My highest priority is to provide excellence in orthodontic treatments, ensuring each patient an improved appearance and relaxing orthodontic experience. My team and I strive to deliver extraordinary results and gentle care for each patient and work hard to create beautiful smiles!
Education and Continuing Education
In order to become an orthodontist, I completed the following educational programs:
- UCLA – undergraduate degree
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Harvard School of Public Health
- UCLA Orthodontic and Pediatric Graduate Residency Program
I know that the best orthodontic treatments utilize the latest methods and technology. I am always looking for new ways to learn the best orthodontic services so my patients receive treatments that are efficient and comfortable.
I obtain my continuing education through membership in the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the Beverly Hills and Westside Study Clubs, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.
I have been practicing orthodontics since 1995, and truly appreciate the relationships I establish with my patients and their families throughout treatment. I love to watch each patient grow and mature, and enjoy celebrating milestones in their lives!
I also enjoy taking a difficult orthodontic case and watching as the patient progresses and finally sees the results. It is amazing to watch the patient as they view themselves in the beginning to the end, when they finally see their final smile! I love watching their smiles blossom and their self-confidence increase.
Family and Volunteer Work
I grew up in Del Mar and currently live in Pacific Palisades. I have lived in West Los Angeles for more than 15 years, and love it! I am married to Jill and we have a beautiful daughter named McKenna. We also have a rescue dog named Frankie. In my spare time, I love to surf, mountain bike, and play two-man beach volleyball.
I truly enjoy helping others, and have traveled to Sierra Leone, Africa on a medical mission. I also helped build homes in Mexico, and often raise money for various causes, including Lighthouse Medical Missions and their work in Africa.