I believe in giving patients more than just a great smile. My team and I strive to give our patients a life-changing experience each and every visit!
In order to become an orthodontist, I received the following degrees:
- Georgetown University School of Dentistry – DDS
- University of the Pacific School of Dentistry – MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics
I am actively involved in continuing education. I attend numerous meetings every year, which keeps me current and up to date with technology and information to provide my patients excellent care and shorter treatment times. I have a clinical faculty position with the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, at Stanford University Medical Center. This allows me to stay current on the treatment of craniofacial anomalies and orthognathic surgical patients.
In the Practice
After 22 years in practice, I enjoy my profession more than ever! I love what I do because orthodontics allows me to interact with people, and it is so rewarding to create beautiful smiles for them. At the end of treatment, when I see a patient’s face light up at the sight of their new smile, it always makes my day!
My team and I have a great practice! We always take the time to get to know our patients, and treat each person as an individual with unique orthodontic needs. Behind our fun personalities, we focus and continually work on clinical excellence. The staff constantly strives for ways to improve efficiency and clinical excellence through continuing education and daily challenge games that challenge us to improve our clinical skills.
Family and Community
I am a native of Sacramento, and have lived here for over 30 years. My wife, Danae, and I are proud to raise our three beautiful daughters in this wonderful community. My family and I also have three cats and two dogs, making our household busy, loud, and full of love!
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I also have a musical hobby! I have been playing jazz guitar and saxophone for many years. I also like to keep myself in shape through cycling and ride many miles per week. I also participate in many group century rides, which are 100-mile rides!
As a part of our community, I am a member of the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Team within the Department of Otolaryngology at the UC Davis Medical Center, School of Medicine. I am also part of the clinical faculty at the Craniofacial Anomalies Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center.