Dr. Katherine P. Klein
Dr. Katherine P. Klein

Dr. Katherine P. Klein is a board certified specialist in orthodontics and a faculty member in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Harvard Dental School, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  Dr. Klein is the Co-Director of the Orthognathic Surgical Team at MGH as well as a member of the Cleft Lip at Palate Team both at MGH and Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston.
Dr. Klein received her Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  While there, Dr. Klein was selected as the Andrew M. Brooks Fellow.  Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Klein graduated from the 7-year B.S./D.M.D. program at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  As a recipient of an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California where she continued to serve as a general dentist upon graduation.  In addition to practicing clinical dentistry at Travis AFB, Dr. Klein served as the Dental Public Health Officer.
Dr. Klein has published multiple articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Journal of Dental Education, and is the author of a textbook chapter about Minimally Invasive Orthognathic Surgery.  Her ongoing research projects involve pre-surgical orthodontics, sleep apnea and distraction osteogenesis.  Dr. Klein has presented her research at the national meeting of the American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Klein is actively involved in local and regional professional societies.  She was recently nominated to a leadership position as the Chair of the New and Younger Members Committee for the New England Society of Orthodontists (NESO).  Additionally, she has been chosen to be the Scientific Chair of the 2016 Annual NESO Orthodontic Meeting.  Dr. Klein is an active member of the Communications Committee for NESO, The Standing Committee on Women in Dentistry, and the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontics Board.  She is the current President of the Charles River Study Club.

Board certification: Orthodontics

Clinical interests: Surgical orthodontics; Adult orthodontics; Invisalign; Early treatment of children (Phase I/Interceptive therapy); Adolescent orthodontics; Cleft Lip and Palate; Sleep apnea; Esthetic orthodontics

Memberships and Associations:

  • Diplomate
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • New England Society of Orthodontists
  • Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists
  • University of North Carolina Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Metropolitan District Dental Society
  • Charles River Study Club
  • Standing Committee on Women in Dentistry


Mass General Dental Group - Boston
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-1076
Fax: 617-724-6681

Mass General Dental Group - Danvers
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6600
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