My passion for the health sciences, combined with the enjoyment of working with both children and adults, led me to orthodontics. My passion grew every day, as I progressed through my education, and I have spent the last 18 plus years creating beautiful, healthy smiles. It’s so awesome to see the transformation of people’s confidence and self-esteem as their new smile develops, which allows them to enjoy a happier, fuller life. I love what I do!
As an orthodontist, I care for an amazing variety of people, each with a unique story and experiences to share. My days are filled with fascinating conversations, and I come away from each exchange having learned something new about the world and myself. These conversations, and the bonds that grow between myself and my patients during their treatment, are immensely fulfilling. I appreciate the trust each person places in me, to create a beautiful smile just for them, and am honored by that fact every day.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
My Bachelor of Science in chemistry was awarded by Utah State University. I attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery and graduated summa cum laude. My education then took me to the East Coast, where I studied at the Medical College of Virginia and received my certificate of specialty in orthodontics.
The field of orthodontics is constantly changing, and continuing education is one way I keep up with the changes. I commit many hours each year to attending seminars and participating in study clubs in order to stay up to date. I enjoy studying the latest methodologies and learning about the newest technologies, then incorporating them into my practice. This ensures our patients receive the highest level of orthodontic care possible.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists
- Utah Dental Association
I currently live in North Logan with my wife, three children, and our five-pound Maltese named Sophie. My passions, outside of family and orthodontics, include cycling and snowmobiling. For the last 15 summers, I have trained for and completed the 206-mile bicycle race (LOTOJA) from Logan to Jackson.
I love giving back to our community, especially working with children. I enjoy teaching hygiene at our local elementary schools and performing health screenings for our local Head Start programs. It’s so much fun to work with these kids!