I’ve enjoyed science ever since I was a child. This, along with my desire to help make a positive difference in people’s lives, led me to the field of orthodontics.
I went on to earn my doctor of dental surgery degree — and a postdoctoral degree in orthodontics — from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Today, I really enjoy working with patients on a daily basis and enhancing their smiles using today’s most innovative orthodontic solutions and technologies.
I always keep in mind that orthodontic treatment is usually new to patients. So I take the time to explain everything in simple, easy to understand terms so they are fully informed about their care.
Dr. Courtney Dunn is a third generation Arizona native. She was born in Phoenix and attended Xavier College Preparatory. She completed her BS in Biology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and her DDS and MS in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan.
At graduation from dental school, she was presented with eight awards for excellence and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Following residency, Courtney was invited to become a faculty member at the University of Michigan and served for two years as an adjunct clinical lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Dunn’s research in tissue engineering and gene therapy has also received national recognition. In 2005, Courtney received the Milo Hellman Award for the most meritorious research done in orthodontics in North America. She has presented this research at many national meetings, and has a published paper in the journal “Molecular Therapy”.
Courtney has learned to appreciate football through her husband, but also loves theatre, art, food, and community service. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her children, Grace, Cate and Patrick.
Diplomate: American Board of Orthodontics
Master of Science: Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Member: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, University of Michigan Alumni Association Life Member, AZPremier Study Club, Seattle Study Club
Former Adjunct Clinical Lecturer: Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI
President: Arizona State Orthodontic Association
Licensed: State of Arizona