Changing Lives, One Smile at a Time
I thoroughly enjoy practicing orthodontics. I strongly believe I was meant to do this job. God has blessed me with many supportive family members, friends, and past experience, all of which make me and this practice what it is.
As an orthodontist, I have the knowledge and skillset to change my patients’ lives. As a result of treatment, they are able to relax and smile with confidence as they meet new people, are in front of a camera, and laughing with friends and family. It is my desire that each patient feels good about themselves and has a healthy bite that lasts a lifetime.
I love the relationships that form with my patients. I enjoy getting to know who they are and what makes them tick. Seeing a person go from being self-conscious about their smile at the beginning, then glowing with pride and excitement at the end of treatment, is my reward for coming to work.
Education and Continuing Education
- Dual Bachelor degrees in Biology and Chemistry, Valparaiso University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, United States Air Force
- Masters in Biomedical Sciences and Orthodontic Specialty Certificate, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Each year I complete many hours of continuing education, through conferences, study clubs, and online courses. My goal is to provide the highest level of personalized orthodontic treatment possible. Keeping at the leading-edge of advancements ensures my patients are receiving the best care.
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Florida Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Brevard County Dental Society
I was a middle child in a family of seven and grew up on a family farm in Illinois. It was there I learned that hard work pays off. Being part of a small community, I gained a lasting appreciation for caring for each other and looking out for your neighbor. I lived the phrase, “a community raises a child,” and apply that experience in caring for my patients. I strive to be a positive influence in each patient’s life.
I now live within a couple miles of my office. I love the beach lifestyle and community, and am glad to be raising my family here. My wife and I have been married for more than 15 years and have been blessed with three amazing children. We enjoy our dog, Buster, who is definitely part of our family!
When not working, I enjoy time with family and friends. I love being on the water: boating, paddle boarding, offshore fishing, and snorkeling. I appreciate local Florida art festivals, golf, tennis, sports, and the attractions in Orlando.
I am an active member in our church and small group bible study. My wife and I support many local charities, but are most passionate about helping local children have more opportunities and better lives.