About Us

Christopher H. Brown, BS DENT, DDS

Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Dr. Christopher 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.

Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Dr. Christopher 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)
Education

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 SurgeryGraduation 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 & 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 Surgeons Award for Excellence, May 1986. Surgeons Dental Society Award for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, March 1986 presented by Dr. Rhodes Lupton, D.D.S. The National Deans List 1985 1986.

Undergraduate

  • National Deans List, University of Colorado Deans List and Chancellors Honor Roll with Letters of Commendation for (3) 4.0 semester averages. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Deans 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, Deans 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.
Employment
  • 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).
Research

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 & 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 Surgeons 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).

Bryan R. Neuwirth, DDS, MD

Dr. Bryan Neuwirth was born in California and raised in Missouri. After attending college at University of Missouri, he entered the UMKC School of Dentistry (University of Missouri-Kansas City), graduating with honors in 1987.

He began a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina, earning his medical degree in 1991, again graduating with honors. He completed a general surgery internship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte in 1992.

After his internship, he returned to Chapel Hill to complete his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1993. He continued his training by serving a one year fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery at the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Arkansas.

Dr. Neuwirth earned board certification from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1996. He has memberships in several local, state and national societies in dentistry, medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery, and has served as an officer as well. He serves as a clinical instructor for Western Piedmont Community College and lectures to residents and colleagues at the University of North Carolina. Presented and published on both national and international levels, Dr. Neuwirth practices the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a specific clinical interest in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Bryan Neuwirth was born in California and raised in Missouri. After attending college at University of Missouri, he entered the UMKC School of Dentistry (University of Missouri-Kansas City), graduating with honors in 1987.

He began a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina, earning his medical degree in 1991, again graduating with honors. He completed a general surgery internship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte in 1992.

After his internship, he returned to Chapel Hill to complete his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1993. He continued his training by serving a one year fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery at the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Arkansas.

Dr. Neuwirth earned board certification from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1996. He has memberships in several local, state and national societies in dentistry, medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery, and has served as an officer as well. He serves as a clinical instructor for Western Piedmont Community College and lectures to residents and colleagues at the University of North Carolina. Presented and published on both national and international levels, Dr. Neuwirth practices the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a specific clinical interest in cosmetic surgery.

Professional Licenses
North Carolina State Medical License (#36121)
Missouri State Dental License (#014752)
Certifications
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 2000
American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1996 (recertified 2014)
Education
1993 -1994 Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship; Cosmetic Surgery Center, Little Rock, AR; Certificate
1987 -1993 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Certificate
1991 -1992 General Surgery Internship; Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Certificate
1989 -1991 Medical School; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Doctor of Medicine, Graduate of Distinction
1981 -1987 Dental School; University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Graduate of Distinction
Work Experience
1994 – Present: Brown & Neuwirth Oral and Cosmetic Surgery Center, Oral, Maxillofacial, & Cosmetic Surgeon
1993 -1994: Cosmetic Surgery Center, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
1987 -1993: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
1991 -1992: Carolinas Medical Center, General Surgery Internship
1981 -1984: UMKC Intramural Department, Referee
Professional Organizations
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • American Medical Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Psi Omega Fraternity
Scholarships Awarded
  • Kenneth Edwards & A.L. Hobgood Scholarship; UNC School of Medicine
  • Thomas E. Manning Scholarship; UNC School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri Chancellors Scholarship; UMKC School of Dentistry
  • Mehlville Community Teachers Association Scholarship; UMKC School of Arts and Sciences
  • Lions Club Scholarship; UMKC School of Arts and Sciences
  • Maws and Paws Scholarship; UMKC School of Arts and Sciences
Awards & Honors
  • Graduate of Distinction, UNC School of Medicine
  • Honors List Selection throughout Medical School
  • Advanced Placement into the UNC School of Medicine
  • Graduate of Distinction, UMKC School of Dentistry
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society Induction
  • Psi Omega Outstanding Senior Award
  • Louisiana State Universitys Oral Surgery Extern Program
  • Vanderbilt Universitys Oral Surgery Extern Program
  • Outstanding Young Men of America Selection
  • Psi Omega Fraternity Rush Chairman Election
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Induction
  • Deans List Selection throughout Dental School
  • Advanced Placement into the UMKC School of Dentistry
  • University of Missouri Scholars Club Selection
  • Dormitory Governing Board Vice President Election
  • Kansas City Rugby Club Rookie of the Year Award
  • Deans List Selection throughout College
  • Whos Who Among American Students Selection-2 years
  • Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm Award
Presentations

1992 – Southeastern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents

  • Workshop, Hydroxylapatite/Vicryl Stocking, Augmentation of the Atrophic Maxilla with Simultaneous Submucosal Vestibuloplasty

1993 – University of North Carolina Surgical Grand Rounds

  • Recovery following Orthognathic Surgery and Autologous Blood Transfusion.

1991 – American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Annual Meeting, Abstract Session, Use of Cryopreserved Auricular Cartilage and Sternoclavicular Disc as Interpositioning Material Following TMJ Discectomy

1990 – Southeastern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents

  • Workshop, University of North Carolina Case Presentations.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School Table

  • Clinic Session, Dental Implants: Are they for your patient?, 1st Prize (co-presenter Cruz DL)

1986 – University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School Table

  • Clinic Session, Immediate Removable Dentures: A Clinical Approach, (co-presenter Cruz DL).
Publications
Neuwirth BR, White RP, Collins MC, Phillips CB: Recovery following Orthognathic Surgery and Autologous Blood Transfusion. Int Jour Adult Orthodontic and Orthognathic Surgery, 7:221-228, 1992.

Meet Our Staff

Our staff goes the extra mile to make every patient feel comfortable during their treatment with Brown & Neuwirth Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center. They are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation, outpatient general anesthesia, and all surgical procedures. All staff members are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.

Nicaragua Dental Mission

Each year Dr. Bryan Neuwirth dedicates one or more weeks of his time to serve the under-served of other countries. The team is normally organized of 25 members that serve in the dental clinic, medical clinic, pharmacy, and/or the children’s ministry team. Dr. Bryan Neuwirth and team have visited Nicaragua, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. Thanks in large part to the generosity of the community, the team is able to treat up to 500 patients per week and extract up to 1,200 decayed and abscessed teeth. The children’s ministry team interacts with over 500 children as well, by teaching a variety of Bible stories, games, songs, and crafts.

Dominican Republic Dental Mission

Our team consisted of 19 members (8 of which were 3rd and 4th year Dental students at UNC Chapel Hill) who served in the dental clinic. Our dental team was able to treat 238 patients in need, and extract over 550 decayed and/or abscessed teeth.

Thanks to generous donations, we were also able to provide 1280 toothbrushes, and over 1400 tubes of toothpaste that were given to the patients in need.

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