About Our Doctors

Dr. Chris Mattingly

chrismDr. Chris Mattingly has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics since 1991, in the communities of Louisville, Bardstown and Lebanon. After graduating from Ballard High School, Dr. Chris attended Centre College and was admitted to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry after completing two years of undergraduate work. Following completion of dental school, he completed a two-year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 1991, at the University of Louisville, while simultaneously attaining a master's degree in oral biology. Dr. Chris completed his American Board of Orthodontic Diplomate certification in 2006.

Staying on the leading edge of orthodontics has always been a high priority for Dr. Chris, and is evident by his participation in several study clubs, such as the 80s Orthodontic Study Club and the University of Louisville Alumni Association. Dr. Chris is also an active member of many professional associations, including:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association

Dr. Chris has also served as the president of the Kentucky Association of Orthodontics and the Louisville Dental Society, as well as serving in leadership positions with the Southern Association of Orthodontists. He feels that giving back to the dental profession is an obligation, but his true passion lies in programs that help the less fortunate. Dr. Chris has traveled numerous times to Guatemala with Hearts in Motion and Bellarmine University to deliver dental care. Click here to see pictures from a recent trip to Guatemala. Mattingly and Howell participate with Smiles Change Lives, a program which provides free orthodontic treatment to needy children and Dr. Chris routinely volunteers with the Louisville Dental Society free dental van, which provides free dental screenings and treatment to homeless and poor/uninsured people in the Louisville community.

Dr. Chris is widowed from the former Dr. Jo Mattingly, who was a dentist in the Louisville area for 20+ years before passing away in 2014. His daughter Jordan is a senior dental student at the University of Louisville and his youngest daughter McKenzie is a dental hygienist in Louisville. They are incredible young ladies and carry on their mother's beautiful spirit every day. Dr. Chris is engaged to be married to Ms. Colette Delaney, who is from Louisville and has been a professional actress and singer at Derby Dinner Playhouse, The Stephen Foster Drama, The Mid-Kentucky Chorus and various churches.

Dr. Chris Howell

chrishDr. Chris Howell has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics since 2000, in the communities of Louisville, Bardstown and Lebanon, Kentucky. After graduating from Floyd Central High School in southern Indiana, he went on to the work force, the United States Army and a four year degree in business from Indiana University. He was then admitted to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry completing his dental degree in 1997. In 1998 he completed an Advanced Degree in General Dentistry along with a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. Following completion of these programs he finished a two year degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Louisville in 2000.

Believing that learning is a lifelong endeavor, Dr. Howell attends numerous continuing education courses all over the United States on an annual basis and has lectured on early orthodontic treatment at the Kentucky Dental Association meeting and numerous regional orthodontic study clubs.

Dr. Howell is a member of various dental and orthodontic study clubs, as well as top dental organizations, including:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Louisville Dental Society
  • 80's And Beyond Orthodontic Study Club

He has served as a Delegate to the American Dental Association, is a Past President of the Kentucky Association of Orthodontists and is currently a Delegate to the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Howell is blessed to be married to his wife of nearly 25 years, Dr. Laura Escher-Howell. Their lives have been enriched by their four children: Ben, Jacob, Grant and Eva. In his spare time, Dr. Howell enjoys many outdoor activities, and is an active member of his church.

Dr. Hannah Oliver

hannahDr. Hannah Oliver was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. After graduating from Pleasure Ridge Park High School, she attended Eastern Kentucky University for 3 years before being accepted to The University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Oliver graduated from dental school in 2008, with her DMD and MS in Oral Biology. Afterward, she completed a 2-year orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville. Dr. Oliver is married to Dr. John Oliver, whom she met in dental school. Her husband is a dentist in Bardstown, KY where he practices at Dr. Shrewsbury, Claywell and Oliver. They stay extremely busy with their daughters Paisley and Teagan.

Dr. Oliver is a member of the various professional organizations, including:

  • Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Louisville Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Association of Women’s Dentistry

Dr. Oliver enjoys playing softball, basketball, flag football and sometimes golf. On summer weekends she can be found skiing on Rough River Lake.

Dr. John Mattingly

johnDr. John Mattingly retired from active practice at the end of 2005. He established the practice in 1971, and has been the driving force behind the vision of this practice. His infectious smile was ever present and is the standard to which we strive daily. Dr. Mattingly has been married to Joyce Daniels Mattingly since 1961, and they welcomed their eldest son, Chris, into the practice in 1991. Their other son, Dan, owns a daycare in Paducah where he lives with his wife Holly and their three children. Dr. Mattingly has served as President of:

  • Louisville Dental Society
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Kentucky Association of Orthodontist
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists

Dr. Mattingly also serves other civic, professional and religious groups. He has his certification from the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Mattingly is now the author of a book titled, The Practitioner's Credo, 10 Keys to A Successful Professional Practice, published March 2009.

Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics

  • Jefferson County Location - 2317 Stony Brook Dr., Louisville, KY 40220 Phone: 502-895-3473
  • Jefferson County Location - 7206 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, KY 40258 Phone: 502-933-2323
  • Jefferson County Location - 313 Guthrie St., Louisville, KY 40202 Phone: 502-890-6508
  • Nelson County Location - 208 N. Second St., Bardstown, KY 40004 Phone: 502-349-6300
  • Marion County Location - 219 W. Main St., Lebanon, KY 40033 Phone: 270-984-8515

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