I love my job because it offers me the opportunity to meet so many different people and learn so much from them. It also gives me the chance to improve the quality of life for the people I serve by improving their self-image and self-confidence. I really enjoy watching someone’s personality transform as they become more confident. I have learned so much from my patients over the years. They have enriched my life and made me a better person.
I attended the University of St. Thomas, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a degree in Biology. I then went to the University of Minnesota Dental School, graduating in 1999, then pursuing an orthodontics residency at the same institution, which I completed in 2001 with a Master of Science degree.
I am a member of the Lake Superior Study Club and Great Lakes Study Club, and I attend Northeastern District Dental Society meetings. The Great Lakes Study club brings in nationally renowned speakers to keep us up-to-date on the most advanced techniques in dentistry. It also provides us an opportunity to look at complex cases with multiple dental specialists so that we may find solutions to almost any dental challenge.
My staff is made up of the most caring people I have ever worked with. They are committed to giving our patients the best possible treatment in an environment in which they are comfortable.
I grew up nearby in St. Cloud and today I make my home in Duluth. My wife, Tam, and I have two kids, Haily and Owen. I love spending time with my family and doing just about anything outdoorsy: hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, gardening, running, and competing in marathons. My family and I also contribute to many local charitable organizations. My wife has been active in the school system and PTO, and was president of MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) when our children were younger.