Dr. John Christensen, DDS

Dr. John Christensen, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. John Christensen, DDS is a pediatric dentistry practitioner in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Iowa / College Of Dentistry in 1982 and practices pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.Read his story

121 W Woodcroft Pkwy

Durham, NC 27713

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Dr. Christensen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Christensen "Dr. Christensen — or "Dr. John" as his patients know him — is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is one of a handful of practitioners in the United States who has specialty training to practice both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. This unique combination of specialties allows children to receive comprehensive pediatric dental and orthodontic care in one office. Dr. John is on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an Adjunct Clinical Professor and has directed the orthodontic training of pediatric dental residents since 1986. In 2008, Dr. Christensen was honored by former students with a fellowship that will provide funding for post-doctoral students in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Christensen has prepared test questions for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Oral Examinations as well as for the National Board Examination given by the American Dental Association to all dental students. Dr. Christensen is an accomplished speaker and addresses local, national, and international dental organizations. He has published multiple research articles, & most notably, has co-written seven chapters in one of the country's leading pediatric dental textbooks: Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence (Pinkham JR., W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2005 & 2011.) He is also a peer reviewer for PLOS (Public Library of Science.) He is a past-president of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the North Carolina Society of Dentistry for Children, the North Carolina Association of Orthodontics, the UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association and the Durham-Orange County Dental Society. Since establishing his practice in Durham, Dr. John has been an active member of the community serving on many boards and committees. He has been a coach and sports organizer with the Woodcroft Athletic Association, Jordan High School Booster Club, and the Jordan High School lacrosse team. He is an avid golfer, loves to read, and enjoys fishing at the beach."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christensen "Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Christensen is a specialist who has completed two years of postdoctoral training to meet the unique dental needs of infants, children, teens and patients with special needs. He provides the most up-to-date and thorough treatment available for a wide variety of dental problems. Orthodontics: An orthodontist is a specialist who has completed two or three years of postdoctoral training in the recognition and treatment of dental and skeletal malocclusions (abnormal bites.) Dr. Christensen completed this training following his pediatric dentistry education. This unique specialty training in facial growth and development allows Dr. Christensen to intercept potential orthodontic problems as well as treat existing malocclusions."
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2  Practice Areas

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics

11  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Iowa / College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Unc School Of Dentistry-Orthodontics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Unc School Of Dentistry-Pediatric Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • United Cerebral Palsy Fellowship-Lenox Baker Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Iowa School Of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • UNC School of Dentistry: Caldwell-Christensen Fellowship, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, 2009
Media & Publications
  • Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence (Pinkham), 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christensen's Reviews

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Dr. Christensen's Performance

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  • Time well spent


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    Under 10 minutes
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