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Dr. Ashley Orynich, Pediatric Dentist at Frisco Kid's Dentistry

Meet Dr. Ashley

Dr. Ashley Orynich is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who is dedicated to providing children and families with the highest quality of safety and care. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She completed her post-doctoral pediatric dentistry training at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, where she was the national American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Samuel D. Harris Health Research and Policy Fellow and completed an additional Master in Oral Science with a thesis on national policies affecting children.

Dr. Ashley loves working with children and will forever be a child at heart!

She aims to serve children tenderly through purposeful connection and education. Her dedication to outstanding patient care involves collaboration with families to achieve safe, happy, and healthy results. Outside of the office, Dr. Ashley enjoys time with loved ones, singing, dancing and the ocean.

Curriculum Vitae – Catherine Ashley Orynich, DMD, MPA, MS

Education

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY BAYLOR COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY | Master of Oral Science, Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry (2012- 2014) | Dallas, TX

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Samuel D. Harris Health Research and Policy Fellow (2013-2014)
  • Primary Investigator, The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges: Advocacy Efforts for Children’s Oral Health. Pediatric Dentistry V37/ NO 1 Jan/Feb 2016
  • Primary Investigator, The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges: Effects on the Pediatric Dental Benefit. Pediatric Dentistry V37/ NO 1 Jan/Feb 2016
  • Primary Investigator, The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges: An Opportunity to Lead Change. Pediatric Dentistry V37/ NO 1 Jan/Feb 2016

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, School of Dental Medicine | Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Honors in a Special Field cum laude (2006-2011) | Boston, MA

  • Inaugural DMD/MPA Concurrent Degree Graduate, Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Honors Thesis: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Chronic Disease in Urban Refugees: An Oral Health Pilot Study
  • Recipient, Harvard Medical School Traveling Fellowship Scholars in Medicine Program (2011 Ecuador)
  • Recipient, C.V. Starr Scholarship Award (2009-2010)
  • Recipient, Paul Dudley White Traveling Fellowship (2007 Switzerland)
  • Philanthropy Chairperson, American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Harvard Chapter

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, John F. Kennedy School of Government | Master of Public Administration (2008-2012) | Cambridge, MA

  • Vice President, United Nations Professional Interests Council
  • Community Service Coordinator, HKS Christian Fellowship
  • Recipient, Sumner Feldberg Fellowship Award (2008)

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Honors College | Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition, magna cum laude (2003-2006) | Gainesville, FL

  • Primary Investigator/Honors Thesis: Time Courses of fMRI Activations Spanning the Stimulus-Response Interval During Word Generation by Non-fluent Aphasics
  • President, The Pre-Dental Society
  • Founder/President, The Singing Organization for a Newer Gatorship (SONG)
  • Scholarship Chairperson, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

Professional Experience

AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY | Active Diplomate (2015-present)

ON THE CUSP PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY | Pediatric Dentist (2014-present) | Tulsa, OK

  • Appointed Medical Staff, Saint Francis Hospital Surgery Department
  • Member, Tulsa County Dental Society
  • Member, Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA)
  • ODA Alternate Representative, Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC)
  • Appointed Member, State Medicaid Dental Focus Group

OKLAHOMA ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY (OAPD) | Member (2017-present) | Tulsa, OK

  • Founder, Official AAPD State Chapter (2017)

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY (AAPD) | Member (2012-present) | Dallas, TX/ Tulsa, OK

  • Founder/Public Policy Advocate, Oklahoma Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (OAPD) State Chapter

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY BAYLOR COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY | Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry (2015-present) | Dallas, TX

  • Research Faculty, Strengthening the AAPD Public Policy Advocacy Network: Identifying Advocacy Efforts and Recommendations. Pediatric Dentistry 2017; 39 (5):353-7
  • Research Faculty, Identifying Public Policy and Advocacy Practices Among Pediatric Dental Millennials. Pediatric Dentistry 2019;41(2)
  • Member, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (TAPD)
  • Member, Texas Dental Association (TDA)

HARVARD SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE | Office of Global and Community Health, Oral Health Policy Research Consultant (2012) | Boston, MA

GEORGETOWN FAMILY DENTISTRY | General Dentist (2012) | Georgetown, MA

ECUADOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH / UNIVERSIDAD CRISTIANA LATINOAMERICANA (UCL) ESCUELA DE ODONTOLOGÍA | Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine Teaching Fellow (2011) | Quito, Ecuador

  • Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Research, World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO)

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) | West Africa Regional Public Health and HIV/AIDS Office Intern (2009) | Dakar, Senegal

  • Primary Investigator, Chronic Disease in Urban Refugees: An Oral Health Pilot Study

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM) | Migration Health Department Intern (2007) | Geneva, Switzerland

  • Primary Investigator, Global Oral Health Policy Reform: Improving Refugee Oral Health through Gateway Initiative Implementation and Inter-agency Coordination.
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