My career in orthodontics has always been an incredible and exciting experience. I truly enjoy helping patients transform their smiles into something that will give them more confidence and self-esteem. It is a very rewarding feeling to know that, at the end of each workday, you have made a positive difference in the life of a patient.
I received my Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University and was elected into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Societies. During my formal education, I also received the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award.
I underwent my specialty training and received my Master of Science in orthodontics from St. Louis University. I was awarded the Kenneth J. Marshall Merit Award for being the class valedictorian in 1991. I complete continuing education courses regularly to stay informed of the latest in techniques and procedure innovations to provide my patients the highest quality of orthodontic care.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- G.V. Black District Dental Society
- Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, board of directors
Outside the Office
I am an active church member and am passionate about the sports of tennis and golf. I am an avid St. Louis Blues hockey fan as well. I enjoy boating and love spending time on the water with my children and friends. I am especially blessed to share life’s adventures with my wife Cathy and our two sons, James and Thomas.