About Dr. Runkle

Dr. Runkle is a graduate from Ohio State University. He has studied and taken advanced courses in orthodontics for the past 30 years from certified orthodontic organizations including the University of Detroit, the American Association for Functional Orthodontics (AAFO), the International Association of Orthodontics (IAO) and Rondeau Seminars (Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, and TMD [Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction).

He is a certified Senior Instructor of the IAO and a member of the American Academy of Gnanthological Orthopedics (AAGO). He is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Virginia Dental Association (VDA), the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS), the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO), and the American Association of Functional Orthodontics (AAFO).

Dr. Runkle is an accomplished writer. His book, Taking a Giant Bite Out of Dental Confusion, A Consumer's Guide to 21st Century Dentistry, was published in 2009 and has sold many copies across the country. Prior to becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Runkle was an aviation instructor and, although Orthodontics is his passion, he still loves getting into a plane to soar above the clouds. In his spare time, Dr. Runkle enjoys being with his family and friends.