MEET DR. MATTHEW BRUNER
Dr. Bruner began specializing in orthodontics in 2002. Before orthodontics, Dr. Bruner attended Loma Linda University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1998. After serving in the U.S. Army Dental Corps as a general dentist and flight surgeon for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Dr. Bruner left general dentistry in order to become a specialist in orthodontics. Dr. Bruner graduated with his master’s degree and specialty certificate in orthodontics from the University of Louisville. After completing his last tour of duty, where he served as the Chief of Orthodontics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Major Bruner and his family returned home to Redmond, Washington.
In July of 2007, Dr. Bruner purchased the orthodontic practice of Dr. Stanley Gile, who happened to be Dr. Bruner’s childhood orthodontist. The practice remains singularly focused on providing outstanding, compassionate care in a fun and family-friendly environment. The office is committed to using the latest, most technologically advanced and efficient treatment materials available today. These include braces with the Pitts 21 System, the Damon™ System and orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. The investment in technology and systems in our office works to make your orthodontic treatment as fast and comfortable as possible.
Dr. Bruner is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Hawaiian Society of Orthodontists, Washington State Society of Orthodontists, Washington State Dental Association and the Seattle King County Dental Society. Dr. Bruner also served as a member of the recognized cleft lip and palate team in Hawaii and as a mentor in two ADA-accredited residency training programs. Currently Dr. Bruner continues to give back to the orthodontic profession as an adjunct professor teaching the next generation of dentists that are training to become orthodontists at UNLV’s Orthodontic Residency Program.
Dr. Bruner’s commitment to providing his patients with the most outstanding care available is evidenced by the fact that he has earned his board certification in orthodontics. This means that his skills have been evaluated through a board of his peers and he has earned the title of Diplomate by the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction that the majority of orthodontists have not earned. In February, 2010, Dr. Bruner continued his quest for excellence by successfully completing the American Board of Orthodontics re-certification examination in Dallas, thereby continuing his board certified status. Read more about the American Board of orthodontics at http://www.americanboardortho.com and what it means to be board certified http://www.cdabo.org.
Dr. Bruner was born and raised in Redmond. He went through the Lake Washington School District’s Quest program in elementary school, Rose Hill Junior High and graduated from Interlake High School in Bellevue. He met his wife Kathryn in college at Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma, WA. They have been married for 25 years, have three kids (Chaz, Hannah, and Malia), and enjoy living in Redmond. Dr. Bruner is actively involved in church, loves sports and music, and enjoys spending time with his family. He is also passionate about orthodontics and loves to make a difference in the lives of his patients.