Why do I love orthodontics? There are so many reasons, but they’re all based in the fact that orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry where patients are enthusiastic to come see us! The transformation that we create together happens over months or years, which allows us to form relationships that last into the future, and sometimes generation after generation. There isn’t much to compare to when you finish treatment on a patient and they get to show off their new, beautiful, awesome smile! The confidence that a wonderful smile can create is immeasurable!
It has been my pleasure to provide outstanding orthodontic care in the Vacaville community since 2004. I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and my orthodontic certificate from Columbia University in New York City. While honorably serving in the United States Air Force, I completed my general practice residency at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, and later completed my orthodontic residency at Columbia.
I maintain memberships with numerous prestigious organizations, such as the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the California Association of Orthodontists, the California Dental Association, and the World Federation of Orthodontists. I also attend continuing education meetings of the Damon Forum, Napa-Solano Dental Society, and several local and regional study groups. Orthodontics is always changing, and I want our office always to be on the forefront of new technologies and innovations, so we give the best care to our patients.
I have served as the president and ethics chairman, and am currently the co-chair of continuing education for the Napa-Solano Dental Society. In addition to my work in orthodontics, I give back to my local community by sponsoring numerous local youth sports teams and contributing to local schools. I also participate in Give Kids a Smile, which provides complimentary orthodontic treatment to the underserved.
Outside of the office, I have discovered a love of aviation and recently received my private pilot license. On any given day, I may be flying the skies high above Vacaville! I also enjoy playing guitar and piano, going to the gym, and playing volleyball, as well as spending time with my family, two daughters Sydney and Scarlett, and friends.