Meet Dr. Wendy Oakes Wilhelm
Owner & Orthodontist
Dr. Wendy Oakes Wilhelm is a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Oakes was raised in Chattanooga, TN, where she graduated from The Baylor School. She also attended The University of Tennessee Knoxville where she competed on the Lady Vols swim team. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UTK in 1994.
After college, she was accepted into dental school at The University of Tennessee Memphis. After attending dental school her first year in Memphis, she transferred to Nashville to attend Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry – where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999. After dental school, she continued her education with a three-year post-doctoral residency program in orthodontics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
At Vanderbilt, Dr. Oakes received extensive training in many areas of orthodontics, cleft palate, and treatment of dentofacial abnormalities. She completed her residency in 2002 and has practiced in the greater Nashville area for the last 18 years. Dr. Oakes had an additional three years of post-graduate work beyond the four years of dental school specifically for orthodontics. She is an orthodontic specialist, is a registered member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and she limits her practice specifically to orthodontics.
Dr. Oakes is active in the dental community and completes 40 hours of continuing education every two years. She is a member of The American Association of Orthodontics, The Southern Association of Orthodontics, The American Dental Association, The Nashville Dental Society, and The Tennessee Dental Association.
In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, traveling, watching football, and spending time with friends and family.
Did you know…
The “WOW” of WOW Orthodontics stands for the initials of Dr. Oakes: Wendy Oakes Wilhelm?