Dr Chris Mattingly, Dr Chris Howell, Dr Hannah Oliver | Louisville Orthodontist | Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics

Meet our team

Our fun and caring team is comprised of highly specialized professionals dedicated to providing top orthodontic care while making you feel right at home. The Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics doctors and staff stay up-to-date on the latest technological advances in the orthodontic industry by attending continuing education courses and seminars. With over 50 years of practice under our belts, our doctors are caring and compassionate individuals who love providing beautiful, healthy smiles to their communities.

Dr Chris Mattingly

Dr Chris Mattingly

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr. Chris Mattingly has been practicing orthodontics since 1991, in the communities of Louisville, Bardstown and Lebanon. After graduating from Ballard High School, Dr. Mattingly attended Centre College and was admitted to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry after completing two years of undergraduate work. Following dental school, he undertook 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. Mattingly completed his American Board of Orthodontic Diplomate certification in 2006.

Staying at the leading edge of orthodontics has always been a high priority for Dr. Mattingly. He is involved in several study clubs, such as the 80s Orthodontic Study Club and the University of Louisville Alumni Association. Dr. Mattingly 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. Mattingly 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. Dr. Mattingly was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Kentucky Board of Dentistry. 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. Mattingly 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.

While in dental school, Dr. Mattingly met and married Dr. Jo Mattingly, who taught at UL School of Dentistry and practiced general dentistry in Louisville before passing away in 2014, They have two daughters, Jordan and Mckenzie, who are incredible young ladies and carry on their mother's beautiful spirit every day. Both daughters have continued the dental families tradition with Jordan graduating from dental school in 2017 and Mckenzie graduating from dental hygiene school in 2015. Dr. Mattingly married Ms. Colette Delaney in 2018. Colette 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. Colette has 2 grown children, Daniel and Sedona who share their mother's gentle spirit.

Dr Chris Howell

Dr Chris Howell

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr. Chris Howell has been practicing orthodontics since 2000 in the communities of Louisville, Bardstown and Lebanon, Kentucky. After graduating from Floyd Central High School in southern Indiana, he entered the workforce, served in the United States Army and undertook 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 undertook an Advanced Degree in General Dentistry along with a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. He then 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

Dr Hannah Oliver

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr. Hannah Oliver was born and raised in Louisville, KY. After graduating from Pleasure Ridge Park High School, she attended Eastern Kentucky University for three 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. Afterwards, she completed a two-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. Their daughters, Paisley and Teagan, keep them extremely busy.

Dr. Oliver is a member of 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.

Our staff

We are committed to making you comfortable in all aspects of your treatment. From your first appointment to treatment completion, we are excited to make your experience a great one!

Our Bardstown staff

Our Bardstown staff

Our Stonybrook staff

Our Stonybrook staff

Our Guthrie staff

Our Guthrie staff

Our Dixie highway staff

Our Dixie highway staff

Our Lebanon staff

Our Lebanon staff

Tricia

Tricia

Assistant

Penny

Penny

Assistant

Nicki

Nicki

Treatment Coordinator

Stephanie

Stephanie

Administration

Denise

Denise

Lab Technician

Cindy

Cindy

Assistant

Mary K

Mary K

Administration

Jackie

Jackie

Assistant

Katie

Katie

Records Technician

Gail

Gail

Treatment Coordinator

Lisa

Lisa

Clinical Assistant

Courtney

Courtney

Assistant

Jennifer

Jennifer

Assistant

Jan

Jan

Clinical assistant

Debbie

Debbie

Clinical assistant

Gayle

Gayle

Administration

Amie

Amie

Assistant

Cynthia

Cynthia

Clinical assistant

2317 Stony Brook Dr.
Louisville
KY, 40220

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7206 Dixie Highway
Louisville
KY, 40258

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313 Guthrie St.
Louisville
KY, 40202

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208 N. Second St.
Bardstown
KY, 40004

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219 W. Main St.
Lebanon
KY, 40033

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