Dr. Karen O’Rourke
Dr. O’Rourke graduated from the University of Michigan and then completed an optional one year General Practice Residency at the U of M hospital. This residency training took her through the eight dental specialties as well as rotations through the hospital. Emphasis was placed on treating medically compromised patients, oral cancer patients, and patients requiring dentistry under general anesthesia.
She taught for a number of years in the hygiene program at GRCC and is involved in a number of community and professional organizations. Dr. O’Rourke is on staff at Mercy Health Hospital and Spectrum Health Hospital. In addition, she is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, and a member of the American Dental Association.
The orthotropic treatment she provides is based on a philosophy and technique developed in England by Dr. John Mew. The benefit of this particular treatment is that it strives to correct the cause of the problem, not just straighten teeth. For adults, she has pursued education in cosmetic dentistry, full reconstruction, and implants to replace missing teeth.
Address: 4250 Kalamazoo SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508