Dr. Kwon and Dr. Barkley

Dr. Barkley and Dr. Kwon would like to welcome you to Chelsea Orthodontics! We love to create beautiful, healthy smiles in our warm, friendly office atmosphere.

Dr Kwon

Dr. Kwon was born in South Korea and moved to Michigan in 1996. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. He then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He has been practicing general dentistry since 2010. Dr. Kwon received his graduate orthodontic degree from the University of Michigan in 2016. He and his wife, Sarah, have two young children.

Dr. Kwon enjoys teaching and had been tutoring for AP classes, SAT and ACT for over 10 years until 2010. He also had an opportunity to teach at Eastern Michigan University for Human Anatomy and Physiology which he enjoyed greatly.  He is also teaching orthodontics to pediatric dental residents at Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Flint.

Dr. Kwon enjoys the biomechanical aspect of orthodontics, where he needs to figure out the tooth movements inside the jaws in the most efficient way while making sure our patients feel comfortable during treatment.


Dr. Barkley portrait

Dr. Mary Barkley is a life-long Michigan resident – she grew up in Flushing, Michigan, near Flint. She received her dental degree from the University of Michigan in 1984, and her orthodontic degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1986. She has practiced orthodontics in Chelsea since 1987. 

Dr. Barkley is very involved in leadership of the orthodontic community – she has served as President of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists in 1997, and as President of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Ontario and western Pennsylvania) in 2008.

Dr. Barkley and her husband Gregory, a neurologist, have two sons, Dan and Brian. Dan teaches high school math in a Detroit suburb, and Brian is in graduate school in Statistics at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Barkley would like everyone to know that she loves being an orthodontist! “Providing orthodontic treatment is like putting a puzzle together,” she says. “I have so many puzzle pieces to assemble for each patient – jaw size, tooth size, jaw growth, facial profile. And then I get to design the orthodontic treatment that will most benefit each patient’s different puzzle pieces!”