“Orthodontics is my passion. I started out as a general dentist while an intern at VA Research Hospital in Chicago. I treated many Vietnam Veterans as well as patients and staff while I was there. Many patients at the VA Hospital were amputees and had numerous dental and medical problems. I therefore decided to become a Prosthodontist, specialist in restoring missing teeth) to help treat difficult cases. My mentor, Dr. William F. P. Malone was the head of Loyola the Prosthodontic Department. We consulted weekly on cases.”
During my Prosthetic residency, I realized many cases were difficult to restore because their teeth were not correctly positioned. I therefore continued my education by also specializing in Orthodontics. I was a dual specialist for a short time before limiting my profession to Orthodontics. I started working very closely with dentists and specialists to restore complicated cases as well as treat normal cases.
I am a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, administrating Botox and Juvederm to further enhance esthetics on adults as well as treating TMJ discomfort.