Dr. Genevieve Otto

Dr Otto

Dr. Genevieve Otto

Orthodontics is a passion for me. I love that I can be a positive influence on many adolescents during a very influential time in their life. I cherish the opportunity to help people in the community and love getting to know them during their treatment. Orthodontics provides the opportunity to increase self confidence and provide a smile that everyone is proud to show off. It is truly a blessing to have an opportunity to affect others in such a way.


  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences – University of Missouri
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Southern California
  • Master of Dental Surgery – St. Louis University
  • Certificate in Orthodontics – St. Louis University

My Family

I grew up in St. Charles, MO. I am blessed to have a close relationship with my parents and two sisters who all live in St. Louis. I have the most supportive husband, A.J, two beautiful twin daughters, Scarlett and Sloane, and our new baby Teddi.

In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also love to read, travel and have an interest in interior and fashion design.

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Dr Karkow

Dr. Kirsten Karkow

“Orthodontics is both a science and an art. I love working with people to design and create their best smiles!”


Dr. Karkow is from Manchester, IA. She attended Iowa State University for fine arts and biochemistry prior to being accepted early into dental school at the University of Iowa where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Karkow worked as a general dentist for two years then continued on to her Orthodontics Residency at Marquette University in Wisconsin where she earned her Masters of Science in Orthodontics through research on Invisalign and factors that affect patients’ final results.

Personal Life

Dr. Karkow is a member of the AAO, various state and local orthodontist groups and Phi Beta Kappa. She and her husband, Nick, recently welcomed their first child, Ava! Dr. Karkow loves spending time with her family, being active, exploring the STL food scene and practicing art.