Dr. Bryan Allen Lockhart
Ironically, I never had braces, but that did not lessen my understanding of how important an attractive smile is. As a high school student in my hometown of Decatur, GA, I decided that I wanted to become an orthodontist. After receiving my B.S. in Biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, I then went on to receive my dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I have always had a passion for giving back to the community and helping out those who are less fortunate. During dental school, I was given several opportunities for community outreach. In addition to offering free dental services to North Carolina residents (by way of the Missions of Mercy, or NC “MOM” clinics), I also participated in two different mission trips to Miacatlan, Mexico and Chisnau, Moldova. Both involved providing free dental treatment to local kids at orphanages in each respective country.
Before following my desire to create beautiful smiles, I completed a one year General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. I went on to complete additional years of residency to become a specialist in orthodontics, and graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida.
In addition to the 11 years of post high school education, I wanted to further my knowledge of orthodontics in the treatment of cleft lip and palate patients. Despite having already experienced the harsh winters of New York, I decided to do a one year Orthodontic/Orthognathic Fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Having completed this fellowship that is designed for orthodontists to treat only the most complex cases, I feel confident that I can treat almost any case that is set before me.
The highlight of the intense training and yet again, the tortuous winter, was that I was able to experience it with my lovely wife, Dr. Lauren Rennick Lockhart, who is also an orthodontist! I am a Board Certified Orthodontist and I vow to continue to uphold the prestige and ethics that comes with such distinction. I love sports, especially basketball, and I am happy to be settled down in Charlotte with my beautiful wife and handsome baby boys!