We want to facilitate the best possible orthodontic treatment in a pleasant atmosphere for you and your child. This is why only certified and experienced orthodontic specialists work in our dental office. With team spirit and team power, we work hand in hand – for your most beautiful and healthiest smile.
Dr. Christine Kownatzki is from Munich. After completing her German examination in dentistry and acquiring her medical license, she completed a three-year specialization course in orthodontics at Columbia University, New York. In Germany, Dr. Kownatzki is deemed a “true orthodontist,” i.e. she is a dental specialist in orthodontics, the highest degree of education for orthodontics. She studied state-of-the-art orthodontic methods directly with the masters in braces and aligner technology and was also trained in the conventional skills of orthodontics.
In the United States, Dr. Kownatzki was awarded the rare seal of approval of an “American board certified orthodontist”; only three dentists have the seal in Germany. She was an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and is licensed as an orthodontist in Australia; she is also the mother of two children.
German examination in dentistry and approval at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich
PhD as Dr. med. dent. (DDS) at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich
German dental specialist for orthodontics (orthodontist)
American dental examination in dentistry (DDS) at Columbia University in New York
American dental license
Specialization as an orthodontist at Columbia University, New York (3-year postgraduate orthodontic residency)
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (American Board certified orthodontist – only around 40% of U.S. orthodontists are allowed to hold this seal of approval; in Germany, it is quite rarely held at all)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthodontics at Columbia University in New York, NY, United States, with focus on the training of prospective orthodontics, research as well as treatment of adults and children (Columbia Morningside Associates)
Teaching at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Orthodontist in Frankfurt
2019 Establishment of a dental office in Frankfurt’s Westend
Professional associations & memberships:
Bund Deutscher Kieferorthopäden (BDK, Association of German Orthodontists)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kieferorthopädie (DGKFO, German Society for Orthodontics)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Linguale Orthodontie (DGLO, German Society for Lingual Orthodontics)
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO)
World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
Treatment Planning of Aligners for Orthodontists (TPAO)
Pilotin des Phoenix Mentoring Program und Phoenix Specialist in Invisalign & digital orthodontics
We look forward to see you!
Eschersheimer Landstraße 49 60322 Frankfurt am Main