Meet Dr. Becky S. Maher
“Hello and welcome! I enjoy helping each of my patients achieve a healthy beautiful smile that will last a lifetime and that they will want to share with confidence. Each patient and their goals are very important to me and I love getting to know my patients and their families. My goal is to provide an exceptional experience and to encourage and have fun with my patients along the way. I especially love seeing my patient’s smile the day they get their braces off! It is a privilege to be your orthodontic provider and I thank you for the opportunity to offer you an opinion.”
Education and Background
Becky Maher, DDS, MS grew up in Chippewa Falls, WI as a daughter of an orthodontist, Dr. Jerry Blachowiak. After graduating from Chi-Hi, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her BS in Pharmacology and Toxicology. After college she attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for her DDS degree. During dental school, Dr. Maher received numerous awards for academic and clinical ability, including the American Cancer Society Award, the Oral Biology Award, and the Wallace D. Armstrong Award from the Minnesota Medical Foundation.
Orthodontic Training, ABO Certification and Associations
Dr. Maher attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry full-time for two years to receive her specialty certificate in orthodontics and her MS degree. There she did research studying the effects of extraction treatment on the facial profile.
Dr. Becky S. Maher also took the extra step to become a board-certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Maher is also soft tissue laser certified and has additional mini-implant training. She is currently a member of many professional associations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Minnesota and Wisconsin Associations of Orthodontists, and the National Dental Honor Society.
Family and Hobbies
Dr. Maher lives in the Saint Croix Valley with her husband, John, and their three daughters: Avery, Addison and Embry. They also have two dogs, Luna and Bently whom they recently adopted through Coco's Heart. In her free time, Dr. Maher loves to ski, snowboard, travel, scuba dive, read and fish. And she always enjoys a good laugh with family and friends.
Dr. Becky Maher believes in treating each patient as an individual based on sound scientific evidence. Each year, she completes many continuing education courses in order to learn from the leading researchers and technology developers around the country. She chooses to incorporate that evidence and technology into her practice based on proven data.
Dr. Maher and the Valley Orthodontics team believe in giving back to the community and love to help our patients with their passions, charities and interests. Please let us know how we can help you or your organization. Valley Orthodontics is proud to be a provider for Smiles Change Lives.