Our Orthodontists | Specialist Ellicott City & Clarksville Orthodontist | OX Orthodontix

Meet the OX orthodontists

Our orthodontists are proud to offer customized orthodontic treatment in a friendly environment. With OX Orthodontix offices in Ellicott City and Clarksville, MD, we are dedicated to providing the best orthodontic care to patients and families alike. Our orthodontists are recognized Diamond Plus providers of Invisalign, but also offer braces as a treatment option for patients. Meet the doctors who create beautiful OX smiles every day!

 

Dr Wayne Hickory

Dr Wayne Hickory

Dr. Wayne Hickory is one of the orthodontists that spearheaded the use of Invisalign clear aligners at OX Orthodontix locations as a universal form of treatment for our patients. For the past 15 years, he has been lecturing on Invisalign both nationally and internationally, expanding the applicability of clear aligner therapy. Alongside our other orthodontist, Dr. Selnick, Dr. Hickory has treated more than 8,000 patients with Invisalign over the last 17 years.

Dr. Hickory has a diverse educational background that has allowed him to expand his knowledge of orthodontics, making him one of the most qualified orthodontists in the Columbia, MD area. After graduating from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Hickory earned a Master in Nutritional Science at Boston University, School of Dental Medicine. At the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine, he completed the three-year postdoctoral program in orthodontics, the Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and a Masters of Dental Science.

Once he completed his education as a student of orthodontics, Dr. Hickory then became a faculty member of the orthodontic department at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the University of Maryland to share his knowledge with aspiring orthodontists.

Dr. Hickory was founder and editor of Praxis, America’s first journal of orthodontic practice management, and now is a part of the amazing team of orthodontists at OX Orthodontix!

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Dr Sandra Selnick

Dr Sandra Selnick

Dr. Sandra Selnick is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of innovative orthodontic treatment to provide the best possible treatment results for her patients. Dr. Selnick takes pride in “creating beautiful smiles for all ages” using the latest advancements in orthodontic technology.

As the daughter of a pediatric dentist and a pediatrician, Dr. Selnick was bound to work as a medical professional too! She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of Miami before earning her doctoral degree in dentistry (DDS) from the University of Maryland where she graduated with special recognition from the American Association of Orthodontists. After completing a hospital-based General Practice Residency with the VA Medical Center in Baltimore, Dr. Selnick's interest in orthodontics led her back to the University of Maryland for three years of specialty training resulting in a Certificate in Orthodontics. She concurrently pursued her research in orthodontic computer analysis, earning a Master (MS) in Oral Biology.

Before joining the OX Orthodontix team, Dr. Selnick was in private practice and worked as a staff orthodontist at Children's Hospital at Washington Hospital Center. Now she is a wonderful addition to the team of orthodontists at OX and has been a leader in using Invisalign to treat most of the patients that come to our offices.

Dr. Selnick is also dedicated to giving back to her community and her strong ties in the Howard County area are a source of pride in Dr. Selnick's professional and private life. When she is not in the office, Dr. Selnick is active in her two children's school activities and cheers them on in swimming competitions throughout the state.

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Dr. Mitra Derakhshan

Dr. Mitra Derakhshan

Dr. Mitra Derakhshan has worked with Invisalign for over 10 years and has demonstrated her expertise with the clear aligner system by being published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, giving seminars in orthodontics, and lecturing on orthodontic topics worldwide.

Before Dr. Derakhshan joined the OX Orthodontix team, she received her dental degree (DDS) at the University of Michigan and her master's degree (MS) and Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Outside of the office, Dr. Derakhshan enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, exploring the outdoors, and watching a romantic comedy movie every once in a while.

Dr. Jennifer Smith

Dr. Jennifer Smith

Dr. Jennifer Smith joined the OX Orthodontix team with a background of valuable training and experience treating patients of all ages. She is proud to now be a part of OX Orthodontix, creating beautiful smiles and welcoming newcomers to our patient family!

Dr. Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in Spanish and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, with honors.

During her time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Smith received several awards and was selected to complete a research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Facial Reconstruction Center. This fellowship provided her with the opportunity to assist with the orthodontic treatment of patients with various craniofacial abnormalities and syndromes. She attributes her desire to pursue a career in orthodontics, in part, to this incredible experience.

After practicing general dentistry for several years, Dr. Smith returned to the University of Pennsylvania to earn a specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Since completing this training, Dr. Smith has practiced in both orthodontic and pediatric dental offices in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Maryland, providing comprehensive care to children, teens, and adults.

Dr. Smith originally hails from Philadelphia, PA, but currently resides in Howard County with her husband, Robert, and six-year-old son. When she’s away from the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, yoga and cooking.

Why choose an orthodontic specialist for your new smile?

Our orthodontists have treated more than 8,000 patients with OX Orthodontix, not to mention the hundreds of other patients they have treated with a range of orthodontic appliances. Their experience ensures you are guaranteed a fabulous result.

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If you’d like to experience leading orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or braces, contact your local OX Orthodontix office in Ellicott City or Clarksville, MD. We offer a FREE initial consultation with our specialized staff to help get you the information you need to start your journey to a stunning new smile.

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