I find it amazing to say I have been practicing orthodontics over 20 years. I guess time does fly when you are doing what you love. Sometimes, people ask me what made me want to be an orthodontist. When I was young, I loved science and people, so I tried to find a career that would combine both. When I was 15 I convinced my parents to take me to the orthodontist. It was truly a life changing experience. I was very self-conscious about my smile and this led me to be less confident in myself. Not only did I experience how much braces can transform a person firsthand, but my orthodontist became my mentor, later my employer, and to this day I consider him my friend. I knew during this treatment that this was something I wanted to do. I really love helping people and when I see someone brimming with life and confidence after giving them the smile they always wanted, well, there’s no better feeling in the world for me.
The Lord has given me the talents and ability to positively impact the lives of others. Every day, I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to care for my patients. I have the opportunity to participate in their lives and share their highs and lows as they grow and transform during our time together. I guess that is what I am most passionate about and why I love what I do. In my heart, I know that being your orthodontist is all about you and taking care of you like you were my own family. Anyone who knows me knows there is nothing I would not do for my family.
I was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Huntingdon Valley, PA. My wife, Mary Beth, is truly my soul mate and we’ve been together 31 years. We have lived in the Lehigh Valley since 1990. We felt that the Valley would be a great place to raise our family and in hindsight, that was a fantastic decision. We have three terrific children, two sons and a daughter, all grown and out of our home. Three grandsons have kept us busy and young. I love the sound of a child’s belly laugh and playing with the little ones overflows my heart. Again, my life has been blessed by God in incredible ways.
When I am not working, you may see me at a local golf course or rooting the IronPigs to a victory. I also love music and theater, so you may see me at a concert, Musikfest, or at one of the many terrific local theaters we have right here. I try to trek to NYC a few times a year for a Broadway or Off Broadway show. I love to travel and any place warm in winter is always a favorite. I just love a quiet beach with a great view. I am a history buff and enjoy reading about our past, visiting museums, and I just love to learn about anything. I love it when my patients help me to discover something new.