I love orthodontics. As a third generation orthodontist, I feel honored to continue the tradition of excellence set by my grandfather and father-in-law. I am continually seeking out ways to have a positive impact on the lives of my patients, and to create a unique, positive, and memorable experience for each patient I have the honor to serve.
Every patient is important to me. During the course of orthodontic treatment, I get to know each person, learning about their lives and interests. I come to feel they are a part of my extended family. As a result, I look forward to their appointments, as a chance to catch-up on what has been happening in their lives, hearing about their families and their latest adventures.
For me, orthodontia is about changing the lives of people I care about. I know the difference that having a good bite, great oral health, and a beautiful smile have in one’s life, and being able to provide that to my wonderful patients, to my friends, is rewarding. I come into the office each morning with a smile on my face, because I know I will be able to help incredible people, and along the way share some stories and laughter. Simply put, I love my profession.
Education and Continuing Education
- Medical College of Virginia, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, magna cum laude
- University of Missouri at Kansas City, 28-month Orthodontic Residency
I regularly attend continuing education courses on advanced and leading-edge technologies and care practices in orthodontics, in order to ensure that I am able to continue to offer my patients the best available treatment, utilizing the latest proven technology. I see it as my duty to make sure my patients have the widest range of treatment options available; they deserve nothing less.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Utah Association of Orthodontists
- Utah Dental Association
- Salt Lake District Dental Society
I was born and raised in Brigham City and for the past 20 years have called Salt Lake City, UT my home. The love of my life, my wife Jennifer, and I have six incredible children. My highest priority is always my family. However, I also enjoy golfing and other outdoor activities, and am an active runner, having completed three St. George Marathons and one Boston Marathon. I also coach many of my sons’ sports teams.