Dr. Jill Schechter

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Dr. Jill Schechter was born and raised in Queens, NY where she graduated from Townsend Harris High School. She went on to study at Cornell University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development, as well as completing a minor in Education. She continued her studies at Stony Brook University, where she simultaneously earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery and her Masters in Public Health. She graduated in the top 10% of her dental school class, earning several honors and awards including induction into the prestigious OKU National Dental Honor Society. From there she continued on to Columbia University where she completed a rigorous three-year residency program, served as chief resident, and earned her Masters of Science in Orthodontics.

Dr. Jill feels strongly about giving back to her profession. Throughout her training, she provided dental care to underserved communities in the US and abroad. While in residency, she developed a passion for treating patients with craniofacial anomalies, and became an

active member of Columbia’s craniofacial team. Since graduating, she has continued her affiliation with Columbia, where she serves as the lead orthodontist on the craniofacial team as well as volunteer faculty in the orthodontics residency clinic.

Dedicated to creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Jill takes the time to understand each patient’s goals and customize their treatment accordingly. Her top priority is ensuring her patients have a positive orthodontic experience and receive the highest quality of care.

Dr. Jill maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. She enjoys attending continuing education courses and staying up-to-date on the newest advancements in orthodontics. In her free time, Dr. Jill enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband, son and rescue dog Vinny.