I believe in authenticity when it comes to patient care. I genuinely care about my patients and creating for them a beautiful smile through exceptional orthodontic treatment. Each morning, I get up knowing that I am going to bring a smile to someone’s face that day. What could be better than that?
I was raised in a small town in Southern Oregon by a single mother. I have two brothers and a sister and grew up in a blue-collar family, so I have an intimate understanding of the financial and personal challenges that face many of the families in our community today.
We grew up with very little but we had a strong mother who valued education and hard work. If not for her and my grandmother, I would not be in the position I am in today. I have built my office around the values that were instilled in me during my upbringing and have created a variety of financial policies to accommodate the needs of the families we serve.
In addition, I was fortunate enough to be educated at one of the best dental schools and orthodontic programs in the United States. I have used my experiences and my education to create an office culture that’s focused on purpose, exceptional care, and a kind, genuine atmosphere.
I am proud of the people who work for me because they enthusiastically embrace our office philosophy of trying to exceed our patients’ expectations and deliver excellence in every aspect of the patient experience. Whether it is handling a new patient call, resolving insurance issues, or delivering excellent patient care, it doesn’t matter; they work hard to excel.
Education and Continuing Education
I began my college education at George Fox University on a soccer scholarship before having to discontinue my education due to financial reasons. Having to work, save, and persevere for my education provided me with appreciation and motivation to make the most of it.
- Bachelor’s degree, general studies – Washington State University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Washington School of Dentistry
- Master of Science in Orthodontics – University of Washington School of Dentistry
Delivering great results through orthodontic treatment is challenging. I work hard to get better at it day in and day out. It is a job that requires continued learning throughout your career, and I enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques and perfecting the trade.
I am a member of two study clubs that meet monthly to discuss topics specific to different treatment modalities and new technological advances in the orthodontic field. Many dental issues require an approach that includes the expertise of multiple specialists as well as general dentists, and I have had the privilege of training under world-renowned lecturers and researchers on issues related to adult orthodontics and multidisciplinary treatment.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- Washington State Society of Orthodontists
- Washington State Dental Association
- University of Washington Dental Alumni Association
- University of Washington Orthodontic Alumni Association
Outside the Office
I am lucky to share my life with my wife Tameron, two children Karmichael and Piper, three dogs, and a variety of chickens and ducks. During my free time, I like to be with family and friends, play golf, ski, mountain bike, garden, and do CrossFit.