Dentistry is about the people behind the smiles. Being an orthodontist is very rewarding because I am able to truly make a positive difference in my patients’ lives. My thorough knowledge of orthodontic care allows me to find the best solutions to correct my patients’ bites and provide beautiful and lasting smiles.
I believe that healthy smiles start with compassion, comfort, and having correct and clear information. That’s why I spend the time necessary to understand my patients’ expectations. I want each person to fully understand all aspects of how advanced orthodontic care will enhance not only his or her smile, but also lead to a correct bite that leads to and sustains good health for his or her future. My staff and I know that an educated patient is a happy patient!
My education and years of experience have provided me with the firm foundation to know how to best treat each patient in order for them to achieve their desired result. I continue to build on that knowledge every day in my practice with my knowledgeable staff and wonderful patients.
As a full professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics (UCSF), I learn with and from the outstanding residents who aspire to become orthodontists as well. Teachng at UCSF allows me many opportunities to learn about the newest advancements being made in orthodontics. I can then share these state-of-the-art procedures with my patients.