Dr. DeWood is a member of the Spear resident faculty, bringing more than 35 years of dental experience to our campus. She is currently teaching our courses on Facially Generated Treatment Planning (FGTP) and Complex Case Planning, Sequencing and Phased Treatment.

In addition to her teaching duties at Spear, Dr. DeWood practices Orthodontics in Glendale, Arizona and Bellevue, Washington. After 22 years as a general dentist in private practice, she chose to pursue an education and career in orthodontics. She has been a practicing orthodontist since 2005 and served as the acting clinic director in the graduate orthodontic program at the University of Tennessee until 2009.

Dr. DeWood graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1980 and received her General Practice Residency certificate in 1981. She earned a Master’s in 2002 and a certificate in Orthodontics in 2005 from the University of Tennessee, and has been Board-certified since 2006. She also received her Ph.D. in Health Policy from the University of Tennessee in 2011 and is a member of Mensa.