Meet Dr Fortney
Dr. Christy Fortney has a passion for dentistry and orthodontics that began when she was 12 years old. Dr. Fortney is a San Diego native who grew up in Rancho Bernardo in a dental family. She started out cleaning instruments in her father’s oral surgery office, assisted in different disciplines of dentistry and then was motivated to attend dental school to be a specialist in Orthodontics. So she already has over 20 years experience under her belt.
Dr. Christy Fortney
“Amazing things happen here at Hidden Valley Orthodontics! We all have such a commitment to taking care of our patients, creating beautiful smiles and having fun all at the same time!”
Dr. Fortney received her general dental degree in 1998 from Northwestern University and completed a one year dental residency at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago. She completed her dental training in 2001 with a specialty degree in Orthodontics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. In 2006, Dr. Fortney obtained her Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (the highest distinction achievable in the specialty of orthodontics).
She is passionate about the teaching and advancement of the specialty and is a National Advocate and speaker for Opal Orthodontics. Opal has enlisted Dr. Fortney and her team to evaluate new orthodontic products as both an Alpha and Beta tester, helping insure Hidden Valley Orthodontics remains on the cutting edge of technology. Dr. Fortney, as an expert in her field, has lectured locally and around the country to teach other orthodontists and staff what we do here at Hidden Valley Orthodontics.
It was at college at Loyola Marymount that she met her husband Jeff Ciccarella. They have two sons, Jake and James, who mom hopes someday, will join her in orthodontic practice.
Memberships & Associations:
Member – The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
The mission of The American Board of Orthodontics is to establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence in orthodontics.
Board certification represents the highest level of commitment in orthodontics. It differentiates professionals – protecting the public and advancing the field of orthodontics.
Member – American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
On this site, you can learn about orthodontists specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The correction of tooth and jaw alignment results in a healthy, attractive smile that’s good for life.
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontist (PCSO)
The PCSO is the professional organization of orthodontic specialists whose mission is to help its members provide the highest level of care to the public by providing quality continuing education, providing a framework for a strong political voice, and supporting the successful practice of orthodontics.
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Member American Dental Association (ADA)
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement.
The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public.
The ADA’s vision is to be the recognized leader on oral health with its mission to help all members succeed.
Member – Super Schulman Group (SSG)
Schulman Study Group, a nationally recognized association of prominent orthodontic practices.
Schulman Study Group members share a commitment to exceptional patient care, quality of orthodontic experience, and continuing education.