Meet Dr. Matthew Dunn and Dr. Courtney Dunn, your Arcadia Orthodontists
Dr. Courtney Dunn, one of your Arcadia Orthodontists, is a third-generation Arizona native. Born in Phoenix, 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.
Dr. Courtney is board certified, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a member of several professional organizations, such as:
Dr. Matthew Dunn grew up in a small town outside of Saginaw, Michigan. He was valedictorian of his high school class, captain of the football team, and was accepted to dental school right out of high school. He attended the University of Michigan for his BS (Biology), DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and MS (Orthodontics). Dr. Matt received multiple awards including the Francis B. Vedder award in fixed prosthodontics and the Comprehensive Care Award for excellence in all areas of dentistry. He was also inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Matthew is board certified, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a member of several professional organizations, such as:
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Arizona Dental Association
- Central Arizona Dental Society
- AZPremier Study Club
- Seattle Study Club
- Spear Study Club
- Spear Faculty Club
Why Orthodontists in Arcadia? Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, even though not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist. As an orthodontist, Dr. Matthew Dunn and Dr. Courtney Dunn have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan. All orthodontists, including Dr. Matthew Dunn and Dr. Courtney Dunn, have to continue their formal education for 3 additional years before receiving their license and certification.
Why does it matter if you see your Arcadia Orthodontists?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists do, however, receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.
Your Arcadia Orthodontists may improve your treatment experience in the following ways:
- Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
- More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
- Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
- Being seen quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
Some individuals may think it’s easier to have their orthodontic work completed by their dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a problem. You will only be stopping by your Arcadia orthodontists' offices every six to eight weeks.
Dunn Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Arcadia area, and we don’t want price to ever be an obstacle. That’s why we accept most major insurance providers and offer payment plans.
Testimonials from Arcadia orthodontist patients
I was extremely nervous and too embarrassed to ever get a consultation done to see what the process was to get braces. I researched multiple orthodontists around the area and I came across Dunn Orthodontics. I scheduled a consultation, the process was easy and I loved the follow up call the day beforehand, I arrive and I am treated great from the minute I walked into the moment I walked out. Stacy is amazing at what she does, she comforted me when I was so insecure about my smile. She walked me through the process. Without Dunn Orthodontics I wouldn’t know I had to get jaw surgery. Better late than never. I will be coming back to continue the process of getting braces. Thank you Dunn Orthodontics!!
I am so very pleased that I chose Dunn Orthodontics for my orthodontic treatment. From day one of my experience with getting braces I have been comforted and very pleased. Dr. Courtney and all the staff are exceptionally friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and informative. Dr. Courtney was very kind and thorough throughout my entire consultation, exam, and treatment. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and provides me with her professional opinion on the best treatment options for my specific concerns. Throughout my treatment she has answered all my questions and has had the best bedside manner. Dr. Matt is great too! He is very knowledgeable and friendly. I’m so excited that I will be getting my braces off next month, and just want to thank both Dr. Courtney and Dr. Matt for all they have done for me along my journey with braces. You both are great! Thank you Dunn Orthodontics!!!