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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.

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.

Meet Our Team

Jeanie
  • Jeanie - Financial Coordinator

"Hello, I'm Jeanie, the financial coordinator. I joined team Ahrens in 1995. I am 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 a beautiful adult 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 - Appointment Coordinator
  • 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 transition of our patients throughout their treatment. I also enjoy the marketing aspect of the practice, going to meet the general dentist 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. As well as, the many blessings of our grown children and grandchildren."

Julie - 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 fiancé who I love spending 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."

Shelby - Orthodontic Assistant
  • Shelby - Orthodontic Assistant

"My name is Shelby. My passion with dentistry began 6 years ago when I started as a dental assistant. I recently moved to Louisville, Kentucky from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to further my education in the dental field at University Of Louisville. The most rewarding part of my job is being apart of something that changes our patients life's in such a positive way. I always strive to build strong relationships with my patients. I look forward to meeting all of you & providing you with my best care."

Outside of the office I enjoy being active outdoors, playing a round of golf with my pops, watching Alabama football, traveling to see different cultures, pageants and spending time with my family & friends.

Megan - Orthodontic Assistant
  • Megan - Orthodontic Assistant

"Hi, my name is Megan. I am currently furthering my education at JCTC. I have been with the Ahrens team for over a year. I absolutely love what I do and seeing the transformation in attitudes and smiles that our patients bring through the doors. When I’m outside of the office I am normally spending time with my family and boyfriend. Always open to doing new things throughout the community."

Jennifer - Orthodontic Assistant
  • Jennifer - Orthodontic Assistant

"I have enjoyed working in the dental field for over 25 years. I became a team member at Ahrens Orthodontics in September 2000. I love to see the excitement on a patients face, when they reveal their new smile. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and watching movies. I love spending time with my husband, kids, grandkids & loved ones."

Wanda - Orthodontic Assistant
  • Wanda - Orthodontic Assistant

"I started as an orthodontic assistant in 1995 and I just love being a part of the transformation into beautiful smiles! I have a husband and 2 boys, I grew up in South Dakota and have lived in New Mexico, Arizona, Ohio and now Louisville which I also love."