Orthodontics is never dull. I recommend it as a career for all my patients! There are always new and interesting people and patients in the office to talk to and the uniqueness of each keeps it fresh. I love interacting with my patients and families, and getting to know them and what interests them. I learn a lot from them and it keeps my practice and life interesting and exciting! Orthodontics is the culmination of everything I love. I love being around people! The adolescent patients keep me young and laughing. I also love the artistic side of orthodontics and creating a beautiful, healthy smile!
I attended the University of Illinois at Champaign for my Bachelor of Science in 1988 and continued at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1992. I completed my certificate in orthodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1994.
I have always embraced the newest technology in order to give my patients the best care possible. Our office was the first in our area to use Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®, the iTero™ digital scanner, AcceleDent®, and temporary anchorage devices. I complete many more hours of continuing education than are required because I know it makes me a better orthodontist. I am also a member of the Northern Michigan Orthodontic Study Club, as well as the American Association of Orthodontists and the Michigan Association of Orthodontists.
My wife Lisa and I have four wonderful children, Alec, Madeline, Elizabeth, and Julia, with whom I love spending time! I enjoy skiing and am an avid runner, having completed 11 marathons. For more than a decade, I have also been involved with the Make-A-Wish and its summer fundraiser, a 300-mile, three-day bike ride. I also enjoy history and genealogy; I am proud to say that I have traced my roots to ancestors in Wales, England, Ireland, and people who fought in the Revolutionary War.