Over the last 20+ years, it has been truly rewarding to witness the significant changes that occur in a patient’s self-confidence following orthodontic treatment. I feel blessed to positively influence the lives of those around me through the creation of beautiful smiles. Facial appearance is an important aspect of every person’s character and self-esteem.

Our entire team understands that the treatments we provide have a significant impact on our patients’ lives. We are committed to meeting the challenges presented to us to produce a high level of care and a positive experience for all the patients we serve.

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science – University of Notre Dame
Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Indiana University School of Dentistry
Master of Science in Dentistry – Indiana University School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics
Orthodontic residency – Indiana University School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics
Part-time clinical instructor – Indiana University School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics
I attend numerous conferences on an annual basis to assure we can continue to provide our patients with the highest level of orthodontic care. As an orthodontic technology leader, I have presented at a number of orthodontic conferences, including the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session in 2013 (Philadelphia), 2014 (New Orleans), and invited for 2015 (San Francisco). Our office was featured by the AAO in an article that highlighted the paperless orthodontic practice.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Association of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists, Committee on Technology (CTECH)
American Association of Orthodontists, alternate delegate
Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, director
Indiana Association of Orthodontists, past president
Indiana Association of Orthodontists, director
American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate
Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana Dental Association, delegate
Northwest Indiana Dental Society, past president
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
I am a native of Northwest Indiana and live here with my wife Mary Carol, our children, Caroline, Charlie, and Elizabeth, and our Yellow Lab, Maisy. I enjoy attending and participating in my children’s activities, playing golf, and attending Notre Dame sporting events. I partner with several organizations dedicated to helping kids from low-income families receive braces. I am a past director of the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana.