"Dr. Matt" grew up in Coventry, Rhode Island where he graduated with high honors from Coventry High School having played on the baseball, volleyball, and wrestling teams.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire having earned the honor of Phi Beta Kappa while playing on the championship rugby team.
He received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland with Academic Honors and the Rose Award for Patient Excellence. He was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Fraternity upon graduation. A member of Delta Sigma Delta, he was elected to the position of Grand Chapter President following dental school. In 2006, OHSU awarded him a Masters of Science in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics and a Certificate in Orthodontics with distinction.
He served on the faculty of the Dental School as a public health dentist and served in an inner city dental clinic sponsored by the University where he treated and cared for Portland's terminally ill, homeless, and medically compromised patients.
Dr. Matt has served as President of the Greater Woonsocket Dental Society. He is presently Component Director for RI to the Northeast Society of Orthodontists. He is currently on the faculty of the Community College of RI's Dental Health Department, where he lectures and is a clinical instructor in the dental hygeine clinic.
Dr. Matt is the father of three beautiful boys. He and his wife, Stephanie, are delighted to be back in New England after spending nine years in Portland, Oregon. They now live right here in Cumberland. In his free time, Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, and geocaching all over the Northeast with his boys.
"I personally couldn't be more impressed with this young man and I am enjoying sharing my love of orthodontics with him. You will gain from his youth, his energy, his facility with people, his knowledge, and his enthusiasm," said Dr. Brennan.