Meet Dr. Kattner


Our Waukegan Orthodontist
Dr. Paul Kattner

Our Gurnee, IL area orthodontist, Dr. Paul Kattner, is proud to provide children, teenagers, and adults with high quality, personalized orthodontic treatment using all the latest types of orthodontic appliances and cutting-edge technology. Given Dr. Kattner’s many years of experience practicing orthodontics, his patients can be assured that they’ll receive the best orthodontic care possible when visiting our Waukegan office to improve their smiles!

Dr. Paul Kattner, D.D.S., M.S., M.A.

A lifelong resident of Lake County, Illinois, Dr. Kattner was born in Waukegan and grew up in Gurnee. The son of an educator and homemaker, Dr. Kattner attended the Gurnee District 56 schools and graduated from Warren Township High School in 1981. He then attended the University of Illinois – Urbana and upon his graduation, he immediately enrolled at the University of Illinois – College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 1989.

Dr. Kattner’s postdoctoral studies earned him a Master’s Degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Each of Dr. Kattner’s five degrees have been earned with academic honor distinction, and he graduated first in his class (valedictorian) at the University of Illinois – College of Dentistry. Dr. Kattner is a licensed specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and he averages more than 90 hours of continuing education annually.

To ensure he is always up-to-date with all the latest advancements in the orthodontic and dental industries, Dr. Kattner maintains an active membership in:

  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • The Illinois State Dental Society
  • The Chicago Dental Society
  • The Lake County Dental Society

Dr. Kattner is honored to have been selected for Diplomate status with the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He has also served in leadership roles at a variety of levels within organized dentistry.

When Dr. Kattner is not helping his patients achieve their best smiles, he is actively involved with his local church and enjoys spending time outdoors backpacking, hiking, and enjoying the beauty of God's creation.

Visit Your Zion, Waukegan, & Gurnee, IL Orthodontist

If you live in or around Waukegan, Gurnee, Zion or Beach Park, IL and are interested in improving the health and appearance of your smile using clear or metal braces, Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. You can fill out our convenient appointment request form or give us a call at (847) 244-7900. If you have any questions about our orthodontic treatment options, please feel free to contact us as we’re always happy to speak with you. We look forward to welcoming you to our office soon!