Dr. Omerza received his D.D.S. and certificate in orthodontics from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy where his primary area of study was early craniofacial development. He has served in the US Navy overseas as staff orthodontist for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. On finishing his active duty tour with the US Navy he returned home to Willoughby Hills to work with his long time friend and mentor Hudson D. Fowler III. Dr. Omerza stays on the cutting edge of the profession by attending orthodontic seminars across the United States. He purchased “The Brace Place” in Canton in 2009 and relocated to a brand new office on Whipple Ave the following year. Dr. Omerza has served as an ODA delegate since 2012 and as a member of the ODA Council on Access to Care and Public Service since 2013. He has been a member of the Stark County Dental Society since 2009 where he has serve on numerous committees and councils. This year he is excited to be leading the Dental Society as president and looking forward to presiding over an excellent year of innovative programs.