A Love for Orthodontics
Seeing happy smiles and the confidence they give my patients is the best part of being an orthodontist. My work lets me make real, positive differences in the lives of so many people. When they have healthy, straight teeth, people smile and laugh without worrying about their appearance. They are genuinely happier, and I’m proud to be a part of making that happen.
Each person who comes to me may be seeking to change their smile, but they have individual clinical needs and personal concerns. I strive not only to find the treatment process that works for their teeth, but what also works for their lifestyle. Spending time with my patients and seeing them regularly means I get to know them on a personal level. I look forward to each person’s visit and a chance to hear their latest news.
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Michigan
- Master of Science in dentistry – Case Western Reserve University
- Orthodontic residency – Case Western Reserve University
Orthodontics is a field where there are constant changes in the technology, along with the materials and the processes employed to gently move and properly align a patient’s teeth. It is essential that orthodontists remain aware of these developments. Each year I pursue continuing education opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. In addition to attending meetings, conferences, and seminars, I also keep up with the latest research findings and discussions of treatment methodologies. This ensures my patients are afforded access to the highest quality of care and treatment options.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- West Michigan Dental Association
Outside the Office
I was born in Cleveland and have lived in Syracuse, St. Louis, and Birmingham, MI, where I graduated from high school. Caledonia is now my home. I share my life with my daughter Samantha, son David, and two dogs, Kirby and Bailey. When I am not caring for my patients I can usually be found spending time with my kids, fishing, or on the golf course.