Dr. John Christensen is a dual trained pediatric dentist and orthodontist from Durham, NC. Dr. Christensen is one of a small number of dual trained individuals who practice both specialties. In addition to private practice, he teaches in the pediatric dental residency program at the University of North Carolina where his responsibilities include teaching early orthodontic treatment concepts, how to manage trauma and missing teeth with orthodontic care, and how to guide multidisciplinary approaches in children with unusual problems. Dr. Christensen is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He received his graduate training in Pediatric Dentistry and in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Christensen is author and one of the editors of the 6th Edition of Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence.