Orthodontist - Saline
1020 E. Michigan Ave Suite E
Saline, MI 48176
(734) 429-7676


  Dr. Katherine Kelly


I grew up in St. Clair Shores and graduated from Michigan State University with B.S. in Microbiology.   I then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry finishing my D.D.S. studies in 1991. I love to learn, so I continued my studies from 1994 until 1997 to complete a Ph.D. in the Department of Pathology in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For orthodontic training, I attended the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of Oklahoma, receiving a M.S. degree.

In addition to working in Saline, I am proud to be an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan.  I work with orthodontic residents and pediatric dental residents to care for medically complex patients.  I am the Director of the Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontic Fellowship program.   I am also honored to be Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.  

My husband, Dr. Fernando Alberdi and I have three boys:   Kyle (Saline Class of 2009), David (Saline Class of 2016), and Will (Class of 2024).  We have two pets: a dog Cooper, (he loves to go to school, too!) and cat Smokey.  We are committed to the area schools and programs for our children and yours.   We try to live up to the examples set by our local leaders,  (fire chief, superintendent, teachers, coaches, small business owners, and clergy,  just to name a few),  who commit their resources for the benefit of our community.  


Our Team

Our team eagerly awaits your arrival so we can start you on your way to a healthy bite and beautiful smile! The caring and helpful team aims to give you their best attention and gentle care. We want to ensure that your time with us is a pleasant one and you leave with a smile on your face.



Terrie - Financial Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of being accounts coordinator at Dr. Kelly Orthodontics for over 6 years. I currently help parents and adult patients with their financial and insurance needs. I love orthodontics because it has such a positive impact on a young and adults person’s life.


Kelly - Treatment and Marketing Coordinator

Meeting new families and developing relationships with patients has continued to be a passion for me since joining Kelly Orthodontics in 2010. Having been in the orthodontic arena for 10 years, encouraging and supporting patients with their orthodontic experience is truly rewarding. I enjoy accompanying patients during their initial exam and getting to know them personally. When treatment begins, it is wonderful to watch their beautiful healthy smiles evolve! I admire the knowledge and expertise Dr. Kelly offers to both her team and family of patients. I am proud to market our friendly practice to the dental community as well as the surrounding residential areas. I am a Saline resident and am proud of the local support we provide.


Pam - Orthodontic Assistant 

I have been working in the dental field for over 16 years. My favorite part of the job is taking care of our patients. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family.


Irina - Sterilization Coordinator, Orthodontic Assistant

I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University studying for my undergrad and preparing for Dental School. My interest in dentistry began after being a previous patient of Dr. Kelly Orthodontics. During my summer vacations I have had the amazing privilege to work with Dr. Kelly to gain more experience with patient care and orthodontics!


Candis - RDA

I have been working with Dr. Kelly's team since June 2016 and am a recent graduate of the Registered Dental Assistant Program at Washtenaw Community College. The best part of working in an orthodontic office is watching our patients fall in love with their new smile! I am married and have one son. In my spare time my wife and I are usually at the Motocross track where we watch our son race. If we are not at the track we are watching him play baseball (GO REDS!), riding our motorcycles or spending time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

New Member

I’ve been in love with orthodontics ever since I had braces as a teen. After high school, I completed my certification in dental assisting. I have been with Dr. Kelly for a year now, but I have been in the dental field for seven wonderful years and look forward to many more. I have an amazing son and daughter that keep me busy in my free time.