My profession allows me to combine my love for physics and biology to change lives. Every day, I get to enjoy the smiles of our patients as they begin their orthodontic journey. Of course, my favorite moment is when the journey is completed and they are thrilled with their new smile!
My quest to become an orthodontist began at the University of Texas at Austin. After three years of undergraduate study, I was granted early admission to the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1984. After four years of family practice experience, I was accepted as a resident in the post-doctoral program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics back at UTDB-Houston where I graduated in 1990.
My commitment to continuing education has taken me to classes and seminars throughout the United States. Examples of this additional education include functional appliance (Herbst) therapy in Oregon to a one-week mini-residency at the orthodontic department of the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. I am also a past President of the University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association.
As a part of my continuing education, I am a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Orthodontic Association
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Central Texas District Dental Society
Through my continuing education, the latest innovations in the mechanics and materials offered in orthodontic patient care are utilized in our practice. My patients deserve the best.
In the Practice
I have been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years and orthodontics for more than 25. My goal is to provide comprehensive and individualized treatment in a comfortable environment. You will definitely feel at home in our office. Our entire staff strives to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the whole family. We offer monthly contests and a reward system for those in treatment and provide a playroom for the little ones. If you are looking for an office that is family-oriented and will cater to your needs and comfort, our office is for you!
I love getting to know our patients! I truly enjoy hearing about the activities the kids are involved in and the courses they are taking at school. Today's kids are amazing, and I am honored to be a part of their lives. I now get to rekindle these moments as some of my former patients are now bringing their kids into the office for treatment!
The rapport I build with our adult patients often revolves around stories of their kids and grandkids, vacations and where work has taken them since our last visit. The patient-doctor relationship becomes that of one friend taking care of another.
My wife Kathy and I have been married since 1982 and have two sons, Reed and Zack. Both of our sons attended Midway schools and they are both currently pursuing careers as petroleum engineers. In 2017 we welcomed the addition of our daughter-in-law, Stacey who married our son Zack. So our family is growing! When not at the office, I enjoy traveling, golf, hunting, and fishing.