Dr. Kate Welch

Dr. Kate Welch

I loved going to the orthodontist growing up! My experience having braces lead me to want to be an Orthodontist and to help others be proud of their smiles. I feel fortunate to be able to work in a field I love and to have an influence on peoples’ smiles every single day. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Drs. Parrish and the wonderful team at Parrish Orthodontics!

Education and Continuing Education

I have always had a passion for school. Being able to learn new things is something I truly enjoy. I strive and am committed to continue to learn and understand the ever changing field of orthodontics through continuing education courses and seminars. Staying up-to-date and knowledgeable regarding new techniques and advancements in the field is just another way to ensure our patients are receiving the best treatment.

Professional Affiliations

My Team

I am extremely fortunate to be able to work with such an amazing and talented team. Not only do our team members have years of experience but they are one of the kindest groups of people. This provides a wonderful environment for our patients and leads to exceptional care. This team creates a fun and positive office environment that reminds me of the wonderful experience I had growing up at my orthodontic office. I am incredibly thankful that our patients can experience the same!

Outside the office

I grew up in Fort Wayne and am so excited to be able to practice orthodontics in my hometown! I attended DePauw University (Go Tigers!) before going to dental school at IU in Indianapolis. I met my husband while living in Indianapolis and we got married after my first year of orthodontic residency. He is a high school art teacher and loves all things ceramics! We have enjoyed exploring all of the new things Fort Wayne has to offer since moving back. In our spare time we love to be active, explore new places, and try different restaurants around town.