Changing Lives by Improving Smiles
Orthodontics is the best profession in the world. It takes hard work, and a lot of time, to become an orthodontist; I promise it’s worth it! I spend time every day with great people — my staff, patients, and their families — and try to make a difference in each person’s life.
I care for people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Each patient comes to me with the dream of a healthy and beautiful smile. Each person has his or her own clinical challenges and personality, and I get to build lasting relationships with people while figuring out the best way to improve their smiles.
I’ve been practicing dentistry since 1989 and orthodontics since 1993. For me, the oral healthcare field is the perfect mix of medicine, engineering, and art. Best of all, it lets me get to know amazing people and be part of their life.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science – Purdue University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Northwestern University
- Certificate of orthodontics – Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester
While I was at Northwestern Dental School, I received the American Association of Periodontists’ Annual Senior Award and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Each year I complete many hours of continuing education, to update my skills and knowledge. My patients deserve the best treatment options available, and I am resolved to deliver just that. I want to stay on the leading edge of the profession, especially since everything changes so fast. New imaging, technology, materials, and processes can all improve the care I deliver.
I attend the quarterly meetings of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists, as well as the annual session for the American Association of Orthodontists and other continuing education meetings and courses throughout the year. This enables me to learn from the leaders in the field.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists (Past President and Board Member)
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
- C-12 Group (a Christian CEO forum)
I grew up in Hinsdale, IL and have called Naperville home since 1993. My wife Laura and I were married in 1987. I have three adult children: Alyssa is a high school science teacher in a local district, Robbie is working full time after completing his degree at Purdue and Emily is a Junior High School teacher in a district in the northwest suburbs. We also have a Golden Retriever, Maya.
When I’m not working, I like to keep active. I enjoy golfing, traveling, snow skiing, running, and biking. I also like learning about cars. Of course, time with family and friends is a priority.
I am thankful, every day, that God gave me the ability and opportunity to practice orthodontics: It’s awesome!