Dr. Courtney Dunn is a practicing orthodontist, wife, mother of three, the Founder of Women in Orthodontics® and the Co-Founder of Dunn Orthodontics, a multi-location orthodontic practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Described as smart, ambitious, opinionated and a force of nature, Courtney has won the Milo Hellman Award, served as President of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association and been interviewed by such diverse media sources as National Public Radio (NPR) and Fox News Channel.
Originally from Phoenix, Courtney attended Loyola Marymount University and then the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) for dental school and orthodontics. After she and her husband (Matt, who is also an orthodontist) finished residency, she decided to move back home and open her own practice even though the orthodontic market in Phoenix was already saturated. A year later, the great recession decimated the real estate and job markets in Phoenix forcing nearly 100 dental and orthodontic practices in the Phoenix area out of business.
By following both proven and innovative business and marketing strategies, Dunn Orthodontics not only survived those tumultuous years, but grew to four practices. To date, Dunn Orthodontics has treated over 10,000 patients from more than 35 states including professional athletes (NFL, NBA, MLB), television personalities (ESPN), dentists, hygienists, physicians, lawyers and CEOs along with their families. Dunn Orthodontics was recently named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and the Phoenix Business Journal’s list of the Largest Family-Owned Businesses in the Phoenix area.
Dr. Matthew Dunn
Dr. Matthew Dunn is an orthodontist, husband, father of three, and the Co-Founder of Dunn Orthodontics along with his wife, Courtney Dunn. Practical and pragmatic, Matthew attended the University of Michigan for his BS (Biology), DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery), and MS (Orthodontics). Matthew is the recipient of both the prestigious Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit and the Charles Shultz Resident Scholar Award from the American Association of Orthodontists as well as the George R. Moore Memorial Award in Orthodontics, Francis B. Vedder Society Award and Comprehensive Care Award from the University of Michigan.
As a consultant and speaker, Matthew teaches his efficient business management and digital marketing strategies to orthodontists throughout the United States and Canada. He has spoken at the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Conference and the Women in Orthodontics® Conference, having the great fortune to share the stage with Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman. Along with his wife, Dr. Courtney Dunn, Matthew hosts a variety of mastermind groups, workshops and in-office training events for orthodontists, office managers, marketing coordinators, and treatment coordinators.
Along with Tony Robbins, Matthew was featured in an Inc. article on entrepreneurship. He has also been published in the Progressive Orthodontist Magazine and Phoenix Business Journal and been interviewed on National Public Radio. Matthew is Past-President of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association and serves on the AzDA Services Board and as a Delegate for the Arizona Dental Association. Matthew has also been selected by his peers as one of the Top Orthodontists in Phoenix Magazine six times.
Nicole McFarlane is the Office Manager of Dunn Orthodontics and a mother of two young boys. Nicole joined the Dunn Orthodontics team in October 2014 as a Scheduling Coordinator and quickly demonstrated her leadership and business acumen. By the summer of 2015, she had accepted the role as Office Manager. Nicole now manages a very busy two-doctor, four-location practice with 25+ employees. Dunn Orthodontics was listed among the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies and the Phoenix Business Journal’s Largest Family-Owned Businesses.
In addition to her duties for Dunn Orthodontics, Nicole is an accomplished consultant and speaker. She is a frequent contributor at the Women in Orthodontics® Conference as well as Elite Mastermind and Alumni Mastermind events.