Meet Our Doctors

Join us in giving a warm welcome to Dr. Kanchi Shah, the newest addition to the Art of Smile Philadelphia practice! Dr. Shah, along with Dr. Amy James, are your go-to Philadelphia Orthodontists.

Meet Kanchi Shah, BDS, DDS

Dr. Kanchi Shah

Dr. Kanchi Shah is a distinguished orthodontist who believes in the inherent beauty of each person’s smile. With over a decade of international dental experience, she has been dedicated to providing cosmetic smile solutions that enhance the natural charm of her patients. Holding a D.D.S degree from the esteemed University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Dr. Shah further specialized in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in New York, honing her skills in the artistry of creating beautiful smiles.

Excited to bring her expertise to the Philadelphia community, Dr. Shah aims to positively impact the oral health and confidence of her patients through her refined and compassionate approach to orthodontic care.

Dr. Shah maintains active memberships in various dental organizations, underscoring her commitment to staying at the forefront of her field. As a diplomate and active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), she has achieved excellence as a Board Certified Orthodontist.

Additionally, she is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the North East Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Shah values continuous learning, ensuring she remains abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics.

Away from her professional life, Dr. Kanchi Shah prioritizes quality time with her family. As a proud parent to two young children, ages 2 and 5, she emphasizes maintaining a healthy work-life balance to bring her best to every facet of her life.

Explore the transformative journey to a confident smile with Dr. Kanchi Shah, where advanced orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces, lingual braces, light force, surgical orthodontics and/or aligners, are tailored to meet individual needs. Dr. Shah’s commitment to continuous learning ensures that you receive the latest and most effective orthodontic care.

Meet Amy James, DMD, MS

Dr. Amy James has resided in South Jersey for almost 30 years. She graduated cum laude from Dickinson College, and received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and her Orthodontic Certificate of Specialty and Master of Science in Oral Biology from Temple University.

After a one-year hospital-based general practice residency in San Francisco, a two-year commitment as a general dentist and a two-year orthodontic residency, Dr. James opened her practice in both Haddonfield and the Long Beach Island area in New Jersey. She now brings the same expertise to Center City, Philadelphia.

Dr. James is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is a faculty member at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in the Graduate Department of Orthodontics. Dr. James is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Southern Dental Society of New Jersey, Cooper Hospital Regional Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Team and the Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research. She is also one of several international instructors for the Tweed Foundation.

Dr. James is an active member of Rotary International and travels with Rotaplast to third-world countries working with a team of specialists to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries and reconstructions. She has traveled to China as an Orthodontic delegate with People to People and has lectured to the General Dental residents at UMDNJ.

Dr. James lives in Haddonfield but in the summer can often be found on Long Beach Island. She has two sons, Coleman and Finn, and a dog named Kave’. She enjoys the beach, surfing, traveling, biking, gardening, cooking, and martial arts.