Creating Beautiful Smiles and Personal Connections
I’ve been practicing orthodontics for nearly 40 years and can honestly say I am as excited about the field today as I was when I started seeing patients! Orthodontics, in my opinion, is the greatest profession in the world. I have been pleased to work at a job I love: “work” has never felt like work.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to help so many people achieve the beautifully healthy and confident smiles they deserve, while building lasting relationships. I am honored to now be creating wonderful smiles for the children and grandchildren of some of my first patients and love having the opportunity to reconnect with parents and grandparents!
In the twilight of my career, I fly to New Jersey from my current home, in Florida, to practice with my son and teach orthodontics residents the skills and knowledge needed to excel. After practicing full-time for many years, always seeking to best the best orthodontist I could be and avidly pursuing continuing education, I’m now teaching others.
My “2nd Career” in orthodontics, as a teacher, has allowed me to make friends across the world. I've taught in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. Truly, the world is a much smaller place and doctors across the globe are eager to learn. I am humbled to be contributing to making our profession better.
Our team members are an extension of my family. In turn, they welcome our patients into our orthodontic family. Each team member is caring and compassionate, contributing to a positive, fun environment where our patients are encouraged to achieve their dreams!
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Mt. St. Mary’s College
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University Dental School)
- Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Not only do I wholeheartedly believe in staying current on the latest developments in orthodontics, I teach and train in the specialty around the world. Teaching and lecturing to my peers requires I stay at the leading edge of advancements in the profession.
By learning about new technologies, techniques, and research, I ensure patients are receiving the most up-to-date care and that the orthodontists I teach are learning the most relevant information.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- North East Damon® Study Group (leader)
- Rutgers Dental Alumni Association
Beyond the Office
After growing up and spending much of my life in New Jersey, I now live in Florida with my wife, Diane. She’s now retired but once ran the practice. We have five children, between us, and thirteen grandchildren! When not caring for patients or teaching, time with family, traveling, and playing golf all keep me busy.