I grew up watching my father practice orthodontics. I spent my summers working in his office doing sterilization and lab work. I love working with people and I love the healthcare field, so becoming an orthodontist was the only career I ever really wanted.
I graduated from Southern Illinois University Dental School with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). I then attended Saint Louis University where I completed my orthodontic residency.
Additionally, I have specialized education in TMD in conjunction with orthodontics, having completed Roth Williams International and Roncone International PDS training. When diagnosing and treatment planning cases, it is important to look at the teeth and joint/TMJ as a cohesively functioning unit, paying close attention to the details. This additional training ensures patients’ finish with optimal oral health, as well as a smile they love.
Continuing education is a core part of how I practice. I regularly take post-graduate courses in order to stay at the forefront of the latest technological innovations and newest proven methodologies.