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About the Doctor

Dr. Valencia has been providing quality orthodontic care since 1992. She was born in Bogotá, Colombia and, although she grew up in the Midwest, she graduated from dental school in Colombia. She completed her Orthodontic Residency and graduated with honors from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with a Masters in Orthodontics. She then relocated to South Florida and was Director of the Orthodontic Clinic at Nova Southeastern University. She has been in Academia for over 20 years.


  • Dental School: Nova Southeastern University - DMD
  • Postgrad: Nova Southeastern University - Orthodontist
  • Dental School: Colegio Odontológico Colombiano - DDS
  • Postgrad: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Orthodontist


  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • South Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • Sociedad Colombiana de Ortodoncia

With her long time dream to have her private practice in the United States, she  pursued her dental licensing in Florida by undergoing dental school again at Nova Southeastern University and, after graduating, she completed her Orthodontic Residency (for the second time) and graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2008.

She is married and has three sons: Gustavo, Felipe and Jaime. They all work with her, making Kathleen M Valencia Orthodontics a true family practice. She volunteers in various science and health programs. She also enjoys yoga and music, and is completely fluent in English and Spanish.