I really wanted to get into dentistry because it's a great way to be part of the community and really help people with something that oftentimes gets neglected, but it's just really important to their daily lives and has an impact on their overall health. Probably the most rewarding part is having somebody come in with some anxiety or trepidation about their teeth or their smile and, you know, helping them get that confidence back, making them feel more assured of themselves, and realizing that it's not that bad and we can help. In almost every situation, people get very worried about that they've let things go too long, and most of the time it's not as bad as they've built it up in their mind to be.
I grew up in the Midwest and did my undergraduate training at Luther College in Iowa, and then continued and did my dental training at Indiana University. We do a lot of continuing education here. Myself, I participate at the Kois Center, which is a very intensive comprehensive training program for advanced dentistry. And then we keep up with, you know, all the latest technology, whether that's our new 3-D scanners and milling units to try and make the dentistry process as easy as we can.
Dr. Courtney was born just outside of Washington, DC and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for his undergraduate degree and then went on to the Indiana University School of Dentistry for his dental degree, where he graduated in 2006. He is a member of:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Kois Center
Dr. Courtney loves dentistry because it gives him an opportunity to make a direct impact on people’s lives. It’s an awesome combination of science and art and allows him to see the transformation in his patients’ confidence and attitude. He has a talent for explaining technical dental concepts in a way that’s easy to understand. Plus, he is straightforward and compassionate with all his patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Courtney enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cheering on the Seattle Sounders, hiking, camping, climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, and photography. He was drawn to Washington for its many outdoor activities and beautiful landscape. He moved to Seattle in 2014 and has enjoyed making it his home.
While practicing as an associate dentist, Dr. Courtney searched for the perfect practice to call his own and finally found it here at Cedar Dental Group. He looks forward to meeting you personally and providing you with excellent care for many years to come.