Meet Dr. Minahan

Meet Dr. Minahan Minahan Orthodontics in Olney, MD

More than a great smile

Welcome to our practice! I am so very fortunate to participate in the care of so many smiles and improved bites that have and will change lives. Most of all, I am grateful for the chance to develop long-lasting relationships with all of our kind families. From start to finish, I am thrilled to watch the smile develop and to witness the effect it has on an individual. That is a thing of beauty!


I received my dental degree (D.D.S.) (graduating Magna Cum Laude) at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to beginning my dental training, I conducted research at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.

In addition, I achieved a Master’s of Science (M.S.), (graduating Summa Cum Laude) in oral biology concomitantly with my orthodontic specialty residency, also at the University of Maryland Dental School.

To provide my patients with the highest quality treatments available, I attend many conventions and seminars in continuing education. I am committed to furthering my education and contributing to organized dentistry via my membership in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO), the Maryland State Society of Orthodontists (MSSO), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Southern Maryland Dental Association (SMDA), and the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO). I was delighted to serve as MSSO President (2015-2016) and on the MASO Communications Committee for three years; I am now fortunate to serve on the AAO National Council of Orthodontic Practices (2017-present).


Although born in Madison, Wisconsin, I spent most of my childhood on the east coast and abroad. My first language is French. I currently live in Brookeville, Maryland with my dear husband of nearly 25 years and my two loving daughters, now young adults! In addition to spending precious time with my family, I enjoy travel, dance, cooking, hiking, tennis, and the theatre.