2019 Meeting

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UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association Meeting

November 21 – 22
Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, NC

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Rizzo | Courtyard Marriott | Aloft

Program and Speaker Information


Dr Brett LarsonBrent E. Larson DDS, MS – UNC Ortho 1987

Brent Larson received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota, completed a general practice residency and practiced general dentistry for 3 years in the U.S Air Force. He then received his Orthodontic training at the University of North Carolina before joining the staff at the Mayo Clinic. At Mayo he served as Program Director in Orthodontics and received several “Teacher of the Year” awards. In 1996 Dr. Larson left Mayo for full-time private practice in Rochester, MN where he continues to practice 1 day a week. In 2004 he returned to full-time academics at the University of Minnesota where he currently serves as Professor and Director of the Division of Orthodontics. He has published many scientific articles and recently collaborated with Dr. Proffit on the latest edition of the Contemporary Orthodontics textbook.

Dr. Larson has received the Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award and Century Club Professor of the Year from the University of Minnesota. He is also the 2018 recipient of the Jarabak Award given for significant contribution to orthodontic teaching and research.

Dr. Larson is active in organized orthodontic associations both locally and nationally. He is a Past-President of the Minnesota Association of Orthodontists, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO) and served as the 2018-2019 President of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). He and his wife Cindy have 3 sons, 2 of which are orthodontists, and 5 energetic grandchildren.

Dr Matt LarsonMatthew Larson DDS, MS – UNC Ortho 2012

Dr. Matthew Larson has a private orthodontic practice with his wife, who is also an orthodontist, in Eau Claire, WI. Prior to his dental training, he completed an engineering degree at the University of Michigan.  He then received his DDS from the University of Minnesota and MS in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He currently serves on the AAO Committee on Technology and lectures at various orthodontic residency programs on practice management and biomaterials.

Lecture Topic: Positioning for Success in a Disruptive World: The Digital 3D Transition