The first thing people notice is the smile, and we are able to give people the ability to smile with great confidence. What could be better than that?
Orthodontics is far more than just straightening teeth. We create lasting changes in people as we transform their smile, improve aesthetics, and guide growth. Along the way, we also form lasting relationships with our patients — the true gift of orthodontic treatment.
I love welcoming patients to our practice, and making them part of our family. Orthodontics is a process, an art, and as such, we have time to truly get to know our patients. I am genuinely excited to see each and every patient when they visit.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry for my Doctorate of Dental Medicine and earned my Master of Science in dentistry and certificate in orthodontics from University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry. I have spent years training to deliver quality care that’s customized to each individual patient’s needs.
I was inspired to enter the field of dentistry and pursue advanced education in orthodontics by my father, of course! I grew up working for him in this practice and have always admired his passion for the profession. He did my braces, and I’ve watched him treat each and every patient with the same care and attention to detail he gave to me. I’ve learned so much from him, but the greatest lesson has been to truly care for our patients, and to treat them like part of our family.
Orthodontics is a continually evolving field. As research improves, treatments become more efficient and comfortable for the patient. We keep up with the latest innovations to deliver excellent care to our patients. I love the continual advances that allow me to treat patients to the highest standards of care. Our practice does not pay lip service to adopting new technology, we actually do it. We have the training to choose what technologies save our patients' time and deliver enhanced comfort while avoiding common mistakes made by less experienced practitioners.
My research in residency focused on evaluation and delivery of superior orthodontic results by leveraging new and emerging digital technologies. We are an evidence-based practice that constantly reviews new and existing literature in order to provide lasting, efficient, and safe treatment for patients of all ages.
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- President, Polk County Dental Association
- Past Vice President, Polk County Dental Association
- Past Secretary, Polk County Dental Association
- West Coast Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Florida Orthodontic Association
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
I cannot say enough about our team! They bring such a unique energy to the office. They are gentle, talented, brilliant, creative, funny — the whole package. Every day is such a pleasure. Our team embodies our family values and passion in care for our community.
Family and Community
My wife, Lisa, and I met during our undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. We have two young children, Robert and Ellen, and a Golden Retriever named Lady.
My time outside the office is spent with my family, riding bikes, fishing, and flying. I also enjoy supporting the community through volunteer efforts, charitable contributions, and acts of service.
We cannot wait to welcome you to our office. We believe you should be treated with respect, compassion, and quality in care. We offer a comfortable, warm, and safe environment. We have served our community since 1987, and will be here for many, many more years. This is our family serving yours.