Dr. Braun grew up in West-Berlin,
Germany, where she attended the
Freie Universitaet dental clinic
after graduating at the top of her
class at the Albert Einstein
Gymnasium, which incorporates four
years of high school classes as well
as two years of college education.
She moved to the United States in 1990 and continued her studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, receiving a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996. Dr. Braun graduated first in her dental class and was inducted into the OKU National Dental Honor Society and the Sigma Beta Honor Society. She received numerous awards including the American College of Dentists Award for Outstanding Performance and Professionalism, the American Association of Orthodontists Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Oro-Facial Complex, the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award, as well as two awards from the Xi Psi Phi International Dental Fraternity.
Upon completion of a three year specialty residency she earned her Certificate in Orthodontics in 1999.
Dr. Braun has been practicing in Brewster, NY since 1999. She has been actively involved and has held memberships in the Brewster Rotary Club and dental societies at the local, state, and national level. She is a current member and past president of the Putnam County Dental Society and recipient of the New Dentist Leadership Award issued by the Ninth District Dental Association. Memberships in other professional organizations include the Westchester Putnam Orthodontic Study Club, the New York State Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the American Board of Orthodontics, and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Dr. Braun has been a certified Invisalign provider since 2000 and in 2009 obtained her certification as a Clear Correct provider as well. She has been named as one of the “Top Dentists of the Hudson Valley” for the last ten consecutive years. She stays current with the latest techniques and technologies by attending local and national continuing education courses and reviewing relevant scientific journals. One of her own articles has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Braun resides in Putnam County with her husband and son.
When calling our office, the first people you will meet are the front desk crew. They will knowledgeably answer all your questions and guide you through the process of beginning orthodontic treatment for either yourself or your child. From scheduling appointments, to structuring budget-friendly financial contracts, to processing insurance claims, they will assist you in every way possible with a friendly smile and the know-how to get the job done.
Our accommodating staff has had a vast amount of experience in the orthodontic field prior to coming together in our practice. While the full-time orthodontic assistants, who have been with us the longest, are all board certified and licensed by New York State, our newer staff members are in the process of being board certified and licensed. Dr. Braun and her assistants are also trained and certified in CPR. All are extremely qualified to offer the highest standard of care and expertise to our patients as they assist Dr. Braun with all procedures and aspects of orthodontic treatment.
We recognize that your time is valuable and we make every effort not to waste it. When we schedule an appointment, our goal is to escort you into the treatment area upon your arrival, complete your scheduled procedure within the allotted time period, schedule your next appointment, and send you on your way to complete the rest of your day. In order to help you remember your scheduled visits we send out e mail confirmations. If you find it necessary to cancel your appointment we ask that you give at least 24 hours notice.
The goal of Dr. Braun and the entire staff is to make our patients feel welcome and comfortable while spending time with us. Each employee brings an individual strength and talent to the practice, contributing to the overall atmosphere of excellence in patient care. The respect and camaraderie of our team is palpable and infectious to the point that our patients are totally relaxed and join right in with the fun. Many even tell us they look forward to their next appointment! We are proud of the fact that so many of our new patients are enthusiastically referred by past and present patients as well as the many dental professionals in the area.
Our patient base includes a broad range of personalities with individual needs and requirements. We take great pride in our ability to accommodate all comfortably. Our open treatment stations allow patients to interact with each other and with the staff in a relaxed, friendly and communal atmosphere. For those who require a bit more privacy, we offer separate treatment rooms. Our number one priority is the wellbeing and satisfaction of our patients and we do our very best to make sure everyone is relaxed, comfortable and happy. At Dr. Braun’s, our standard is excellence.