I love the orthodontic profession! To me, there is nothing more satisfying about using my skills and abilities to improve something as simple as a smile. A smile holds the key to self-confidence and self-esteem. And because each smile is unique, I enjoy getting to know the person behind the smile. Seeing my patients over the course of their treatments allows me to build lasting relationships: relationships that are very rewarding!
Being enthusiastic and passionate about my profession, I empower my patients with knowledge and information regarding their orthodontic treatments. It’s my job as an orthodontist to not only recognize and be able to plan treatments effectively for a person’s needs, but also to educate my patients as to why treatment is needed and how it works. Patients appreciate the extra time and discussion that we provide and they leave educated and confident. It is very satisfying to impart this confidence and understanding.
Education and Continuing Education
- Truman State University – Bachelor of Science in Biology
- University of Cincinnati – Master of Science in Microbiology
- The Ohio State University – Doctorate of Dental Surgery
- Saint Louis University – Master of Science and Certificate in the Specialty of Orthodontics
My team and I regularly attend continuing education conventions and seminars because it’s important to me that we stay current as an office in the latest and greatest the profession has to offer. The specialty of orthodontics is one that sees constant advances in technology. From digital radiography and study models to orthodontic soft tissue lasers and the latest self-ligating and clear ceramic braces, we stay current and knowledgeable to be able to offer our patients the most technologically advanced and efficient treatment possible.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society Orthodontists
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Washington Ozaukee County Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
Outside the Office
I was born in Oxford, in the United Kingdom, and moved to St. Louis in 1986. Following my orthodontic residency at Saint Louis University, I moved with my family to Milwaukee.
My free time is spent with my family: wife Lynn and two children, Jack and Caroline. I enjoy attending their many sporting events, including baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, tennis, and swimming. When I have the chance, I enjoy gardening, home-improvement projects, running, biking, tennis, racquetball, and even curling! I am a member of the Milwaukee Curling Club and my rink is the defending Carson Champions (men’s competitive league)! Other notable achievements include a 2014 5&Under State Championship and a recent second place finish in the Milwaukee Men’s Invitational! Curling is a fantastic winter sport, and the curling club is located just behind my Cedarburg office. Ask me about it; I’d love to help you get started!
In the Community
My passion for community involvement has always been strong and it’s important to me to participate in and give back to the communities in which I work. The inspiration for this involvment began during my orthodontic residency at Saint Louis University, where I was selected to serve as a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Working with so many people in need, I realized my gifts as a dentist and orthodontist could be used to help so many others.
In 2013 I discovered a wonderful organization that allows me to use my skills as an orthodontist to bring smiles to children who need it most: Smiles Change Lives. Being an SCL provider gives me the opportunity to do exactly what I enjoy - making beautiful smiles, all while knowing that I’m giving back to the communities in which I work. I’m very excited to be a part of such an amazing program!
Our office also regularly holds community fundraisers. We’ve raised money for the Ozaukee County Humane Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, and local food pantries; and we often visit local grade schools to provide oral hygiene and dental care presentations. We regularly sponsor community churches, school groups and PTOs, sports teams, and academic clubs.
Dental Mission Trips
Another passion of mine is to donate my time and skills as a dental missionary. Being a missionary has truly been an eye-opening experience and allowed me to witness first-hand the extreme poverty and dental needs that exist in the world today. I’ve been fortunate to serve with four teams in the last three years! In October, for the last three years, I have been part of a dental/medical mission team that has traveled to a little orphanage in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, and last February traveled with a team through Strong Hearts to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.