The fulfillment of providing patients with a service they elect in order to improve themselves is the reason I was originally attracted to the field of orthodontics. I enjoy using my skills to enhance patients’ teeth and bite, and creating smiles that are both functional and beautiful.
I appreciate the challenging mental and applied aspects of orthodontics, and I truly enjoy the positive interactions with my patients. It is so rewarding to enhance a person functionally, aesthetically, and emotionally, and add to their self-esteem and raise their quality of life.
Education and Experience
I attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in anatomy and cell biology. From there, I went on to receive my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and completed my residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics (certificate) from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester.
Prior to joining Timberlane Dental, I held the rank of Major in the United States Air Force, and was the chief of orthodontics at the 579th Dental Squadron at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
Outside the Office
I was born in Rutland and grew up in Proctor. I am the youngest of four children, with two older sisters and one older brother. My parents still live in the same house in Proctor where I grew up. I currently live in St. Albans with my wife Heather, who was born and raised in St. Albans. Both of our families have lived in Vermont for several generations, and we enjoy spending free time with them.
During the summer, my wife and I enjoy boating on Lake Champlain. While on the water, we enjoy swimming and water skiing. I also love downhill skiing and hiking in the mountains. I love playing and watching sports. While in high school, I was captain of both the varsity football and basketball teams.