Meet Dr. Charis O'Connor

Dr. Charis O’Connor is a talented, motivated, and experienced practitioner, who is an enthusiastic contributor to the Kent and Sussex orthodontic communities. Dr. O’Connor is a native of Delaware who took over Dr. Kidd’s practice before joining in a partnership with Dr. Ahl. 


Dr. O’Connor attended the University of Pittsburgh for her dental education. She remained at the university for an additional three years to complete her orthodontic residency. Her education exposed her to several facets of learning philosophies and treatment modalities, which she implements in private practice. Dr. O’Connor graduated at the top of her class. She was the recipient of several academic scholarships and made the Dean’s list each year of her dental education. 

Dr. O’Connor is an active member of the Kent-Sussex Dental Society, the Delaware State Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association.

Personal Life

Dr. O’Connor resides in Dover with her husband Michael and daughters Regan and Avery. When she’s not creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


"Love everything about this place! Great staff and atmosphere. They are so giving and will go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and want. The best in the area. Highly recommend!"— Devon C.
"I cannot thank you and your staff enough for the tremendous care and professionalism that I have experienced during my two-year-plus journey with my braces. Each visit I was greeted with smiles by each and every staff member that shared laughs as well."— Scherie D.
"Our daughter loves going to the orthodontist! The staff are wonderful!"— Amy M.
"Great staff, great service! We recommend everyone in need of orthodontic care to come here!"— Denise J.
"Definitely an office for the WHOLE family! The staff is always personable and informative. Our children are always looking forward to their next appointment!"— Shameika C.
"Dr. Ahl, Dr. O'Connor and staff are the best! They are very personal you get to know them and they get to know you. You are more than just a patient to them. I just finished with my treatment. My teeth look fabulous. I do recommend there practice."— Patricia M.
"Beautiful office with a very friendly doctors and staff."— Teena R.