I always dreamed of being an orthodontist, like my father. Now that I am, I could not imagine doing anything else! It is an honor to get to know my patients and their families and to make a difference in their lives by giving them beautiful smiles.
Education and Continuing Education
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in 1985 from Washington State University. I then earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1989 and Master of Science Degree with a certificate in Orthodontics in 1991, both from the University of Washington.
By participating in continuing education courses year-round, I am able to stay current with the latest technology and orthodontic treatments. My patients deserve the best, and continuing education allows me to provide my patients with more options and better results.
I am a member of the Spokane Orthodontic Study Club and several professional associations including:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Spokane District Dental Society
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontist (PCSO)
- Washington State Society of Orthodontists
- University of Washington Dental School Alumni Association
- University of Washington Orthodontic School Alumni Association
In the Practice
In 2021, I celebrated 30 years in practice and I still love what I do! It is fun and rewarding to see the changes that we make in the lives of our patients. I am passionate about orthodontics, and I love having the opportunity to share the benefits of a beautiful smile with my patients.
It is a pleasure to watch our younger patients grow and to build connections with their families. Our practice is honored that we have been chosen by these wonderful patients to take them on their journey to a beautiful smile.
We have a great time welcoming and treating our patients. From all of our various contests to our wooden nickel promotions, there is fun to be had by all! Our team helps build a warm, friendly, and caring environment where you will always be greeted with bright, welcoming smiles. They are committed to furthering their training so that they are current with the latest technology. My staff makes our patients smile throughout their orthodontic journey!
Family and Community
I grew up in Spokane, and am blessed and lucky to serve the families of our community. My wife, Patty, and I have been married since 1985, and have four children, Alexa, Elise, Taylor and Blake - all who are graduates of the Mead public school system. I am proud that my three daughters all followed in my footsteps and graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Blake is blazing his own path and graduated with a Construction Management degree from Washington State University! In my spare time, I enjoy golf, tennis, and spending time with my family.
From sponsoring individual patients and funding many Mead School District's events, I believe in giving back to the community in which I grew up and where I now live and practice orthodontics. I have supported numerous schools, patients, AAU sports, and charitable organizations in the Greater Spokane area throughout the years and I am actively involved with the Spokane Cleft Lip and Palate Organization where I have the opportunity to work with a variety of specialists on very rewarding cases.