The rewards of being an orthodontist are many. Not only do I get to enhance my patients’ dental health and appearance, but I also help them to grow up with more self-esteem and confidence. Relationships and friendships are developed over the course of treatment, and I have learned much from the many people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. I have a staff that is not only professional, but fun as well. They care about our patients and are as excited about orthodontics as I am.
After graduating from TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science, I was accepted into the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DENTAL SCHOOL in Houston. After receiving my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1976, I decided to go into private dental practice to determine which field I would like to specialize in.
I was fascinated by orthodontics and all that could be accomplished by straightening teeth. I applied to and was accepted into the orthodontic program at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston, from which I graduated with my certificate in orthodontics in 1985. After that, I set up practice in Copperfield and have been here ever since.
The field of orthodontics is always changing. I keep up with the latest advances via continuing education courses throughout the year. In addition, I teach new residents in the dental school’s orthodontic department as a clinical professor.
I was born in a small town in West Texas called Hamlin. My family moved to Houston in 1956 and I’ve been here ever since. My older son Matthew, who graduated from Texas A&M in 2004, is now married to Layla and living here in Houston. I am a proud grandfather of their daughter, Zoe. My younger son, Nicholas, currently attends Texas A&M. My wife Lisa is also a fan of Texas A&M, and we often get together with the family to go to A&M football games.
I enjoy playing golf with my sons and traveling, particularly to the Jackson, Wyoming area for hiking and wildlife photography. I have always had a fondness for animals and volunteer at the wildlife division of the SPCA, and help to rehabilitate and release animals back into the wild. I also have many pets, some of which are dogs, cats, sugar gliders, flying squirrels, cows and donkeys.