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Meet Dr. Messenger

Jennifer Messenger, DDS, MS

Dr. Jennifer Messenger is committed to providing excellence in orthodontics to both children and adults. Dr. Messenger graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCSB and then graduated in the top of her class from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Messenger completed a one-year residency in general dentistry at the USC School of Dentistry and practiced general dentistry for 3 years in Orange County, prior to completing her 30-month orthodontic and research training at Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Messenger is active in multiple organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists, and the Orange Country Women’s Dental Society. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, a distinction held by less than 30% of practicing orthodontists. Dr. Messenger currently resides in her hometown of Newport Beach with her husband, Billy and their two children, Kaylin and Riley.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Messenger as part of our practice. She and Barkate Orthodontics have a mission of providing healthy, beautiful smiles in a fun, enjoyable atmosphere with an emphasis on personal service and quality care. We look forward to you meeting her!