Being part of a profession that helps individuals achieve better oral health. It is exciting and rewarding. I love to see the transition of individuals who have been embarrassed to smile their whole lives and then can’t stop smiling once their teeth are straight. Perhaps more importantly, I appreciate the value of establishing a healthy and stable oral environment so they can work toward preserving their teeth for a lifetime.
One of the best parts of my job is meeting so many different people. We get to know them so well; and by the time treatment is finished, I consider them as more of a friend than a patient. As their orthodontist, I hope to be a positive influence in their lives and I treasure their friendships. I’m grateful for the chance to build that this relationship of trust with them.
Orthodontics is unique amoong all of healthcare because it combines science and art; it allows me to express my creative talents through developing beautiful smiles. I am fascinated with how miraculous the human body is and feel like oral healthcare is vital to our overall well-being. Even after 15 years of practice, I am still astounded by the body’s ability to move via orthodontics.
Education and Continuing Education
- Mesa High School
- Undergraduate work at Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Colorado
- Master of Science in dentistry, University of Colorado
A key part of being an orthodontist is staying current on developments in technology, technique, and materials. Every day, new options are developed and made available. It’s essential for me to remain fully aware of those options and carefully evaluate them to decide if they’re right for our practice.
Each year I dedicate many hours to continuing orthodontic education: learning from leading researchers and practitioners. This keeps me aware of modern advancements and enables me to explore new challenges as I strengthen and expand what we’re able to offer patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
Family and Community
My wife Tina and I have been married for more than 22 amazing years. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me! We have eight fantastic and talented children, two wonderful sons-in-law, and a perfect little granddaughter. We also have the best dog in the world (he just might be my favorite child). We love exploring the outdoors, watching movies, playing games, and doing sports together. Our happy place is the lake or playing in the snow, camping in the woods and on the beach or mostly just hanging out together at home.
Our family is committed to serving actively in our community. We enjoy supporting our local schools as well as other community organizations. We make a continuous effort to volunteer in our neighborhood schools, in our church and other community events on a regular basis. Our community is only as good as we make it, and we are committed to do our part to help make it the best it can possibly be.