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 while 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.