Orthodontics runs in my family. My dad was an orthodontist and I grew up working in his practice after school and on weekends. There was no way around it: I was meant to be an orthodontist. I have the best job in the world. I absolutely love coming to my office every day. In fact, I hesitate to even call it “work,” it’s so enjoyable. I have a passion for my patients, my staff, and my profession.
Every patient is unique. Their face, mouth, smile, personality – all are different. Likewise, each patient’s treatment is unique and individualized to achieve the best result for that person.
I love watching a patient’s self-esteem and confidence blossom as they see their teeth straighten. The day we remove the braces, and they see their finished smile shining back in the mirror, is the most rewarding moment for me: they are thrilled with the results, and I am thrilled for them.
Throughout the year I, along with my staff, attend many orthodontic lectures, seminars, and courses. This ensures we remain at the leading-edge, current on new discoveries, techniques, and technology. Our collective goal is to continually learn to the benefit our patients.
I am an unabashed lover of Jesus Christ and a disciple of His teachings. "Our office operates under Kingdom principles and The Golden Rule." Treating others as we wish to be treated is our mission statement. I have a big heart for the children of Guatemala which has resulted in hundreds of orphans receiving desperately needed dental care. "We have a role to play in this world and worshipping God by serving others is a blessing."
I’m also a treasure hunter at heart. So on my rare day off, I head out to a “super secret” spot to search and explore for Native American artifacts. I’m fascinated by arrowheads: who made them? How long ago? Why did they just throw it on the ground? I will spend hours in search of the perfect arrowhead. I love the mystery of it.