Dr. Christie grew up with a passion for science and dentistry, having had the opportunity to watch her father, Dr. Forwood, transform people’s smiles since she was a child. Dr. Christie grew up in Wallingford and went to Wallingford Elementary School, Strath Haven Middle School and graduated from Strath Haven High School in 1996. In 2000, she received a B.S. in biology with a minor in psychology from Lehigh University. After graduating from Lehigh, she spent two years teaching special needs children at the Ivymount School in Rockville, Maryland before beginning dental school in 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in dental medicine in 2006 and continued at the University of Pennsylvania for her orthodontic residency which she completed in 2008. Her research on palatal expansion was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in April 2010.
Dr. Christie is married to her husband Zach, who grew up in West Virginia, and also attended Lehigh University (Class of 98). Together they have two daughters, Grace and Ella, and a Cavapoo named Nash. For fun she enjoys running in Ridley Creek State Park, traveling and exploring new places with her family. She loves to explore the ocean and learn about underwater biology (her favorite animal is the Octopus).
Dr. Christie’s passion is to create beautiful smiles for both children and adults in Media with her orthodontic practice. Our team is committed to treating every patient as a member of the family. Her goal is to bring joy, kindness, and compassion throughout the process so that orthodontics can be an overall positive experience for all.
Dr. Drane is a native of southern New Jersey and a lover of all things Philadelphia. He attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he received a B.A. in Neuroscience with a Minor in Psychology. A 4-year varsity letter winner in Sprint Football, Dr. Drane was also an Academic All-Ivy Award Winner and still dreams of suiting up for one more football game. His educational journey continued at Penn in the School of Dental Medicine, where he was president of the American Student Dental Association during his junior year. He received his doctorate in dental medicine in 2012, and was accepted into the orthodontic residency program, which he completed in 2014. Dr. Drane had a hard time leaving Penn after so many years so he decided to teach and is currently a Clinical Associate professor in the Orthodontics department at the School of Dental Medicine.
When he is not in the office, Dr. Drane enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley (a Wallingford girl) and their 4 young daughters. They live in the community with their rescue dog Wilson, who will do anything for a treat and loves scratches behind his ears. Dr. Drane enjoys outdoor activities, including skiing, mountain biking, and playing golf when time allows. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and especially enjoys talking about football and the Eagles.
Having been through orthodontic treatment as an adult (treatment that included jaw surgery), Dr. Drane fully understands the value of a healthy bite and smile. The power of orthodontics to positively impact someone’s life is what initially drew Dr. Drane to the profession, but he also truly enjoys the balance of art and science within the profession.
Dr. Forwood received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and was employed for four years as a mechanical engineer before entering dental school, ultimately receiving his dental degree and completing a residency in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced orthodontics in Massachusetts before returning to the University of Pennsylvania to serve as the clinical director of orthodontics from 1980 to 1984. He served on the faculty as an assistant clinical professor of orthodontics since 1980 until his recent retirement. Dr. Forwood is married to his wife Carolyn of fifty years. He has three children and eight grandchildren who keep him very busy. Dr. Forwood is currently serving as a consultant to the practice.