I consider myself one of the fortunate ones. I love what I do. I have an amazing team and get to work with incredible patients. Each and every person who walks into our office has the potential to be a friend for life. Every day, we engage ourselves in conversation with our patients and their families. We learn about their interests, their likes, and their dislikes. We cheer them on and support them in every way we can. We can truly say that our patients are our family.
Education and Continuing Education
I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland Dental School. I continued on to receive my specialty in orthodontics from the University of Colorado. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at both universities and feel they provided me with an excellent learning experience.
Since completing my orthodontic residency, I have continued to further my education through the Clackamas County Dental Society, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Oregon and American Dental Associations, as well as several local and statewide study groups.
Family and Community
I have lived in the Northwest for the better part of my life. In 1981, my family moved to Clackamas County where my father worked at the local paper mill. After graduating from my orthodontic residency, my wife and I relocated back home to the Northwest where we purchased the practice from my own orthodontist. I love this area and greatly enjoy all it has to offer. From the coast to the mountains, to the desert, my love for the outdoors is what keeps me here.
My wife Lila and I have been married for 15 years and have five children. Blake, Ava, McCoy, Briggs and Nash keep us very busy!
I absolutely love working and being involved in the community. I have been given the opportunity to help coach several sports at various levels. When I was 14, I received my Eagle Scout badge and have continued to be involved with the Boy Scouts of America.
I enjoy seeing and visiting with my patients and their families outside the office. Whether out for dinner with the family or on the baseball diamond, please do not hesitate to say, “Hi!”