I wanted to be an orthodontist ever since 5th grade, when I had braces and saw my own smile transformed. I wanted to be able to create that same feeling of confidence and pride in other people. Although I have been practicing orthodontics for over 20 years, I still get enjoyment from watching the smile transform into something even more beautiful. I feel that everyone deserves to be proud of their smile. We cater to children with dental fears and to those with special needs. My staff and I take pride in making everyone feel welcome in the office. The atmosphere is very warm and spa-like in the office, and the staff is warm and friendly. Unlike most orthodontic offices that have an open bay concept, we treat patients in individual rooms. Each patient will have their adjustment appointments done in a private setting, with one assistant for the entire appointment. This allows the assistant to focus on the patient without distractions.
I grew up in Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago. After completing my orthodontic training, I moved back to Chicago. I settled in Woodridge for several years. Then when I started a family I wanted to move to Naperville for their wonderful sense of community. I have lived in Naperville for 17 years and have 3 wonderful children. Katie is in college at Marquette University studying physical therapy. Matthew has graduated high school and is very creative in music production and photography. Samantha is the youngest and enjoys playing basketball and making music in her free time. The entire family is in love with our dog, Jake. He is a schnoodle, mix of poodle and schnauzer, and he is the highlight of our day.