I love orthodontics because it changes lives. Words cannot describe how wonderful it feels to create a beautiful and healthy smile for someone that had previously avoided smiling because of embarrassment. Witnessing a patient’s newfound self-confidence and incredible joy when they first see their new smile, is rewarding and humbling. To be able to bring such a transformation to a person’s life, to make a positive change that will last for a lifetime, is what orthodontics is all about.
My father, who was a dentist for more than 40 years, gave me some very good advice as I was starting my career. He said, “Don’t make patients out of your friends; make friends out of your patients.” He was right. I genuinely enjoy getting to know my patients and becoming their friend as much as their orthodontist. I look forward to their visits as a time to catch up on their latest news, share a few stories, and laugh at their jokes. No wonder I look forward to coming into the practice each morning!
I am truly blessed to have a profession where I can help people.
I’m a proud Sacramento native and have called Rocklin my home since 2001. My wife Robyn and I were high school sweethearts and we’ve been married for more than 20 years. We have six children: five sons and a daughter. Most of my leisure time is spent being a dad. I attend a lot of sporting events and musicals in which my children participate. I also enjoy the outdoors, and when I can combine being outside and time with my family, I am happiest.
My mother was an avid gardener and passed that passion along to me. I find tending to plants to be very relaxing and I love to create wonderful dishes with what I grow.