About Dr. Courtney Dunn
Dr. Courtney Dunn is a practicing orthodontist, wife, mother of three and the Founder of Women in Orthodontics®. 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 for college and 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 stubbornly decided to move back home and open from scratch even though the orthodontic market in Phoenix was completely saturated and every orthodontist and dentist told her she should go someplace else. The wisdom of what was already a questionable decision became even murkier a year later, when the Great Recession decimated the real estate and job markets in Phoenix forcing many dental and orthodontic practices in the Phoenix area out of business.
By becoming serious students of business and marketing, Courtney and Matt were fortunate to survive those tumultuous early years in practice. Eventually through following proven business and innovative marketing strategies, they were able to build a highly successful, multi-location orthodontic practice in a notoriously difficult orthodontic market.
With the formation of the Women in Orthodontics® Study Group, Courtney has come to realize there are a lot of women orthodontists struggling with important topics such as how to start a scratch practice, transition an established practice, market and grow, manage employees and balance all of those responsibilities with their personal life and obligations. Courtney has made it her mission to help women orthodontists navigate these difficult areas and avoid many of the common mistakes that are made.
DR. COURTNEY DUNN
- Milo Hellman Award Winner
- Past-President, Arizona State Orthodontic Association
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- University of Michigan Alumni Association Life Member
- Seattle Study Club
- Arizona Orthodontic Study Group