A quality education prepared me to provide excellent care. I have been practicing orthodontics for more than 35 years and received specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. In addition, each year my staff and I take continuing education courses in order to provide the best treatment possible.
My academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and human anatomy from Pacific Union College. I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University and continued with Loma Linda’s orthodontic residency program and earned a Master of Science and specialty degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, I’ve also had extensive experience in cleft palate treatment and orthognathic surgery.
Each year, I continue to take more than 60 hours of continuing education to remain current on the latest technological developments and surgical treatment. In addition, I help to educate future generations of orthodontists by lecturing at local or national meetings.
It has been my honor to receive the Table Clinic Research Award from the California Dental Association, and the Foundation for Orthodontic Research Award. It has also been my privilege to publish articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics as well as deliver various continuing education presentations.