Orthodontics – my profession and my passion.
The ability to help so many people achieve their goal of attaining a healthy and beautiful smile is an incredible source of energy and inspiration to me. Artist by nature and scientist by education, I chose to become an orthodontist because of my passion for helping people change and improve their lives. A beautiful, functional smile plays a part in one’s success and happiness. Every smile that I treat is an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life. As I help my patients, they help me as well. I meet many fantastic people every day who help me grow and enrich my life.
I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lehigh University before attending dental school at the University of Iowa with the benefit of a Dows research scholarship. While at Iowa I was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, and received the William F. Kramer Award of Excellence, awarded to the top clinician in the class as determined by faculty. I continued my education at Iowa and received my MS in Orthodontics. I was certified a diplomate by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2006 and continued my pursuit of excellence by recertifying in 2011. I currently serve on the board of trustees of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists.
My vision upon entering practice with my partner Rick was to create a state of the art practice. But more than that, a practice where patients and referring community dentists feel so good about the quality of care and personalized service they receive that they would be compelled to refer their friends and patients. This philosophy has attracted a wonderful staff and an amazing family of patients. We foster a culture of enthusiasm among our team and work to achieve our goals as an open, honest group of individuals who genuinely care about the process and the results. We simply want to be the best!