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Dr. Douglas Ahrens

Dr. Douglas Ahrens

Orthodontist - Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics


A native Louisvillian, Dr. Doug Ahrens graduated from Westport High School and acquired his BA degree in business and his pre-dental training at Georgetown College. He received his DMD degree at the University of Louisville in 1976 and completed his orthodontics residency in 1978. Dr. Ahrens is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the Kentucky Assocation of Orthodontists, the Louisville and Kentucky Association of Dentists, and is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and has been a qualified examiner for the Kentucky State Orthodontics Board. Dr. Ahrens received his board certificate in 1987. Only 25% or practicing orthodontists in the United States are board certified. This examination process takes years to complete and demonstrates his ability to solve a wide range of orthodontic problems.

Dr. Gerry Ahrens

Dr. Gerry Ahrens

Orthodontist - Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics


Dr. Gerry Ahrens grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated from Louisville Male High School where he succeeded in academics and lettered in three athletic programs. He was the school’s starting quarterback, and his football team won the state tournament during his Senior Year when he was named an All-American by USA Today. Dr. Gerry earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Louisville, while also lettering in football. From there, he went on to earn his DMD Degree from the University of Kentucky, and he completed his orthodontic residency at New York University's School of Dentistry. Dr. Gerry is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the Louisville and Kentucky Dental Associations. He has specialized training in surgical treatments, standard edgewise brackets, lingual braces, and mini-implants for orthodontic anchorage (TADS). He is currently lecturing for Forestadent, an international bracket provider. Additionally, Dr. Gerry is an Invisalign preferred provider and is Laser certified. His knowledge of the latest developments in orthodontic procedures has been a tremendous asset to the practice. In his free time, Dr Gerry enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is a sports enthusiast and helps coach local middle and high school football and basketball teams.

Meet Our Team

Jeanie
  • Jeanie - Financial Coordinator

"Hello! I’m Jeanie, the Financial Coordinator. I joined team Ahrens in 1995. I’m thankful for the caring doctors and amazing coworkers I have. Most of us have been together for several years and are like family. The most rewarding part of this job is seeing teens blossom into beautiful adults and develop confidence to succeed in life just by changing their smile! When not at work, I can be found with my loving husband, Troy. We are blessed with two children, Allie and Zach. I enjoy reading, boating and spending time at the beach in the sun."

Missy
  • Missy - Appointment Coordinator

"I am the appointment coordinator for Ahrens Orthodontics. I have enjoyed being part of Dr. Ahrens team for fourteen years now. It is very rewarding to witness the transitions of our patients throughout their treatment. I also enjoy the marketing aspect of this practice, going to meet the general dentists as well as their staffs. Forming these relationships within our dental community is both pleasing and crucial for a successful practice.

Away from our office I enjoy spending time with my husband Dan and the many blessings of our grown children and grandchildren."

Orthodontic Assistant
  • Julie - Orthodontic Assistant

"I have worked for Ahrens Orthodontics since 2000. In my spare time I enjoy biking and running. I have two beautiful daughters and a fiance who I love to spend time with. I graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 1983 with a degree in Dental Assisting and have enjoyed my career ever since."

Shannon
  • Shannon - Orthodontic Assistant

"Is it really work when you have so much fun?! I have spent the last five years of my orthodontic career with Dr Gerry Ahrens and our team. I find my place within the practice not only rewarding but fulfilling. As a mother of three grown children, I am now enjoying more "ME" time which I'm blessed to share with my hubby of over 20yrs."

Shannon
  • Alissa - Orthodontic Assistant

"My name is Alissa Walker. I have been assisting for two years now and I love it! I attended Miami Jacobs Career College for Dental Assisting. There I obtained an associates degree of science, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors. I am a wife and mother of three gorgeous children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, attending church, organizing and shopping. I have been blessed to work with such an amazing staff here at Ahrens Orthodontics. I love meeting new patients and being a part of their journey to a great smile!"

Shannon
  • Molly - Orthodontic Assistant

"I joined the Ahrens team in 2015. I love the laid back, family centered atmosphere. I come from a dental laboratory background and have enjoyed my transition to chairside care."

"I am the mother of a beautiful young lady. In our spare time we enjoy caring for our many pets and volunteering at Bernheim Forest. We are Kentucky naturalists in training, birdwatching, plant identification and rock formations. It is all very interesting. You are never too old to learn something new!"

Shannon
  • Courtney - Orthodontic Assistant

"My name is Courtney Hammack. I have been an orthodontic assistant for over four years. My favorite thing about my job is everyone I work with. It is like having a home away from home. I love spending time with my daughter Emma and being outdoors."