Building Your Confidence
Dr. Polk's clinical interests focus on state-of-the-art orthodontic technology that helps patients achieve natural and healthy smiles.
More importantly, she loves to support and build confidence in her patients during their orthodontic treatment journey.
She's an active member of these fine professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontics (AAO)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Southern Association of Orthodontics (SAO)
Meet Dr. Kaitlin Polk
Dr. Kaitlin Polk was born in raised in southern Oklahoma. After moving to Memphis for her orthodontic training in 2019, she fell in love with this city and decided to make her home here.
As a teenager, Dr. Polk felt drawn to the field of orthodontics during her own orthodontic treatment.
After high school, she attended Baylor University, where she received a degree in biology. (Sic' Em Bears!)
Following college, Dr. Polk earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, where she graduated with honors and distinction. While in dental school, Dr. Polk was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Polk was actively involved in OU's Christian Medical and Dental Association and helped lead multiple mission trips to Central and South America during her time in Oklahoma City.
After dental school, Dr. Polk completed a General Practice Residency at OU's Children's Hospital, where she gained invaluable experience working with pediatric patients.
In 2019, she moved to Memphis to complete her orthodontic training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, the oldest orthodontic program in the South! UTHSC accepts only four orthodontic residents each year and is known for its excellent clinical training.
Outside of the Office
In her spare time, Dr. Polk enjoys exploring the Mid-South, game nights, watching college football, cheering on her Baylor Bears, and spending time with her family and friends.
She's actively involved at Bellevue Baptist Church and loves doing life with her community there.