The field of orthodontics really allows us to make a visible transformation in our patients’ lives. I love meeting new patients and guiding them through treatment to create a beautiful result. I strive for excellence and perfection in my work.

I am so excited to be joining the team at Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics. I look forward to providing patients with the same high-quality orthodontic care and excellent customer service that this team currently provides. I am thankful they have chosen me to work alongside them in creating an aesthetic and functional result.

Education And Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science – Butler University, 2008
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Marquette University School of Dentistry, 2012
  • Postgraduate Orthodontic Residency – Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2014
  • Doctorate of Health Education – A.T. Still University, 2014
  • American Board of Orthodontics, Board Certified, 2015

    To build on the knowledge I gained from my formal education, I participate in ongoing study and training. Continuing education allows me to offer high-quality treatment through the new knowledge that I have gained. It allows for a better overall experience for the patient, as we are able to use the newest technology and information available in the field of orthodontics.

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Board of Orthodontics
    • American Dental Association
    • Indiana Dental Association
    • Northwest Indiana Dental Society
    • Apollonia Dental Society

    Outside the Office

    Puntillo and Crane Orthodontics, Meet Dr. Carolyn Gardiner, image of mother, father, and child looking at their newborn kid

    I am originally from Crown Point, Indiana, and have lived in Chicago for four years. My husband Aaron and I have two children; Beckett is three and Landon is six months. When I’m not in the office, I spend my free time running, baking, and playing with my boys!