There are few professions that foster long-term positive relationships between the provider and patient. It is very rewarding to see not only an improvement of my patients’ smiles but of their self-image as well.
In my orthodontic training, I received the following educational certificates:
- Undergraduate degree – Duke University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Maryland School of Dentistry
- General dental residency – Berkshire Medical Center
- Orthodontic specialty training – University of Louisville
Like many other professions, orthodontics continues to evolve and incorporate new technology. In order to provide my patients with the most efficient, effective, and comfortable treatments, I must attend continuing education courses constantly in order to stay current with the new techniques and technology.
As a part of my continuing education, I am actively involved with the following professional organizations:
- Seattle Study Club (NOVA Institute for Advanced Dental Studies)
- Invisalign® Advanced Training
- American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting
- Northern Virginia Orthodontic Study Club
In the Practice
I have been practicing orthodontics in Northern Virginia since 1982. Utilizing cutting-edge technology to transform a person’s smile into one that is both aesthetic and harmonious is very rewarding to me.
The best part of my job, though, is the personal connection I make with each patient. Orthodontic treatment is an ongoing process during which I form a bond with many of my patients. These relationships often continue long after orthodontic treatments have ended.
When you come to our office for an orthodontic appointment, the visit should be fun! We tell stories, have contests, talk about your school and your friends, and just try to have an overall good time. Our staff has been handpicked to be friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. Many of them have grown up right here in Northern Virginia.
Family and Community
I grew up in Baltimore, and have lived in Rockville for the last 20 years. I have three wonderful children named Dorie, Carly, and Garrett. Along with two grandchildren, Charlie and Leo. I enjoy cycling, skiing, working out, and reading.
I also believe it is important to be involved in our community, so I volunteer for various local organizations. I have sponsored Wounded Warrior Project and Blue Star Banner families for Fourth of July. I am also involved with the annual candy buy-back program, in which the candy goes to soldiers in Iraq. I support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as give to help provide Thanksgiving dinners for the needy of Prince William County.