Through orthodontics I have an amazing opportunity, with each patient I treat, to help bring about a lifelong, positive change in their life. I am blessed to have been an orthodontist for more than 25 years, and continue to grow my practice to serve our community. It is a rewarding feeling to see the joy that comes across patients’ faces when their ideal smile is achieved, and it’s an honor to have been chosen to be a part of their process. I like to think that I gain friends for a lifetime through the orthodontic journey, and that is truly the best part of my job.
Education and Experience
I grew up locally in the Indianapolis area and have been around the medical field my entire life, watching my dad be a distinguished surgeon. I loved knowing how much he was impacting people’s lives and I wanted that same pride. Early on, I knew I wanted to be in the dental field so I set my goals and achieved them at the highest level.
Undergraduate studies: Indiana University
Doctorate of Dental Surgery: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Orthodontic residency: Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education
American Association of Orthodontists
Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
Indiana Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Beyond the Practice
When I am not in the office, you can typically find me enjoying the company of friends and family. I am a proud dad of my son Matthew and daughter Karma (my furry four-legged yellow Lab who you may see frequently in the office). I love spending time on the lake fishing, boating, traveling, and attending Matthew’s sporting events.