About Us

We work hard to ensure that every person who visits our office feels welcome and comfortable.  Dr. Dunn and our staff have many years of experience in treating patients to the highest standards possible. We undergo constant continuing education and training to ensure that we are up to date on the latest treatment techniques. We are always excited to meet new patients and also catch up with our current patients.

Dr. Curt Dunn

Dr. Curtis Dunn

Dr. Dunn began his education at the University of Minnesota majoring in engineering.  After a chance encounter with a dentist while working over the summer of his sophomore year, Dr. Dunn decided to pursue dentistry and switched his major that fall.  Although his grandfather was a dentist in Japan he hadn’t thought about dentistry as a career before.  After completing his four years of undergraduate education, Dr. Dunn was accepted into the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  Dr. Dunn graduated near the top of his class in 1989 and as a result decided to pursue the very selective specialty of orthodontics.  He was accepted into the University of Minnesota orthodontic program and completed his residency in 1991.

For the past 25 years Dr. Dunn has been continuously honing his skills and studying the latest research in order to provide his patients with the very best care possible.  This includes going through the very rigorous testing to become a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  His greatest joy in practicing orthodontics is knowing the positive impact that a confident healthy smile has on his patients lives.  He feels honored to be able to serve others in this way.

Dr. Dunn lives in Woodbury with his wife Lisa and has four children, all at various stages of leaving the nest.  In his spare time he enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities but is most passionate about CrossFit.

Dr. Dunn is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a member of the following professional organizations:

Nicole Howe

Treatment Coordinator

Nicole started her career in orthodontics 20 years ago and loves the excitement patients have from the first visit on. She lives with her husband Derek and their two boys, Miles and Cash. Their family also includes a Goldendoodle named Jones and a Teddy Bear named Winston. Nicole also has a thriving jewelry business and enjoys going to art fairs to display her work.

Stephanie Stadler

Office Administrator/Financial Coordinator

Steph has been in dentistry and orthodontics in various roles for the past 20 years. She enjoys orthodontics especially for the positive changes she sees in patients as their smiles are transformed. Steph lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Jeff and their two boys Ben and Alex. She likes to spend time with her family playing board games but when she's has time to herself she enjoys a good book with a glass of wine.

Mary Lou Kugler

Orthodontic Assistant/Lab technician

"Orthodontics chose me!" says Mary Lou. Upon graduating from dental assisting school in 1977 she was offered a position as an orthodontic assistant. She loves to see the increased confidence that comes from a great smile. She lives with her husband Joe and their daughter Kate is in college at the University of Washington. She enjoys creating pottery and calls it her "mud therapy".

Sarah Miles

Orthodontic Assistant/Supply Coordinator

Sarah has been in orthodontics for 13 years now and chose it because she likes to be a part of creating beautiful smiles. She also enjoys the relationships that are developed not only with the patients but the entire family. She lives in Woodbury with her husband Peter and their two girls Evelyn and Amelia. In the winter time she enjoys a good book but in the summer you'll find her boating on the St. Croix River.

Andrea Carey

Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

Andrea has been helping patients love their smiles for over 8 years now. She enjoys the positive energy in an orthodontic office and believes there is never a bad day as she sees the journey patients take towards their winning smile! She lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Dan and their daughter Teagan. Their dogs Brooklyn and Jersey round out their family. Andrea enjoys painting and just spending time with family and friends.

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 Dunn Orthodontics!

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