About Us

The Team That Crafts Your New Smile

At May O’Keeffe Orthodontics our team believes that improving your smile has the power to transform your life. In fact, we’re passionate about it – and we measure our success by the way our patients feel about us and about their smiles. For us, every day is an opportunity to be the best part of your day and we can’t imagine a better job!

We‘re all involved in continuing education so that the treatments we provide will be the most current, and the technologies we use to provide them will be the most patient-friendly. We believe that a visit with Dr. O’Keeffe is the best way to find out how orthodontics can improve your health and self-confidece and we hope that from your first visit to the day you walk out with your new smile, you’ll love going to the orthodontist.

Orthodontist May O'Keeffe

Meet Dr. May O’Keeffe

Dr. O’Keeffe graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with a degree in chemistry. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she was a Dean’s Scholar, a member of OKU National Dental Honor Society and graduated with honors. Dr. O’Keeffe then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her orthodontic residency, which is one of the premier orthodontic programs in the country. (Read More)

Read Dr. O’Keeffe’s CV

My Story

It may not be your typical fairy tale, but it is my (sort of) fairy tale.  As a child of ten, I was told I had to visit an orthodontist.  I had no idea what this meant, but for the next two years, I would come to realize that my smile was becoming more beautiful and my self-confidence was blossoming.  I also came to admire my orthodontist.  A wonderful man, always upbeat, gentle, and interested in ME.  So, at the age of ten, I firmly announced, “I’m going to be an orthodontist when I grow up!”

The years would pass and my career choices ventured towards medicine.  I loved the sciences and I knew that I wanted to help people. The obvious choice was to be a medical doctor.  But I was also afraid of medicine…not that I couldn’t handle the academics, but could I handle the loss, could I handle the stress of someone’s life depending on me? Which led me back to my ten-year-old thought.  Being an orthodontist offered all that I wanted (and more) …science, medicine, and helping people…. after all, your smile is your trademark and it is… forever.

So, I studied and I studied hard. The road wasn’t always easy, but I always did my best and gave it my all.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware.  I was then accepted to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine and received one of only ten academic scholarships.  I was in the top 10 of my graduating class and was awarded many prestigious honors upon graduating in 2000. I was immediately accepted to one of the world’s most prestigious orthodontic programs at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Dental School, Department of Orthodontics.  From there I completed my Master’s thesis on the effects of orthognathic surgery on facial movement.  I received the North Carolina Alumni Association’s Research Award for this research.

And this is where I am in my fairy tale.  I have happily and successfully been an orthodontist since 2003. I am a Board Eligible Member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a Platinum level Invisalign Provider.

I adore the fact that I have literally made thousands of people smile.  I love being part of patient families and giving back to the community. It is my pleasure and privilege to give you and your family your forever smile.

When I am not in the office working on your smile, I live the other part of my fairy tale.  I have been married to a very charming Irishman for over ten years and we have two beautiful and amazing daughters.  I adore, more than anything, being with my family.  I also love to cook, garden and travel.

Meet The Team

That Help Create Your Smile

  • Danielle

    Danielle has been helping smiles under construction for 19 years as a clinical assistant!  Because of her passion for community involvement, she is also our marketing/community events coordinator.  When not at the office, Danielle loves spending time with her daughter on an outdoor adventure.

  • Michelle

    Michelle has been working as a scheduling coordinator for over 16 years.  She'll be the first to greet you when you call or stop in to O'Keeffe Orthodontics!  Michelle will do her best to find the perfect appointment time for you and your children.  When she's not in the office, Michelle loves spending as much time as possible with her family...especially her two grandsons.

  • Jane

    Jane is our insurance guru and office manager.  She has worn many hats in the dental office over the past 15 years, but has been in orthodontic billing for the past 10 years.  She is your best resource to talk to about our financing options or your flexible spending considerations.  Newly engaged, Jane can be found running marathons or riding a bike trail with her fiancé.

  • Tracey

    Tracey has been in the field of orthodontics as a clinical assistant for 15 years.  She loves to help patients reach their forever smiles!  Tracey is an avid sports fan and enjoys time with her boyfriend and her two cats.

Tour Our Office

See Where The Magic Happens

Come in and see where the magic happens! Take a tour of our home. You are always welcome!

Community Involvement

Spreading Smiles Everywhere

May O’Keeffe Orthodontics is deeply involved within the community. Here are just a few organizations that she enjoys supporting.

What People Are Saying

About May O’Keeffe Orthodontics

“Dr. O’Keeffe and her staff treated me like I was someone special during every visit! They always made me smile a lot.”

- Justin C.

“I love Dr. O’Keeffe and her staff. They are very helpful and friendly, and Dr. O’Keeffe does an excellent job. I have been thrilled with my experience. Highly recommended.”

- Michael P.

“Dr. May O’Keeffe is simply the best. All three of our children have gone to her and her work is fantastic. The office is inviting, staff is extra friendly and knowledgeable, all while not breaking the bank.”

- Brett M.

“Dr. O’Keeffe is amazing! She is super friendly and she makes it appointment to make you feel comfortable in her office. She helped me with Invisalign, and I absolutely love how my teeth turned out! She is truly an amazing orthodontist and I would recommend her without a doubt!”

- Nicole J.

“Dr. O’Keeffe is the rare Dr.’s my kids actually like going to see! She has treated 3 of my 4 children (4th will be soon). Dr. O’Keefe is highly educated and excellent at what she does – always knows if they’ve worn the rubber bands or not – her personally is upbeat and she truly enjoy interacting with her patients which is why my teens like her.”

- Julie D.

“I can not say enough great things about Dr. O’Keeffe and her staff. They truly are wonderful! Dr. O’Keeffe genuinely cares about her patients and is just as invested in their smile as we are.”

- Jaci D.