Meet Dr. Courtney Dunn

A Caring & Expert Orthodontist

Dr. Courtney Dunn

Dr. Courtney Dunn

"I’ve enjoyed science ever since I was a child. This, along with my desire to help make a positive difference in people’s lives, led me to the field of orthodontics.

I went on to earn my doctor of dental surgery degree — and a postdoctoral degree in orthodontics — from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Today, I really enjoy working with patients on a daily basis and enhancing their smiles using today’s most innovative orthodontic solutions and technologies."

I always keep in mind that orthodontic treatment is usually new to patients. So I take the time to explain everything in simple, easy to understand terms so they are fully informed about their care.


Dr. Courtney Dunn is a third generation Arizona native. She was born in Phoenix and attended Xavier College Preparatory. Dr. Dunn graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she received both her Doctor of Dental Surgery and her Master of Science in Orthodontics. After graduation, she was awarded the prestigious Milo Hellman Award from the American Association of Orthodontists for her groundbreaking research project on gene therapy and served two years as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan.

Courtney is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, is Past-President of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association and serves on the Council on Communications for the American Association of Orthodontists. She was also the Editor for the Women in Orthodontics section of The Progressive Orthodontist Magazine.


In 2016, Courtney founded Women in Orthodontics® and runs an online study group with over 2,800 female orthodontists across the globe. Women in Orthodontics® has become the go-to place for reliable clinical and business information in a supportive environment. Because of Courtney’s varied experiences, she has been interviewed by Fox News Channel, NPR, AZ 3TV, and Phoenix’s CBS 5.

The annual Women in Orthodontics® Conference is now one of the most anticipated events of the year with hundreds of attendees learning from up and coming speakers and forward-thinking vendors.


When Courtney founded Women in Orthodontics®, she was looking to build a legacy for the profession of orthodontics. By giving women doctors a forum and a voice, she has worked to make the profession of orthodontics more inclusive. In addition, she wanted to take the knowledge she learned from running a successful business in unfavorable conditions and help other orthodontists thrive.

Dr. Courtney Dunn works with orthodontists throughout North America helping them optimize their business with proven solutions and results. With her husband, they run several mastermind groups, workshops and in-office training events for orthodontists, office managers, marketing coordinators and treatment coordinators.


Dr. Courtney Dunn writes articles for numerous publications on a regular basis. She currently has publications in business magazines, dental association journals, scientific journals and even co-authored a book for patients who are interested in orthodontics. Courtney has also been featured on the cover of The Progressive Orthodontist magazine and Orthodontic Products magazine.

Current Publications:

My Mom is My Orthodontist - Lessons Learned So Far
Jul 1, 2018, The Progressive Orthodontist

My Team Is Costing Me a Fortune!
Apr 1, 2018 The Progressive Orthodontist

From the Rear-View Mirror
Jan 1, 2018 The Progressive Orthodontist

Why I Care About Mindset
Jul 1, 2017 The Progressive Orthodontist

Surround Yourself with Great People
Nov 1, 2016 Inscriptions - The Official Publication of the Arizona Dental Association

A Few Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Young Doc
Jul 1, 2016 The Progressive Orthodontist

Does Membership Matter
Apr 1, 2016 The Progressive Orthodontist

BMP Gene Delivery for Alveolar Bone Engineering at Dental Implant Defects
Feb 2005 Molecular Therapy


Even when she was a child, Courtney knew she loved to speak in front of large audiences. She is known for her passion, enthusiasm and unique content. Her presentations range from optimizing business strategies in an orthodontic office to helping the overwhelmed orthodontist work on personal and professional satisfaction.

Past Presentations
American Association of Orthodontists 2005

Women in Orthodontics® Conference 2017-2023

MKS Forum 2017

Arizona Dental Association Women in Dentistry Series Finale 2017

Invisalign Orthodontic National Summit, Women’s Panel 2018

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists 2019

Diplomate: American Board of Orthodontics
Master of Science: Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Member: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, University of Michigan Alumni Association Life Member, Seattle Study Club
Former Adjunct Clinical Lecturer: Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI
Founder: Women in Orthodontics®
Past-President: Arizona State Orthodontic Association
Licensed: State of Arizona

To meet with Dr. Dunn and discuss your orthodontic concerns, call the Dunn Orthodontics office near you and schedule your orthodontic exam and consultation today.