Meet Dr. Brown


Dr.-Brown.jpgMelissa L. Brown, D.M.D., M.S.

I started my journey to becoming an orthodontist when I got braces in third grade! I was convinced at a young age that I wanted to be an orthodontist someday because I had such a positive experience during my own orthodontic treatment. It is now my hope that I impact my patients in such a way that they leave their orthodontic experience feeling inspired and confident in their future and their smile!

Education & Publications

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology- Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine- University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Masters of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics- Oregon Health & Science University
  • Published research in The Angle Orthodontist Journal
  • International College of Dentists Leadership Award
  • Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society

Professional Affiliations

  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Steuben County Dental Society – Treasurer, 2011 - 2013, President 2014 - present

Family Life

I am happily married to my husband, Jeff, who is my best friend. Our son, Jacob, is the most wonderful blessing in our lives and he is changing so quickly that the pictures you see here are probably outdated! In my free time I enjoy being with family, serving in our church community, golfing with Jeff, hanging out with Jacob, traveling, running, hiking and just being outside!

Dr. Brown and her Family
Dr. Brown and her son