About the Doctors

Francis G. Forwood, D.M.D.

Dr. Forwood received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). He was employed for four years as a mechanical engineer before entering dental school.

Dr. Forwood received his dental degree and completed a residency in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced orthodontics in Massachusetts before returning to the University of Pennsylvania to serve as a Clinical Director of Orthodontics from 1980 to 1984. He has served on the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics since 1980.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. In addition, Dr. Forwood sponsors three local baseball teams, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the Sunshine Foundation Sunshine Run, and numerous school theatrical productions. He also volunteers with his church. Dr. Forwood is married and has three children.

Kimberly F. Christie, D.M.D.

Dr. Christie received a B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from Lehigh University. After graduating from Lehigh, she taught special needs children at the Ivymount School in Rockville, MD.

She went on to receive her dental degree and complete a residency in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. At the completion of her residency, she was awarded the Department of Orthodontics Outstanding Research award. Her research on palatal expansion was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in April 2010. Dr. Christie is currently a Clinical Associate faculty member of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.

She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Chester and Delaware County.

Dr. Christie is married and has two daughters.

H. Ben Drane, D.M.D.

Dr. Drane received a B.S. in Biological Basis of Behavior with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an Academic All–Ivy Award Winner.

Dr. Drane continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He was president of the American Student Dental Association during his junior year. He graduated from dental school in 2012, at which time he was awarded two departmental honors, a corporate scholarship award, along with his D.M.D. degree. Dr. Drane completed a two-year residency in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine in 2014.

He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Chester and Delaware County.

Dr. Drane is married and has a daughter. They live in the community with their rescue dog Wilson.