30 Bridge St.
New Milford, CT 06776
About O'Keiff, Emily R.
Dr. Emily O’Keiff graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in biology and a minor in Spanish, which she still speaks. She graduated magna cum laude from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the world’s first dental college and the birthplace of the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She trained in orthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and earned an M.S. in oral biology. She served as section chief for the dental section of the department of surgery at New Milford Hospital from 2008-2015.
Dr. O’Keiff is in solo practice as an orthodontist and treats children and adults. Her warm, relaxing office is located in a historic building with exposed brick and large windows with natural light. The non-clinical look of her office is one reason why people feel calm and relaxed at each visit. Dr. O’Keiff is also good at relieving patients’ anxieties.
She follows the guidelines of the American Association of Orthodontics, which recommends early evaluation of children at the age of seven to see if there is any “underlying skeletal disharmony” that needs to be addressed. Some treatments, she explains, such as palate expanders and correction of underbites, should be treated in the young to make future treatment more effective.
Regardless of the type of treatment her patients require, she spends “a significant amount of time on communication,” she says. “I send a pre- and post-treatment letter, photos, and X-rays to their dentists, and pre-and post-treatment letters and photos to each patient. They are very thorough, customized letters – not ‘stock’ – and I spend most of my time (when I am not with patients) working on this.”
Dr. O’Keiff makes orthodontics as fun as possible for children, offering a choice of different colored braces, very high-tech self-ligating braces for kids, porcelain braces, or nearly-invisible Invisalign appliances. She is a preferred provider of Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®and Invisalign Express® due to her extensive experience with this technology.
Dental School: Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists; American Dental Association ; Connecticut State Dental Association ; Greater Danbury Dental Society
Emily O’Kieff, D.D.S.
30 Bridge St., New Milford • (860) 354-6006