Improving Lives, One Person and One Smile at a Time
It is an honor to become part of my patients’ lives as they undertake their journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile. My patients are more than that to me: They are part of my extended family and I value the friendships we develop. Each person brings their own experiences, stories, and dreams to our office and I feel lucky when they share who they are with me.
I’ve been practicing orthodontics for 30 years and am even more excited today than when I started seeing patients. There have been incredible advancements in the specialty, allowing us to do more, more conservatively and comfortably, and to deliver smiles that last! I became interested in the field when I was an ortho patient, myself. That experience changed my life: my newly straight teeth filled me with confidence and caused my self-esteem to grow. I wanted to share that with others!
Being an orthodontist is the perfect combination of science, medicine, and art, plus the essential human and hands-on connection to others. I’m able to build on and improve what nature has provided: giving people better oral and overall health, changing how they feel about themselves, and making them happier. I truly cannot imagine a more fulfilling profession!
Our Team Members
It is a joy to come to work and listen to the team laughing and talking with patients and families. Each goes out of their way to ensure our patients feel welcome, safe, and fully informed. They’re professional, warm, and friendly, and always put patients at the forefront. Many of the people on our team are patients, former patients, or parents of patients: this gives them added insight and empathy into what our patients are experiencing and need. They are here to help, and do so with genuine smiles!
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science – Loyola University, Baltimore
- Master of Science in anatomy – University of Maryland
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland
- Orthodontic residency – Rutgers University
A major part of my commitment to my profession and my patients is staying current on advances in orthodontics. There are ongoing technological innovations and changes in techniques, along with revolutionary new materials. Today we’re able to do so much more for our patients than when I started practicing!
I am a lifelong learner: pursuing continuing education throughout the year, and taking courses locally, regionally, and nationally.
In addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, I taught residents in the orthodontic department at Rutgers and continue to consult with former students. I was a charter advisory board member for the Seattle Study Club-affiliated Seminars for the Advancement of Dental Excellence.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
- New Jersey Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Tri-County Dental Society
- Rutgers/UMDNJ Orthodontic Alumni Society
Beyond the Practice
My dad was in the Air Force, so I spent my childhood living both overseas and stateside. The Skylands area of New Jersey has been my home since 1988. My life is shared with Denise, my wife, and I have two grown sons.
Denise and I have a Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever mix named Berlin. We adopted Berlin from The Seeing Eye program when he was designated a “career change” dog. This means he was unable to complete the rigorous training to become a guide dog. Our family was lucky he flunked out because he’s an incredible companion and a great office mascot!
When I’m not in the office, I love being outdoors, especially hiking this beautiful part of the state with Berlin. When Berlin and I aren’t on some trail, I like boating, golf, photography, and reading.
I’m also an Eagle Scout and am proud to serve as a Dentistry Merit Badge Instructor for the Boy Scouts of America.