Building Confidence, One Smile and One Person at a Time
Ultimately, orthodontics is about people. My first priority is always the health and happiness of my patients. I strive to build strong relationships with each, fostering direct and open communication. I want patients to feel comfortable asking questions, talking about their dreams and plans, and to finish treatment with a confident smile they love — and to have loved the process.
It is an amazing privilege to play a small part in the lives of so many remarkable people. I am honored to get to know each person and the family. Each has their own unique story and orthodontic journey and I am glad to be part of that journey.
Simply put, witnessing the joy on someone’s face, the first time they see their dazzling smile, never gets old. It’s why I’m excited to come to the office every day: making people happy is why I love what I do!
We have the most incredible people on our team. They have been with the practice for many years and know what it takes to earn the trust of our patients. They are all kind, gentle, and supportive, and they love being part of helping people gain stronger confidence!
We have a fun orthodontic office, filled with smiles and laughter. We take each patient’s smile very seriously but don’t take ourselves too seriously!
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor’s degree in chemistry – University of California Los Angeles
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
- Orthodontic residency and Master of Science in dentistry – Medical College of Virginia
I am always looking to learn more and hone my techniques with the latest developments in technology and research. By staying on the forefront of advances in orthodontics, I am able to offer many treatment options and guide patients in selecting the right approach for their smile.
Throughout the year I complete many continuing education courses. I’m also a member of a TMJ-TMD study club.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Sacramento District Dental Society
Beyond the Practice
I grew up in Granite Bay and now live in Sacramento with my wife, Stephanie and our son. She and I have been together since college and went to dental school together. Stephanie is a general dentist who practices in Elk Grove and Granite Bay. Yes, we nerd out about teeth all the time! We just bought our first home and share it with our big cat, Luna.
Outside of work, I love being outdoors and enjoying the many great aspects of living in Northern California. In the summer, you’ll find me wakeboarding on the Sacramento Delta, and in the winter, I’ll be on the slopes at Tahoe. Stephanie and I are also avid travelers and love scuba diving.