Changing Lives, One Smile and One Person at a Time
Orthodontics has been my calling since I was a teenager with braces. I realized the tremendous impact an orthodontist can have as I watched my own transformation. Being able to smile with confidence stays with you throughout your life, whether you’re smiling for the prom, senior portraits, wedding pictures, or a job interview. Knowing you look your best is a huge confidence boost, and people can tell when you’re really happy.
One of the best things about being a local orthodontist is having time to really get to know my patients. I’m interested in their activities and love hearing updates about their latest adventures and successes. Because orthodontic care works for all ages, I’m surrounded by a dynamic group of people. Each person has stories to share and we’re always talking and laughing.
There’s no feeling that compares to taking off a person’s braces and seeing the joy on their face as they look in the mirror and see that they’ve acquired an amazing smile! I cannot imagine anything more rewarding than being an orthodontist!
Our team members genuinely care about each patient who comes to our practice. They do everything possible to ensure people feel welcome, at home, and engaged during visits. By being warm and friendly, encouraging questions, and meeting each person’s cosmetic dentistry needs, our team creates a positive, comfortable environment.
Education and Continuing Education
I completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Then I enrolled at the University of Michigan, where I completed my orthodontic residency.
I have a passion for treating patients using advanced, aesthetic techniques, including clear braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. These treatments enable people to maintain a confident smile throughout orthodontic care without anyone knowing they’re in treatment.
By taking a range of continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry, I stay at the leading edge of advancements in the specialty. This ensures my patients receive the best care while achieving their new smile!
- American Board of Orthodontics, board certified
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Maryland State Dental Association
Beyond the Office
Spending time with my wife Laura and our young daughter and son is a priority when I’m not caring for patients. I love being outside and traveling, and am a huge football and basketball fan, especially when cheering on the Michigan State teams!
I co-chaired the 2016 Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy in Waldorf. As a local orthodontist, this was very important to me, and we were able to provide much-needed dental care to more than 800 underserved people! These types of events can make a huge difference: they relieve people of dental pain and allow them to get back to enjoying life.