I feel blessed to be in a profession where I interact with people the way I do. Being an orthodontist allows me to build real relationships with patients and families during treatment.
Southern Indiana is a tight-knit community, and I enjoy getting to know so many people through the practice. Real, personal connections are forged as we move beyond patient and provider and build a rapport. I often see former and current patients and families around town and at community gatherings: they greet me as a friend and that means the world to me.
I also enjoy the process of orthodontics, itself. Watching teeth gradually move, and the accompanying change in the individual’s appearance, inspires me. As someone sees their smile change, their self-esteem blossoms and they gain confidence throughout treatment. By the time we’re finished, they are ready to take on the world with their new smile!
Dr. Christopher S. Dunn
Before entering into orthodontic practice, Dr. Dunn completed the following degrees and certifications at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry:
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD)
- Post-Graduate Specialty in Orthodontics
- Master of Science in Oral Biology
These rigorous programs gave Dr. Dunn a solid foundation in the science and medicine of orthodontics. However, oral healthcare is constantly evolving, with ongoing research and development of innovative techniques and new technologies.
In order to stay up-to-date with the best current practices, Dr. Dunn regularly takes advanced continuing education courses in orthodontics and dentistry. This ensures he is providing patients with the ideal treatment options, and delivering the best results.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Indiana Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southern Indiana Dental Association
Beyond the Practice
Dr. Dunn grew up in Scottsburg, where his father was a dentist. He now resides in New Albany with his wife (they were high school sweethearts) and their three children: Bryce, Brady, and Briley.
When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Dunn is usually found with his family. He enjoys supporting his children’s many drama and sporting activities. He has also coached youth sports programs in the area for over ten years, including middle school and AAU basketball. Additionally, Dr. Dunn serves at schools in the area and in his church.