Orthodontics allows me to give my patients the gift of health and beauty. I am inspired by the changes I see in my patients, both physically and in their confidence and self-esteem, when we create healthy bites and beautiful smiles. It is a special honor to be able to get to know so many people in our community and to have contributed to their health and happiness.
I was originally inspired to pursue orthodontics as a career by my own experience as an orthodontic patient during my youth. I was enormously grateful for the positive changes orthodontic treatment made in my own life and I sought the ability to share that with others. It still amazes me that correcting a smile can be such a life-changing experience.
Education and Continuing Education
I came to Vermont 20 years ago for the opportunity to join Timberlane Dental’s unique, multi-specialty practice. Before coming to Vermont, I graduated from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science and from SUNY’s School of Dental Medicine in 1994. I received a Master of Science and certificate in orthodontics from the University of Connecticut in Farmington in 1997.
Orthodontics is my passion. My commitment to continuous improvement for both myself and my staff empowers our team to provide the highest level of orthodontic care for our patients. My ultimate goal is to help my patients achieve their goals of a healthy bite and beautiful smile.
I love the art and science of orthodontics. I regularly attend regional and national continuing education meetings offered by the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (past president), Vermont State Dental Society, and American Association of Orthodontists.
As an active volunteer, I have served on multiple planning committees for the Northeastern Society of Orthodontics annual meeting. In this role, I have helped to organize large regional continuing educational meetings that feature the most current research, techniques, and technologies in orthodontics.
Outside the Office
My family includes my wife Kim, our son Evan, and our two big dogs (a Golden Retriever and a Tibetan Mastiff), who all live in Essex. We are a very active family and enjoy all the recreational opportunities of our state. We can often be found on the hiking trails or ski slopes, or in rock-climbing gyms. I have coached youth lacrosse (I played Division I lacrosse in college), as well as youth basketball (although I wasn’t a great hoops player as a kid!).
I also believe it is important to grow and learn continually in all aspects of our lives. I love to read! I typically have two or three books going on a wide range of topics. I have black belts in two martial arts. When we’re not occupied with work and school, our family enjoys traveling.