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.
Dr. Dunn attended the University of Michigan for his BS (Biology), DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and MS (Orthodontics). 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. Dunn’s research in bone biology has been recognized numerous times by the American Association of Orthodontists. Most recently, he was awarded the Thomas Graber Award of Special Merit for one of the most outstanding projects of the year. He was invited to present this project at national meetings in 2006 and 2007.
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”.