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After finishing his Orthodontic studies, Dr. Nathan continued rigorous training to become a Diplomate of Orthodontics, an honor obtained by only a few select Orthodontists in the country. His tenacious work ethic allows him to deliver amazing results for his patients and his joy and enthusiasm is contagious to his team and his patients alike.





From childhood, Dr. Nathan was a gifted scholar, a talented athlete, and a strong leader. He was MVP and captain of the Men’s Basketball Team at Grant MacEwan College, and was named Two-time Academic All-Canadian, one of the highest awards a university athlete can receive.

After graduating with honors, he went on to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where he met his wife, Christine. There, he continued to achieve academic success and scored in the top four percent in the nation on the Dental Board Exam, making him a top candidate for Orthodontic Specialty.

During his time at USC, Dr. Nathan served in third world countries like Honduras, where he and his dental team provided dental care to underprivileged communities. He also co-founded the Student Professionalism and Ethics Club at USC, where students are provided a platform to discuss ways to improve the ethics and professionalism in Dentistry. 





dr. nathan coughlin

... his joy and enthusiasm is contagious to his team and his patients alike...

background & EDUCATION

But he would never trade in the gift of growing up with lifelong friends in a close community of genuine, good people...

Dr. Nathan is from a small town in Alberta, Canada, where it snows almost half of the year, and the remaining months are taken over by mosquitoes.

Dr. Nathan graduated from USC Dental School with honors and was presented the Outstanding Orthodontic Achievement Award and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for outstanding academic achievement.  

Dr. Nathan then continued at USC to pursue his dream of becoming an Orthodontic Specialist. There, he obtained his Masters in Science through conducting research on the latest Orthodontic innovations. Dr. Nathan was chosen by his Orthodontic program to represent USC Orthodontics and travel to Japan and Brazil to connect with and share ideas with his international peers. 

In 2015 Dr. Nathan and his wife opened their first office, Breckinridge Dental, which later became Thrive Dental and Orthodontics. Dr. Nathan now owns multiple dental offices, and has a vision to make Thrive the best dental office group in Texas. 

With offices in Richardson, Frisco, Allen, Sachse, and Dallas, Thrive Dental now employs nearly 100 team members and an array of talented doctors. 

Dr. Nathan has an active YouTube channel with over 6 million views! He continue to deliver quality educational content to make sure patients can become more educated and more confident when visiting their dentist. 

Drs. Nathan and Christine continue to deliver outstanding dental care to their patients while maintaining an excellent work culture and empowering their team to become the best versions of themselves.

During his free time, Dr. Nathan enjoys learning and discovering new interests, having great conversation over a delicious meal, and he never misses an opportunity to visit his dear family and hometown friends in Canada.

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