From the moment that I realized becoming a professional snowboard instructor was not in the cards, I started taking a careful look at exactly what kind of career path seemed right for me.
My story begins in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where I was born and raised. As the eldest son with three other siblings, I made it my personal responsibility to be out of the house as much as possible and was picking up odd jobs by the time I was in 6th grade. This included running paper routes, bagging groceries, working for the natural gas company, and painting at a local furniture store.
Throughout high school I enjoyed keeping my days busy with the Business Professionals of America, running track, and becoming an all-district linebacker on our high school’s football team. I met my future wife Jilian in 6th grade, but it was not until we became ballroom dance partners in high school that I knew she was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. After working in a volunteer health clinic in college and coming back to visit my local orthodontist, I decided that I wanted to become an orthodontist myself.
2006 remains one of the biggest years of my life as I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Oklahoma State University, I married Jil, and I moved to Dallas to start dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry.
Just as in high school, I kept myself busy with a wide variety of activities including mission trips to Matamoros, MX, becoming a sports representative on the student council, being voted the president of the dental fraternity Psi Omega, and being involved as covenant members of the Village Church (which allowed us to become acquainted with the Highland Village area and its amazing community). Jill remained a voice teacher throughout dental college and kept me sane as I entered into my 3-year residency for Orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry.
Residency was a time of great growth, both personally and in our family. I worked as a general dentist on Saturdays and weeks off from residency, gaining valuable experience in a non-academic setting. My oldest son, Ethan, was born during the second year of my residency and my second son, Evan, was born right after my graduation in August of 2013. An opportunity did arise for me to head back to my hometown and work in an orthodontic practice, but I found myself returning to Highland Village after just 18 months.
Since opening MB Orthodontics in 2015, my family and I have continued to fall in love with this world-class community. Jil is heavily involved in serving at our church, First Baptist of Lewisville, and our sons love their friends and teachers at Coram Deo Academy.
I am excited to continue to build relationships with local schools, sports teams, and families in the hope that our practice can offer locals the orthodontic services that they need for healthy, straight, and beautiful smiles.
Come see us. We’re excited to meet you!
Matt Brown, DDS, MS