Meet Dr. Claire Stroede


Dr. Claire Stroede (pronounced STROH-dee) was raised on a farm near Kanopolis, Kansas.  She attended high school in the neighboring town of Ellsworth.  After graduating first in her high school class, Dr. Stroede left the family farm to study mechanical engineering at Kansas State University.  While at K-State she earned B.S. and M.S. degrees, graduating with highest honors and a nearly perfect GPA.  Dr. Stroede proudly represented K-State on the national academic stage as both a Goldwater Scholar and a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow.

After spending 6 years in Manhattan, Dr. Stroede moved to Wichita and worked as a structural engineer in the aircraft industry.  Dr. Stroede spent 6 years in Wichita working to maintain the safety of general aviation aircraft.  She analyzed metal fatigue and crack growth in aircraft parts to determine when parts should be inspected or replaced.  Dr. Stroede held the title of Senior Engineer before she was blessed with the opportunity to pursue a long-time interest in dentistry. 

Dr. Stroede completed her 4-year DDS degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln. Shortly after graduation, she started the rigorous 33-month orthodontic residency program at The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, she earned another M.S. degree and had the privilege of training with many leaders in the field of orthodontics, including co-authors of the leading orthodontic textbooks.  Dr. Stroede published her research at Ohio State in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Stroede has worked as an orthodontist in the Kansas City metro area for 7 years.  She loves all that the city and surrounding areas have to offer. She spends much of her free time with friends and family in the area, including her niece and two nephews.  Dr. Stroede also plays in USTA 4.0 women's tennis leagues and enjoys a variety of other activities ranging from carpentry to crocheting.  

Things to Know About Dr. Stroede  

  • Raised in Kanopolis, Kansas
  • B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from K-State
  • Former Senior Structural Engineer in the aircraft industry
  • DDS from the University of Nebraska
  • Orthodontic Certificate and M.S. degree from Ohio State
  • Former Orthodontic Associate in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Proud owner of Stroede Orthodontics
  • Committed to taking excellent care of her patients!


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