Dr. Carolyn Cronin
- University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, IL – Bachelors of Science, Integrative Biology
- Dental School: University of Illinois – Chicago, IL - Doctor of Dental Medicine, Student Rank #1
- University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC - Specialty of Orthodontics, Masters of Science
Dr. Carolyn Cronin was born and raised in rural Southern Illinois and was the oldest of 3 children. Dr. Cronin graduated valedictorian of her high school class, and went on to the University of Illinois to major in Integrative Biology. Dr. Cronin’s first post-college job was traveling the country on the Jonas Brothers tour as a marketing brand ambassador.
Serendipitously, through her interaction with enthusiastic adolescent fans, she learned about the hearts and minds of young teens. As a teen herself, she spent many years in braces, and remembered the confidence she developed through her smile transformation. Dr. Cronin’s “AHA moment” was when she decided orthodontics would be the most fulfilling career: combining her passions for science, art, and social interaction, to change others self-esteem. She graduated first in her dental school class at University of Illinois- Chicago and was chosen to attend arguably the most prestigious orthodontic residency in the country- University of North Carolina. Following in Dr. Chubb’s footsteps she became a faculty member at the St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital to help with Cleft Lip and Palate Specialty Care.
Beyond the Practice
Dr. Cronin loves exploring Colorado and although newer to skiing, she got up the courage to try her first double black diamond run last season. She is happiest spending quality time with family and friends, drawing, practicing yoga, or hiking.
Dr. Scott Czarnik
- University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, IL – Bachelors of Science, Chemistry
- University of Illinois – Chicago, IL – Doctor of Dental Medicine
- University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN - Specialty of Orthodontics, Masters of Science
Dr. Scott Czarnik grew up in the Chicago-land area with his younger sister and parents. He is an all around Chicago Sports Fan including the Chicago Cubs despite growing up on the South-side of town (White Sox Territory). Upon graduating from the University of Illinois, Dr. Czarnik traveled and camped around the US collecting bumblebees to research the declining species of our world's pollinators. Dr. Czarnik excelled at the science and art of dentistry, and after graduating 3rd in his dental school class- was selected to attend orthodontic residency at the highly esteemed University of Minnesota. Once in Colorado Dr. Czarnik also became a faculty member on the Cleft Lip and Palate team to provide specialty care to those patients in need of complex care. His love of Orthodontics keeps him busy through pursuing numerous hours of annual continuing education. He is a member of several Specialty Groups to encourage communication and learning between dentists and orthodontists
Beyond the Practice
In his free time you will find him exploring new mountain bike trails, hikes, and most any adventure. He also puts his Chemistry degree to use by experimenting with fermentation. He continues his pursuit to perfect the best Homebrew and Kombucha recipes.
Dr. Cronin and Dr. Czarnik are husband and wife who began their love story by meeting in college. Dr. Czarnik, who is also creative, wooed Dr. Cronin with thoughtful hand-made gifts and naming a star after her. They love to travel the country and world together, and have been fortunate to practice dentistry in rural Guatemala, explore the hills and bays of Vietnam, and backpack to the tip of Patagonia. They’ve dreamed of being part of an orthodontic practice that delivers the highest standard of care, all the while in a fun atmosphere, and are honored to have joined Dr. Chubb and our all-star team. Professionally, they combine their robust orthodontic educational training and knowledge to provide thoughtful and personalized patient care. Drs. Cronin and Czarnik incorporate the latest developments in state of the art technology and science, alongside tried and true foundational orthodontic diagnosis and treatment.