Dr. Quimby is a Tarheel who has Midwestern roots.
Growing up in Iowa, Meredith Quimby could usually be found on the golf course. She became the Iowa High School State Champion and was recruited throughout the country to play top tier golf. Weather, academics and the chance to compete at the highest collegiate level made the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill the right fit. Dr. Quimby competed in numerous NCAA tournaments and national amateur events. She once dreamed of professional golf, but chose to combine her passion for science and outgoing personality towards another profession of precision and perfection -orthodontics.
Dr. Quimby graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Chemistry and returned to Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school, she also worked in a craniofacial research lab studying the genetic causes of Cleft Lip and Palate as part of the Human Genome Project. She completed her orthodontic residency at The Ohio State University receiving a Master’s of Science in orthodontics. Dr. Quimby continues to focus her science background with new technologies of Cone Beam CT, SureSmile®, and the latest in orthodontic biomechanics. Her combined genetics and orthodontic background also makes her a valuable asset to our regional Cleft Lip and Palate team.
DR. KELLY A. COLLINS
Dr. Collins believes being an orthodontist is the greatest job in the world because it combines her love of science, the arts and teaching with her passion for patient care.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame and then entered the Masters of Education program at John Carroll University in Cleveland, seeking to combine her interest in the sciences with teaching. It was there that she realized that patient care was the missing element she wished to include in her career. She graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and then received her degree in orthodontics from The Ohio State University.
Growing up in Ohio, Dr. Collins could usually be found on a playing field or court. She excelled in soccer and basketball, playing both sports in high school and college. She was selected as a high school and collegiate soccer All-American, was invited to try out for Women’s US World Cup Soccer and was elected into the St. Mary’s College and Revere High School Athletic Hall of Fame. She was the first athlete at Revere to be selected as an All-American. Dr. Collins believes that the skills she learned as an athlete helped her accomplish her goal of becoming an orthodontist and remain present in her practice.
Dr. Collins enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children shrimping and crabbing in the intercostal waterways.