Born, raised, and college-educated in Europe-Romania, I won a diversity visa lottery in 1995 and with it, the right to immigrate legally to the US. In 1999, I earned my doctorate of dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and my certificate in orthodontics from Children’s National Hospital/George Washington University, Washington, D.C, in 2001. I proudly served in the the US Army Reserve as a general dentist and captain from 2001 to 2004, and again as a board certified contractor in Kaiserslautern, Germany between 2015 and 2016 during a working sabbatical.
I strive to be an open-minded clinician. In doing so, I've committed myself to providing outstanding service to my patients and also to incorporating new and effective techniques into my practice. We use just about anything that can move teeth and jaws faster and more predictable: We tried them all, we know what works and what does not. In addition to being board-certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, I attend numerous orthodontic educational courses every year and try to incorporate the best of everything in the quest for helping our patients achive a perfect smile.