Welcome, Dr. Katelyn Blanchard, to Reuland & Barnhart Orthodontics!
We are thrilled to introduce you and your family to Dr. Katelyn Blanchard! Dr. Blanchard is a former classmate of Dr. Barnhart, and we’re so excited that she’s joining our team! Dr. Blanchard ran her practice in Oklahoma City for several years before returning to her native Texas. We hope you’ll help us give her a warm Reuland & Barnhart Orthodontics welcome!
Dr. Blanchard Comes Home to Texas
Dr. Blanchard is a native of Longview, Texas. She first fell in love with Tyler, Texas, when she worked here as a camp counselor at Pine Cove during college. After graduating from Pine Tree High School in Longview, she attended college at the University of Texas at Austin.
She received her dental degree from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and then she completed her orthodontic specialty certification at LSU College of Dentistry in New Orleans. It was there she met her husband, Neil, who was training to be an anesthesiologist.
Afterward, she ran an orthodontic practice in Oklahoma City for four years while her husband completed his anesthesia training. Now, Dr. Blanchard and her husband have moved back to East Texas, and we’re thrilled to introduce her to our patients.
Building Trusting Relationships
Dr. Blanchard spent time researching accelerated orthodontics and the biology behind using vibration to speed up tooth movement during her schooling. She enjoys working with patients who might be nervous about visiting the orthodontist or who may have had negative dental experiences in the past. She believes in providing positive experiences that change their way of thinking about visits to the orthodontist. Above all else, Dr. Blanchard has said that she finds it truly rewarding to build trusting relationships with patients and see their confidence change as their smile improves.
When she’s not working hard to create beautiful smiles, Dr. Blanchard enjoys reading, golfing, and watching college sports.
Dr. Blanchard has officially joined our team, where we consider smiles a “work of art” and our “work of heart.” Her compassion for her patients, young and old, makes her a perfect fit here at Reuland & Barnhart Orthodontics!