Christopher Mazzola was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies where he graduated with honors with a chemical engineering degree. During his undergraduate studies, he conducted research with dental school faculty on materials to aid in patients’ healing after dental surgery. He then continued his education at Michigan where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. While in dental school he was awarded the University of Michigan American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Award for his research in the clinical application of CAD/CAM technology in dentistry.
Prior to joining Traverse Dental Associates, Dr. Chris owned a practice in Colorado Springs, CO where he was named one of the area’s TopDentists™. He has continued with education focusing on communication and technology in private practice. He has served as an instructor and mentor for new graduates focusing on patient interactions and as a leader of a Pankey Learning Group. In 2020, Dr. Chris completed the Pankey Scholar Program, which he considers to be his greatest professional achievement. Dr. Chris is currently a visiting faculty member at The Pankey Institute and an Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member for the University of Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Dr. Christina, his three children Baylor, Eliana, and Rose, along with his two dogs Lola and Aspen. He tries to stay active through daily exercise, golfing, skiing, and trying to keep up with his kids.