Meet Your Orthodontist
Dr. Jodi Hentscher-Johnson

Get To Know Dr. Jodi

Outside of Work

Originally from Red Bud, I’m the daughter of Dan and Julie Hentscher and sister to Cori Hentscher-Schmuke. Now Columbia is my home, where I live with my husband Scott, our 2 sons, Tyler and Rhett, and our 2 Boston Terriers. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me spending time with my family! We love to spend time at the Lake of the Ozarks or cheering on the Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and Blues.

As a woman leader in our community, it’s important to me to be active in groups that support other women — like CROWN (Columbia’s Resourceful Organization of Women Networking) and GLOW (Great Ladies of Waterloo), as well as the Chambers of Commerce for Columbia and Waterloo.

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Why Dr. Jodi ♡’s Orthodontics

I love making a difference in the lives of neighbors and members of our community through the art and science of orthodontics. Being able to improve a person’s oral health and increase their self-confidence by creating a beautiful smile for them, all while building a strong relationship, is rewarding and fulfilling. I enjoy all aspects of my work, but the friendships that develop make me look forward to coming to work in the morning. I know I’m going to have fascinating conversations with amazing people, all while improving their lives.

Education and Commitment to Continuing Education

  • Bachelor’s degree – Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL
  • Master of Science in oral biology – University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
  • Orthodontic certificate – University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

During my residency, I had the opportunity to care for a wide array of orthodontic patients. I worked with the cleft palate and craniofacial team at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. After completing my formal education, I immediately started to pursue continuing education offerings through numerous meetings, lectures, seminars, and hands-on demonstrations.

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Professional Affiliations

It’s essential that I stay informed of all the developments in treatment methodologies, new materials, and emerging technologies, in order to ensure my patients receive the best care available.

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • St. Clair District Dental Society
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Expect More!

You Deserve an Amazing Experience

At Hentscher-Johnson Orthodontics, we believe it’s not enough to just deliver great results. When Mom starts looking for braces for her child, great results are the minimum expectation. That’s why you would go to any orthodontist — to improve your smile. What makes us different is this: We make it our mission to exceed your expectations in every aspect of orthodontic care, from financing to your everyday experience to the smile on your face when you leave your very last appointment.


Personal Attention

We take the time to make sure little ones and children with special needs feel safe, comfortable, and loved. But regardless of your age, we think you deserve our team’s undivided attention. You’re important to us!

Faster, Better Treatment

We use the best technology available because we want to give you a better, more comfortable experience. And to give you the results you’re looking for — faster.

A Fantastic Experience

Because we truly appreciate you, we try to make every interaction amazing. See what our patients have to say about their experience.