Meet Dr. Kathryn Swan

“Orthodontics is a great blend of art and science, and I enjoy helping people achieve a beautiful result. I get so excited to see the increase in a patient’s self-confidence that occurs during treatment. That confidence can make such a difference in their life!” — Dr. Swan

Dr. Kathryn Swan is proud to be an orthodontist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is committed to creating superior orthodontic results in a friendly, patient-centered environment. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients, and seeing their smiles and confidence improve as treatment progresses.


A native of Coldwater, Michigan, Dr. Swan completed her undergraduate education at Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with high honors. Her Doctorate of Dental Surgery was earned at the University of Michigan, where she remained for her post-graduate training in orthodontics. In 2007, she was awarded a Master of Science for her thesis on three-dimensional radiographic techniques. Dr. Swan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an Invisalign® certified provider.

Professional Affiliations

Continuing Education

In addition to her professional affiliations, Dr. Swan completes twice the required CE training to keep our practice at the forefront of developing techniques and technology. She has served for three years on the board of directors for the Kent County Dental Society, and is the society’s current vice president. Dr. Swan is also the current president of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, and has served on its board of directors for several years. She was recently selected to receive the 2014 MDA New Dentist Leadership Award. Dr. Swan is well-respected by her colleagues in the Grand Rapids orthodontic community.

Outside the Office

Dr. Swan resides with her husband Ben, their two children Charlie and Allison and their cat, Lucy.  Dr. Swan loves spending time with her family. In the summer, they love to head to Lake Michigan and spend some time on the beach. During the winter months, they like to catch up with the latest movies.

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