Dr. Sirena Hsieh (pronounced “shay”) grew up in nearby Holmdel, New Jersey. She graduated from Princeton University and continued her education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) with high honors. She then completed her post-graduate orthodontic specialty training at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital, where she earned her Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) degree and Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics with high honors. Dr. Hsieh is currently faculty at Harvard, where she serves as both clinical professor and lecturer to the orthodontic residents in training.
While at Harvard, Dr. Hsieh’s research interest has been the osseointegration of esthetic zirconia implants using human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. Her research has earned her the Academy of Osseointegration’s Award for Best Scientific Presentation. She is also involved with bone research in osteoarthritis, which was published in the American Journal of Pathology.
Prior to moving back to Holmdel, Dr. Hsieh was also working in private practice up in Boston. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Hsieh’s clinical experience, technical expertise, and warm personal approach have earned her the reputation of being one of the most meticulous and caring orthodontists in the area. One of her favorite aspects of being an orthodontist is not only creating beautiful smiles, but also getting to know each of her patients individually. She sees each appointment as a chance to help build a patient’s self-confidence and give them an amazing smile.
In her spare time, Dr. Hsieh enjoys running, traveling, and romping around the wilderness with her dog, Chili. She is also involved in community service. In Boston, Dr. Hsieh was the director of the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Dental Clinic – a clinic serving homeless, runaway, and other at-risk youth. She has also traveled to India to provide dental care at the Shri Ram Ashram Orphanage in Haridwar, India. In addition, Dr. Hsieh currently serves on the Princeton University alumni schools
committee as an admissions interviewer.
Finally, the most important thing you need to know about Dr. Hsieh is that she truly cares about doing what’s best for you and your child. She only performs necessary treatment and only at the appropriate time. If you have hit the genetic jackpot and don’t need braces, she will let you know honestly. ☺ But if you do need orthodontic treatment, she does whatever needs to be done to give you a spectacular smile that not only looks perfect in the front, but also bites correctly in the back so that you have a radiant smile that makes you look and feel amazing. Dr. Hsieh considers her staff and patients an extension of her own family, and you give your family only the best.
PS: Fun fact about Dr. Hsieh – during her college days, she served as the Princeton University Tiger Mascot