I enjoy getting to know each patient and family during their orthodontic treatment. It’s rewarding to see a person change as their teeth and smile improve, and to know their new confidence will last a lifetime!
~ Dr. Abbie Schaefer
Education, Experience, and Professional Affiliations
- Undergraduate degree, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Michigan
- Master of Science in Orthodontics (MS), University of Michigan
Dr. Schaefer has practiced orthodontics since 2002. She loves that the specialty combines healthcare, science, and artistry, and provides the opportunity to develop strong connections with each patient and family.
Dr. Schaefer knows it is important to stay current with the latest technology and provide sound evidence-based recommendations in treatment timing and care for her patients.
Since completing her Master’s degree, Dr. Schaefer has sought to continually grow her knowledge and skills. She believes in being a lifelong learner and continues to excel in her specialty by participating in many continuing education courses and meetings. In addition to attending the Align Technology’s national summit, she also participates in conferences, lectures, and seminars.
Dr. Schaefer is an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- Michigan Dental Association
- Washtenaw District Dental Society
These organizations provide continuing educational opportunities throughout the year, locally, regionally, and nationally, and Dr, Schaefer makes the most of those chances to learn.
Through thorough evaluation of new options, she incorporates the best new methodologies, technologies, and procedures into patient care. This ensures the most comfortable and timely treatment experience and a healthy, functional, beautiful finished smile.
Beyond the Practice
Born and raised in a small town just outside of Ann Arbor, Dr. Schaefer and her family have resided in Manchester for over 15 years. She and her husband, Corey, who also attended the University of Michigan, he became an engineer and works in the automotive industry, have been married for over 20 years. The couple has three sons, Ty, Carson, and Gavin, along with two dogs, Macy and Joy.
Attending their sons’ many sport events and supporting their other activities keep the family busy. When she can find the time, Dr. Schaefer likes to run, read books, and enjoys all outdoor activities.