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Orthodontic treatment is unique among other medical or dental experiences. While undergoing treatment, you will come to appointments every 6-10 weeks for up to two years! After that, you return for retainer check appointments. If your child is an interceptive treatment candidate, we may be lucky enough to see you frequently for several years. In short, you will spend a significant amount of time in your or your child’s orthodontist’s office. For that reason, we have made every effort to make High Line Smile Design a place you like spending time.

Meet Dr. Pompei

“If I could wave a magic wand and have any job in the whole world, I’d be an orthodontist.”

Renée C. Pompei, DDS started her working life after college as an information technology and strategy consultant for a global management consulting firm. She genuinely enjoyed traveling around the country and being part of project teams that developed custom software solutions.  However, it was not quite the work that stirred passion in her heart. While she was busy consulting, she found time to get braces since she had always wanted to improve her smile. This orthodontic experience made her realize her true calling.

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“If I could wave a magic wand and have any job in the whole world, I’d be an orthodontist.”

Renée C. Pompei, DDS started her working life after college as an information technology and strategy consultant for a global management consulting firm.  For five years, she genuinely enjoyed traveling around the country and being part of project teams that developed custom software solutions.   However, it was not quite the work that stirred passion in her heart.  While she was busy consulting, she found time to get braces since she had always wanted to improve her smile. This orthodontic experience made her realize her true calling.

Although it was a challenge to change careers and start dental school several years later than the average dentist, it was unquestionably the clear choice. Seven long years of post-undergraduate education and almost a decade of practicing orthodontics later, she knows she made the right decision.  There’s nothing more rewarding than getting to know people from around the city and every walk of life, watching them grow to love their new smiles, helping them improve health.

Dr. Pompei is fastidious and exacting in her practice, striving each day to become a better orthodontist than she was the day before.

  • Home Town: Alexandria, VA
  • Has lived in: Williamsburg, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Washington, DC; Madison, WI; Boston, MA; and New York, NY
  • College: College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Government/Economics with a Business Minor
  • Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Dental Studies: University of Pittsburgh
  • Dental School: Doctor of Dental Surgery, Columbia University, Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • Orthodontics Training: Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Tufts University
  • American Board of Orthodontics Certification
  • Sits on the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontics as the representative to the AAO’s Council on Orthodontic Practice, and as a NESO delegate to the AAO House of Delegates

fUn FaCts:  Dr. Pompei loves, loves, loves living in New York City!  It is a constant source of creative energy, inspiration to hustle, discovery, and diversity.  When she’s not sleeping, eating, and breathing orthodontics (because she loves ortho so much too!), she is spending time with her family and friends, running in Central Park, roaming around the Met or the Whitney, riding her bike down the Hudson River Greenway, reading in a neighborhood café, or enjoying the endless supply of live music, comedy, or theater the city has to offer.  She’s a huge tennis fan, ever drawn to the the mountains and ski slopes, and will rarely turn down the chance to play board games or debate policy and philosophy.

 

BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHODONTIST

Dr. Pompei is an ABO Board Certified Orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) was founded in 1929 and is the oldest specialty board in dentistry. The ABO’s aim is to elevate the standards of the practice of orthodontia, to familiarize the public with its aim and ideals, and to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners.

The Board upholds four main objectives supported by its mission:

  • To evaluate the knowledge and clinical skills of graduates of accredited orthodontic programs by conducting exams and conferring time-limited certificates
  • To re-evaluate clinical knowledge and skills through administration of re-certification exams throughout a Diplomate’s career
  • To support the development of quality graduate, postgraduate, and continuing education programs in orthodontics
  • To promote and encourage certification expertise throughout the world

To become board certified, an orthodontist has to pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of his or her credentials.  Once certified, the orthodontist must become re-certified every ten years to maintain board-certified status. Becoming board certified is a symbol of the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

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Technology

Advances in technology have greatly improved the orthodontic experience in many ways. High Line Smile Design is proud to offer the best orthodontic technology to its patients.

  • ELECTRONIC RECORDS: greatly reduced paper waste, facilitates quick access and increased accuracy of patient information
  • DIGITAL SCANS: with 3D scans there’s little need for goopy, gaggy impressions
  • TREATMENT SIMULATIONS: it’s now possible to simulate various treatment plans and results on digital models so you can see visually what to expect from your treatment
  • PATIENT PORTAL: allows patients to check on their upcoming appointments and accounts via the practice website ***Coming Soon!***
  • PATIENT EDUCATION: our library of videos explains orthodontic appliances, how they work, and how to care for them at home
  • COMMUNICATION:we use your preferred, most convenient ways of communicating with you such as email and text
  • LOW RADIATION DIGITAL X-RAY MACHINES: we capture important diagnostic images with lower radiation than ever before