Our doctors are not only trained from the most prestigious schools, they have the biggest hearts.
Dr. Christine Coughlin is from Los Angeles, where she attended the all-girls Catholic college-preparatory school, Marymount High School, a historical monument established in 1923, known for a rich history in empowering young women to become ethical leaders who dedicate their lives to service. During her time at Marymount, Dr. Christine participated in many amazing community outreach opportunities where she discovered a deep passion for making a difference in the world by loving and serving others.
This powerful experience touched her heart so deeply and she found her purpose: to give love and hope to others. And she knew Dentistry was the right path for her.
...a deep passion for making a difference in the world by loving and serving others...
Dr. Christine always had many passions and interests. She excelled in Art and received the Art Studies Award from the Bank of America Foundation. She played the the piano from age four and competed up to age 17. Dr. Christine also played point guard as captain for Marymount's Basketball team. She always invested in her teammates and encouraged them to play their hearts out together.
Dr. Christine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marymount and went on to Westmont Liberal Arts College in Santa Barbara on a scholastic scholarship and was on the Dean’s List every semester. She graduated with honors Pre-Dental Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in English and a background in Studio Art.
Dr. Christine went on to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where she met her husband, Nathan, and they have been inseparable since. They both received their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees, got married and got their first home and puppy (Sophie). Dr. Nathan continued in his studies in Orthodontic Specialty at USC. After he graduated, the two moved to Dallas to follow their dream of opening a Dental & Orthodontics practice together. Dr. Christine loves pouring into her team and her patients, and wants more than anything to help them thrive.
During her free time, Dr. Christine loves spending time with the ladies of the Dallas Beloved Women’s Ministry, which serves previously incarcerated women, playing Pickleball with her husband and The Dinkers (their Pickleball group), and cooking healthy meals for her family while hanging out with their sweet golden retrievers, Lola & Sophie.
That summer, Dr. Christine went on a mission trip with International Service Learning, a global volunteer program, where she helped raise funds and provide essential Medical and Dental care to the under-served villages of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. She fell in love with the precious villagers, who were so full of joy and gratitude for the little our team was able to offer for such great need.
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.
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.
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 the University of Alberta and 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 Speciality.
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.
... his joy and enthusiasm is contagious to his team and his patients alike...
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. He then married Christine, the love of his life.
Dr. Nathan then continued at USC to pursue his dream of becoming an Orthodontic Specliast. There, he also 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.
"I grew up in Plano, TX and moved away for college and dental school, but I found my heart was always back here in Dallas. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and as much as I miss and love that city, I do not miss the frigid cold one bit!
I continued my dental education by completing a General Practice Residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston to gain valuable experience working in a hospital setting with oral surgeons and other dental specialists. I always strive to gain more knowledge and sharpen my skills to provide the best possible care for my patients. I also love working with kids and used to work at a Pediatric Dental Office for several years."
"I love to travel and see new places. I have family all over the world so travelling has been a big part of my life since I was a child. One of my favorite places in the world is Cairo, Egypt; I'll never forget the incredible experience of standing and gazing in awe at the magnificent pyramids. I have recently married the love of my life and we share a passion for going on new adventures. "
"There is so much that makes me happy. Spending time laughing and relaxing with my friends and family is high up on the list. My guilty pleasure is binge-watching reality TV and I don’t feel bad about it! I'm also an avid enthusiast of True Crime books, podcasts, and documentaries."
"... I found my heart was always back here in Dallas..."
sweet ray of sunshine; always optimistic and thinking of others; true crime enthusiast