Meet Dr. Held
Originally from Northern California, Dr. Cheryl L. Held earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California at Davis, graduating in 1992 with High Honors. While there, she was invited to become a member of several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. After working for two years, Dr. Held decided to advance her education by attending the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1997.
Upon graduation from dental school, she immediately began her orthodontic residency at the Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics, which transitioned into the Dreiling-Marshall Center for Advanced Dental Education during her attendance. At CADE, she earned her Master of Science degree in orthodontics, graduating in 1999. After associating for a short time with two orthodontists in Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Held decided to return to the St. Louis area and began practicing orthodontics in South County in November of 2000, while planning for her opening of WingHaven® Orthodontics in O'Fallon, MO. In 2001, she moved to the WingHaven® community and had the privilege of publishing an abbreviated version of her Master's Thesis as a journal article in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics' May issue. And in February of 2004, after much anticipation, WingHaven® Orthodontics opened its doors.
Dr. Held loves helping children. In addition to her formal educational background, she gained firsthand experience working with children ages 7 to 17 for ten consecutive summers at The Harker School Summer Camp in California. During that time, she worked as a coach during the day and a houseparent in the dormitory at night.
During her free time, Dr. Held loves to spend time with her husband, watching movies, following Cardinals baseball, participating in community events, playing games, and relaxing. She also enjoys singing, jogging, music, and collecting spoons. And, when she gets the chance, she loves to visit her family in California.