Dr. Chris Brown

Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Dr. Brown received his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then completed his dental education at the University of North Carolina and graduated with honors in 1986.

He served a 4 year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Connecticut and subsequently began his career in private practice in North Carolina in the summer of 1990. He began the practice now known as the Brown, Neuwirth & Holt Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center in 1993. Dr. Brown earned his board certification from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. In 1994 Dr. Brown began practicing the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Brown has presented and published both on national and international levels.

Professional Licenses

North Carolina; #5474. (May 1986 - present).


University of Connecticut Health Center - Farmington, Connecticut

Completed a fully accredited University-based, four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program June 30, 1990.

Chief Resident Time equally divided between each of the affiliated hospitals.  John Dempsey University Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital Medical Center and Hartford Hospital.  (July 1989-June 1990; five months of July 1988-June 1989).

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Doctorate of Dental Surgery  Graduation with Honors and Early Recognition. (August 1982 - December 1985).

Research Assistant Cancer Education Program, with Dr. Myron Tucker, D.D.S. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  "Deep Frozen Condylar and Ramal Allograft Reconstruction".  (March - May, 1986; May - August 1985).

Externship, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (January - March 1986).

Bachelor of Science in Dentistry Coursework emphasis on Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology.  Degree awarded August 1983.  Graduated with Honors and early acceptance/entrance to dental school.  (August 1981- May 1982).

Louisiana State University Medical Center - New Orleans, Louisiana.

Externship, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Charity Hospital, (February 1986).

University of Colorado At Boulder - Boulder, Colorado.

Undergraduate. (August 1979 - May 1981).

Winston Churchill High School - Potomac, Maryland.
(August 1976 - May 1979).

Honors and Activities

Oral Surgery; Letter of Commendation, Department of Anesthesiology, Hartford Hospital, Dr. Richard Kay.

Dental School; Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, May 1986.  American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's Award for Excellence, May 1986.  Surgeon's Dental Society Award for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, March 1986 presented by Dr. Rhodes Lupton, D.D.S.  The National Dean's List 1985 - 1986.

Undergraduate; National Dean's List, University of Colorado Dean's List and Chancellor's Honor Roll with Letters of Commendation for (3) 4.0 semester averages.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dean's List, Letter of Commendation for Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, Associate Dean Frederick W. Vogler, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

High School; Medical Explorers Post #1987, Vice President and John Veltri Letter of Excellence. Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland.  Varsity Cross Country Team (2 Years), Varsity Swim Team (2 Years), Junior Varsity Football Team, Dean's List, Graduation with Honors.

Memberships; Resident Member American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, American Student Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, University of North Carolina Alumni Association.


Screening Clinic (Oral Surgery and Endodontic Emergency Treatment), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  (1985 - 1986).

Cancer Education Research Program Assistantship, Myron Tucker, D.D.S., Department Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  (1985-1986).


Orbital Floor Exploration in Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures. A retrospective study to evaluate indicators and imaging techniques for orbital floor exploration.  Dr. James Hupp, (Co-investigator), University of Connecticut Health Center.  (July 1986- April 1989).

Health Care Utilization Indices Study with Chronic Pain Subjects to Assess Frequency of Use. Dr. Thomas Lundeen, D.D.S., (Co-investigator).  University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  (March 1986.)

Deep Frozen Condylar Allografts with Macaca Fasicularis. Dr. Myron Tucker, D.D.S., Dr. Dave Walker, D.D.S., and Dr. Bill Terry, D.D.S., (Co-investigators).  Total odontectomies and vertical split mandibular osteostomies were performed bilaterally harvesting the condyle and portion of posterior ramus.  Following deep frozen techniques, the harvested condyles (proximal segment) served as allografts.  University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Studies in Circadian Variation of Glandular Kallikrein. Dr. Roger Lundblad and Ms. Joyce Jenzano (Preceptors).  University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  (January 1984 - December 1985).

Hydroxyapatite and Plaster Ridge Augmentation Studies with Macaca Fasicularis. Dr. Bill Terry, D.D.S., Dr. Myron Tucker, D.D.S., and Dr. Jake Hanker, D.D.S., (Co-investigators).  Following total odontectomy with subapical osteostomy of mandibular ridges, hydroxylapatite and plaster ridge augmentations were performed bilaterally in the mandibular arch.  University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  (September 1984 - May 1986).

Presentations and Publications

"Orbital Floor Exploration in Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures". Brown, C.H., Hupp, J.H., Abstract, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (August 1989).  Oral presentation, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.  (September 1989).

"Health Care Utilization Index: Some Properties". Presentation, American Pain Society, T.F. Lundeen, D.D.S., C.H. Brown, UNC Clinical Pain Program, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (November 6-9 1986).

"Deep Frozen Condylar Allografts in Macaca Fasicularis as a Reconstructive Procedure". Presentation, Cancer Education Forum,   (May 1986).

"Temporal Variations of Glandular Kallikrein Protein and Amylase in Mixed Human Saliva". Jenzano, Joyce W., Brown, C.H., and Mauriello, Sally. Archs Oral Biology Vol. 32, No. 10 pp. 757-759, 1987.  Presentation, IADR, S.M. Mauriello, C.H. Brown and J.W. Jenzano, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  (1986).

Composite Plaster/Hydroxyapatite Implants for Jaw Bone Reconstruction. Hanker, Jacob S., Tucker, Myron R., Et. Al., Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc vol 55, 1986.

"Regenerating Bone." Pinner, Diantha, Endeavors Vol. 3, No. 2.  University of North Carolina, Research and Graduate Education, pgs. 6-8. (Winter 1986).