The concept of HD Orthodontics originated when Dr. Desh sat as a patient in her orthodontist's office. Having always been self-concscious about her own smile, she watched it transform throughout orthodontic treatment, subsequently boosting her self-image and confidence. She realized what a positive impact orthodontic treatment can have on someone's life and decided she wanted to share that experience with others. 20 years later, Dr. Desh has finally seen her dreams come to fruition. At HD Orthodontics, we want everyone to be able to experience the power of a beautiful smile and look forward to treating your individual needs.
Our vision is to create amazingly beautiful smiles in a comfortable, caring and enjoyable environment. We aim to provide the best orthodontic experience by delivering excellent quality care through state of the art technology and wholehearted concern for the patient’s desires.
Dr. Desh is a board certified specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, a prestige only 1 in 3 orthodontists obtain. Raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Dr. Desh completed her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University. She graduated after three years Summa Cum Laude with a BA in pre-dental medicine and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Desh continued her studies at one of only two Ivy League Dental schools, the University of Pennsylvania. During dental school, she was very involved in research and received several awards at various dental conferences for her work evaluating the role of masseter muscle metabolism in temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Desh graduated Penn Dental in the top 5% of her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society. Upon graduation, Dr. Desh matriculated into the orthodontics program at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Desh is also a part of many associations:
On Monday, January 14th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly networking luncheon to hear from Heather Desh of HD Orthodontics.