Dr. Matt Lineberger was born at Yale University Hospital, but soon found himself in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, his father’s hometown and the place where fate had brought his grandparents together many years ago. Although Dr. Lineberger’s family later moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, he never lost his love for the rich southern grace and provincial diversity of his childhood home, and he never gave up his dream of returning to North Carolina.
He excelled academically and athletically at the same school that produced other notable graduates such as Chris Van Allsburg, the author of Jumanji and Polar Express, and Adam Herz, who actually wrote his screenplay for American Pie about his high school. Matt had many enlightening life experiences, including living aboard a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands with his family for a year!
Dr. Lineberger attended Wake Forest University and played for the Demon Deacon’s basketball team. Although he loved the game, Dr. Lineberger never lost sight of his academic goals. He played for Wake Forest his freshman year, and was recognized as an ACC Honor Athlete. A year later he transferred to The University of North Carolina, and after graduation was accepted to The University of Michigan Dental School. During his time there, Matt met fellow dental student and his beautiful wife-to-be, Megan.
Dr. Lineberger worked under the mentorship of Dr. James McNamara, one of the top academic orthodontists in the world. After graduating The University of Michigan Dental School, Dr. Lineberger was accepted into the Orthodontics Program, graduating three years later in 2011. Prior to coming to Huntersville to build his own practice, Dr. Lineberger spent two years in Ann Arbor and Taylor, Michigan as an associate at Brust Orthodontics. There he learned how to treat patients of all different ages and personalities, he became extremely proficient with Invisalign, and learned the importance of having fun while working. Dr. Matt also was involved with organized dentistry, and was elected treasurer of the Detroit Southwestern District Dental Society. Dr. Lineberger recently received the honor of becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics by passing their clinical and written exams.