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West Seattle (206) 935-2414

Southcenter (206) 575-1194

Renton Highlands (425) 430-8844

“I love my job. Each day I go to work, I look forward to meeting new people and developing my relationships with my existing patients and their families. Working together with each patient to transform his or her smile allows us to develop a wonderful relationship and makes the end result as rewarding for me as I hope it is for my patients. A happy, smiling, satisfied patient is the highest form of compliment.”

– Dr. Kortne

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Kortne Frederick Hou completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology while working as a barista and skiing for the U of M ski team. Knowing from a young age of her desire to become a dentist, Dr. Kortne attended dental school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Her orthodontic training was completed at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, where she earned her Master of Dental Science and Orthodontic Certificate.

Dr. Kortne is active in several local study clubs where dentists and dental specialists get together to keep up to date with the latest trends in dentistry and orthodontics. She has presented locally at study clubs as well as at the national level at the American Association of Orthodontists annual meetings.

In addition to continuing her own education, Dr. Kortne also contributes to the education of future orthodontists. She is an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington, Department of Orthodontics where she teaches first-year orthodontic residents the fundamentals of wire bending. Dr. Kortne is also an instructor at the Charles H. Tweed International Orthodontic Foundation. There, she instructs orthodontists and orthodontic residents in a two-week continuing education course on techniques in orthodontic treatment planning and fundamentals of wire bending.

Kortne Frederick Hou, DDS, MDS

Dr. Kortne is originally from Fenton, MI, and currently resides in Seattle with her husband, Dr. Jack, and their two children. Year round, Dr. Kortne can be seen at parks with her children, spending time with friends and their kids, traveling to see family, and attempting new arts and craft projects. In the winter, Dr. Kortne enjoys skiing, and when summer arrives she will find any excuse to be outdoors.

Professional Memberships

  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Fellow, International Tweed Foundation
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle King County Dental Society
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Meet Doctor Jack

Dr. Jack Hou attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He completed dental school, graduating with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was also inducted into the Omega Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Find Out More

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