tina. I have been on the team since 2012 where I originally started out at Dental Health Care Associates as a Dental Assistant. I am proud to be a part of the Optimal Orthodontics team upstairs as an Ortho Assistant, and really enjoy working with children! In my spare time, I babysit, watch hockey with my boyfriend, get my nails done, and take trips to the beach and different amusement parks!

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