Dr. Ana Castilla was born in Ecuador and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University, where she also became a fan of college football. For the next three years, she worked as a manufacturing engineer before returning to The Ohio State University to commence her dental training.
In 2005, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed a General Practice Residency at the Dallas VA Medical Center in 2006. Dr. Castilla worked as a General Dentist in Texas for four years prior to moving to Portland to begin her Orthodontic Residency at OHSU. During the two and a half years of her residency, she fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and decided to make it her home.
Dr. Castilla is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is dedicated to both education and research in the field of Orthodontics. Her research on indirect bonding techniques has been published in the Angle Orthodontist journal. Additionally, she is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University Department of Orthodontics, where she teaches pre-doctoral students, orthodontic residents, and pediatric residents. She is a member of various organizations, including the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Oregon State Society of Orthodontists
In her free time, Dr. Castilla enjoys reading, traveling, history and fashion. She is happily married to her husband Eddy and has 2 pets, a cat named King Louis and a dog named Puchita. She is very excited about the opportunity to create beautiful smiles with Invisalign and braces and serve the Salem community!