John Karotkin is a native Houstonian who grew up in the Memorial area and attended Second Baptist High School. He subsequently attended Duke University and then went on to receive his DDS degree from UT Dental Branch in San Antonio. He then attended orthodontic residency and earned his Master’s degree from the Department of Orthodontics at Temple University in Philadelphia, where a high-tech approach to orthodontics is emphasized.
After moving back to Houston, Dr. Karotkin began working with Dr. Gallerano. In March of 2009, Dr. Karotkin assumed ownership of Advance Orthodontics.
Dr. Karotkin enjoys staying up to date on the latest developments in dentistry and orthodontics by maintaining a rigorous continuing education schedule. He is a member of the Houston Invisalign Study Club, the Houston Pankey Affiliated Learning Group, as well as many other dental and orthodontic organizations.
Dr. Karotkin has been recognized as one of Houston’s top dentists in H Texas magazine.
We are also proud to report that, in April 2010, Dr. Karotkin attended his first course at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, for intensive continuing education. The Pankey Institute is the nation’s most prestigious dental continuing education organization, and many of the best dentists and dental specialists in the world have attended.
John considers himself lucky to have a career creating the smiles people have always wanted. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, family and dogs; physical fitness activities; and watching Duke basketball.