Orthodontist Orange County, CA | Meet Dr. Zachary
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Dr. Christopher A. Zachary

Orthodontist

Dr. Christopher Zachary was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He was immediately drawn to a career in orthodontics through a positive experience with his own orthodontist, Dr. Bill Beazley. His interest was further cemented when he met Dr. Harry White at a career day presentation at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. The two made an instant connection, and maintained a friendship which became a partnership many years later. Dr. Zachary met his wife Trish at UC Irvine, married during his dental school years at USC, and started a family during his general practice training at UC San Francisco, and orthodontic residency at NYU. Dr. Zachary partnered with Dr. White in 1998, and maintained and promoted the practice’s reputation for excellence through and beyond Dr. White’s transition to retirement.  Dr. Zachary’s family lives in Laguna Niguel with their three boys, Brody, Riley, and Adler. All three boys have enjoyed playing water polo, where Dr. Zachary is an avid enthusiast! When he is not in the office, on the pool deck, or at the beach, Dr. Zachary enjoys reading, swimming, gardening, and traveling.

Education

Bachelor of Science: UC Irvine

Bachelor of Arts: UC Irvine

Doctorate Degree: USC School of Dentistry

Advanced Education in General Dentistry: UC San Francisco

Orthodontic Specialty: New York University

(Due to Dr. Zachary’s specialty training, The American Association of Orthodontists has bestowed upon Dr. Zachary “specialty” status, granting him the honor of calling himself an “orthodontist” or “orthodontic specialist”).

Professional Memberships

AAO, CAO, PCSO, OCSO, ADA, CDA, OCDS

Community Involvement

Dr. Zachary is a firm believer in investing in his communities. He has helped to support his patients and their families through monetary donations as well as his time. Dr. Zachary sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation – the OCYSF helps disadvantaged children learn leadership and teamwork through sports. Dr. Zachary also sat on the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

 

Child development, both physically and mentally/emotionally is of particular interest to Dr. Zachary. To this end, Dr. Zachary is one of the founders of the dental/orthodontic office at Pretend City Children’s Museum, an interactive children’s learning museum. He facilitated the updating of the Pretend City dental office space through the generous efforts from one of Dr. Zachary’s vendors, 3M Corporation.

 

Every year, Dr. Zachary supports many schools and many teams, foundations, and groups that he comes in contact with either through volunteering his time or donating funds.

Abbreviated List of Honors, Awards, Lecture and Teaching Experience/Topics

Lawrence Jerrold Orthodontic Achievement Award

Temporomandibular Disorders and Orthodontics Presentation

Bolton Analysis Review Presentation

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Medications and Their Effects on Tooth Movement Presentation

Physical Therapy Integration in Facial Muscle Rebound Presentation

Published Article: Journal of The Academy of General Dentistry – Hypoplastic Laterals Restored: The Golden Triangle.

Prevention and Management of Medication Related Muscle pain in Orthodontic Patients

Biomechanics of Controlling Tooth Movement with Aligner Systems

Current Approaches to Sleep Apnea

Upper Second Molar Extraction Options

Accelerated Tooth Movement Options: Present and Future

UCLA Traumatic Dental Injuries Synopsis

ADA-CERP Educational Series: Interdisciplinary Planning

Invisalign Western Ortho Forum

CPR Instructor

CPR/ACLS Certified

The Sure Thing – Class II Correction

Mommy and Me Lecture Series: Mission Hospital

Dr. Zachary sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation – the OCYSF helps disadvantaged children learn leadership and teamwork through sports.

Dr. Zachary sat on the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Dr. Zachary is one of the founders of the dental/orthodontic office at Pretend City Children’s Museum. He recently facilitated the updating of the dental office space through generous donations from the 3M Corporation.