Dr. Hodges was born in Philadelphia, where she excelled academically and studied opera as a lyric soprano at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Dr. Hodges then went on to Howard University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of the Chemistry department in 1988. Graduating summa cum laude, she earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine and Masters Degree in Orthodontics at Temple University.
Dr. Hodges currently owns and operates three orthodontic practices in the greater Philadelphia area. Customized and detailed treatment designed to enhance the natural smile and facial beauty is her sub-specialty. Dr. Hodges is the expert orthodontic consultant to various ERISSA Funds and Unions in the Tri-State area, overseeing and reviewing the orthodontic cases of other orthodontists and assisting in appropriate treatment approaches for their patients. Dr. Hodges truly considers it a privilege not only to be able to help people improve their appearance, but also to touch lives in a positive way.
In addition to her scholarly achievements and professional accomplishments, Dr. Hodges loves teaching and speaking at churches and in the community about self- improvement, and empowerment. As the servant leader of the Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem Baptist Church, she began speaking and teaching about faith and life-balance to various organizations throughout the United States. She has been called to share her learned insight and experiences with others who desire to live a life that is balanced and fulfilling.
Dr. Hodges has numerous charities that are dear to her heart and volunteers countless hours with a number of civic organizations mentoring, speaking, planning or serving in whatever capacity is needed. Her most gratifying efforts, however, are building wells for desolate villages in Africa and adopting African children in various ways.
Dr. Hodges lives her life believing to whom much is given, much is required.
Dr. Hodges is very happily married to Dr. Eric Hodges, a former classmate and well-known Endodontist in Philadelphia. They have three children and currently reside in the Philadelphia area.
It is Dr. Hodges’ sincere desire to have a positive impact and influence on all who know her.