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Dr. Christina Sutherland Pepper

Dr. Christi PepperDr. Christina Pepper, a native of Lexington, KY, is excited to join the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda community as the new orthodontist in town! Dr. Pepper loves Southwest Florida and couldn’t be happier to buy the orthodontic practice of esteemed Dr. Michael Alpern. She offers one-of-a-kind smile designs with an emphasis on esthetics, as well as proper function. She and her team strive for excellent customer service and to provide a family-centered atmosphere in which to receive your traditional braces or certified Invisalign treatment.

Dr. Pepper completed her undergraduate studies at Transylvania University in Kentucky with a major in biology and a minor in psychology. She received honors in biology and graduated magna cum laude. In dental school, she graduated with high honors from the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry and received a national P.E.O. woman’s educational scholarship, as well as being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.

Continuing her educational path, Dr. Pepper received her certificate in orthodontics at University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a master’s degree in Clinical Dentistry. During this time, she taught dental students as a teaching assistant and performed orthodontics on veterans at the local VA hospital. Also while in Alabama, Dr. Pepper was a dentist for children at a non-profit clinic, offering treatment for underprivileged kids.

Active in her community, Dr. Pepper is a member of C.A.R.E., supports local charities and volunteers at Give Kids a Smile. Dr. Pepper is married to Dr. Seth Pepper, and they are the proud parents of a Bassett Hound named Daisy. In her spare time, Dr. Pepper likes to read, cook and fish with her husband.



Dr. Pepper Says

On that final day of treatment when a patient looks in the mirror and sees his or her perfect smile, it has all been worth it!