With their distinguished academic and professional reputations, Dr. Karen Conn and Dr. Ross Segal have been recognized as Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentists, lectured at prestigious universities, and are among the nation’s top one percent of Invisalign providers. It’s not the awards that inspire our doctors’ work though — Dr. Conn and Dr. Segal thrive on providing personalized, hands-on attention and exceeding each patient’s expectations. Dr. Conn, Dr. Segal, and our team at Bryn Mawr Orthodontics will work with you to create a treatment plan that will result in a more healthy and confident smile.
Dr. Karen Kandel Conn is a Board-Certified Orthodontist and a co-owner of Bryn Mawr Orthodontics. Dr. Conn has been recognized as a Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentist, Main Line Today Top Dentist, Suburban Family Magazine Top Orthodontist, Main Line Parent LOVE award recipient, Jewish Exponent’s Best of Philadelphia Top Orthodontist, and appeared on Incisal Edge Magazine’s national “40 Under 40” list of innovative professionals in dentistry. Recently, Dr. Conn was awarded The Lucy Hobbs Award for Clinical Expert, a prestigious national professional award that recognized Dr. Conn for being a pioneer in dentistry and setting new standards in clinical care. Dr. Conn was recognized for “treating extraordinarily complex cases and delivering high-quality outcomes.”
Dr. Conn is driven by her desire to provide patients with the same life-changing moment that she had as an adolescent on the day her braces were removed. The impact of an orthodontist’s transformative treatment of her set Dr. Conn on a path from high school straight to the University of Pennsylvania’s Seven-Year Bio-Dental Program. Through this highly-selective program, Dr. Conn earned both her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, and graduated from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, Dr. Conn completed a residency in Orthodontics at Temple University, where she also earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and published a research thesis on the association between dentofacial genetics and sleep apnea. Dr. Conn maintains her connection to academia by lecturing to dental residents, mentoring undergrads looking to pursue dentistry, and conducting alumni interviews of undergraduate applicants to Penn.
Throughout her career, Dr. Conn has prided herself on using the most technologically-advanced and innovative approaches to braces and Invisalign. Notably, Dr. Conn has received the S. Eugene Coben Award for “Advancing the Field of Orthodontics.” She was also featured in a cover story about the future of orthodontics published in The Bulletin, a magazine distributed globally by the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Conn is the leader of a Spear Study Club, which is a multidisciplinary group of local dentists who meet regularly to discuss methods to elevate the quality of dental care in the community.
Dr. Conn’s family and friends often remark that it was unusual (maybe a little strange?) for her to develop an interest in orthodontics at such a young age, especially without a dentist in her family. But it means that it is not an overstatement to say that Dr. Conn is truly fulfilling her lifelong dream each time she treats a patient at Bryn Mawr Orthodontics… She loves exceeding patients’ expectations and is passionate about providing the highest quality of personalized care and infusing each of her doctor-patient relationships with confidence and trust.
Dr. Conn lives in Penn Valley with her husband and their two children. When she is not creating beautiful smiles, you might find Dr. Conn using her love of photography to document her kids’ activities, giving back to the community through various philanthropic pursuits, spending summer weekends at the Jersey Shore, jogging (very slowly), and eating lots and lots of pizza.
Dr. G. Ross Segal is a Board-Certified Orthodontist and co-owner of Bryn Mawr Orthodontics. He has been recognized as a Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentist, Main Line Today Top Dentist, Suburban Family Magazine Top Orthodontist, Main Line Parent LOVE award recipient, Jewish Exponent’s Best of Philadelphia Top Orthodontist, and he is a past recipient of Incisal Edge Magazine's national “40 under 40” list of innovative professionals in dentistry. He was co-founder of one of the most successful practices in the Tri-State area and has been creating beautiful smiles for over 20 years.
Dr. Segal was exposed to the life-changing benefits of a beautiful smile at an early age when he began assisting his mom, a successful cosmetic dentist and Harvard educator. His mother’s patients were so enthusiastic about their transformations that he wondered if there was some secret to her method. It turns out there was; she created smiles that perfectly “fit the face” of each patient. As he continued working with his mom, he began to understand the artistic nuances involved in creating beautiful smiles. He learned how to create smiles that complement the individual patient’s face and why that makes such a big difference. That experience helped guide him down the path to becoming an orthodontist and continues to inform his current approach to treating patients.
Dr. Segal’s popular Board-approved seminars on smile esthetics have been attended by hundreds of doctors and other dental professionals. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. His expertise has been sought out by multiple news organizations and he's been featured on 6ABC and Fox29 news. Dr. Segal’s esthetic-based articles have been published in Dentistry IQ, a leading trade publication and his landmark article on orthodontic root resorption has been referenced by authors in over 150 separate publications.
When he’s not treating patients, you might find Dr. Segal skiing with his wife Elana, dancing with his daughter Alexa, wrestling with his son Jordan, or playing with his puppy JoJo. He is also passionate about martial arts, which he has practiced since he was 14 years old. In fact, he may be the only orthodontist anywhere with a fighting cage in his basement.
Publications, television personalities, and distinguished institutions invite Dr. Conn and Dr. Segal to share the latest developments in orthodontics.
Dr. Conn was featured in the cover story of The Bulletin, a magazine distributed globally by the American Association of Orthodontists.
Our region's TV personalities regularly seek out Dr. Segal to inform the public about orthodontic treatment.
Delivering remarkable orthodontic care begins with a talented team. By intentionally selecting and fully preparing the people who will help us treat you, we’ve developed a culture where every patient is truly valued, appreciated, and welcomed. The Bryn Mawr Orthodontics team collaborates each day with positive attitudes, compassion, and a strong dedication to delivering excellence in treatment. We believe that interpersonal skills and customer service are just as important as clinical experience and abilities, which is why we’ve developed an in-house training program that ensures our patients’ treatment and experience are always memorable, streamlined, and successful.