Dr. Megan LeCornu
Meet Dr. Megan LeCornu
Although Dr. Megan LeCornu has lived in many cities, she feels like Santa Clarita has always been home.
“Santa Clarita is such a family-friendly city, and I love the variety of outdoor activities and how involved everyone is in their community,” she says.
Dr. LeCornu knew that she wanted to have a positive impact on people’s quality of life from a young age. Her positive experience with her own orthodontic treatment when she was a teenager propelled her towards orthodontics as a career. She enjoyed the increased confidence that she gained after her orthodontic treatment transformed her life, and she felt strongly that she wanted to offer the same life-changing care to people one day.
A Colorado native, Dr. LeCornu attended the University of Denver. While there, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry while minoring in Psychology. She then went on to the prestigious Harvard School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Afterwards, she was accepted into one of the top orthodontic programs in the country, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed a three-year orthodontic residency and graduated with her Master’s in Orthodontics.
After practicing orthodontics for a time in California, Dr. LeCornu met Dr. Steven Gilbertson of Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Gilbertson was ready to take on a partner, and she has been practicing with him since May, 2014.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. LeCornu is one of only 25% of orthodontists in the nation to be board-certified. Dr. LeCornu is one of only six-board certified orthodontists in the Santa Clarita Valley, and the only female board-certified orthodontist in the area.
Dr. LeCornu is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the California Dental Association, and the San Fernando Dental Society. She has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, and she lectures and presents cases to students, as well at continuing education meetings.
She and her husband, Chris, are very active in their community. Dr. LeCornu helps her husband coach a local competitive hockey team. They also enjoy snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain in the winter, waterskiing, and hiking with their golden retriever, Teddy during the summer months.