Live Life Smiling
Every day I have a chance to make people smile, while creating their new smile; what could be better? I love being an orthodontist. I know how a healthy and beautiful smile changes the way people feel about themselves and how they interact with those around them. On a daily basis, I get to improve people’s lives by helping them develop a confident, incredible smile — one that will last a lifetime.
Orthodontics is not just about beautiful smiles. It’s also about improving a person’s oral health. If you have straight teeth, you’re less likely to develop dental disease. Since there is a strong connection between a healthy mouth and general wellness, orthodontic treatment improves a person’s overall health, too.
My motto and practice philosophy are based on the belief that everyone should live life smiling. As an orthodontist, I see that happen every day.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in agribusiness – Kansas State University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
- Certificate in orthodontics – A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
- Doctorate of Health Science – A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
I pursue continuing education courses throughout the year, every chance I get, because I am passionate about learning. Orthodontics is constantly evolving, and I strive to remain current on those changes in order to bring the best and most advanced treatment to my patients.
I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart, Jessica. She works here in the practice. We have three amazing children: Tucker, Jersey, and Cooper. When I’m not in the office, chances are I am with my family, especially enjoying time outdoors. If I’m not with them, I can likely be found on the golf course, four-wheeling, playing racquetball, or tackling a woodworking project.